Laser Engraving of Awards, Trophies and Medals

Types of material suitable for laser marking

Materials suitable for laser engraving

  • Acrylic
  • Acrylic films
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Rubber
  • Marble
  • Leather
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Textiles

Create recognition awards, personalise awards, trophy engraving, prizes or cases quickly and easily with Trotec laser engraving machines. Virtually any design including text, logos, images or photos can be engraved with the laser on a wide variety of materials and surface finishes in great detail. Impress clients with your own designs made from acrylic, laser etching and cuts made with a Trotec laser to produce a clear edge without the need for processing.


Application examples for trophy engraving

With the versatility Trotec laser systems, you can create valuable, recognition awards, individual trophies and honorary prizes as well as produce inexpensive signs for standard trophies.

Application examples

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

Trotec Lasers are always ready for use. Non-contact processing saves tool or grinding costs you would normally incure with milling cutters. Meet more customer requirements and generate greater profits by using the flexibility of the laser to offer additional services like personalisation, medal engraving and individual packaging.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Profitability through engraving

  • improve your cost margin through cost effective customisation

Advantages of a Trotec laser engraver

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engravers available on the market with a maximum engraving speed of 4.2 m/sec and an acceleration of 5 g

Non-contact processing

  • No time-consuming fixating of materials in comparison to milling cutters
  • No warping of 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.

Simple digital manufacturing

  • Designs are created in your usual graphics program and sent 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.

Fine tools

  • Precise shapes can be cut

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Ideal optics and optimal beam quality

No tool wear

  • No wear of the laser beam due to material processing
  • No costs for new tools unlike milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

Consistent quality achieved

  • Recurring materials and jobs are stored in a materials database
  • Perfect results every time
  • Uncomplicated post production

 Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software materials database

Always have costs and time in mind

  • With the engraving time calculator, you can calculate the estimated engraving and cutting duration before you 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.
"We have 4 Trotec Laser Engravers now. We only buy Trotec as we get excellent quality even at high speed. Our Relationship with Trotec extends back 15 years so we know exactly who we are dealing with."
- Mario Caromba - Owner of Trophy Connection -
"We love our Trotec laser machine. The possibilities are endless. You dream it we can do it. Trophies, special gifts, personalised products and much more."
- Kim Hobson - owner of First Prize Trophies & Awards -

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Tips for laser engraving trophy cups

Can I engrave metal with a CO2 laser, as well?

When marking with CO2 lasers, 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 then burnt into the metal with the laser. After the laser process, the residues of the paste or spray must be washed off. For this operation, a lot of energy is required; thus, the laser must be moved at an appropriately low speed. On some metals, high contrast can be achieved by using this process, while it should be noted 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.

Is acrylic is not the same as cast 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, 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 burn. Extruded acrylic requires less laser power for cutting, but 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 and unattended.

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