Stone laser engraving

for granite, marble, basalt, ceramic or porcelain

Stone types suitable for laser engraving

Carving on stone, granite, porcelain or marble offers unimaginable prospects. Your personal message "written in stone" may be an appropriate gift for several occasions. From elaborate photos to graphics all of this is doable with a Trotec stone engraving machine. Stone laser engraving is performed with a CO₂ laser and is similar to a kind of "matting" of the material.

Types of stone suitable for laser engraving

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Slate
  • Basalt
  • Marble
  • Salt crystals
  • Pebbles
  • Stone tiles
  • Natural stone
  • Ceramic, porcelain
Laser engraved slate plate

Stone laser engraving

See which stone types a laser can engrave


Application examples for stone engraving

Laser engraving on stone is especially effective with dark, polished, natural stones like granite, ceramic, porcelain, marble and basalt. The more solid and fine-grained the stone is, the clearer the stone engraving results are. White marble is additionally quite appropriate for this application because it will turn out a solid white stone engraving. Please remember it's impossible to laser cut stones.

Application examples

  • Arts and crafts
  • Decorations
  • Gift items and lucky charms
  • Design
  • Interior design
  • Stone tiles
  • Headstones
laser engraving on marble

Why should I buy a laser for stone engraving?

The surface of the stone is fusible throughout laser engraving. Here, the material is processed directly. Hence no guide needs to be created for this application. Moreover, the laser beam is the universal tool for all shapes and material thicknesses. In contrast to edge cutters, no separate tool head is needed for various materials, shapes or material thicknesses, saving time and money within the production method.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Incredible design opportunities

  • Virtually any design can be created with the laser engraver including logos, individual texts and photos

Advantages of a Trotec laser system

  • Ideal optics and optimal beam performance

Productive processing

  • There is no need to produce a guide
    No retooling like with milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

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

One tool for all shapes

  • No costs for new tools unlike with milling cutters
  • The laser beam is the universal tool for all material thicknesses and shapes

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

Simple high-quality manufacturing

  • Designs are created in your usual graphics program and sent to the printer via the printer command

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive. Work efficiently.
"The Trotec laser engraver promised easy set up and a very good entry level price point. For engraving granite memorial plaques and small tombstones the machine has proved extremely reliable. As we buy Trodat Rubber Stamps it was an easy decision based on a relationship built up over 13 years."
- Rudi Britz - owner of Eagle Copies Engraving Services -

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Tips for engraving stone

What types of stones can be etched with the laser?

Laser engraving on stone is especially appropriate for polished, ideally dark natural stones resembling granite, marble, or basalt. The additional solid and fine-grained the stone, the better the results of the stone engraving will be. However, even pebbles are often processed well with the laser thanks to the graceful surface. Another ideal candidate: White marble – the laser engraver can turn out a homogeneously white stone engraving.

Can stones be cut with the laser as well?

Remember, Laser cutting of stones is not possible.

How to get a stronger distinction during laser engraving on stone?

In order to attain a stronger distinction, you'll be able to fill the engraving with synthetic resin or lacquer. particularly within the case of polished stones, the lacquer or the resin adheres significantly well to the carved (and therefore roughened) surface.

What should be taken into consideration when engraving photos?

As stones have an uneven surface, they're best fitted to coarsely rasterized pictures (250–333 dpi). terribly fine and elaborate pictures could also be troublesome below certain circumstances, however this relies significantly on the structure of the stone.

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