Difference between laser marking and engraving machine-Dora

What is the difference between laser marking and engraving machine?


Fiber laser marking machine-Alice

Reasons for laser tube not emitting

Laser marking machine uses a laser beam to make permanent marks on the surface of various materials. Laser engraving machine uses laser to engrave materials that need to be engraved. The common features is all processed by laser. And they all belong to advertising equipment. So today we talk about the difference between laser marking and engraving machine specifically.

The difference between laser marking and engraving machine

1. Working format

The working area of laser marking machine is not particularly large. Generally marking area is 100*100mm, 200*200mm, 300*300mm.

Low power laser engraving machines have a small processing area, but some high power laser engraving machines are mainly used to cut metal. The processing area is very large. Such as 900*600mm and 1300*900mm.

2. Speed difference.

The speed of  laser marking machine is much faster than that of laser engraving machine.

3. Depth

The depth of laser engraving machine is far more than that of laser marking machine.

4. Laser

The laser of laser engraving machine is generally a carbon dioxide glass tube. The life of the glass tube laser is generally within 2000-10000 hours. Carbon dioxide glass tube lasers are all disposable.

The lasers of laser marking machines are generally metal tube lasers (non-metal marking machines) and pulsed fiber lasers (metal laser marking machines), and their service life is generally more than five years.

5. Price.

The price of laser marking machine is different due to different materials, ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands.

For non-metal laser engraving and cutting machines, the low power price is cheaper. But laser engraving machines for cutting thick metals are also very expensive.

Application of laser marking and engraving machine


Application of laser marking machine:

(1) Electronic hardware accessories industry: automobiles, ships, machinery, equipment etc.

(2) Metal processing industry.

For instance: IT industry, machine manufacturing, medical equipment, watches and glasses, gifts, jewelry.

And printing stoves, precision hardware, accessories. And electrical appliances, instruments and instruments etc.

(3) UV laser marking machines application.

For example: electronic communications, electrical engineering, instrumentation.

And precision hardware, watches and glasses, jewelry etc.

(4) Non-metal processing industry.

Such as leather, craft gifts, packaging, advertising, wood, plastics.

And signs, electronic communications, watches, glasses, printing, decoration.

(5) Food industry
Marking various information on the surface of food, such as patterns, QR codes, etc.
The advantages are no consumables, finer and clearer printing effect, higher resolution, low failure rate, clean and pollution-free.

(6) Direct packaging industry: food and beverage packaging, wine bottle cap cigarette box packaging, medicine box/bottle packaging.
Mark the product’s production date, batch number, two-dimensional code and other content.

Application of laser engraving machine:

(1) Plaques and signs

(2)Architectural model, mechanical model, vehicle model, ship model model

(3) Arts and crafts, gifts, souvenirs

(4) Building materials, such as gypsum ceilings, ceramic tiles, floor tiles, and so on.

(5) Plexiglas technology, Plexiglas processing


At last, if you want to know more about our laser marking machine, please check https://www.xtlaser.com/products/laser-marking-machine/

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Details of CO2 laser cutting and engraving machine.–Oriole

Details of CO2 laser cutting and engraving machine.

Nowadays, more and more people majoring in wooden artware or other products making. With the technology developing so quickly, a lot of them choose CO2 laser cutting and engraving machine to finish their work.

In order to let you know more about CO2 laser cutting and engraving machine. Here share some details about with you.

What can the machine do?

CO2 Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine

CO2 Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine

CO2 laser cutting and engraving machine can cut and engrave wood, leather, pvc, acrylic, etc.

Is there any protection device for the machine?
Our machine has cover protection (when the front cover of the machine is opened, the laser will stop working), emergency stop switch (in an emergency, you can immediately press to cut off the power of the machine), cooling system protection (if the laser tube cooling system has a problem, the laser Will stop working), all doors on the machine can be locked with a key, which is more safe and secure

To amplify the power, can it be achieved by only using a high-power power supply or replacing a laser tube with a higher power?
No, it need to change the laser power supply and laser tube at the same time.

For example, a 60watt laser power supply can only support the work of a laser tube up to 60watts. If you only replace the 80watt laser power supply without replacing the corresponding laser tube, it will generate a certain current pressure on the 60w laser tube, which will affect the life of the laser tube. Make an impact. On the contrary, if you change to an 80watt laser tube without replacing the corresponding laser power supply, it may be impossible to drive the laser tube due to the low current. (In addition, if you replace a larger wattage laser power supply and laser tube, the chiller must be replaced with a larger model. It is also necessary to consider whether the laser tube box can fit a larger wattage laser tube.)

