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Laser Engraving and Engraver Machines

Laser engrave graphics, text, and photos on a variety of materials

Epilog CO2 Laser Engravers:
A World of Engraving Possibilities

Epilog laser engravers and engraving machines, such as those in the Fusion Maker, Edge, and Pro series, offer a world of possibilities. More versatile than router engravers or milling machines, and faster than diode and glass tube lasers, Epilog’s CO2 laser engravers can quickly and easily create personalized wood products, engrave tumblers and wine glasses, etch on stone or plastic, mark coated metal plates, print on fabric and leather, and so much more!

Laser Engraving Projects for Personalized Gifts, Home Decor, and the Holidays

Which materials can you laser engrave?

Engrave and mark a wide array of materials

  • Wood
  • Extruded or Cast Acrylic
  • Fabric
  • Stone, Marble, and Granite
  • Leather
  • Anodized Aluminum
  • Paper and Cardboard
  • Stamp Rubber
  • And Many More!
  • See the Full Materials List
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Co2 laser engraver

Thanks to Epilog’s easy to use design, engraving precision, repeatability, and fast speeds, these laser engravers provide anyone, from beginners to seasoned entrepreneurs, the ability to make their ideas and products in minutes. Designed to be as easy to use as an office printer, a CO2 or fiber laser engraver allows you to create designs with any graphic design software and “print it” directly on any product with your laser machine.

Laser Engraving with an Epilog is Easy!

Print from your favorite design software

Epilog’s laser engraving machines are incredibly easy to use, even for beginners. The process is similar to using an office printer. Just follow these simple steps: start with your design and print, choose your material, send it to the laser and push GO to start engraving!

You can design your way and use any graphic design software, such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Canva, Inkscape, and others.

Design & Print

Print from your favorite software

Select your material

Choose your material to set engraving and cutting speed and power

Laser Engrave It!

Press Go at the laser and engrave and cut your project!

Laser Engraver Machines: Quick Guide Information

  • Fusion Maker Starter Series

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    The Fusion Maker Starter Series is a great option for those who are new to laser engraving and cutting. Our line of affordable, easy-to-use laser machines is perfect for businesses, schools, and hobbyists. The Maker Series includes three laser machines: the Fusion Maker 12, 24, and 36. All three machines are equipped with Epilog’s IRIS™ Camera Positioning System, providing a real-time view of the engraving table for accurately positioning artwork on your laser projects. The Starter Series also includes easy-to-use and learn Epilog Dashboard software.
    fusion maker work area table sizes

    Fusion Maker Work Table Cutting Grid Sizes

    Work Area: Up to 36″ x 24″ (914 x 610 mm)
    Material Thickness: Up to 10″ (254 mm)
    Laser Tube Types: Air-cooled, metal/ceramic tube. Epilog Laser Manufactured. 
    Laser Tube: CO2: Up to 50 watts
    Engraving Speed: 60 IPS (1.5m/s) Maximum
    IRIS™ Cameras: 1 or 2 overhead
  • Fusion Edge Starter Series

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    Featuring up to 120 IPS (3.05 m/s) engraving speeds, 5g acceleration, and a variety of wattage configurations, the Fusion Edge Laser Series from Epilog can help you boost your productivity and expand your product offerings. Comprised of the Fusion Edge 12, 24, and 36, all the machines in the Edge Series feature Epilog’s revolutionary IRIS™ Camera Positioning System that gives laser operators a real-time image of the engraving table so they can quickly and accurately position their artwork on even the most uniquely shaped items.
    fusion edge work area sizes

    Fusion Edge Work Table Cutting Grid Sizes

    Work Area: Up to 36″ x 24″ (914 x 610 mm)
    Material Thickness: Up to 10″ (254 mm)
    Laser Tube Types: CO2 or Fiber
    Laser Tube:

    CO2: Up to 60 watts
    Fiber: 30 watts (Edge 12)

    Engraving Speed: 120 IPS (3.05m/s) Maximum
    IRIS™ Cameras: 1 or 2 overhead
  • Fusion Pro Industrial Series

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    Featuring up to 165 IPS (4.2 m/s) engraving speeds, 5g acceleration, and a variety of wattage configurations, the easy-to-use Fusion Pro Laser Series from Epilog can help you improve your business laser workflow productivity and expand your customer base with more product offerings.

    Comprised of the Fusion Pro 24, 36, and 48, all the machines in the Pro Series feature Epilog’s revolutionary IRIS™ Camera System with Positioning and Registration cutting features, gives laser operators a live-preview of the engraving table so they can quickly and accurately position their artwork on even the most uniquely shaped items.

    fusion pro work area and table sizes

    Fusion Edge Work Table Cutting Grid Sizes

    Work Area: Up to 48″ x 36″
    (1219 x 914 mm)
    Material Thickness: Up to 12.25″ (311 mm)
    Laser Tube Types: CO2, Fiber, or Dual Source
    Laser Tube:

    CO2: Up to 120 watts
    Fiber: Up to 50 watts

    Engraving Speed: 165 IPS (4.2 m/s)  Maximum
    IRIS™ Cameras: 2 overhead + registration

LASER APPLICATION GALLERY:  Examples of Laser Engraving Projects

  • Material Engrave Cut
    Acrylic
    Anodized Aluminum
    Ceramic
    Cloth
    Coated Metals
    Corian
    Cork
    Delrin
    Fabric
    Fiberglass
    Material Engrave Cut
    Glass
    Leather
    Marble
    Stainless Steel *
    Brass *
    Matte Board
    Melamine
    Mother of Pearl
    Mylar
    Painted Metals
    Material Engrave Cut
    Paper
    Plastic
    Pressboard
    Rubber
    Tile
    Wood
    Wood Veneer
    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.

