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Trotec Australia: Feb23 TroGlass Special Buys

If you’re looking for a great special offer to kick start your 2023 laser engraving projects, then check out Trotec Laser Australia‘s great February deal on their TroGlass range! Even if you’re not a Trotec Laser materials customer, you can still access this great offer!

Acrylic is one of the popular materials for laser cutting applications from jewellery, signage, cake toppers, POS displays, puzzles to even functional signage. We are offering a special buy deal this month on all products in our TroGlass range – Buy 5 full sheets and get 1 full sheet FREE*.

Products includes (click on the product name to view full range):
• TroGlass Colour Gloss
• TroGlass Satins
• TroGlass Duo
• TroGlass Duo Botanicals
• TroGlass Pastel
• TroGlass Dazzle
• TroGlass Neon
• TroGlass XT
• TroGlass Reverse
• TroGlass Clear
• TroGlitter
• TroGlass Mirror

To purchase these products, please visit our webshop for 24/7 shopping, email our team at [email protected] or speak to them directly on 1300 876 832 (option 1).

Orders will be sent via freight companies or alternatively, you can pick up free of charge from any of our four warehouses in Sydney (Gregory Hills), Brisbane (Loganholme), Melbourne (Sunshine West) and Perth (Balcatta).

*Order and free sheet can consist of full, half and quarter sheets. The free item must be equal or lesser value than the cheapest item. Special applies 1-28 February 2023 only for customers in Australia.

Engraving Near Me | Print Image Signs

Featured Business – Print Image Signs

We’re pleased to announce our next Featured Business


Contact Name: Rob and Leanne Bampton

Contact details: Ph 07 5502 9255 /

Established: In business for over 25 years

Location: Gold Coast (Boatworks)

Tell us a little about Print Image Signs?

Print image signs is a Local Gold Coast Business, located conveniently in The Boat Works “Australia’s Greatest Boatyard”.

The Boat Works is a thriving shipyard that is always expanding, and so are we with the latest signage technology.

Husband and wife, Rob and Leanne Bampton, run the signage business that specialises in marine wraps for all shapes and sizes of boats. Rob and Leanne have been working in the signage industry for over 25 years. And now, they have spent the last few years turning their extensive vinyl expertise towards a dizzying array of boats.

What industries does Print Image Signs service?

Being located in the Boat Works, Print Image Signs specialised in marine wraps for all types of boats. This has extended into a full range of signage offerings as well as laser cutting using their Trotec Laser Speedy 500.

Other services include:

  • Custom Wallpapers
  • Billboards and Banners
  • Fabric and Arts Prints
  • Vehicle Wraps
  • Boat Wraps
  • Large Vinyl Stickers
  • Fabricated Signs
  • Aluminium Signage
  • Display Boards
  • Laser Cutting and Engraving

Check out their gallery below, or get in touch with them today to find out more.

Personalised Laser Engraving Near Me | Kitchen Utensils

Kitchen utensils with a personalised message

In this blog post we find out how to use Trotec Laser’s Vision Design&Position option to engrave and graphic design even faster. Thanks to Trotec Laser Australia.

Personalised Laser Engraving Near Me | Kitchen Utensils


Used material:
  • various wooden cooking utensils
Machine used:
  • Speedy 400 with Vision Design&Position
  • 120 watts
  • 2″ lens

This sample can of course also be made with all other machines of the Speedy series that are equipped with Vision Design&Position. Otherwise, measure the position beforehand and place the graphic in your software as usual.

Kitchen utensils with personalized message


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Step by step


Step 1: Design

Import our template and adapt it to your requirements.

With “Create job” move the design to the “Prepare” screen. 


Step 2: Laser process

With the help of the lid camera place the job to the desired position on the cooking spoon and adapt the settings.

The laser parameters may vary depending on the type of laser machine and available laser power.

Send the job to the “Queue” for Laser processing.

EffectEngrave Dark
Power (%)30
Speed (%)50
Air AssistOn
Z-offset+1,5 mm
Power Correction20
Directiontop down
Engraving ModeStandard

Speedy series
The ideal laser engraver and cutter for personalisation.

