Photoengraved Menu Card

Make your own photoengraved menu card out of Trotec TroLase material.


Required material
  • Quarter sheet of 1.6mm pink/white TroLase
  • Quarter sheet of 0.5mm black/white TroLase Thins with self-adhesive back
  • A binding screw
  • Paper (or other suitable material to cover the machine bed)
Laser machine used
  • Speedy 360, 80 Watts
  • 1.5" lens
  • vacuum table with acrylic cutting grid table

Whilst we have used a Speedy 360 you can use any Speedy series laser machine.

Important information
  • For a detailed engraving of a photo we recommend using a 1.5" lens
  • For a good cutting result we recommend using the acrylic laser cutting grid table
Photo Engraved Menu Card


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Step by step

Image for laser engraving
Step 1

Step 1: Cover Sheet

The first step is to either create your own design or use our template. With the integrated Photo mode of our JobControl Laser Software you are fully supported when engraving photos. Get more detailed information, as well as tips and tricks for photoengraving here:

Tips & Tricks photo engraving

Send your design to the laser using following settings:

Step 2

Step 2: Laser process cover sheet

Set the parameters as described below. The laser parameters may vary depending on your laser machine and the available laser power.

Laser engraving a rhombic pattern
Step 3

Step 3: Handling the material

Remove the protective foil from the pink TroLase material and put it into your Trotec laser machine. Run the laser engraving (black) and the laser cutting jobs (red and blue).

JobControl settings for TroLase Thins
Step 4

Step 4: Rhombic pattern

To make your menu card stand out we combined two different materials. Send the second graphic, the rhombic pattern, to your laser machine by using the following parameters:


  • We used the parameter JobControl® standard optimised for quality.
Laser materials in the laser machine
Step 5

Step 5: Laser process rhombic pattern

Put your TroLase Thin material in your Trotec laser machine. Remove the protective foil, run the engraving job from bottom to top, and laser cut the job.

Step 6

Step 6: Post-processing

Clean the surface and the edges of the TroLase-materials using a damp cloth. Take the rhombic pattern and apply it to the photo engraved cover. To finish add your content to the menu card and clip it with the binding screw. And voilà - your menu card is complete.


You can also create amazing menu cards using other materials such as TroGlass or Trotec solid and veneered wood sheets.

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Questions about applications or settings?
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