What Can You Do With A Laser Engraver? Lasers engrave most materials- popular are plastic, wood, and metals- and cut all but metals. Here are examples of some of the items created in our MakerLab. Clear acrylic with image etched and shape cut by the laser. It sits in a base containing LED lights shining up into the clear acrylic. Etsy student recycles beautiful cigar boxes by etching images into tops. Christmas tree decoration etched and cut with laser. Stainless steel water bottle with image “printed” onto surface with laser. Another laser etched LED light with beautiful geometric line art. Etching onto glass is a favorite. Safer than chemical etching. Everyone loves to personalize mugs, goblets, etc. Custom-designed box makes gift of wine even more special.