Epilog Legend Laser Series

The Legend 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 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!


Rotary Attachments for Cylindrical Items

The Rotary Attachment allows you to engrave wine bottles, mugs, glasses, flashlights and more.

Available for all Epilog Legend systems, the Rotary Attachment adds the ability to engrave bottles, glasses, flashlights, and other cylindrical items.

Specially designed for our entire line of Legend 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 Software

Photo processing software that optimizes your photographs for engraving on a variety of materials.

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.



Optional Lenses

In addition to the 2.0" lens, we offer special lenses for specific applications.

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.




Vector Pin Table

Raise and support your cutting materials for better edge quality.

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 movable 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.



Air Compressor

Blows a constant stream of air on the cutting area.

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 Legend Laser Series Models

Three models to choose from to meet your needs.

Epilog Mini 18 Laser: Entry-level model in our Legend 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.

Epilog Legend Series Technical Specifications

Epilog Mini 18 Epilog Mini 24 Epilog Helix 24
Engraving Area 18" x 12"
(457 x 305 mm)
24" x 12"
(610 x 305 mm)
24" x 18"
(610 x 457 mm)
Maximum Material Thickness 4" (102 mm) 5.5" (140 mm) 8.5" (216 mm)
Maximum Material Thickness with Table Removed 6" (152 mm) 17.5" x 10" (44 x 254 mm) engraving area. 8" (203 mm) 23.5" x 11.75" (597 x 298 mm) engraving area. 11" (279 mm) 23.5" x 17" (597 x 432 mm) engraving area.
Laser Wattage 30 or 40 watts 30, 40, 50, or 60 watts 30, 40, 50, 60, or 75 watts
Laser Source State-of-the-art, digitally controlled, air-cooled CO2 laser tubes are fully modular, permanently aligned and field replaceable.
Intelligent Memory Capacity Multiple file storage up to 64 MB. Rolling buffer allows files of any size to be engraved.
Air Assist Attach an air compressor to our included Air Assist to remove heat and combustible gases from the cutting surface by directing a constant stream of compressed air across the cutting surface.
Laser Dashboard The Laser Dashboard™ controls your Epilog Laser's settings from a wide range of software packages - from design programs to spreadsheet applications to CAD drawing packages.
Red Dot Pointer Since the laser beam is invisible, the Red Dot Pointer on Epilog's Zing Laser allows you to have a visual reference for locating where the laser will fire.
Relocatable Home When engraving items that are not easily placed at the top corner of the laser, you can set a new home position by hand with the convenient Movable Home Position feature on the Legend Series Lasers.
Operating Modes Optimized raster, vector or combined modes.
Motion Control System High-speed, continuous-loop, DC servo motors using linear and rotary encoder technology for precise positioning.
X-Axis Bearings Ground and polished stainless steel NeverWear Bearing System.
Belts Advanced B-style Kevlar Belts.
Resolution User controlled from 75 to 1200 dpi.
Speed and Power Control Computer or manually control speed and power in 1% increments to 100%. Vector color mapping links speed, power and focus to any RGB color.
Print Interface 10 Base-T Ethernet or USB Connection. Compatible with Windows® XP/Vista/7/8.
Size (W x D x H) 27.8" x 26" x 13.5"
(706 x 660 x 343 mm)
34.5" x 26" x 16"
(876 x 660 x 406 mm)
36.5" x 32" x 39.8"
(927 x 813 x 1011 mm)
Weight 70 lbs (32 kg)
100 lbs (45.5 kg) w/stand
90 lbs (41 kg)
120 lbs (55 kg) w/stand
180 lbs (82 kg)
Electrical Requirements Auto-switching power supply accommodates 110 to 240 volts, 50 or 60 Hz, single phase, 15 amp AC.
Maximum Table Weight 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).
Normal Sound Level 59 db 59 db 62 db
Ventilation System 400 CFM (680 m3/hr) external exhaust to the outside or internal filtration system is required. There is one output port, 4" in diameter. 650 CFM (1104 m3/hr) external exhaust to the outside or internal filtration system is required. There is one output port, 4" in diameter.
Engrave Cut
Wood x x
Acrylic x x
Fabric x x
Glass x
Coated Metals x
Ceramic x
Delrin x x
Cloth x x
Leather x x
Marble x
Matte Board x x
Melamine x x
Paper x x
Mylar x x
Pressboard x x
Rubber x x
Wood Veneer x x
Fiberglass x x
Painted Metals x
Tile x
Plastic x x
Cork x x
Corian x x
Anodized Aluminum x
Stainless Steel *
Brass *
Titanium *
Bare Metals *
* CO2 lasers will mark bare metals when coated with a metal marking solution. For more information, visit our laser metal marking page.
Do you have a material you would like us to test? Our Applications Team would be happy to assist you.

