glass lantern wedding decoration

Glass lantern

Lanterns make beautiful and modern table decorations for weddings. In the following tutorial, we will give you step-by-step instructions on how to laser engrave individual wedding decorations. This lantern can also be engraved for many other occasions such as Christmas or birthdays.


Used material
  • Glass lantern, circular, 4 x 4 x 4 in
  • Candle, height about 3 in., diameter about 2.5 in.
  • Paper towel
Machine used
  • Laser engraver Speedy 400
  • 120 Watt
  • 2" lens
  • vacuum table

You can also produce this pattern with another machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.


For this lantern we have chosen to engrave using damp paper towel. This prevents the glass from splintering during engraving.

To prepare the glass, you will need a sheet of paper towel, some water and a sponge or spray bottle. Place a single, thin layer of paper towel on the spot where you want to engrave the lantern and moisten it with the sponge or spray bottle. For best results, make sure that the paper towel does not include any folds or air bubbles.

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Step by step

preparation laser engraving glass
Step 1

Step 1: Import/create laser template

Create your own design or use our free template. Now send the job to the laser with the settings below.

Print settings

Process mode  Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized Geometries
laser egnraving glass lantern 1
Step 2

Step 2: Laser process

The next step is to determine parameter settings. Our suggested parameters vary depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power. In order to prevent early drying of the kitchen paper, we recommend deactivating the vacuum table blower during the engraving process.

Position the lantern on the vacuum table. Place a sheet of paper under the glass to prevent scratches on the glass. For an optimal engraving result, the surface to be engraved must have an even height. If the wind light has a beveled shape, you can compensate for any differences in height.

Laser parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 90 100 500 ppi
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced
1 Off - Top down -
laser egnraving glass lantern 2
Step 3

Step 3: Finishing

After the engraving process, remove the glass from the laser. Now carefully clean the engraved surface with a damp cloth.

Finally, place the candle in the lantern.

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A dark, strong color of the candle is the best way to accentuate the engraving.

The lantern is also very well suited as a supplement for special table decorations (e.g. weddings, christenings, birthdays, company parties ...).

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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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