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Laser Cut Valentine's Day | Engravers Register

Valentine’s Day Engraving

Laser Cut Valentine's Day | Engravers Register
Be inspired for Valentine’s Day engraving and laser cutting

With Valentine’s Day almost upon us (and so soon after Christmas!), it’s important to think outside of the box for what you can personalise for Valentine’s Day, and of course the verticals you can sell into. If you’re a customer looking for Valentine’s inspiration, then you’ve come to the right place!

Laser Engraving Ideas For Valentine’s Day

There are so many different ways customers can personalise items for loved ones, or restaurants and other Valentine’s event spaces can create something unique.

Laser Cut Hearts

Why not laser cut a “Be My Valentine” heart? This can be personalised for the receiver, but can also be used as general centrepieces for restaurants or florists.

Laser Engraved Glassware

What can be more special for Valentine’s Day than personalised glassware? Imaging having a special dinner with their names personalised (to take home) ‘Be My Valentine Jane’ or ‘I Love You John’.

Custom Laser Cut Bouquet

Custom Laser Cut Bouquets

While these examples are from our Mother’s Day bouquet, there’s no reason you can’t create a custom laser cut flower bouquet using different colour acrylic? Great for a gift or table presentation etc.

Share Your Laser Engraving Pieces

Why not share your custom laser engraving Valentine’s piece with us here at the Engravers Register. We would love to see what you have created for your customer.

Blog edited and courtesy of Cove Custom

Laser Cut Bouquet | Laser Engraving Near Me

Mother’s Day Laser Cut Bouquet

Laser Cut Bouquet | Laser Engraving Near Me
Laser Cut Mother’s Day Bouquet

Thanks again to Trotec Laser Australia for this fantastic idea for Mother’s Day!

Follow our tutorial to create a custom bouquet gift using Trotec engraving materials. All materials used in this tutorial are available from our engraving supplies webshop.


Material required
Laser machine used
  • Speedy 400 flexx, 100 watts
  • 2″ lens or 2.5″ lens for TroGlass Clear 10mm
  • Vacuum with honeycomb laser cutting table resp. acrylic grid

Any Speedy laser engraving machine can be used to create this sample. 


Any left over material can be used for the “blossoms.”



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Step by step

Bouquet made from wood and acrylic


Step 1: The design

Create your own design or import our template. If required you can adapt it to your requirements. Send the base plate job for laser cutting to the laser using the below driver settings.

Print settings:

Process modeResolutionCut line
Cut Job1000 dpinone
ColourOptimised geometries, inner geometries first
Laser cutting acrylic base plate


Step 2: Laser cutting the base plate

Put the TroGlass Clear on the acrylic cutting grid of your Trotec laser machine and insert the 2.5″ lens. Then laser cut the base using the following settings. Parameters will vary depending on the laser machine used and its available laser power. 

Laser Cutting Parameters

ColourProcessPower (%)Speed (%)ppi/Hz
redCut CO2950.220000
PassesAir AssistZ-OffsetAdvanced
1on-3 mm


We used the standard speed optimised parameters TroGlass Clear from JobControl® laser software for this task.

Printer settings for TroGlass 3mm


Step 3: Design “grass”

Send the design for the grass to the laser using the below settings.

Print settings:

Process modeResolutionCut line
Standard500 dpinone
ColourOptimised geometries
Wood veneer printer settings


Step 4: Laser engraving and laser cutting the “grass”

The next step is to put the dark green transparent TroGlass onto the acrylic cutting grid of your laser machine. Use the 2″ lens for this and all following tasks for this application. Laser engrave and cut the design with the following parameters, which will vary depending on laser machine and available power. 

Laser cutting and engraving parameters

ProcessColourProcessPower (%)Speed (%)
EngravingblackEngrave CO21420
CuttingredCut CO21001
ppi/HzPassesAir AssistZ-OffsetAdvanced
5001on0mmHigh Quality


Select the bottom to top laser engraving process so that dust does not settle in the engraved areas. 

