Glass laser engraving

Engraving on hollow glassware, flat and special glass


Glass types suitable for processing with a glass engraving laser

Engrave glass simply and precisely with a Trotec laser engraving machine. Laser etched glass produces a fascinating matte effect. Very fine contours and details can be etched into glass as photos, lettering or logos, e.g. on wine glasses, Champagne flutes, beer glasses, bottles, mirror or window glass. Personalized gifts for parties or corporate events are memorable and make laser-engraved glass unique.

Glass types suitable for processing with a glass engraving laser

  • Container glass
  • Cast glass
  • Pressed glass
  • Float glass
  • Sheet glass
  • Crystal glass
  • Mirror glass
  • Window glass
  • Mirrors Conical and round glasses
  • Drinking glasses, wine glasses
  • Bottles


Application examples for engraved glass


Similar to so-called "matting" of the material, glass is only superficially etched by the glass engraving laser. With Trotec laser machines, fine details can be accurately applied to the material as clear, white glass etchings. For glass etching with a laser on conical objects (e.g. beer glasses or bottles) we recommend that you use a rotary engraving device, which will automatically turn your work piece during the laser engraving process, so that it remains in the correct position. It is not possible to laser cut glass.

  • Automotive industry
  • Personal engravings, engravers
  • Promotional materials
  • Optics
  • Decorations
  • Gift items
  • Interior design
  • Drinking glasses and bottless
  • Mirrors

Why should I buy a laser for glass engraving?

With a Trotec Laser machine, there is no risk of glass breakage due to non-contact processing. With a glass engraving machine, no templates are required like they are with sandblasting; the etching is done directly on the glass surface. If the glass really must be engraved deeply with sandblasting, the laser engraving machine is useful for producing the perfect templates. Firmly apply the sandblasting film onto the work piece and cut out the motif with the laser device, the workpiece can then be sandblasted right away.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Non-contact processing

  • No risk of breakage due to mechanical impact

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • The rotary engraving attachment allows you to produce engravings across the entire circumference and is available for all platform sizes

Top engraving results in record time

  • Templates typically used with sandblasting are unnecessary for glass etching with lasers.
  • Trotec lasers are as easy to use as a printer. Work in your usual programs and send your layout to the laser from your PC or Mac.
  • Ease of operation from single pieces to series production

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive. Work efficiently.
  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engravers available on the market with a maximum engraving speed of 3.55 m/sec and an acceleration of 5g.
  • Trotec offers the largest product range and the greatest flexibility within the systems

Fine, accurately contoured details

  • Easily laser etch logos, individual texts and photos into glass surfaces

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Ideal optics and beam performance

No tool wear

  • No wear of the laser beam from the material processing
  • No costs for new tools unlike classic engravings

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

No dust exposure due to blasting agents

  • The glass is heated by the laser beam on the surface of the glass and fine glass particles are removed. With sandblasting, no residual blasting agents are required.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • The resulting gases and particles are efficiently removed and filtered by the Trotec exhaust systems.

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