You can use any graphics software that can print via the printer driver of the operating system with Trotec laser machines. Depending on your software, certain pre-settings are required to be able to work with the laser machine. Here you can find a list of suitable graphics programs and file formats in the embedded links.
|File type||File extension|
|Vector||*.ai, *.cdr, *svg|
|Raster / Bitmap||*.bmp, *.cpt, *.gif, *.jpg, *.png, *.ps, *.tiff|
|Office||*.doc, *.docx,*.xls, *.xlsx|
|3D Design & CAD||*.dwg, *.dxf, *.3dm|
*Note that in terms of supported laser functions, individual programs may present limitations.
|Type of software||Compatible software packages|
|Illustration||Adobe InDesign |
|Photo-processing||Adobe Photoshop |
|Adobe Acrobat & Reader|
|Office software||Microsoft Excel |
|CAD & 3D Design||AutoCAD |
|Specialized software||Bartender |
Yes, and with the JobControl software on all of our flatbed laser machines, the standard serial printing capabilities of your office or graphics software can be used to output lists in the proper format.
With our galvo systems, the SpeedMark laser marking software offers the option of creating codes and serial numbers with freely definable, consecutive numbers. Additionally, the software has many unique features for seamlessly importing external data to use for simple text, barcoding, or even data matrix output.
Trotec is happy to assist with any graphics software compatibility questions, or if you need additional help using special or older versions of software such as university or school licenses.