10 Best Laser Etching Machines
for February 2024

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Laser etching machines are used to create intricate designs, such as monograms, on glass, metal, stone and more. These machines use a laser to etch designs into the surface of an object. Laser etching machines come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from tabletop models to industrial-sized machines.

Laser etching machines come in two varieties: those that use a gas laser to etch designs into an object, and those using a CO2 laser. Gas lasers use a mixture of helium and argon to etch designs into an object, while CO2 lasers use carbon dioxide to etch designs into an object.

In the MOOZ Themes Reviews Lab, we test laser etching machines for ease of use, including how easy it is to set up the machine, adjust settings, and operate the machine. We also test laser etching machines for speed, including how quickly the machine can etch designs into an object.

Laser etching machines can be pricey, but if you're looking to create intricate designs on glass, metal, stone and more, they're worth the cost. Here are the best laser etching machines of 2022:

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Compact Laser Engraver, Mini Handheld Laser Etcher Printer Cutter Home Desktop Laser Engraving Etching Machine with Protective Goggles for DIY Logo Design, Art Craft Science, Wood Paper Leather Black

LaserPecker Compact Engraver Laser

by LaserPecker

Durable and Safe Laser etching machine with high quality laser head make durablity, better stability and long working time; Working warning alert, motion-trigged stop, overheat shutdown, password lock will keep you safe from accidents: Safe Certification: CE, FCC, FDA, RoHSCDRH,IEC 60825-1 (Laser Class1)IEC 60825-1 (Laser Class 4)

The L1 is a handy and compact laser engraver, and it does mostly everything well. The engraving quality is much better than what we saw from our previous pick, the MK-II, and it can handle a wider range of materials, including wood, leather, paper, and plastic. It's also much faster and more accurate than the MK-II, and it's smaller and lighter, making it easier to use in cramped workspaces. The L1 also has a nice selection of features, including four engraving modes, a touchscreen interface, and two engraving depth settings. It's also reasonably priced, and it's one of the best laser engravers we've used. That said, we found some issues, including long startup times and a few rough edges. The engraving surface also tends to get dirty and sticky over time, and it can take a while to clean the surface. We also experienced some bugs with the Bluetooth connection, and the app occasionally crashed. The L1 is a good laser engraver, but we'd recommend spending a little more and getting the MK-II, which is faster, better, and more reliable.

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Reizer 20W Laser Engraver, Class 4 Fixed-Focus CNC Laser Engraving Machine with 32-bit Board for Wood, MDF, Stainless Steel, Leather Etching GRBL Control (15.75”x15.75” Large Engraving Area)

FoxAlien Reizer Laser 20W Engraver

by FoxAlien

It uses a new technology Laser Beam Compression, which can achieve excellent performance in engraving delicate projects and details. It helps to improve the efficiency for cutting as well. Its more stable and durable.

The Reizer 20W laser engraver is our top laser engraver, but it's a little pricey, so you'll want to be sure it's right for you before you buy it. The Reizer 20W uses an 808nm laser, which is standard for lasers used in engraving and etching. There are cheaper models available that use a 532nm laser, but 532nm lasers are less powerful, so they don't produce as sharp of an image. The Reizer 20W's laser engraver has a powerful 20W laser, so it produces very sharp images. The engraver has 3 working modes: engraving, cutting, and blanking. The engraving mode can engrave on wood, leather, MDF, and stainless steel. The cutting mode can cut wood, leather, MDF, and stainless steel. The blanking mode can blank wood. The Reizer laser engraver can engrave at a resolution of 300DPI. The Reizer laser engraver has a 40 x 40 cm (15.75 x 15.75 inches) active working area, and a resolution range of 300DPI-600DPI. The Reizer laser engraver can engrave at a maximum working speed of 50mm/s. The Reizer laser engraver has 2 focusing modes: manual focusing and automatic focusing. The Reizer laser engraver has an auto-focusing function, which can automatically focus the laser engraver in 2 seconds. The laser engraver has a auto-levelling function, which can automatically level the laser engraver in 10 seconds. The laser engraver has a auto-focusing, auto-levelling, and auto-protection functions. The laser engraver has a micro-adjustment function, which can automatically adjust the laser engraver in 10 seconds. The laser engraver has 2 working modes: engraving and cutting. The laser engraver has a laser power range between 0-1000W. The laser engraver has 2 power supply types: AC100-240V and DC5V. The laser engraver has a 60,000 RPM motor, which can speed engraving up to 50mm/s, and cutting up to 20mm/s. The laser engraver has 2 working modes: engraving and cutting.