Any need please contact us at any time.



Details of Fiber Laser Marking Machine—Oriole

Details of Fiber Laser Marking Machine

There are many details of fiber laser marking machine I want to discuss in this text.I will talk about the reason why we use fiber laser marking maching,the components of it and how can we use it.

Fiber laser marking

Fiber laser marking

Why we choose laser marking machine?

Firstly,power saving.For one hour working ,a laser marking machine just cost 0.5kw/h.

Scendly,maintenance-free.A laser marking machine can work for one hundred thousand hours in theory with no maintenance.

Thirdly,simple using.It is easy for us to use it to mark.

Fourthly,mini.It just cover a small area.

Fifthly,permanency.The pattern it marked will never fall off.

Sixly,elegant appearance.What the machine marked looks superior.

Elements and respective roles:

A fiber laser marking machine consists a lot of components.Each of them has its own function.Let us see.

Firstly,fiber laser source.The most important part of the machine.It decides the efficiency and strength of the machine.

Scendly,2D galvo head. Control the movement of the laser beam in the plane.

Thirdly,2D F-theta lens.Scanning and focussing is what it is doing.

Fourthly,control board&marking software.Order the machine to finish its work.

Fifthly,computer.Play a role together with control board&marking software.

Sixly,lifting pillar.It is helpful for the  laser marking machine to focus.

Seventhly,2D working table.We can place the object here and then we can focus easyer.

Eighthly,power supply.When the power of a laser marking machine is fine and open ,we can begin our marking.

How to use the fiber laser marking machine to marking something?

Firstly,open the switch of the computer and then open other three switches.

Scendly,sto make sure it will mark the object on the right position scan and focus .

Finally,operate the software of the machine,and then you will get the pattern you want.

Last but not the least,when you finish your work,you also need abide by the rules.You should close the computer first and then close other switches.

Attention:when you operate the machine if happened anything dangerous ,you can use the emergency stop switch as soon as possible.









Laser marking of other materials (glass / paper / ceramic / other) – Elena

The understanding of the different types of lasers and their wavelengths makes it possible to mark a variety of materials. However, unless the optimum laser marker is selected for the material to be marked, it will not be possible to achieve the desired finish. This section presents how to select the optimal laser marker for glass, paper, ceramics, PCBs and other materials.

Common glass

A marking is achieved by generating tiny cracks in the glass. A repeated marking at a lower power allows a clearer marking.

The CO2 laser markers that perform the marking by applying heat to the object are optimal. High power marking can sometimes cause large cracks, so it is more effective to make multiple passes with low power marking. The blur allows the adjustment of the thickness of the lines.

Quartz glass

Thermal marking melts the glass surface. Because the quartz glass is heat resistant, laser marking is possible without cracking.



High visibility marking is achieved by burning the printed surface (solid coating) with the laser. The high contrast result allows highly readable barcodes and other detailed markings.

Marked on unprinted white paper

The marking is achieved using a high power laser that burns the white surface of the object. When moving from the stamping or other methods to the laser, it is not necessary to change the designs of the cartons or other products, which guarantees a smooth update.

The CO2 laser markers that perform the marking by applying heat to the object are optimal. Soot and similar things can also be generated during marking, so a dust collector may be necessary in addition to the laser marker.


In zirconia ceramics, the marking looks black as if the surface had been burned. In alumina ceramics, the marking looks as if the surface had melted.

Printed circuit boards

White marking is done by engraving only the surface of the welding mask. The surface engraving allows a clear marking without exposing the pattern.

The marking must be done at low power, since if the marking power is too high, soot will be generated on the PCB. In addition, as the standard wavelength laser passes through welding masks, which would entail the risk of damaging the pattern, the best lasers are CO2.


Laser marking of fruit and vegetables-kalyn

Laser marking of fruit and vegetables

For sharp and clear laser marking in 4 steps:

· Laser marking 1st step: import your design, logo or text into the  software

· 2nd step: place the fruit, vegetable or piece of meat to be marked on the marking surface

· 3rd step: launch the marking, the laser doesn’t cut through the skin of the product, which retains its flavour, quality and fragrance

· 4th step: remove your laser marked products.

Congratulations, you have reduced your carbon footprint by 98%!

The XT CO2 laser is a real substitute to ink jet marking. As efficient for marking on the fly as it is for stop and go, it lets you mark any type of piece or material reacting to CO2 technology.