Printer settings for solid wood


Step 5: Design “Stem”

Send the design of the solid wood stem to the laser using the driver settings below.

Print settings:

Process modeResolutionCut line
Cut Job1000 dpinone
Optimised geometries
Laser cutting solid wood


Step 6: Laser cutting “Stem”

Change the acrylic cutting grid against the honeycomb cutting table and position the walnut sheet. Cover the rest of the engraving area with paper to maximise vacuum. Use the following parameters to cut the wood:

Laser Cutting Parameters

ColourProcessPower (%)Speed (%)ppi/Hz
redCut CO210011000
PassesAir AssistZ-OffsetAdvanced


Covering the engraving area produces a vacuum which is essential for a clean and consistent laser cut.

printer settings wood veneer


Step 7: Design “Blossoms”

Finally, send the design of the abstract blossoms to your laser.

Print settings:

Process modeResolutionCut line
Cut Job1000 dpinone
Optimised Geometries, Inner Geometries first
laser cutting wood veneer


Step 8: Laser process “Blossoms”

Put the maple veneer sheet into the laser, and carefully cover the rest of the engraving table with paper. Then cut the blossoms using the following parameters:

Laser Cutting Parameters

ColourProcessPower (%)Speed (%)ppi/Hz
redCut CO21001.21000
PassesAir AssistZ-OffsetAdvanced


If you cut the entire sheet, focus on the middle of the material to compensate for any differences in thickness.

assembly wood acrylic bouquet


Step 9: Assembly

Put the stem into the base and decorate it with the blossoms. Depending on your design you can combine large and small blossoms. Finally, position the grass into the base, and this inventive Mother’s Day bouquet is ready.

Handicraft tip:

Twisted blades of grass are good for creating an eye catching piece. To make these, position the “blades of grass” into a bench vice or another heat-resistant holder. Take a hot air gun and carefully heat the filigree grass, then deform and twist the hot acrylic.

Important: Wear gloves when working with hot acrylics to avoid burns

Hold the acrylic in place until it is cooled down. With a little practice, you can create impressive designs. 

Inspiration - laser cut bouquet


Use other colours of TroGlass, e.g. TroGlass Satins or TroGlass Frosted and transform the “flower bouquet” into an abstract sculpture.

Christmas Ornament – DIY

Get ready for Christmas with these awesome laser cut DIY ornaments from Trotec Laser Australia – perfect to hang on the Christmas tree.


Used material:

  • 1/4 sheet TroGlass Clear 3 mm (Ref. 121800) and/or
  • 1/4 sheet TroGlass Satins (Ref. 117034)
  • Ribbon for hanging the decorative elements

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 watts
  • 2″ lens
  • Nozzle with big hole diameter
  • Acrylic cutting table

This sample can be made on any machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.


Graphic files

Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Use our template “christmas_decoration”. Please pay attention to the thickness of the material and adjust the insertion slots for the two little trees accordingly if necessary. Now import the pdf file into Ruby in the “”Manage”” area. In order to achieve a better depth effect when engraving TroGlass clear, this is done mirror-inverted on the reverse side. However, if you want to engrave the material on the top side (e.g. for better readability on TroGlass satins), then mirror the entire file. With “Create job” you then send the design to the “Prepare” area.

Step 2: Laser process

Remove the film on the top of your material, the protective film on the back is left on the TroGlass. Now place the acrylic sheet in the laser machine. Cover the rest of the work surface well for the best possible vacuum. Place the job in the appropriate position and make all adjustments. Our suggested parameters may vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power. Then send the job to the laser by clicking on the “”Push to Laser”” control panel. Then start the laser process.

