Laser engraving awards and trophies

Laser engraving prizes

trophy engraving with laser

Laser engravers for trophies and awards

Trotec laser engraver machines are a simple, easy and effective way to personalize trophies and awards. Laser engraving allows you to quickly create highly detailed designs including text, logos, images or photos on a wide variety of materials and surface finishes. A Trotec laser machine can also produce a clear, polished acrylic edge without the need for additional processing, so you can impress your customers with your original acrylic designs.

Materials suitable for laser engraving

  • Acrylic and Plexiglas®
  • Acrylic films
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Rubber
  • Marble
  • Leather
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Textiles

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Application examples made of plastic

Lasers are highly versatile. They can process a huge selection of material types, shapes and sizes. Materials can be processed directly and precisely with the laser without any additional setup, chemical additives or post processing. Even 2 point lettering and fine lines are clearly legible.

Application examples:

  • Awards
  • Trophies
  • Plaques
  • Business awards
  • Commemorative plaques
  • Commemorative plates
  • Signs
  • Keychains
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Why should I buy a laser for trophy engraving?

Lasers provide a level of flexibility that other methods simply can't. In addition to the versatility to process many different materials, they offer a broad range of processing capabilities. They are user-friendly, safe and reliable, and offer non-contact processing, which saves tool or grinding costs you would accrue with milling cutters. Laser engraving trophies can help you add value to your finished products and enable you to meet a wider range of customer needs.

Benefits of laser processing over other methods

Boost profits

Lasers will help you boost profits by increasing production, improving the value of finished items, and by providing broader capabilities that allow you to meet a wider range of customer needs. Lasers in general are more efficient than other engraving methods because they can process faster. With processing speeds up to 140 inches per second, Trotec laser machines are the fastest on the market. You won't sacrifice quality for quantity either. Trotec's patented ceramic CO2 laser tubes provide the lasers with fast pulse rates, which allow you to create high-quality, precise details even at high-speeds. 

Non-contact processing

During laser processing, no pressure is exerted on the material (no clamps or other fasteners). Just insert and lase away, and save time and money in material preparation. Mechanical engraving and hot stamping often require the material to be fixed in some kind of way. When using a laser, no pressure is exerted on the material.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Multifunctional table concept for easy handling

Maximum flexibility

  • Various materials, such as acrylic and Plexiglas®, glass, anodized aluminum, plastic, wood, textiles, leather, marble and metal can be processed with a single device without time-consuming preparatory works

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy flexx series: Two laser sources in a single device - there is no need to manually change the laser source, lenses or focus.

User-friendly with design freedom

You can create and process designs using your usual graphics program and send them to the printer via the printer command.

Time-consuming programming is not required, unlike with milling cutters.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive. Work efficiently.

Highest precision and finest details

Using laser technology, you can precisely mark even the finest details. You and your clients enjoy total freedom when it comes to the design, because basically everything that can be drawn can be engraved and marked with the laser.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Ideal optics and optimal beam quality

Minimal wear and tear

Due to the contact-less process and a limited number of moving parts, lasers keep wear and tear to a minimum. This also saves money, and reduces downtime associated with maintenance.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

Consistent quality

Once you define the parameters of your job, the quality will stay absolutely the same. You can save recurring jobs and materials in the material database and offer perfect results with every new order - making post-productions uncomplicated.

 Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software materials database

Always have costs and time in your sight

  • With the engraving time calculator, you can calculate the estimated engraving and cutting duration before you even start the laser. This helps in your production planning and the calculation of your engraving and cutting costs.
  • In addition, the Trotec software tracks your completed jobs; as a result, post-processing calculations are also a breeze.

 Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive.
"It is a fantastic laser engraver. We love the speed! It is a reliable machine with great customer service."
- Bobby Smith, - B&B Awards (Cumming, GA) -
"Trotec Lasers are top of the line and the durability is great. We have run our Speedy 300 for 10 years. Quality is by far better than any other in the industry."
- Brent Gustin - Joan's Trophy & Plaque Co. (Peoria, IL) -
"The Trotec laser has been the best investment I have ever made. The ease of operation is incredible, along with the beauty and elegance that it adds to our end product. We have seen our sales increase considerably since we installed it. We are looking to add another machine due to business demand."
- Donnie Pearson - The Trophy House (Hartford, KY) -

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Tips for laser engraving trophy cups

Can you engrave metal with a CO2 laser?

Yes, but when you are processing metal with a CO2 laser, it is necessary to apply a special paste or spray, which must be applied to the workpiece and dried before the laser process. The marking is burned into the metal with the laser. After the laser process, the residue from the paste or spray must be washed off. This step requires a good deal of energy, so the laser must be moved at an appropriately low speed. On some metals, you can achieve a high contrast by using this process. But keep in mind that not all metals are suitable for paste or spray marking. The necessary pastes or sprays are very expensive, and the whole process is very time-consuming. Metal can be directly marked with a fiber laser. A distinction is made between engraving, annealing marking, and coating ablation. The devices of the Speedy flexx series are equipped with a CO2and a fiber laser. Use both laser sources in a single job without having to manually change the laser source, the lenses or the focus. The patented JobControl® laser software makes it possible: Simply assign the desired laser source to each color of the graphic.

Acrylic is not the same as acrylic?

Acrylic can be laser-engraved and -cut. The slightly more expensive cast acrylic (“gs”) enables crystal-clear cut edges and white engraving. However, in order to obtain a quality cut, the speed should be reduced. As a rule of thumb, a minimum of 10 W of laser power should be applied per mm of material thickness for a high-quality cut in one run. Laser cutting of extruded acrylic (“ex”) also produces crystal clear edges, but with a small burr. Extruded acrylic requires less laser power for cutting, but it is rather difficult to engrave. Acrylic is prone to flaming if the gases caused by the laser process are not removed efficiently; a high-performance exhaust system is therefore essential. Furthermore, the laser-engraving machine must never run without supervision.