The Legend Elite Series features our top-of-the-line CO2 laser systems and is utilized by customers for the highest-quality engraving and cutting of wood, acrylics, plastics, stone, and much more.
Find out why the Legend Elite Series - from our small format Epilog Mini 18 to our popular Helix Laser - is the number one choice for engravers worldwide with the highest quality motion control system and most features on the market.
And we're proud to say it is 100% designed, engineered and built in the USA!
You simply won't find more feature-filled systems than those in the Legend series. Each feature has been designed with you in mind, and how you can get the most from the laser. You'll find features that improve connection capabilities, simplify project setup, and much more.
We design, engineer and manufacture all of our laser systems in our headquarters in Golden, CO, USA.
The motion control provide higher detail engraving, even at the fastest speeds.
Known for their incredibly fast acceleration/deceleration and faster turnaround speeds on each engraved line.
Synchromizes the firing of the laser at incredibly small increments of .02 mm.
Lenses that are rated to an incredibly high 500 watts and can last the life of the laser system.
Designed to last the life of the system without the inevitable wobble and replacement of plastic bearings.
Precision drive belts are made from the sturdiest, B-Style Kevlar to provide superior accuracy and carriage speeds.
The motorized table can easily be moved up and down to fit a wide variety of engraving materials and products.
Included with each Legend System, the Vector Cutting Table provides better cutting quality.
Hold down thin, warped materials with the Vacuum Hold-Down Table by drawing air down through the table.
At 1" (25.4 mm) thick, the engraving table provides the most flat, even engraving across the work surface.
No additional, expensive lens package needed for the highest resolution engraving (Mini 24/Helix).
All-metal tube design provides higher beam quality and longer life with low recharge costs.
Improve job management and protect data integrity with 64MB of RAM in every system.
With computer-controlled cooling fans, the Legend series is the quietest-operating laser system.
We've designed the easiest cleanup with a crumb tray that can be removed and emptied of the debris from cutting.
Provides a visible laser beam for setting up projects to determine exactly where the laser will fire.
Attach to a compressor to direct a constant stream of air across the cutting surface.
Automatically sets the correct table height for focusing the lens to achieve the highest detail engraving.
The 3D mode adjust the power applied to the material based on the grayscale in the artwork, creating stunning 3D designs.
Front-access door features strong, hydraulic struts for easy accesss and stability.
Allows you to work from any point on the engraving table, not just the upper left corner.
Easily map different speed and power settings to different colors in your file in both engraving and cutting modes.
All Legend Series lasers come standard with a high-speed, 10 Base T-Ethernet connection as well as USB.
User-friendly print driver allows you to control all of the laser's features from one interface.
Easily create rubber stamps with adjustable shoulders, widening and fences.
The Helix features an included stand that has easily accessible shelves to hold your Cutting Table and Task Plate.
Test your speed and power settings by adjusting them directly at the laser system.
No need to constantly refer to a pdf manual with our printed manual featuring over 270 pages of content.
Receive e-mail notification of new driver and firmware for your system and download updates from our website.
We host laser clincs across the United States designed both for current laser owners as well as those interested in lasers.
An online resource for you to access technical articles about your laser, software and the industry in general.
We produce two newsletters filled with customer stories, sample projects and industry news
Video training site that includes setup instructions as well as sample projects.
Download the latest project files from Epilog. Each month we add new files to spark your imagination.
We've put together a 25-page guide that discusses the basics of starting your own engraving and cutting business.
A listing of suppliers throughout the engraving industry where you can find all types of materials to engrave and cut.
Available for all Epilog Legend Elite systems, the Rotary Attachment adds the ability to engrave bottles, glasses, flashlights, and other cylindrical items.
Specially designed for our entire line of Elite lasers, it has been built to accommodate a large variety of shapes and sizes. The attachment easily adjusts for different lengths and will even rotate cylinders that have different diameters on each end.
So intuitive and easy to use, you can change from one glass to the next in seconds without removing the attachment from the engraver. Additionally, our proprietary design provides accurate image scaling without the need to input diameter or circumference calculations.
PhotoLaser Plus takes photo engraving with your Epilog Zing Starter Series laser to the next level by easily processing photos for engraving on all types of materials.
Are you looking for a system that engraves outstanding photographs? How about a system that engraves photos in a consistent, predictable way for your customers?
Epilog Laser has partnered with CADLink to bring you the industry’s best photo processing software: PhotoLaser Plus. The easy-to-use software interface and powerful photo processing tools allow you to create the highest-quality photo engravings in the industry.
1.5" Lens: Highest-Resolution Engraving
Although the standard 2.0 inch lens provides amazing detail, our 1.5-inch lens assembly has been designed for the highest-resolution engraving and etching of extremely small fonts.
4.0" Lens: Cutting Thicker Materials and Inside Deep Areas
The 4.0 inch lens produces a focused beam over a longer vertical distance, which makes it ideal when engraving within a recessed area of a product, such as inside a bowl or plate. The lens is also used for cutting through very thick materials.
The Pin Table incorporates movable pins that can be placed anywhere along the table's grid of one inch (25.4 mm) spaced holes. The moveable pins also allow the user to raise and support the cutting material in locations where the laser will not be cutting, providing a means of eliminating backside reflection. The table also allows you to place pins to support parts that would normally fall out of the cutting pattern. A handy removable surface plate makes the task of cleaning up small parts easy without removing the Pin Table.
