Skip to main content
Now through August 2, 2024 we're offering sizzling savings on most models! Click HERE for more details.
Home  /  Resources  /  Sample Club  /  Engraving Pumpkins
Sample Club

Engraving on Pumpkins



– Engraving on Pumpkins

Due to its thick shell and high water content, cutting entirely through a pumpkin may not be the best application for a laser; however, engraving it is definitely doable (and super popular!)

Here we’ll walk you through the steps of creating your own custom jack-o-lantern, complete with ghoulish laser-engraved designs!

Project Settings

Materials Needed
  • Pumpkins
  • 4-inch lens
    (optional) – a 4-inch lens produces a focused beam over a longer vertical distance, which allows you to cover more of the pumpkin.
Machine Used
Fusion M2 40 120w
Laser Engraving
Direction4" Lens, 3 Passes

Prepare the Artwork

Download the engraving files and adjust the artwork accordingly.

A screen shot of the pumpkin art in Corel Draw

Once you have modified the artwork to your liking, it’s time to engrave. Start by locating the flattest area available on your pumpkin. Manually focus your laser between the highest and lowest points on your designated engraving area. You’ll want the laser to stay as focused as possible, so you may need to scale down your design to fit within a smaller area. We utilized the 4-inch lens to cover a larger area on our pumpkins. Use whatever materials you have on hand (modeling clay, wood blocks, etc.) to prop you pumpkin up in the laser so that it does not roll around during the engraving. We used a few pen jigs.

A pumpkin placed in the laser system

Send to the Laser

Manually focus the laser to the center point of your engraving. Next, run the vector outline (remember to have the red dot pointer on and leave the lid open) to ensure your placement is where you want. Once you’re satisfied, send the job to the laser and press go!

Engraving a pumpkin
custom laser engraved pumpkins

Where can you sell custom pumpkins?

  • Corporate Halloween events
  • Local fall festivals
  • School activities/autumn events

You may also like…

Related to: Holidays