Laser parameters:

 Effect: Engraving speedEffect: Cutting quality
Power (%)6050
Speed (%)1000.2
Air assistONON
Power Correction1010
DirectionBottom up 
Engrave ModeStandard 
QualityHigh Quality 

Step 3: Assembly

After the laser process, you can wipe the material surface with a soft cloth if necessary. Now remove all parts from the laser. The two little tree stands are put together with the matching base plate for each. All remaining elements can be prepared for hanging with a decorative ribbon.+


Also use TroGlass in other colors for a colorful assortment of Christmas decorations!

Fire Evacuation Signage

Fire Evacuation Sign | DIY

As part of our signage blog series, here is a DIY from Trotec Laser Australia!


Required material:
  • TroLase Textures 1/16″ in Yellow/Black, half or quarter sheet
Machine used:
  • Speedy 400 120W with 2″ lens and aluminum cutting grid table

For this sample you only can use any laser engraver and cutter from the Speedy series.


Graphic files

Step by Step

Step 1: Send job to laser

Create your own design or use our template. Now send the job to the laser with the settings below.

Print Settings

Process modeStandard
Cut lineNone
HalftoneOrdered Dithering
OthersEnhanced geometries, Inner geometries first

Step 2: Cut and engrave your sign

Create your own design or use our template. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters. The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.

Laser Parameters

Power (%)10080
Speed (%)402
ppi/HZAuto PPI1000
Air AssistONON
DirectionTop down
Path PlanningStandard
Trotec Laser Laser Parameters

Step 3: Clean finished sign

Wipe down your finished sign with Hexanes or other suitable cleaner to remove any leftover residue.

Fire Evacuation Signage

Easter Ideas – DIY

Thanks to Trotec Laser for allowing us to replicate this DIY idea! Please note this is a direct replication from their website DIY.

Combine wood and LaserLeather to create an Easter decoration.


Required material:

  • Solid cherry wood, 600 x 300 x 5 mm.m
  • LaserLeather, silver/red, approx. 500 x 80 mm
  • Double-sided adhesive foil, approx. 500 x 80 mm (needed for gluing on the LaserLeather)

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360
  • 80 Watt
  • 2″ Lens
  • Nozzle with small hole diameter
  • Aluminium grid table or the honeycomb cutting support

Of course, the decoration can also be made with another machine of the Speedy laser engraver series. Adjust the parameter settings according to your machine.


Graphic files

Step by Step

Step 1: Import the design

Create your own design or use our free downloadable template. The job can now be sent to the laser with the settings below.

Upload both the pdf template for the wood “chicken_wood” and for the LaserLeather “chicken_laserleather” using the “import file” command in Ruby.

Step 2: Laser process solid wood

The wooden panel can now be placed onto the laser bed. Cover the remaining processing area well to obtain an optimal vacuum and thus a uniform laser result.

Select the design template “chicken_wood”, mark the entire graphic and then click on “Create job”. Now you can select the “solid wood cherry – engraving dark” parameter from the material database. If necessary, you also have the option of adjusting the parameter settings individually. For the “Processing rules”, please make sure that the “inner geometries first” function is selected. This means that the inner cuts are executed first. Place the graphic on the workspace and send the print job to the “queue”.

Our suggested parameters may differ depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power.

Close the machine, make all necessary settings and start the laser process.


ProcessEngrave CO2Cut CO2
Power (%)6095
Speed (%)501
ppi/HzAuto PPI1000
Air AssistONON
Z-Offset6 mm
DirectionTop to bottom
AdvancedOptimised quality
Engraving modeStandard

Step 3: Laser process LaserLeather

Apply the double-sided adhesive foil to the back (= red side) of the LaserLeather. This allows the individual elements to be easily and accurately glued to the wooden figures.

Now place the LaserLeather in the laser unit with the silver side facing up. Cover the rest of the processing area well in order to achieve optimal suction performance and an even laser result.

Now select the “chicken_laserleather” design template and the corresponding parameters for the “LaserLeather” from the material database. Of course, you can also make the parameter settings individually.

Again, our suggested parameters may differ depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power.

Close the machine, make all necessary settings and start the laser process.


