Laser engraved photo frame

In this tutorial you will learn how to laser engrave an individual design on a wooden photo frame.

Laser engraving for wedding decoration
Laser engraving for wedding decoration

Follow our tutorial to personalise a wooden photo frame using your laser machine. We currently have a limited range of photo frames available to purchase on our engraving supplies webshop


Material required
  • 1 solid wood photo frame
Laser engraving machine used

A photo frame is a blank canvas which can be personalised to suit the needs of customers. 

Laser engraved photo frame


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Step by step

Print settings for the photo frame
Step 1

Step 1: Importing design file

Whether you choose your own design or use our ready made template, send your job to the laser using the below settings: 

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour -
Laser engraving a wooden photo frame
Step 2

Step 2: Laser engraving the photo frame

Place the photo frame onto your laser engraving machine's bed making sure that the areas to be engraved are flat. This is because we want to engrave both the wooden frame and glass in a single pass (note you will also need to position a distance holder due to the leg on the back of the frame). Focus your laser on the glass.

As we engrave materials with height differences you must calculate the z-Offset. In our example we put an offset value of +7 mm as the height difference between the two materials is 7 mm. Please note the parameters vary depending on the laser engraving machine used and its available laser power.

Laser Parameters Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Dark engraving (wood) Black Engrave CO2 35 50 500
Light engraving (wood) Red Engrave CO2 10 50 500
Engraving (glass) Blue Engrave CO2 40 50 500
Laser Parameters Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Dark engraving (wood) 1 On +7 mm High Quality
Light engraving (wood) 1 On +7 mm High Quality
Engraving (glass) 1 On - -


For the distance holders you can use leftover material such as acrylic or MDF. Circles or cross-shapes work better.

Laser engraving the wooden photo frame
Step 3

Step 3: Cleaning

Once the laser engraving is completed clean the photo frames with a damp cloth to remove any dust residue. Your photo frame is ready for display.


Photo frames can be used for many different occasions. You can make wedding gifts, favours and even graduation gifts tailored to individual requirements. 

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Questions about applications or settings?
We're happy to advise you from A for Air assist to Z for z-offset.

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