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Unique laser engraving of
smartphones, coated plastic and laptops

for phone engraving i.e blackberry, tablet PC, iPhones, iPads, etc.

Preferred materials for laser marking

The use of a laser marking machine in personalising and creating custom items has various benefits such as identification for safety purposes. Items such as electronic products and mobile phone covers can be laser marked efficiently and simply with with text, images and logos using a Trotec laser engraver.

Best materials for laser marking

  • Plastics, e.g. acrylic 
  • Wood
  • Textiles
  • Leather
  • Metals, e.g. anodized aluminum


A few ideas for electronic products marked with a laser

Mobile case covers, client electronic merchandise and electronic displays covers are typically coated with anodized aluminum or coated plastic. Acrylic or polymethyl methacrylate is usually used for the manufacturing of electronic displays whilst mobile cases are mostly manufactured from wood, leather or textiles. During the engraving process depending on the material, these can be marked with a CO₂ or fiber laser. The laser power level used creates variable contrasts. Important to remember is that a laser cannot cut metal.

  • Unique finishes
  • Personalisation
  • Security markings
  • Corporate identification on smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as protective covers

Should I purchase a laser for marking plastics?

Laser engraving allows you to create more revenue streams
Introduce new services and offerings and attract new markets. This will increase your profitability. Due to the non contactless process of laser engraving, materials are mass produced and personalised with engraving that is permanent. In this way, a Trotec laser engraver becomes a great source of profit for your business model and revenue.

Benefits and uses of laser technology

Efficiency in profit making production

There are minimal costs in relation to laser marking and none for plates or similar preparations 
Contactless machining implies that there is no pressure acting on the material, minimising any risk
Affordable personalisation options with a decrease in value margins

Benefits of a Trotec laser engraver

  • Speedy series laser engravers: Maximum processing speed of 4.2 m/sec and an acceleration of 5 g capabilities make them the fastest laser engravers available on the african market.
  • Multifunctional table concept for ease of use

Highest flexibility

  • Process a wide range of materials, such as cast acrylic and perspex, treated aluminum, plastic, laserable wood, foams, leather and stainless steel using a single device and saving time

Benefits of a Trotec laser machine

  • Speedy flexx series: One device with two laser sources - manually changing the laser source, lenses or focus is not required.

Maximum precision

  • Precise and accurate high quality marking in just one try on electronic devices! Accurately align graphics on the processing surface 
  • Use the laser pointer to outline the area where the engraving will be done, before the engraving process begins.

Benefits of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive.
  • Two way laser communication - JobControl®laser software

Quality that never changes

  • Jobs that are repeated are stored in a applications database 
  • Achieve an outstanding outcome with every job
  • Simplified post production

Benefits of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software materials storage

Manufacture digital devices easily

  • Using the printer command feature - simply send your designs created in your graphics program (i.e coreldraw) and send to printer.
  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive.

Price and time efficiencies

  • Prepare well in advance for your production and cost calculations. Save time with the trotec software engraving time calculator, where you are able calculate an estimated cutting and engraving time beforehand. 
  • A Trotec laser system allows you to foresee pos-processing calculations by keeping abreast of all jobs done.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive.

Trotec product recommendation

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