Epilog's optional Air Compressor is available to work with the included Air Assist features of the laser systems. Direct a constant stream of air to your cutting surface to remove heat and combustible gases from the work area.
This high-quality air compressor unit feeds 30 psi of air through the Air Assist structure, giving you the best cutting results available. The rubber vibration-dampening feet reduce the noise level of the compressor, and connection is a breeze with our quick-connect inlet and outlet ports on the compressor and the laser system.
Epilog Mini 18 Laser: Entry-level model in our Legend Elite Series, the Mini 18 provides an 18" x 12" work area, but with the highest-quality engraving. If you're looking for a machine loaded with features that also comes at a low price, then the Epilog Mini 18 is exactly what you are looking for.
Epilog Mini 24 Laser: Move up to the Mini 24 for a larger work area (24" x 12") that holds most standard engraving stock material. The large work area will hold many standard engraving material sheets and also features our Radiance™ High Definition Optics!
Epilog Helix 24 Laser: For engravers looking to work with large engraving pieces, the Epilog Helix is an ideal choice. The Helix's generous 24" x 18" x 8.5" (610 x 457 x 215.9 mm) engraving area will allow you to engrave multiple pieces as well as thicker materials, including boxes and vases.
A 30-watt Zing 16 Laser starts at $7,995 (US Price Only), a small investment for such a powerful piece of machinery. You can even lease to own the laser with payments of about $150 a month (with approved credit). It doesn't take a lot of engraving to cover $150 lease payments.
The cost of the laser systems are determined by speed (stepper vs. servo motors), engraving table size, and laser wattage (ranging from 30 to 120 watts) and range from $7,995 to $45,000. If you'd like help determining which laser is right for your application and to receive pricing information, call us at 888-437-4564 or fill out our request form.
We're proud to say that all Epilog laser systems are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA at our headquarters in Golden, CO.
Yes! Personalization and customization of products is in high demand. Adding a laser engraving service to your current operation is an excellent way to reach possible new customers as well as offer a valued service to your current client base. If you have any doubts about the profitability of owning a CO2 laser system, visit our applications page. Take a look at www.laserbits.com, a supplier of laserable materials. There you will find purchase prices and suggested prices for an array of laserable materials.
Also check out our new Start Your Own Engraving and Cutting Business Guide to see the ins and outs of starting a laser business.
You can engrave scanned photos, logos, bitmaps, other images, text, AutoCAD files, etc. Essentially, if you can print it, you can engrave it. To cut, you will need a vector-based graphic, such as an .eps or Illustrator file. Keep in mind the higher the quality of the graphic you're working with, the better your results.
Yes. While our CO2 laser systems can engrave and cut most non-metallic or coated metal materials, our newest system, the FiberMark, was designed to permanently mark all types of metal. The FiberMark was designed with a combination of affordability and high quality, and features a 24-inch by 12-inch engraving area. The flat bed, flying optics design is revolutionary for a fiber laser system and will mark metals over a large work area in a short amount of time. Click here to learn more about the FiberMark!
Since we use a low power CO2 (30 to 120 watts) and fiber lasers (10 to 50 watts) the beam will clearly mark on a coated and raw metals, but will not cut through them.
Yes, the laser is completely safe to operate. It is a Class 2 laser - 1 mW CW MAXIMUM 600-700 nm, which means that the laser is secured with interlock devices so it will not run with the doors of the system open. No special safety gear is required to run the laser.
The cost of operating the laser can be easily figured out by plugging your electricity rates into the following formula using even our highest wattage laser, the 120 watt.
Typical Max power consumption = 1560 Watts (This assumes full power, constant laser on.) If power costs $0.075/KWH in your area, it is costing $0.117/hour to operate the laser. Or, about 12 cents per hour, or 96 cents per eight hour day. (1560 x .075)/1000 = .117
No, one laser does it all! Our Legend EXT, Helix, and Mini systems will engrave and cut most non-metallic materials, as well as engrave coated metals. (For information on what materials you can engrave and cut, see our materials section.) The laser can be set to engrave only, cut only or both. The laser knows what to engrave and what to cut based on line width, which is easily set.
Investing in a new computer is a great way to make sure you’re getting the most out of your new laser equipment. Why? Because today’s software requires a lot of computer processing speed and memory to function properly. A good computer won’t make a huge difference in how your laser runs, but when compared to a slow computer it will save untold amounts of time and frustration setting up the artwork that you “print” to the laser. Many users do not purchase new computers for use with their new laser because their current computers are perfectly adequate. There’s no magical cut-off that makes a computer too slow. If you’re comfortable with the performance and speed of your current computer, there’s probably no reason to purchase another one. The following recommendations are just options to consider if a new computer is necessary.
A new computer doesn’t have to be expensive to work well! Even many of today’s lower-cost computers work well for laser applications. As long as you don’t buy the cheapest computer you can find you should be fine. One thing to avoid is the Intel Celeron processor – while they are good processors, and will work with the laser, they don’t process graphics with the speed most laser users desire.
The Mini 18 and 24 have a static table weight of 50 lbs (22.7 kg) and a lifting table weight of 25 lbs (11.5 kg).
The Helix 24 has a static table weight of 70 lbs (32 kg) and a lifting table weight of 30 lbs (14 kg).
Epilog Mini 18: 3" (76.2 mm)
Epilog Mini 24: 5" (127 mm)
Epilog Helix 24: 8" (203 mm)