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OMTech 80W CO2 Laser Engraver Machine, 20x28 Inch Laser Etching Machine with Red Dot Pointer & Autofocus, Laser Engraving Machine with Motorized Workbed Air Assist & Ruida Controls for Home Office DIY

OMTech 80W CO2 Laser Engraver Machine

by OMTech

RUIDA DIGITAL CONTROLS: The 6442 Ruida control panel for this cabinet laser engraver features advanced functions to realize your most sophisticated designs perfectly; its convenient LCD screen provides complete control over the laser marking process; and a Windows-compatible edition of RDWorks v8 comes included for easy precision work from your desktop or laptop computer

The OMTech 80W CO2 Laser Engraver Machine is an all-in-one solution that's perfect for beginners and hobbyists of all skill levels. The system includes a CO2 laser tube, digital laser power supply, motorized workbed, red laser pointer, air assist, and Ruida controls, so everything you need to get started is included. The laser engraver is fast and powerful, able to engrave at up to 1.6 inches per second and 500 mm per minute. The laser engraver also features an autofocus system, so the laser will automatically adjust its focus based on the size of the piece being engraved. The laser engraver also comes with password and key protection, so only authorized users can access the system. The laser engraver is safe to use, too, with a high-quality CO2 tube and durable laser optics. The laser engraver is easy to use, too, with a built-in digital laser power supply and easy-to-use controls. The laser engraver is built to last, too, with a 8000-hour CO2 tube and laser optics. The laser engraver is also suitable for use in a variety of settings, from home offices and small businesses to retail stores and schools.

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WAINLUX Laser Master 2S Engraver, Engraving Cutting Machine 140x130mm DIY Carving Area, Portable Mini CNC Router Etching Tool, Eyes Protection Stamping Machine for Wood and Metal Leather

WAINLUX Laser Master 2S Engraver

[Premium Motherboard] WAINLUX laser engraver adopts 64-bits motherboard, smarter, faster, higher precision and easier to use. 20W powerful laser module provide faster, quicker engraving speed. WAINLUX team also provides lifetime firmware upgrade services!

The WAINLUX Laser Master 2S Engraver is our top pick, and it's easy to see why: It's packed with features, it's easy to use, it's compact, and it delivers great engraving results.

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Makeblock xTool D1 Laser Cutter and Laser Engraver Machine, 5w-7.5w Output Power, 0.08 * 0.08mm Compressed Spot 0.01mm Higher Engraving Accuracy, for Acrylic Wood and Metal 432 * 406mm (17

Makeblock xTool D1 Laser and Cutter Laser Engraver Machine

by Makeblock Co., Ltd.

Simple to Use and Excellent QualityThe entire engraving machine has a modular design of aluminum alloy and can typically be assembled in 10-20 minutes. The new laser head design features a focus lever and knob design allowing you to adjust the focus easily and quickly without tools. In addition, we have a professional US technical team and support website to solve all your problems within 24 hours.

The Makeblock xTool D1 is an easy-to-use laser engraver and cutter that cuts through wood, acrylic, and other common materials with impressive speed and precision. The D1's laser power is powerful enough to cut through 8mm wood and up to 3mm acrylic, so it's perfect for DIY projects and hobby work. The laser cutter's engraving capabilities are also impressive, though at 0.01mm accuracy the D1 is slightly hampered by the engraving resolution, which is only 0.08mm. While the laser cutter would be great for hobby work, it's less powerful than the more expensive 10W models we tested, and it's less useful for engraving on metal. The D1's laser engraving capabilities are impressive, though its engraving resolution is slightly less than many other models we tested, which limits the engravings' detail. The D1 comes with everything you need to get started, including 3mm acrylic, 8mm wood, and 3mm stainless steel. The D1's laser cutter is powerful enough to cut 8mm wood in one pass, but it's less useful for engraving metal or ABS. The D1's laser cutter can engrave 0.01mm resolution (3mm), which is slightly less than on other machines we tested. The D1 is currently the only laser cutter we tested that can cut 8mm wood in one pass. The D1 comes with everything you need to get started, including 3mm acrylic, 8mm wood, and 3mm stainless steel.