Material Engrave Cut
Acrylic
Anodized Aluminum
Ceramic
Cloth
Coated Metals
Corian
Cork
Delrin
Fabric
Fiberglass
Material Engrave Cut
Glass
Leather
Marble
Stainless Steel *
Brass *
Matte Board
Melamine
Mother of Pearl
Mylar
Painted Metals
Material Engrave Cut
Paper
Plastic
Pressboard
Rubber
Tile
Wood
Wood Veneer
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.

What are the best uses for an Epilog laser engraver?


GIFT PERSONALIZATION

Laser engravers are often used to create personalized gifts and items. Which includes everything from custom engraved phone cases and tumblers to personalized wine glasses and cutting boards.

INDUSTRIAL MARKING

Laser marking, etching, and engraving are often used in industrial manufacturing and workshop settings to laser mark products and materials with serial numbers, barcodes, and other identifying information.

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Artists and crafters can use laser engravers to create intricate designs and patterns on a variety of materials, including wood, acrylic, leather, fabric and more. With and Epilog engraver the laser customization possibilities are endless.

SIGN & DISPLAY MAKING

Laser cutters and engravers can be used to create indoor and outdoor signage, name plates, and corporate logo signs. An Epilog is the perfect tool for creating exceptionally details shapes for POS displays, pop-up exhibits, and illuminated advertising signs.

RAPID PROTOTYPING

Often used in product development, laser cutters and engravers are utalized to create prototypes of new products and reduce lead times. An Epilog can cut and engrave materials with speed and precision, allowing designers and engineers to test and refine their ideas.

ARCHITECTURAL MODELS

Architects and model makers use laser engravers to create detailed models of buildings and other structures for large contruction projects. The technique of using lasers gives many architect firms and students the ability to speed up the model making process and design with modern solutions.

EDUCATION IN UNIVERSITIES & STEM PROGRAMS

Laser cutters and engravers are used in schools and universities to teach students about design, engineering, and subtractive manufacturing processes. Students can learn to create their own designs and bring them to life with a laser engraver.

The Benefits of Owning an Epilog Laser Engraver

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Laser Engraving and Customization

Create one-of-a-kind product
Epilog laser machines are capable of engraving designs in high resolution (1200DPI) at maximum speed, thanks to the precision of the revolutionary motion control system featured in our laser machines. Laser cut and engrave anything you imagine with an Epilog!
laser cutting intricate paper invitation

Laser Cut Your Designs

Quickly cut different shapes, patterns, or parts
Laser cutting machines are capable of cutting very complex and intricate designs on paper, acrylic, wood or MDF, and more. You can cut custom greeting cards, parts for 3D models and prototypes, rubber stamps, wooden inlays, (intarsia), and much more. With a laser machine, the only limit is your imagination.
touch screen at the laser

Laser Touch Screen

Control various parameters at the laser
7-inch LED touchscreen that allows you to select between jobs, auto focus the laser, rerun jobs at the touch of a button, save jobs to the laser, and more. It also includes a job trace feature that lets you quickly see where the engraving/cutting job will appear on your material.
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Personalize Any Product

Add value with customization services
Take any product and give it a personalized touch by laser engraving a logo, a photograph, or any custom design. With such a wide range of laserable materials (such as wood, glass, leather, methacrylate, or cardboard), you can customize almost any object, including promotional gifts, identification plates, trophies, or even jewelry.
dual source Co2 and fiber capabilities

Dual Laser Source Options Available

Expand capabilities with CO2 & fiber laser options
Make your CO2 laser machine capable of engraving and marking all types of bare metals, by adding a fiber laser to your laser machine. Dual-source laser machines, such as those in the Fusion Pro series, will allow you to increase your product diversity, thus growing the capabilities and services your business offers. The ability to engrave and/or cut all kinds of materials will give your customers the services they want, as well as a competitive edge against your competition.
fusion pro iris camera positioning system

IRIS™ Camera Positioning System

Easy & accurate artwork placement
For quick positioning of your laser designs on your material or product, the Fusion Pro is equipped with the superior IRIS™ camera system. Thanks to Epilog’s innovative laser software, camera optic technology, and user-friendly approach, you can drag and drop your designs on screen in the location you want it to appear on the object, and the laser will laser engrave or cut the design in the exact same location on the material.

Epilog’s Additional Standout Features


LASER ENGRAVE A VARIETY OF MATERIALS

Whether you are engraving wood, marble, glass, leather, fabric, paper, metal, or much more, we have a laser machine that will work for you!

WE’LL HELP YOUR LASER BUSINESS

Not sure what you want to create? Epilog provides resources to inspire with our Sample Club, Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook Fans group.

DESIGNED FOR EASE OF USE

The laser connects to your computer like an inkjet printer through Wireless, USB or Ethernet options. Use the design software of your choice to start laser engraving your project!

AFFORDABLE DESIGN

A laser machine from Epilog is an excellent choice for your first laser system. The Fusion Maker combines top-notch industrial components and the highest-quality engraving in an affordable desktop package.

SAFE TO OPERATE – Class 2 Laser

The laser’s interlocked metal enclosure carries a class 2 safety rating, allowing for safe use in any student lab, workshop, home, or office.

LONG-LIFE, AIR-COOLED METAL LASER TUBES

Epilog’s metal and ceramic laser tubes combine the benefits of longer life and lower recharge costs, while providing a higher-quality cutting and engraving.

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