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The Ultimate Laser Engraving Buying Guide - Monport

The Ultimate Laser Engraving Buying Guide - Monport

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A laser engraver machine could be an essential investment in your business. If you move with a proper plan, you might not get into trouble so much. We understand that choosing the ideal laser engraving machine from a list of choices is not easy. You may need to go through some research to find the ideal one. In this case, this article may save you some time for analysis.

 

Ⅰ.What Materials do You Want to Engrave? 

Your engraving material requirements directly determine the type of machine you need to choose. If you mainly carve metal, you can skip the CO2 laser engraving machine and choose from the machines in this type of marking machine. For the selection of marking machine, you can see Best Fiber Laser Engravers & Cutters in 2023.

If you often engrave non-metal, a CO2 laser engraving machine can fully meet your needs, For the selection guide of CO2 industrial laser engraving machine, you can refer to our blog Overview of Monport Laser Engraver Fireproof Series.

 

CO2 Lasers

 

Fiber Lasers

Marking/Engraving

Cutting

Mark/Engraving

Wood

Wood

Acrylic

Leather

Leather

Hard Plastics

Plastics

Plastics

Brick

Acrylic

Acrylic

Aluminum

Fabrics

Fabrics

Sliver

Rubber

Rubber

Gold

Glass

Paper

Stainless

Brick

Foam

Brass

Marble

Cardboard

Titanium

Bone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ⅱ. How Much Power do You Want?

 

After defining the type of machine you choose, the most important thing is the intensity of your engraving needs. If you are a simple beginner of laser engraving machines and your engraving frequency is not high, you do not need high-power machines. If there is a small business to operate, a larger laser machine may be more suitable for you. The higher the power, the faster and more efficiently you can engrave, but also the more expensive the machine will be. Consider what materials you'll be working with and how fast you need to get your engraving done when deciding on the power you need. 

Monport 80W can cut 1inch baltic birch plywood easily. Aside from its high cutting efficiency, the Monport 80w has some of the characteristics that other high output engraving machines should have. This machine can meet the requirements of high output engraving and cutting due to its solid shell structure and various design concepts for convenient and rapid production.

For Monport 150W machine, it can cut 1.4 inches of plywood. The depth of this cutting can already catch up with most CNC machines. For a machine that mainly focuses on engraving, the higher the power ensures that you can engrave materials of the same depth at a faster speed. 

 

Ⅲ. How Large Laser Machine do You Need?

 laser machine size

 

After you know how powerful a laser machine you need, there is another inevitable problem to consider. That is the size of the machine, whether it is the size of the working area of the machine or the size of the whole machine, unless you can have a semi-open garage to easily accommodate 90-inch machines. For example, the packaging length of the Monport 150W built-in water chiller is 89.4 inches, The working area of the machine also determines how large material you can engrave.

 

Ⅳ. Laser Engraver Software Comaptibilty

 

Another important factor to consider when purchasing laser engraving and cutting machines is software compatibility. There are two software options for these engraving machines. Some models are design software compatible, allowing you to create laser cutting projects in Adobe or CAD and then transfer them to laser engraving machines. The second model comes pre-installed with engraving machine software, making it simple to complete all tasks.

A machine with pre-installed software, on the other hand, may be a cost-effective option, but it will limit your creativity and design options. As a result, check and select the machine with software designed to use specific programs on the object surface. Lightburn is compatible with both desktop and industrial CO2 laser engraving machines in Monport. K40 Laser Cutter Software Selection and Installing will serve as a resource for K40 users. The figure below depicts the operating system selection of almost all CAD, CAM, and control software.

 

CAD

CAM

Control

OS

Internet

Paid/Free

LightBurn

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows, Mac,Linux

Occasionally

Paid

Adobe Illustrator

Yes

No

No

Windows, Mac

Occasionally

Paid

CorelDRAW

Yes

No

No

Windows, Mac

Occasionally

Paid

DraftSight

Yes

No

No

Windows, Mac

Occasionally

Paid

Inkscape

Yes

No

No

Windows, Mac,Linux

No

Free

Solid Edge 2D

Yes

No

No

windows

No

Free

TurboCAD Designer

Yes

No

No

Windows, Mac

Occasionally

Paid

OpenBuilds CAM

No

Yes

Yes

Web-based (OS-independent)

Yes

Free

OpenBuilds Control

No

Yes

Yes

Windows, Mac,Linux

Occasionally

Free

RDWorks

No

Yes

Yes

Windows

Occasionally

Free

LaserDRW

No

Yes

Yes

Windows, Mac

Occasionally

Free

EZCad

No

Yes

Yes

Windows

Occasionally

Free

LaserGRBL

No

Yes

Yes

wins

No

Free

 

Ⅴ. Laser Engraving Machine Recommends

 

Monport Desktop laser engraver: The best-budgeted option

 desktop laser engraver

 

There are many reasons you should choose Monportlaser machines among the other brands. However, among those notable reasons, after-sale service and the laser machine price are the most important considerations when choosing an laser engraving machine. Monportlaser offers high-quality products and the best-budgeted option for their customers.  

Monport laser engraver price ranges between $500 to $10,000 based on the different power levels. Most of the CO2 laser engraving machines of 60W input power price range between $2000 - $3000. These prices are undoubtedly lower than any other brands in the world. It is important to note that all these machines are suitable for engraving thin metal sheets, wood, plastics, or acrylics.

On the other hand, the price of other laser engraving machines of the same kind ranges from US $3000 to US $20000. Obviously, compared with the price range of laser engraving machines, Monportlaser offers the best budget option.

 

Monport Industrial laser engraver: The best-quailfied option

 industrial laser engraver

 

Monport considers the carving experience of various customers and makes new adjustments to our machine observation windows. It not only converts the observation windows to PC materials, but it also includes a slew of new features. Monport makes adjustments not only to high-power machines like the 150w and 130w, but also to other 60w and 80w machines. As a result, our fire protection series can provide complete coverage from 60w to 150w. So you don't have to be concerned that the machine you're buying in Monport lacks a fireproof observation window. The performance of the engraving machine varies due to its power, but only for our 60w machine. We also make every effort to achieve various performance configurations.

 

Conclusion

Monport offers 24-hour after-sales service as well as professional technical support in the United States. Monport has continuously upgraded its after-sales solutions since its inception, established a professional carving machine community based on love and mutual assistance, and provided professional teaching video resources to help customers better begin their laser engraving  journey.

 

From quality control to customer satisfaction, headquartered in Seattle helps us meet customer expectations and needs. If you have ever been to the region, please visit our exhibition hall at any time and check in person. We are happy to show you everything that makes Monport Laser stand out, and more importantly, make it a realistic team.