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OMTech 40W CO2 Laser Engraver Cutter with 8 x 12in Work Area, Desktop K40 Laser Engraving Machine with Digital Control, Red Dot Pointer, Detachable Wheels, Compact for DIY Home Office(DF0812-40BG)

OMTech 40W CO2 Laser Engraver Cutter 8 with x 12in Work Area

by Orion Motor Tech

INTEGRATED COOLING FAN: Never overheat again! The pre-installed exhaust fan provides improved ventilation performance, easier operation, lower noise level, and greater portability.

If you're in the market for a laser engraver, our top pick from OMTech is a great option. This machine has a good range of engraving sizes, comes with a 12 x 8in engraving surface, and it's the easiest to use out of all the models we tested. The interface is intuitive, and it has a 4-level power adjustment, which makes it easy to dial in the perfect engraving power for different materials. It's also much quieter than other models we tested, and it's much easier to turn the laser off than on. The laser engraves well, and it's much faster than the other models we tested. The laser head easily attaches to the engraving surface, and it even comes with a set of wrenches and Allen wrenches for tightening the clamping screws. The laser engraver has good power, and it cuts through most materials, including wood, plastic, and leather. The laser heads are removable, so they're easy to clean, and the laser engraver supports multiple users, so you can share it with a friend or family member. The laser engraver comes with a laser cutter attachment, so you can cut away any leftover material after you've finished engraving.

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Compact Laser Engraver machine, LaserPecker Pro Portable Engraver Lazer Engraving Etcher Desktop Laser Cutter Printer with Auto-focus stand for DIY Logo Design, Art Craft, Wood Paper Leather Food

LaserPecker Compact Engraver Laser machine

by LaserPecker

Wide ApplicationLaserPecker pro engraver with small & lightweight design engraves on a wide variety of materials, like Paper-board, Fabric, Wood, Leather, Felt,Cloth,Fruit and more. The Easy Etcher can widely be used in Engraving, Carving, Etching, Cutting etc. NotePlastic : Painted the plastic with oil-based or whiteboard pen first to engrave then wipe the color off

The LaserPecker Pro is a tiny yet powerful laser engraver and cutter that packs a lot of cool features into a tiny package. It has a decent range of engraving sizes: It can engrave small objects like paper, wood, and leather, and it can engrave larger objects like jewelry and desktop signs. The laser engraver features an auto-focusing stand that automatically adjusts the height of the laser. This allows users to engrave on any surface, from glass to wood to leather to paper, without the need for special accessories. The laser engraver is also surprisingly quiet, and it runs for 60 minutes on a 3-hour battery. The LaserPecker Pro has a simple 4-key interface that makes it easy to control. The LaserPecker Pro can engrave at 10 times the speed of an ordinary engraver, and it's also more precise, so the output looks sharper. It also supports photo to vector conversion, so users can convert just about any image they can think of into vector files. The engraving process is also much faster, so users can complete projects much faster than with other laser engravers. The laser engraver is small enough to fit in a pocket, and it fits comfortably on a desk, so it's perfect for personal use. The LaserPecker Pro is an affordable and versatile laser engraver and cutter that is perfect for designers, artists, and hobbyists.

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Laser Engraver, befon Upgraded Laser Engraving Cutting Machine, Compressed Spot, 5W-6W Output Power, Eye Protection Fixed-Focus Engraver Machine, DIY Laser Marking, 16.14

befon Laser Engraver

by ATOMSTACK

Upgraded High-Performance Fixed-Focus Laser: No need to adjust the focus before engraving; the new laser focal spot is 50% smaller than other ordinary lasers, new laser combines precision engraving and high energy cutting at the same time. The laser power of the fixed-focus laser is more stable than the zoom laser. The new knob design allows you to adjust the distance without the aid of tools. It is more convenient and quick

The Befon Upgraded 40W laser engraving machine is a powerful, compact laser engraving and cutting machine that packs in features usually found on much more expensive machines. Its engraving area is 16.14"x15.74", which gives it plenty of room to engrave large objects, and its engraving speed is fast (about 40 seconds for 2-inch-deep engraving). The laser engraving machine has wide compatibility, as it can work with both Windows and MAC systems. The built-in laser protective cover and filter are great additions, as they're features that you wouldn't get on most other machines at this price. The laser engraving machine is also pretty quiet, so it won't disturb others. The laser engraving machine has a compact, foldable design, so it's easy to carry.