Equipment required:

1.Fruit, vegetable, meat etc..

2.Design, logo, text to mark


Machine and software used:

1. 30 W CO2 laser engraving machine


Laser marking of fruit and vegetables

Mini CO2 laser machine

At last,if you have any confused of machine,welcome to contact XT LASER:

Sales Manager: Kalyn

Mobile/   Skype:+86 189853368889   Email:xintian125@xtlaser.com

Laser marking machines manufacturer- XTLASER- Bonnie

Laser marking machines manufacturer- XTLASER

Laser marking machines manufacturer,  XTLASER, also supplies laser welding machines and service for those machine.
Fiber laser marking machine like 20 watt, 30 watt, 50 watt, 60 watt fiber lasers and 100 watt, can mark on all the metal.
Co2 lasers can mark all kinds of organic materials .

Laser applications:

For example,

like car spare parts marking, promotional items marking, medical instruments marking,  and laser colour marking on stainless steel, all kinds of metals, steel, aluminium, gold, silver, plastic animal ear tags, guns and spare parts etc.

That is to say, all the metal, and organic materialas.

Laser marking machines manufacturer XTLASER supply fiber lasers as oem, table type and with cabinet.

We also apply different automation to lasers.

AS XTLASER Laser marking machines manufacturer, we have been established in 2004, our group is dealing with lasers 16 years.

Types of fiber lasers: OEM System fiber laser marking machine

laser marking machine


Laser marking machines manufacture

Laser marking machines manufacture

In conclusion,  xtlaser in laser marking machine manufacturer, can provide all kinds of laser marking machines.

XTLASER is at the top of our game and is the best.

Therefor, you get the best equipment, and you keep it well-maintained.

As a result,  you can make the product at a good price and great quality.


Laser marking applications -lisa wang


What is Laser Marking?

Laser marking is the process of directly marking a part surface with a focused beam of light. The result is a permanent mark that won’t disappear over time.

Laser marking technology knows no limits. You can use it to mark all types of materials and surfaces. To achieve the best results, you must first choose the ideal laser for your material. CO2 and fiber lasers are the most commonly types of lasers. You can also modify the maximum laser power for high-speed marking.

To deliver better results, Can optimize the different laser marking processes for specific applications. The two most common processes are laser etching and laser engraving. Another laser marking application is laser annealing. It’s the only viable method for marking stainless steel.

Laser Marking Used For?

Laser marking is an emerging technology used in an increasing number of applications. It’s no surprise since it’s a low-maintenance technology. It’s contactless, has no moving parts, and doesn’t use consumables. In automated applications, operators don’t need to operate laser marking machines. And they rarely need to maintain them.

Laser marking is often used to implement traceability, quality control, and process improvement. By identifying each part at the beginning of a production line, barcode readers can then be used to scan identifiers at every manufacturing step. For traceability purposes, this makes it possible to track and trace parts from the beginning to the end of the manufacturing process. For quality control and process improvement, this makes it possible to store important information specific to each part in a database. The most common forms of part identification are data matrix codes, QR codes, and alphanumeric serial numbers.

The main industries that need marking solutions are the automotive, primary metals (including aluminum, steel, zinc, lead, and copper), extrusion, manufacturing, and converting industries.

How Are Lasers Different from One Another?

To understand how lasers differ from one another, you first need to understand how wavelengths interact with materials. Here’s how it works.

In the laser source, there’s a material whose atoms release energy in the form of light. This material determines which wavelength produced by your laser. For example, some solid-state lasers use Nd:YAG crystals to produce light. These crystals release a wavelength of 1,064 nanometers (or 1.064 microns).

Since different materials absorb wavelengths differently, you need different types of lasers for different materials. For example, you’re better off using fiber lasers to mark metals, and CO2 lasers to mark organic materials (such as plastic materials and rubber).

Different lasers can also release that energy differently. You can either use a continuous-wave laser or a pulsed laser. Whereas continuous-wave lasers continuously emit the laser beam, pulsed lasers release the beam at a set rate. Pulsed lasers can reach higher peaks of energy density because they charge up energy before releasing it. They’re ideal for laser marking applications because they offer a higher making speed. Continuous lasers are more adapted to other laser applications like laser cutting, welding, and drilling.

Benefits of Laser Marking?

Laser is becoming the new standard for most marking applications. Although it represents a higher initial investment than its alternatives, it provides a better return on investment as well as other unique benefits.

