Tips and tricks for laser engraving and laser cutting

Instructions, guides and tips for working with your laser. We'll show you how to improve the quality of your laser engraving and cutting results. You can also discover new tricks to save time during laser processing.

Creating templates

A custom template allows you to laser engrave multiple workpieces at the same time, saving production time. [more information]

Laser engraving with a ProMarker galvo laser

Using several tutorials, we will show you the options offered by a ProMarker marking laser and the DirectMark laser software. [more information]

Raster engraving vs vector engraving

When should raster engraving and vector engraving be used when processing different laser applications? [more information]

Positioning aids in the JobControl® laser software

We provide you with various options for supporting the Trotec JobControl® laser software in order to quickly and reliably determine the desired position for laser processing. [more information]

What are raster algorithms and what effects can be achieved with them in combination with laser engraving?

Raster graphics and algorithms - laser engraving tips [more information]

Photo laser engraving tips and tricks

Photo engraving is made easy using Trotec JobControl laser software. Discover three steps to achieving perfect laser engraved photos. [more information]

Getting started with your ProMarker marking laser

Step by step guide for laser processing with your ProMarker laser marker. [more information]

What do laser parameters for laser cutting and laser engraving mean?

What do the various parameters such as speed, power and air assist mean? Discover more about laser parameters in our article. [more information]

How do I determine the optimal laser parameters for my material?

Determine optimal parameters for laser engraving and laser cutting. Find out how you can quickly and easily determine these for the perfect engraving and cutting result. [more information]

Pause, restart or cancel your laser job - Quick tips for your laser machine

want to check the engraving process of your job mid-engraving or to cancel the job completley and restart? Discover our quick tips for quick and easy control of your laser machine. [more information]

Discover how to use the SpeedMarker marking laser rotary attachment

Discover how to use the rotary attachment with SpeedMarker and how to engrave the inside of the ring. [more information]

Getting started with a SpeedMarker marking laser

Learn step by step how to mark components with a SpeedMarker marking laser. You will learn all the laser basics, starting with the commissioning. [more information]

Simultaneous laser marking of multiple workpieces or components in one step

Learn how to create an array with the laser software SpeedMark and simultaneously mark multiple workpieces in one work step. [more information]

Many possibilities for your business with laser marking machines

A laser marker provides more processing capabilities and more possibilities than you might realise. Discover the possibilities for you and your business. [more information]

Engrave anodized aluminum data plates using SpeedMark

In this tutorial we show you how easily you can laser engrave data plates using the SpeedMark laser software. [more information]

How to use a graphics program to create pop-up cards for laser processing

This tutorial will show you how to prepare a pop up card for laser cutting using a graphics software package. [more information]

Tips & Tricks for JobControl® Vision

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Tips and tricks for laser cutting and engraving paper

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Adjusting the air flow shutter properly and achieving optimum suction

The Trotec air flow shutter regulates the air flow between the exhaust system and the 75-mm exhaust connection on the Speedy 300, Speedy 400 or SP500 when using a vacuum table. [more information]

How to find the right laser parameters using SpeedMark software

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Laser marking text and codes linked to external files

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Achieve better readability of barcodes and text on metals

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Tips and Tricks for Glass Engraving

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360° engraving with the rotary engraving attachment

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How to achieve light and dark engravings using laser technology

Discover how to create contrasting engraving finishes using your laser. [more information]

How to clean focus lenses

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How to export laser parameters

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Focus Modes for Trotec Laser Engraving and Cutting Machines

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How to import laser parameters into the JobControl® database

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How to create a laser-ready design in Adobe Illustrator®

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Practical tips & tricks for laser processing leather

Leather is a versatile material. Whether artifical leather or genuine leather - with laser engraving you can give wallets, belts or bracelets an individual touch of elegance. Discover some tips and tricks for laser processing. [more information]

How to extend the life of your exhaust system

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How to select the right lens for your application

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CorelDraw guide: From image to cutting path

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How to print from AutoCAD

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Inner geometries first

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Laser marking: Annealing

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