Photo Engraved Menu Card

Make your own photoengraved menu card out of Trotec TroLase material.

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Required material
  • quarter sheet of 1.6mm pink/white TroLase (available at Trotec)
  • quarter sheet of 0.5mm black/white TroLase Thins with self-adhesive back (available at Trotec)
  • a binding screw
  • paper for content
Machine used
  • Speedy 360 laser engraver, 80 Watts
  • 1.5" lens
  • vacuum table with acrylic cutting grid table

Note: You can make the photo-engraved menu card using any laser machine from the Speedy series.

  • for a detailed engraving of a photo we recommend using the 1.5" lens
  • for a good cutting result we recommend using the acrylic cutting grid table
Photo Engraved Menu Card


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Step by step

car image laser engraving
Step 1

Step 1: Cover Sheet

The first step is to decide what design you want to use. You can create your own design or useour template. With the integrated photo mode, our JobControl laser software provides a simple step-by-step workflow for engraving photos. Get more detailed information and tips and tricks for photo engraving here:

Tips & Tricks photo engraving

Send your design to the laser using following settings:

photo engraving TroLase pink
Step 2

Step 2: Laser process cover sheet

Set the parameters as described below. The laser parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine you are using and available laser power.

laser engraved rhombic pattern
Step 3

Step 3: Material Handling

Remove the protective foil from the pink TroLase material and put it into your Trotec laser. Run the engraving (black) and the cut jobs (red and blue).

JobControl trolase thins
Step 4

Step 4: Rhombic pattern

As an eye catcher, we combined two different materials for our menu card. Send the second graphic, the rhombic pattern, to your Trotec laser by using the following parameters:


  • We use the JobControl® standard parameter optimized for quality.
material handling
Step 5

Step 5: Laser process rhombic pattern

Put your TroLase Thin material in your Trotec-Laser. Remove the protective foil, run the engraving job from bottom to top, and cut the job.

Step 6

Step 6: Post-processing

Clean the surface and the edges of both TroLase-materials with a damp cloth. Take the rhombic pattern and apply it to the photoengraved cover. Finally, add your content to the menu card and clip it with the binding screw. And voilà - be proud of your unique menu card.

inspirations menu card


Of course you can also create amazing menu cards out of materials like TroGlass or our Trotec Wood. Here are some samples.

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