  • In most cases, it’s the fastest marking solution. Looking at aluminum marking performances, it’s possible to create a high-contrast data matrix code in just 1.40 seconds.
  • Laser safety is regulated by strict international standards. Based on the laser safety class of your laser machine, you can easily know whether it’s safely integrated according to your standards. For example, if you have a class-1 laser marking machine, you don’t need to implement any additional laser safety measures.
  • Laser marking is a traceability solution like no other. It offers near perfect readability rates, thanks to the high reliability of laser systems and to the high contrast of marked identifiers. Create marks that are truly permanent, capable of withstanding almost any surface treatment such as e-coating, heat treating, and shotblasting.
  • Used to create permanent marks on materials whose surface cannot directly marked (like stainless steel) by creating a mark under the surface.

There are many other benefits to laser marking specific to each application. Contact us to find out which benefits apply to you.

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Email: lasermachine02@xtlaser.com

What should i know when buying a laser?-Bunny

Are you wondering how you can choose a laser machine for your type of work? in the market you can see machines of different powers and different sizes, with this blog I hope to give you a better idea of how to correctly choose your laser machine. The best choice that best fits your pocket and work applications with laser machine.

To start we must divide the laser machines into three very popular categories in the world of cutting and engraving. It is possible to say that there are other forms and processes of cut, like the plasma, the cut by water jet, or cut with CNC router, but in this case we will only talk about the laser machines.

CO2 tube laser machine

Material Type

The type of material you are going to cut or engrave determines what type of machine you need. There are different types of laser machine, CO2 laser, fiber optic laser and YAG laser. A good way to know what type of laser you need is the following.

Type of CO2 laser can cut: Paper, cardboard, cardboard, fabrics, leathers, foami, rubber, wood, acrylic and different plastics.

Type of CO2 laser can engrave: Cardboard, leather, some fabrics, foami, plastics and rubber, glass, wood, acrylics, coated or anodized metals, fruits, vegetables, among other non-metallic materials.


Work areas

30x40cm/ 40x60cm/ 90x60cm/ 130x90cm/ 130x250cm

Depending on the area of material you want to cut, you can also choose a work area for your machine.

Tube power

The power of the tubes define how deep and how thick they can work on different materials. Then I will leave a list of depth of cut of our tubes on reference materials, acrylic and wood.

40W: Acrylic 5MM Wood 3MM

80W: Acrylic 10MM Wood 5MM

100W: Acrylic 15MM Wood 10MM

130W: Acrylic 20MM Wood 15MM

150W: Acrylic 25MM Wood 15MM

When choosing a laser cutting and engraving, you must take into account what type of material you are going to work, example: if you are going to cut MDF boards of 1.20 x 2.0 or 2.5 meters, then you need a 130x250cm machine. Now, depending on the thickness of the material it is also defined what type of machine you need. If you are going to cut 10MM MDF woods you will need a 130×250 machine with a 150W tube. But if you need to cut paper and make crafts with leathers, you could choose a machine from a 90×60 work area or if you handle large leather feet you could choose the machine 130×90. On the other hand, an 80W tube can be used to cut paper and leather, so you could choose a 90×60 machine with an 80W tube or a 130×90 tube with an 80W tube.

Fiber optic cutting laser

Material Type

This machine can only cut, and is designed to cut metals, this machine can not work on lijero materials such as acrylic or wood.

Type of laser: optical fiber

You can cut metals like: Galvanized steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, brass, copper and sweet sheets.

Work areas

These fiber optic machines have working areas of 130x250cm and 150x300cm

Work areas: 130x90cm/ 130x250cm/ 150x300cm/ 200x400cm

Depending on the area of material you want to cut, you can also choose a work area for your machine.

Fiber laser

These machines offer 1000W 1500W 2000W 3000W 4000W 6000W 8000W and 12000W laser fiber.

1000W :  5MM stainless steel   12MM carbon steel

1500W:  6MM stainless steel  14MM Carbon Steel

2000W: 8MM stainless steel  18MM carbon steel

3000W: 12MM stainless steel  22MM carbon steel

4000W: 14MM stainless steel  25MM carbon steel

This fiber optic machine is exclusive for metallic materials and industrial works, this means that you cannot cut materials such as acrylic or wood or paper among many other materials, it is only dedicated to cutting metal materials.



If you’re looking to mark metal, what you need to buy is a fiber laser. Or you’re looking to mark organic materials like textiles, wood, or cardboard, a CO2 laser is the best choice.

And if your application is laser cutting of metals, you’ll most likely need a high-power CW (continuous wave) fiber laser. For other materials like plastics and rubber, it can be one or the other.

