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Start a Laser Engraving Business

Laser engraving is a profitable way to start a business in a growing industry that takes only a small investment.

Here are just a few ideas to start a business:

Laser systems are so easy to use that you’ll be able to start using one in no time, and they are so affordable, they usually pay for themselves in a short amount of time! Whether you choose to open a store front business or work from home, you’ll find laser engraving a profitable new way to start a laser engraving business.

Meet Celeste Wong, an entrepreneur who used laser machines to turn her passion for watches into a unique and successful business:
Laser Engraved Wedding Photos Group
  • Wedding Gifts: photo albums, etched glasses
  • Photo Engraving: family memories on marble
  • Signage: Create custom signs in wood and acrylic
  • Models: From architectural models to toys

What do I need to start a business?

A laser machine allows you to get up and running with a business quickly. All you need is the laser, your own computer, and your favorite graphic software package (CorelDRAW, Illustrator, Photoshop – it’s up to you!) The laser works like a printer – you import your graphics, images, or text, position the artwork on your engraving piece(s) and can engrave it in just minutes!

Is it profitable?

Whenever you can add value to a product by creating custom engraving, your profits can skyrocket. We have customers who have paid for their machines with their first engraving jobs! With a variety of high-quality machines, sizes, and wattage configurations, you’ll find out why people all over the world are discovering the profit potential of an Epilog Laser System!

What training do you offer?

We have both onsite and online training available for our customers. Truly, the training is mostly on your graphic software though. If you already know how to use Corel or another software package, you’re 90% there. The lasers are extremely easy to use and operate similarly to your printer.

What materials can I engrave and cut with the laser?

The great thing about starting a laser business is that Epilog’s laser systems are so versatile. With one machine, you can engrave and/or cut wood, acrylic, plastic, fabric, marble, glass, and much more. You’re only limited by your imagination!

How do I find out more?

Fill out the form to receive our brochure with engraved and cut samples – and as a special bonus, we’ll send you a copy of our “Guidebook to Starting Your Own Engraving & Cutting Business.”

Sample Club

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

Other FAQ’s

You got questions? We got answers.

    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!