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Creating UID Labels with a Laser Machine

Engrave all types of barcodes, serial numbers and logos with the laser

Unique Identification (UID) is a Department of Defense (DoD) designed program for identification, traceability and accountability of government property purchases. Incorporating bar codes, data matrix codes and human readable text, the unique identification mark allows for lifecycle tracking of UID required items.

Whether applied directly to an individual part or to a non-removable tag affixed to the item, Epilog Laser systems provide an inexpensive solution for UID marking requirements.

Is an Epilog Laser system right for your application?

You want to engrave UID labels with a laser.

UID Labels are permanently marked labels that can be used to meet all traceability requirements of the DOD. For UID labeling, place an entire sheet of labels in the laser and etch the information onto the label to be placed on your large equipment.

You need an easy way to meet UID requirements.

Did you know that marking parts and labels with UID required traceability information can be as easy as plugging in a laser to your computer through an Ethernet connection, then printing your labels and barcodes to the laser? We’ve designed our entire line of Fiber and CO2 lasers to be safe and easy to operate.

You want laser UID equipment that can engrave directly onto your metal parts.

Our laser systems can etch directly onto your metal parts up to 48″ x 36″ x 12.25″ in size.

You want to be able to do plastic UID marking.

Etch your plastic parts with UID information by place them directly into the laser and “printing” the information on the part.

You want to bring your expensive outsourcing of tool marking inhouse.

Cut your expenses by bringing expensive plastic marking inhouse. By adding an Epilog to you business, you can cut costs, and you’ll constantly find new projects for the laser that can add value to the products you sell.

You need to be able to quickly train employees to run the laser.

There is no need to learn new software when using an Epilog to engrave UID marks. The software you are using to create your barcodes right now will probably run the laser. You don’t need to spend expensive time training and retraining employees on specialty software.

Your parts to barcode are large (up to 48″ x 36″ x 12.5″).

By directing the laser beam through a series of mirrors, Epilog’s laser UID marking equipment has been designed to engrave a large work area of 48″ x 36″ on the Fusion Pro 48. The flying-optic design is a state-of-the-art X/Y mechanical design borne from Epilog’s 30+ years of manufacturing experience in laser marking and cutting systems.

Your parts will fit in a jig so you can engrave multiple parts at once.

Create a jig to place your parts and engrave hundreds of pieces at one time. The EZLoad Access door allows you to easily place your jig of parts either through the top window door or through the hinged, front-loading door of the laser system. Both of these safety-interlocked doors provide fast and efficient parts placement and removal.

Rather than using a dedicated operator to engrave one piece at a time, you can set the machine to start engraving and walk away, returning when the lasering is complete.

Can I do other things with the laser?

Yes! From woodworking to signage to promotional item etching, you can create all types of different products to add even more profits to your business.

How do I find out more?

Fill out our request form and we’ll send you a brochure with laser engraved samples and more.

Engraving is Easy!

Print to your laser from any graphics software

Laser machines work similarly to office printers, so the process is simple. Cutting and engraving with an Epilog is as easy as following these three steps: select your design and print, configure the laser for your material with speed and power settings, and push GO to laser it!

Artwork Setup

Design in your favorite software

Material Settings

Assign speed and power by material

Start Engraving!

Send the job to the laser and press go!

Sample Club

With step-by-step instructions and free graphics files, get new project ideas every month!
laser engraved minature baseball bats

Which machines are best for creating UID labels?

Whatever the scope of your project, Epilog Laser has a machine that will fit your needs, from entry-level systems to top-of-the line machines.
  • fusion edge 12 laser machine

    Fusion Edge 12

    Business Series
    Work Area

    24″ x 12″
    (610 x 305mm)


    CO2, Fiber



    Our compact laser system available in several wattage configurations and features up to 120 IPS/3.05 m/s engraving speeds. Also available with a fiber laser source.
  • Fusion Pro 24 laser machine

    Fusion Pro 24

    Industrial Series
    Work Area

    24″ x 24″
    (610 x 610mm)


    CO2, Fiber, Dual



    The smallest in our industrial Fusion Pro Laser Series, the Pro 24 is available in 60 or 100 watts and can be configured as a dual-source system with both CO2 and fiber laser capabilities.
  • Fusion Pro 36 laser machine

    Fusion Pro 36

    Industrial Series
    Work Area

    36″ x 24″
    (914 x 610mm)


    CO2, Dual



    Like all systems in the Fusion Pro Laser Series, the Pro 36 includes Epilog’s IRIS Camera System, along with engraving speeds up to 165 inches per second (4.2 m/s).
  • Fusion Pro 48 laser machine

    Fusion Pro 48

    Industrial Series
    Work Area

    48″ x 36″
    (1219 x 914mm)


    CO2, Dual



    The largest of the Fusion Pros, this industrial system is available in 80, 100, and 120-watt configurations, as a dual-source system, and can be networked via built-in Ethernet, USB or wirelessly.
  • Fusion Galvo laser machine

    Fusion Galvo

    Metal Marking Machine
    Work Area

    Max 6″ x 6″
    (152 x 152 mm)





    The Fusion Galvo is Epilog’s industrial metal marking system that features an adjustable work area, lightning fast speeds, and the powerful IRIS™ camera system for quick and precise artwork placement.