I purchased Halloween costume contest trophies to use as bowling trophies for a bowling outing. After peeling the 'Best Costume' sticker off the trophies, I was able to customize them.
CLEAR acrylic sheet with paper backing
Masking tape (optional)
Hot glue (optional)
X-acto knife, pin or nail (optional)
Step 1: Etch the image
Leave the paper protector on the acrylic. If your acrylic has a plastic film protector, peel it off, and replace it with a single layer of masking tape.
Laser etch and cut the plaque(s). Before removing from the etcher, inspect the plaque to be sure that all of the paper or tape has been burned through. It may be necessary to make a second pass.