engraved mirror

Laser engraved
Mirror Glass

Step by step guide

Your creativity knows no bounds: Even mirrors can become unique decorative elements with laser engraving.


Required material

  • Mirror
  • Acrylic lacqueur

Trotec laser used

  • Speedy 100 flexx
  • fiber laser
  • 30 watts


Use the 2.85 inch flexx lens or the 3.2 inch fiber lens

Step by Step

Step 1: Preparation

First, put in the area you want to engrave a piece of anodized aluminum. Like this you do not engrave the work area too. Alternatively, you can also work with the honeycomb table. Then, you set the mirror with the mirror side facing up into the laser.
After that you can engrave the mirror reflective side up side through the glass with your desired pattern. Glass does not react with the fiber laser, and so only the mirror layer is removed by the laser. The glass itself is not scratched because it reacts only to the wavelength of the CO₂ laser source.

Step 2: Used Laser Settings


Power: 100 %, speed: 10 %, frequency: 1000 ppi

Step 3: Cleaning

The cleaning afterwards is very easy because the erosion and dust of the engraving lands on the table under the mirror and not on the mirror itself.

Step 4: Painting

The last step involves the painting. You apply acrylic lacquer to the back of the mirror. The final result: The mirror layer is removed due to the engraving. This part of the mirror is now transparent. So the colors of the paint remain bright and intense because of the transparency of the glass.