ProcessEngrave CO2Cut CO2
Power (%)52 25
Speed (%)1001,7 
ppi/HzAuto PPI1.000 
Air AssistONON 
Z-Offset1 mm– 
DirectionBottom to top– 
Advancedoptimised quality– 
Engraving modeStandard– 


Step 4: Assembly

If necessary, carefully clean the cut parts with a soft, slightly moistened cloth.

Peel off the protective film from the back of the LaserLeather elements and glue the individual parts onto the different wooden chickens one after the other. The figures are glued on the front and back side respectively.

Now insert the chickens and the grasses into the slots provided. The arrangement is freely designable. In the set with the smaller chickens, you can optionally use the lettering “Happy Easter” instead of a chicken.

Plaques + Signage – Metal Materials

Thanks for Industrial for allowing us to reproduce this blog post here!

Following on from our previous post, if you’re a customer looking for the best material for your memorial plaque, or a business looking to have safety signage erected onsite, your main question will probably be: “What’s the best durable material to use in my plaques + signage”? With so many options it can be difficult to know what is best to use for your situation. Here we will show you a range of material options, finishes you can expect, and the appropriate uses for them.

We will start with the various metal materials available.


Traditionally, external plaques or memorial plates and smaller corporate signs have been made of brass, stainless steel or gold stainless steel. More recently anodised aluminium has been increasing in popularity. Each have their own unique benefit and usage, as well as how to mark the signs.

Brass is a regular favourite. This is done by either brass casting, where the sign content is created on another machine (such as laser engraving into wood), and then the brass is moulded, or by a brass plaque (say A5 size) being created and then details etched onto the plaque.

Both laser and mechanical engravers are used to create the details on the actual sign / plaque.

The benefits of brass are it’s durability and look and feel, and it’s cons are it tarnishes quite easily.

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, whether in silver or gold, is an extremely durable solution for utilising externally. Stainless Steel comes in various grades (quality), and thicknesses.

A great benefit of Stainless Steel signage is that it won’t tarnish and is extremely durable.

Information can be either laser engraved or mechanically engraved on the material. Fiber marking the information on the material will ensure a greater longevity than using a Co2 laser machine then filling with Cermark or a similar material.

Anodised Aluminium

This material has grown in popularity the last few years given it’s durability, the fact that it’s lightweight and range of colours that are available.

Anodised Aluminium is hard wearing, maintenance-free and adaptable for applications including signs, rating plates, control panel fascias and labels. The quality surface layer will not crack, peel or chip and can be exposed to sunlight with full UV stability.

This material also comes in a range of thicknesses to suit your requirements, and can be either Co2 laser engraved or fiber marked depending on the finish you were after.


AlumaMark® is a specialised aluminium designed to be laser marked using lower power settings, it is ideal for the production of plaques, awards, signs and nameplates. The difference with this material is that using a CO2 laser you can permanently create black graphics, and it’s perfect for photographic reproductions. There will be no metal marking spray, tapes or additional processing required which makes it a cleaner item in both production and for the customer.

With so many different plaques + signage material options made out of metal, it’s a great idea to double check where you will be fixing the sign and making sure it will suit the surroundings, as well as how you are planning to affix it to the area.

laser cut sign

Signage – a critical part of commerce and life

Since the days of the pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, signage has been used as a means of visual communication (and physical for braille) in all facets of life, including directional and informational.

Fast-forward to today, and signage is just as important for communication as it was 4,000 years ago  – from directional, street signage, corporate and information, right through to safety signage. Each piece is critical to how we live our lives today. Imagine a worksite with no safety signage warning of hazards or dangers, identifying streets or building numbers (without our mobile phones of course). Going shopping with no information as to what shop is which or even identification of facilities such as toilets or kitchen. Chaos will reign supreme!

As each piece of signage has its own individual environment, over the coming weeks we will provide a range of different options and inspiration – from safety signage through to corporate and directional. We will provide recommendations on best materials to use in certain environments, as well as show some great and unique material options for that brand new funky office or opening plaque.

Check back regularly here to find out our recommendations. Thanks to for this blog series!