A laser engraver can be used for multiple projects and can add a lot of value to the project when the material is made out of wood, paper, leather, glass, and more. This tool allows you to remove thin material layers from a surface to make intricate designs. It is also used to create customized gifts that are personalized. One of the most commonly used materials for laser engraving is wood due to it being rather easy to work on. Additionally, laser engravers have the capability of engraving on both real and faux leather, which allows the addition of patterns, logos, and other designs.
- If you are looking to engrave onto wood you are going to want to use a 40W laser which is a Co2 one.
- When you are cutting, the depth will depend on how fast the speed is and how powerful the laser is.
- When it comes to engraving onto paper or cardboard you are going to need a 25W Co2 laser, but to cut you’ll need 40W.
“Laser Cutters are similar to laser engravers, but in laser cutting, you pass the laser beam throughout the width of the material.”