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Laser Engraving Stainless Steel Tumblers



– Laser Engraving Stainless Steel Tumblers
Tumblers – whether they are painted, powder-coated, or stainless steel – are exceptionally popular engraving products. They are functional and versatile to audiences large and small. Here we’ll walk you through the steps of customizing a stainless steel tumbler using the Rotary Attachment along with a metal marking compound. Read on to see step-by-step instructions on creating these popular and profitable personalized gifts.

Project Settings

Materials Needed
Machine Used
Fusion Maker 30 watt
Laser Engraving

Prepare the Artwork & Material

Download the graphics above or import your own drawings, text, photos, or graphics. Modify as necessary.

Design files for laser engraving steel tumblers


Spray the stainless steel tumblers: Spray the desired engraving area of the tumblers with an even coat of metal marking compound. If you have a fiber laser, you can skip the pre-treating step, as these systems were designed for bare-metal marking. Just be sure to check your user manual for recommended settings for your particular metal.

Stainless steel tumblers coated with metal marking compound

Install the rotary attachment: Lower your engraving table to allow room for the rotary attachment in your machine. Power off the machine, then plug in your rotary attachment and restart the laser. The laser head will relocate to a new home position for the rotary.

Insert the tumbler: Place your steel tumbler on the rotary attachment. Use a level to make sure the piece is level throughout, and manually focus your machine. If you are using the Center-Center engraving feature, set a new home position in the center of your piece using the red dot pointer as a guide (pictured below.)

steel tumblers in epilog laser system
steel tumblers in epilog laser system

Determine your Parameters

In the Epilog Laser Dashboard select the recommended settings for engraving stainless steel. Or, you can consult your owner’s manual for recommended engraving/cutting settings for your machine and wattage. Enter your settings within the dashboard, and send the job to the laser.

artwork for laser engraving steel tumblers in epilog dashboard

Send the job at the laser

Send the job to the laser with the correct parameters for your machine wattage and let the laser do the rest!

laser engraving steel tumblers

Rinse off the tumblers

Once your graphic is finished engraving, rinse off the marking compound with water and you are ready to use or gift your new custom steel tumblers!

laser engraving steel tumblers
completed laser engraved steel tumblers

Where can you sell laser engraved stainless steel tumblers?

  • Large corporate orders
  • Team appreciation gifts
  • Family reunions
  • Wedding gifts
  • Housewarming gifts
  • Host/hostess gifts
  • Specialty gift stores

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