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Laser Basics

Laser Cutting Machines

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

What Will You Create?

Epilog’s CO2 laser cutting machines provide a wide range of opportunities and possiblities. The versatility, speed, and precision of Epilog’s laser cutters enables makers, hobbyists, and entrepreneurs to produce everything from a simple machine concept to packaging to trophies & awards.

Laser machines can cut wood, paper, plastic, fabric, foam, and much more with such high precision and speed, giving lasers a clear advantage over other types of cutting technologies. Epilog’s laser systems are designed to be as easy to use as a paper printer, you can create a design in a graphic software program of your choice and print it directly to the laser cutting machine.

Which materials are compatible?

  • Solid Woods
  • Acrylic
  • MDF & Plywood
  • Cardboards
  • Paper / Cardstock
  • Cork
  • Foam (Polymer types)
  • Organic Fabric / Polyester
  • Rubber
  • See the Full Materials List
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0.5 in. clear acrylic pear shape cut with epilog laser
Laser cut acrylic up to .5″ thick (12.7 mm)

Epilog Laser Cutters

Epilog’s high-speed CO2 laser machines come in a variety of configuations to fit your budget and application processing needs.

  • Laser Source:
    CO2 laser, 30-120 watts
  • Work Area:
    24″ x 12″ (610 x 305 mm) up to 48″ x 36″ (1219 x 914 mm)
  • Max. Material Height:
    7″ (178 mm) up to 12.25″ (311 mm)

The Benefits of Owning an Epilog Laser Engraver

laser cutting intricate paper invitation

Laser Cut Precise Designs

Quickly cut different shapes, patterns, or parts
Laser cut intricate designs in paper, acrylic, wood and more with your CO2 laser. You can laser cut layers to create 3D models, paper invitations, wood inlays, and much more – all with one laser. Your only limit with a laser machine is your imagination!
laser cut architectural model project mdf board

Laser Cut Models and Prototyping

What will you create?
Bring a design to life with a laser cutter. Create amazingly detailed miniature models and prototypes with an Epilog Laser system. A laser cutting machine is the perfect precision tool for cutting plywood, balsa, foam board, cardboard, taskboard, and basswood to create prototypes and architectural models.
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CO2 Metal / Ceramic Laser Source

Best beam quality in the industry
Epilog’s patented Waveguide laser tubes produce the best beam quality in the industry. With higher CO2 gas pressure, faster switching rates and an optimized beam, Epilog’s laser tubes provide the highest-quality engraving and cutting results available.
laser engraved and cut aztec calendar

Engrave Highly Detailed Graphics

Create one-of-a-kind product
A laser’s ability to engrave high-resolution graphics at top speed showcases the amazing motion control built into our laser machines. You’ll be able to engrave images that truly astonish your customers!
dual source Co2 and fiber capabilities

Dual Laser Source Options

Expand capabilities with CO2 & fiber laser options
Add the ability to engrave and mark metals with the addition of a fiber laser to your CO2 laser machine, available in the Fusion Pro Series. A dual source laser machine will expand your capabilities even further, and help increase your business’s product offerings and profits.
fusion pro iris camera positioning system

IRIS™ Camera Positioning System

Easy & accurate artwork placement
For accurate, easy positioning of graphics, the Fusion Pro features the overhead IRIS™ camera system. Drag and drop your artwork onto your materials for quick job turnaround.


Whether you need to cut hardwood, plywood, mdf, basswood, balsa wood, leather, fabric, paper, cardboard, or other sheet materials, we have a laser cutting machine for you!


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


The laser attaches to your computer just like a printer through USB or Ethernet. Use the design software of your choice to start cutting!


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

SAFE TO OPERATE – Class 2 Laser

The laser’s interlocked metal enclosure carries with it a class 2 safety rating, which allows for safe use in any workshop, home, or office.


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.

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!

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