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ATOMSTACK A5 Pro Laser Engraver, 40W Laser Engraving Cutting Machine for Wood, 5W-5.5W Output Power, Compressed Spot CNC Carving DIY Laser Master, Eye Protection Fixed-Focus, 400x410mm

ATOMSTACK A5 Pro Laser Engraver

by ATOMSTACK

Widely Use: The 40W laser cutting engraver can meet your daily needs, It can engrave on paper, bamboo, wood, plastic, leather PCB board, aluminum oxide, lacquered metal, etc. You can engrave your own logo for your favorite items.

The Atomstack A5 Professional Laser Engraving Machine for Wood and Acrylic has lots of features that beginner users will appreciate, such as a built-in laser protective cover that protects your eyes, and an engraving file converter that makes it easy to convert files from other machines. The A5 Pro also can engrave at 400x410mm, which is about the same size as the 397x400mm engraving area of the Brother ScanNCut. The A5 Pro's focusing system is a bit different from the Brother ScanNCut's. The A5 Pro has a fixed-focus lens, while the Brother ScanNCut has an adjustable-focus lens, so the A5 Pro has a smaller focus area than the Brother ScanNCut. The downside of the fixed-focus lens is that it's a little bit harder to focus on small areas, so it's best used for engraving larger objects. The A5 Pro's laser power is 5.5W, versus 15-20W for the 4200-Watt Brother ScanNCut. The A5 Pro's laser power isn't quite as powerful as the Brother ScanNCut's, but it's close, and it has the advantage of focusing exclusively on engraving, while the Brother ScanNCut also can cut. The A5 Pro has a more powerful laser, but the A5 Pro's laser power also lasts about 30% longer than that of the Brother ScanNCut, so it's more economical in the long run. The A5 Pro comes with a one-year warranty, which is much less than the Brother ScanNCut's three-year warranty. The A5 Pro's laser protective cover is not as good as that of the Brother ScanNCut, since it only filters out 95% of UV, and it doesn't scratch like Brother ScanNCut's protective cover. The A5 Pro's laser protective cover also blocks out 92% of visible light, so it's not quite as dark as the Brother ScanNCut's protective cover, but it's dark enough to watch laser engraving without wearing goggles, and the A5 Pro's protective cover feels more durable. The A5 Pro has a larger focus area than the Brother ScanNCut, but it's a bit harder to focus on small areas, so it's best used for engraving larger objects. The A5 Pro's laser power is a bit lower than that for the Brother ScanNCut, but it's economical, and it's more energy efficient, so it lasts longer.

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ORTUR Laser Master 2 ProS2-LF Laser Engraver, Laser Engraving Cutting Machine, DIY Laser Marking for Wood, Compresed Spot CNC, Better in Cutting (Includes Air Assist)

ORTUR Laser Master ProS2-LF 2 Laser Engraver

by Ortur

Advanced Firmware=Ortur Laser 1.8 firmware, smarter, faster, higher precision and easier to use. Specialized Motherboard with 32Bits MCU. It could preprocess 32 instructions, support baud rate as high as 921600, more powerful! Qualified for ESP32 MCUs, optimizes the motion algorithm, and increases the maximum stepper motors speed from 4000mm/min to 10000mm/min.

The Ortur Laser Master 2 ProS2-LF is an expensive engraver, but its features, including compressed focus, make it an excellent choice for professionals, hobbyists, and home enthusiasts. It is powerful enough to engrave all kinds of materials, including wood, glass, acrylic, crystal, and bamboo, and it has a long laser head that can reach 6 inches. Ortur's laser engravers, including the Laser Master 2, have long been popular with hobbyists and professional engravers, and this latest version (which is now the Laser Master 2 ProS2-LF) is even better. It has a more powerful system, a longer laser head, and a more powerful laser. It delivers faster engraving speeds (up to 1,500 ipm) and is more accurate (about 0.2%) than the previous version. The laser engraving software is easy to use, and it supports a variety of file types and works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It includes a laser engraving software, a user manual, a power adapter, a USB cable, a cooling pad, and a protective bag.

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