The Epilog Zing Laser Starter Series is Epilog's small format, high-quality engraving line. Perfect for everything from home use to starting a business, the Epilog Zing Laser features high-quality engraving, at the low cost for which you're looking.
Whether you're looking for your first laser to start out in the engraving and cutting industry, or adding a second laser to your line, the Epilog Zing is a great choice with it's excellent engraving quality and low price.
And we're proud to say it is 100% designed, engineered and built in the USA!
The High-Quality Features and Components That Make Up the Epilog Zing Starter Series: Features that work together to provide you with great engraving and cutting quality.
All Epilog Laser systems are proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in our headquarters in Golden, CO, USA.
Faster stepper motors provide high-resolution engraving and cutting quality.
Lenses rated to 500 watts can last the entire life of the system, saving you time and money.
Remove heat and combustible gases from the surface of the material as you cut.
Move and set your home position to any point on the engraving table - you're not limited to the upper left corner.
Easily create rubber stamps with adjustable shoulders, widening and fences.
Provides a visible laser beam for setting up projects and to see exactly where the laser will fire.
User-friendly print driver allows you to control all of the laser's features from one interface.
The 3D mode adjust the power applied to the material based on the grayscale in the artwork, creating stunning 3D designs.
All Epilog Zing laser systems come standard with a high-speed, 10 Base T-Ethernet connection as well as USB.
Easily map different speed and power settings to different colors in your file in both engraving and cutting modes.
All-metal tube design provides higher beam quality and longer life with low recharge costs.
No additional, expensive lens packages needed for the highest resolution engraving with our Radiance™ Optics.
Park the laser head out of the way, providing you with easier access to the entire table.
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 clinics 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.
Introducing the Zing 24 Laser Rotary Attachment! Now you can engrave wine bottles, mugs, glasses, flashlights or any other cylindrical item up to 5.25" (133.4 mm) in diameter on the Epilog Zing Laser.
So intuitive and easy to use, you can switch from one glass to the next in seconds - without even removing the attachment from the engraver! In addition, our proprietary design provides accurate image scaling, so there's no need to input diameter or circumference calculations.
Setup is as easy as placing your product on the Rotary Attachment, raising or lowering the scissor lift to level the engraving area, and printing to the laser!
*The Rotary Attachment is not available for the Zing 16.*
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.
The Vector Cutting Grid on the Epilog Zing laser is used to lift materials being cut above the work surface. This allows the laser beam to pass cleanly through the material you are cutting and dramatically reduces underside reflections.
The air space below the vector grid is connected to the exhaust, so smoke is removed not only from the top side of the material, but also from the underside.
Epilog Zing 16 Laser: The entry-level model in our laser product line, the Epilog Zing 16 provides a 16" x 12" work area, but with the highest-quality engraving. The small format, low cost, high quality laser system by Epilog Laser. There is no skimping here - all metal chassis, high-end components, and the engraving quality that Epilog Laser is known for. All of this, and Made in the USA too!
Epilog Zing 24 Laser: Move up to the Epilog Zing 24 for a larger work area (24" x 12") that holds most standard engraving stock material. A larger work area and more features make this laser an affordable choice for those needing more features than an entry-level machine. With a large 24" x 12" (610 x 305 mm) work area, you'll be able to easily fit the most common size for engraveable materials, and power choices of up to 60 watts means you'll be able to cut through thicker materials and engrave at higher speeds. The Epilog Zing 16 laser system is a powerful choice in entry-level laser systems.
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! Even our famous Aztec Calendar engraving is created on the Epilog Zing Laser. The Epilog Zing is not as fast as the Legend Elite Series, but the image quality is pure Epilog.
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.