green and red padlocks

Laser engraved padlocks
Love Locks

Step by step guide

You can see them on bridges all around the world.Typically the lovers' names or initials are engraved on the padlock, and the key is thrown away to symbolize their endless love.


Required material:

  • A padlock made from anodized aluminum
  • A piece of wood or acrylic to build a tray for stability, or some plasticine

Used Trotec Laser:

  • Speedy 100
  • 60 watts
  • 2.5 inch lens

Step by Step

Step 1: Build a tray

  • To keep the padlocks stable during laser engraving process, you can:
  • make a tray from wood or acrylics
  • fix the lock with some plasticine (if you are only producing one of two custom pieces at time)

Step 2: Design and laser process

Open our template or create your own individual design and send it to the laser.

Parameter used:

Engraving: power: 20% - speed: 10% - frequency: 1000 ppi - air assist: ON - high quality: ON