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


You Will Need
  • 1x Wooden photo frame
Machine Used

Add a name, date or logo to further customise your work and meet your client's needs.

Laser engraved photo frame


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Step by step

Trotec print settings for photo frame engraving
Step 1

Step 1: Import the Design

You are free to use our graphic as a template to create your own design. Or, try getting creative and making something from scratch! Once you have your design, send the job to the laser machine using the following driver settings:

Process Mode Resolution Cut Line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour -
Laser engraving of glass and wood in one step
Step 2

Step 2: Laser Engraving the Frame

Place the photo frame into your laser machine. Ensure the areas you are going to engrave are flat - this is so that you can easily engrave the wood and the glass in one single pass. Please note that you will need to use a positioning mount because of the back leg of the frame. When you have completed positioning the frame perfectly, focus on the glass.

As we engrave materials with height differences you must calculate the z-Offset. In our case we set the offset value at 7mm, as the height difference between the two materials is 7mm. Remember, the parameters may vary depending on what machine you are using 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 +7mm High Quality
Light Engraving (Wood) 1 ON +7mm High Quality
Engraving (Glass) 1 ON - -


Try using leftover acrylic or MDF as your distance holders. Just cut them into small circles or crosses.

Laser engraving of wooden photo frame
Step 3

Step 3: Cleaning

Clean the photo frame with a damp cloth and remove all the dust residues. Now, your frame is ready for use!


You can always try creating a collection of different frames for something like a wedding. You can include the menu, a seating plan or simply use one as a wedding gift. The sky is your only limit!

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