Tips and tricks

for laser engraving, cutting & marking

Instructions, guidelines and tips to help you to improve the quality of your laser engraving, cutting and marking results, and save time during laser processing.

Creating templates

Engrave multiple parts in just one work process and save time. [more information]

Laser engraving with a ProMarker galvo laser

Using several tutorials, we will show you the options offered by a ProMarker marking laser and the DirectMark laser software. [more information]

Raster engraving vs. vector engraving

When to use raster engraving, and when vector engraving? [more information]

Positioning aids in the JobControl® laser software

We provide you with various options for supporting the Trotec JobControl® laser software in order to quickly and reliably determine the desired position for laser processing. [more information]

What are raster algorithms and which effects can be achieved with them in laser engraving?

Raster graphics and raster algorithms - helpful tips for laser engraving [more information]

Tips and tricks for photo laser engraving

Photo engraving made easy with the Trotec JobControl® laser software. In 3 steps to the perfect photo laser engraving. [more information]

Getting started with a ProMarker laser marker

Learn step by step how to mark products with a ProMarker marking laser. [more information]

What do the laser parameters for laser engraving and laser cutting for CO2 laser applications mean?

What are the actual laser parameters such as power, speed, ppi, Hz, pass, Air Assist, z-offset? Parameters for laser engraving and laser cutting are briefly and simply explained here. [more information]

How do I determine the optimal laser parameters for my material?

Determine optimal parameters for laser engraving and laser cutting. Find out how you can quickly and easily determine these for the perfect engraving and cutting result. [more information]

Start, pause, restart - fast control of your laser machine

Want to check the results of your engraving or cutting job in the meantime? Or cancel the job completely and restart? We will show you how you can quickly and easily control your laser machine. [more information]

How to use the rotary engraving attachment with the SpeedMarker lasers

Learn how to use the rotary engraving attachment on the Galvo marking lasers. Engrave the inside of a ring. [more information]

Getting started with a SpeedMarker marking laser

Learn step by step how to mark components with a SpeedMarker marking laser. You will learn all the laser basics, starting with the commissioning. [more information]

Simultaneous laser marking of multiple workpieces or components in one work step

Learn how to create an array with the laser software SpeedMark and simultaneously mark multiple workpieces in one work step. [more information]

How to use a marking laser for your business

A marking laser provides more processing capabilities and more possibilities than you might realise. Discover your possibilities for your business. [more information]

Engrave anodized aluminum data plates using SpeedMark

In this tutorial we show you how easily you can laser engrave data plates using the SpeedMark laser software. [more information]

How to create pop-up cards in the graphics program for laser processing

In this tutorial you will learn how to prepare a pop-up card for laser processing in your graphics program. [more information]

Tips & Tricks for the laser software JobControl® Vision

JobControl® Vision is the Trotec laser software for precise laser cutting of printed materials, for example acrylics, paper, film or card. Here you find helpful tips for the graphics creation and daily work with the cutting software. [more information]

Tips & Tricks for laser cutting and laser engraving of paper

Trotec laser machines are the optimum tool when processing paper and cardboard. Here you can find helpful tips regarding the laser processing of paper. [more information]

Adjusting the air flow shutter properly and achieving optimum suction

The Trotec air flow shutter regulates the air flow between the exhaust system and the 75-mm exhaust connection on the Speedy 300, Speedy 400 or SP500 when using a vacuum table. [more information]

How to find laser parameter with marking software SpeedMark

We show you different ways to define the correct laser parameter for your marking tasks. Find the correct parameter for laser marking metals, coated materials of plastics. [more information]

Laser marking of text and codes linked to external files

We show you how to link product information from external files with laser marking software SpeedMark. Then you can transform this information to text or code and mark your products. [more information]

Different methods of laser marking metals

We show you methods of laser marking barcodes and text on metal. Achieve good and readable markings even on highly reflecting materials. [more information]

Tips and Tricks for Glass Engraving

Whether wine glass, beer mug, vase, bottle, or carafe – laser engraving allows quick and easy processing. Here are some useful tips and hints for glass processing. [more information]

360° engraving with the rotary engraving attachment

Learn in these simple steps how to use the rotary engraving attachment with your Trotec laser. Use it to engrave glasses, bottles and other cylindrical objects. [more information]

Determination of laser parameters with the grayscale matrix

Read here how you can quickly and easily determine the appropriate laser parameters using the grayscale matrix. [more information]

How to Clean Laser Focus Lenses

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How to export laser parameters

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Focus Modes for Trotec Laser Engraving and Cutting Machines

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How to import laser parameters into the JobControl® database

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How to create a laser-ready design in Adobe Illustrator®

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Practical tips & tricks for laser processing of leather

Leather is a versatile material. Whether artifical leather or genuine leather - with laser engraving you can give wallets, belts or bracelets an individual touch of elegance. Find here some tips and tricks for laser processing. [more information]

How to extend the life of your exhaust system

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How to select the right lens for your application

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CorelDraw guide: From image to cutting path

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How to print from AutoCAD

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Inner Geometries first

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Laser marking metal: Annealing

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