Our entry-level unit is the 30 watt Zing 16 and that system starts from just $7,995 (US price only) -- a small investment for such a powerful piece of machinery! You can even lease to own the Zing 16 with payments as low as $150 a month (with approved credit). With a payment as low as $150 per month, you can pay for the system as you make money with the new cutting & engraving services you offer.

The cost of our various laser systems is determined by speed (stepper vs. servo motors), engraving table size, and laser wattage (ranging from 30 watts to 120 watts) and range from $7,995 to $45,000 (US price only). If you'd like help determining which laser is right for your application or receive pricing information, call us at +1 303 277 1188, or fill out our request form.

We're proud to say that all Epilog laser systems are 100% 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 or read our many Customer Success Stories.

For some insight into the profitability of laser engraved products, take a look at the website for LaserBits, a supplier of laserable materials. There you will find purchase prices for raw laserable materials and suggested retail prices for those same products once they have been laser engraved.

Also check out our new Guidebook to Starting Your Own Engraving & Cutting Business to see the ins and outs of starting a new laser business.

You can engrave scanned photos, logos, bitmaps, other images, text, and AutoCAD files. 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 engraving results.

Yes. Our FiberMark systems were designed to permanently mark all types of bare metal. The FiberMark was designed with a combination of affordability and high quality results in mind, and features a 24" x 12" or 32" x 20" work area. Our flat bed, flying optic 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 laser.

And, though our CO2 laser systems are mainly designed to engrave and cut non-metallic materials, they can also be used to mark on metal with the aid of metal-marking compound. Download our PDF to learn more about marking metal with a CO2 laser system.

Since we use low power CO2 (30 to 120 watts) and fiber lasers (10 to 50 watts) the beam will clearly mark on coated and raw metal but our systems are not ideally suited for metal-cutting applications. Our FiberMark systems may be compatible for cutting some thin metals as we have seen success cutting thin foils, up to .012", with our fiber lasers.

Please contact our Applications Lab to discuss your metal-cutting applications and see if they can work with our systems!

Yes, the laser is completely safe to operate. It is a Class 2 laser - 1mW 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 CO2 laser 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, visit our Materials page.

The laser can be set to engrave only (Raster Mode), cut only (Vector Mode), or can complete both operations in Combined Mode. The laser knows what portions to engrave and what portions to cut based on line width, which is easily set in your graphic design software.

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.

  • Operating System: All new Epilog lasers are designed to work with all versions of Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 or 8 operating systems.

    The Fusion Laser Series is also compatible with Mac operating systems OS X 10.7 and higher. Read more about our Fusion Mac Driver here.
  • RAM (Random Access Memory): 512 MB is recommended. RAM is kind of like short-term memory. It’s fast, readily available for the computer to access and makes time consuming tasks go much quicker if you have lots of it. Most users won’t notice a difference if they add more than 512 MB to their system, but almost all uses will notice the speed difference that 512 MB provides when compared to 256 MB (256 MB is essentially the next step down from 512 MB).
  • Processor Speed: A faster processor will allow you to do more tasks in less time. While it’s not necessary to purchase the fastest processor available, you’ll want either an AMD Athalon processor or an Intel Pentium IV processor (do not purchase a computer that is using an Intel Celeron processor – they’re too slow for graphics applications). Processor speeds are always improving, but processor speeds of about 2.0 GHz or faster are a good place to start.
  • 10/100 Network Interface Card (NIC): All new computers have a 10/100 network connection as standard equipment. As well as allowing multiple computers to be linked together in a network, this technology also allows direct printing from the computer to the Epilog system. Epilog supplies a network Crossover cable with each laser system that allows one computer to print to a single Epilog system.
  • 20-30 GB Hard Drive: This is the permanent memory in your computer. Many users feel that you can never have a large enough hard drive, but for most laser applications 20 or 30 GB’s is going to be adequate for years of storage. Luckily, most computer manufacturers put at least 20 GB drives in new computers these days. When in doubt, buy bigger than you think you might need. It’s so inexpensive that it’s worth the peace of mind to have it available.
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Epilog Mini 18: 3" (76.2 mm)

Epilog Mini 24: 5" (127 mm)

Epilog Helix 24: 8" (203 mm)

+/- .01" (0.254 mm) over the entire table
0.003" - 0.005" (0.0762 - 0.127 mm)

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).

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