The main difference that determines the type of materials each laser can process is the wavelength. A fiber laser usually has a wavelength of 1,060 nm while CO2 lasers have wavelengths in the 10,600 nm range. In general, fiber lasers have many advantages over CO2 lasers.

Fiber Lasers

Fiber lasers are best suited for high-contrast markings like metal annealing, etching, and engraving. They produce an extremely small focal diameter (resulting in intensity up to 100 times higher than a CO2 system), making them the ideal choice for permanent marking of serial numbers, barcodes, and data matrix on metals. Fiber lasers are widely used for product traceability (direct part marking) and identification applications.

One big plus is fiber lasers are maintenance-free machines, and they have a long service life (our lasers have a minimum of 100,000 operating hours). They are also smaller than CO2 lasers. Plus due to the high electrical efficiency of fiber lasers. They use significantly less power than CO2 lasers, resulting in huge cost savings for cutting applications.

Fiber lasers also have a growing demand for industrial cleaning applications such as removing rust, paint, oxides, and other contaminants.

The cost of a fiber laser system will greatly vary depending on your applications. Industrial fiber lasers systems for demanding environment like we do usually start at $40,000 and can go up to $1,000,000 for high-power laser-cutting machines. The power usually ranging from 20 W to 6,000 W will have the largest impact on price.

CO2 Lasers

CO2 laser marking is ideal for a wide range of non-metallic materials including plastics, textiles, glass, acrylic, wood, and even stone. They are used in pharmaceutical and food packaging as well as the marking of PVC pipes, building materials, mobile communications gadgets, electrical appliances, integrated circuits, and electronic components.

If you need to cut thicker materials, it’s best to go with CO2 lasers. CO2 lasers deliver faster initial piercing times, quicker straight-line cutting and a smoother surface finish when cutting materials above 5 mm.

Unfortunately, CO2 lasers use significantly more power than fiber lasers, resulting in a higher cost of operation. For instance, a high-power CO2 laser and chiller will consume roughly 70 kW when operating on maximum power. A similarly powered fiber laser consumes approximately 18 kW.

The cost of CO2 lasers tends to be less than fiber lasers.


Although each laser does have its strengths and distinct use cases, CO2 is an older technology and fiber lasers are gaining market fast as the technology advances. With the speed benefits, almost half of the operating costs and three to four times greater throughput than CO2 lasers, the financial gains that can be got from using fiber lasers can be game changing.

Introduction of CO2 laser marking machine-Ivy

Introduction of CO2 laser marking machine

The CO2 laser marking machine uses a laser beam to mark permanent surfaces on a variety of different materials.

The effect of marking is to expose deep materials through evaporation of surface materials, thereby engraving exquisite patterns, trademarks, dates, logos or characters.

At present, CO2 laser marking machines are mainly using in some occasions requiring more precise and higher precision.

Used in food, medicine, wine, electronic components, integrated circuits (IC), electrical appliances, mobile communications, building materials, PVC pipe and other industries, the main advantage of CO2 laser marking machine and inkjet printer is that there is no consumables and permanent

Applicable materials and industrial applications

The CO2 laser marking machine can engrave a variety of non-metallic materials.

Used in garment accessories, pharmaceutical packaging, architectural ceramics, beverage packaging, fabric cutting, rubber products, shell nameplates, craft gifts, electronic components, leather fabrics, bamboo and wood products, label paper and other industries.

Typical application cases, such as laser marking of packaging boxes, paper printing, and printing of metal detonator casings.


Check the water circuit and circuit before turning it on. The boot sequence is:
Firstly, turn on the incoming power and turn on the key switch. At this time, the machine exhaust and the refrigeration system are energizing, and the ammeter shows a value of about 7A;
Secondly, wait 5 to 10 seconds, press the trigger button on the external control panel, the current meter display value is zero, after 3 to 5 seconds, the xenon lamp is ignited, and the ammeter displays the value 7A. (Refer to the laser power supply operating instructions);
Thirdly, turn on the galvanometer power supply;
Fourth, turn on the computer and call up the required marking file;
Fifth, adjust the laser power to the working current (10 ~ 18A), you can start marking;

After the marking is finished, reverse the power of each component in the above order:

Firstly, adjust the laser power supply operating current to a minimum (about 7A);
Secondly, turn off the computer;
Thirdly, turn off the galvanometer power supply;
Fourth, press the stop button;
Fifth, turn off the key switch;
Sixth, disconnect the incoming power.