softdrink glass laser engraved

Laser engraved
Softdrink Glass

Step by step guide

Increase the value of an inexpensive drinking glass by adding custom decorations, names or designs. We've used the rotary attachment to add verve to this 10¼ oz drinking glass (31 cl).


Preparation

Required material

  • 10 ¼ oz glass (31 cl)
  • Paper towel
  • Water
  • Sponge

Trotec laser used

  • Speedy 300
  • 30 watts
  • 2 inch lens

Step by Step

Step 1: Preparation

Slightly moisten a paper towel using a sponge or spray bottle then place the paper towel on the surface you'll be engraving later. This prevents the glass from splintering.


Step 2: Set up the rotary attachment

Put the rotary engraving attachment into your laser engraving machine and atach it properly and turn the laser on. Now clamp the glass into the rotary attachment and focus on the surface. If you're using conical glass, tilt the rotary attachment until the engraving surface is positioned parallel to the work table.


Step 3: Engraving the glass

Download the glass template file (you can get it here) and send it to the laser. Ensure that the rotary attachment is enabled in the driver and that you've entered the correct glass diameter. Now you can start engraving! We've used these parameters for engraving it:

Speed: 20 %
Power: 100 %
Resolution: 500 dpi


Step 4: Finalise your glass Cleaning

As soon as the engraving is complete, remove the paper from the glass, and you're done!