Laser Guides

Laser Buying Guides

Where To Buy a Laser Engraving Machine

There are many options out there to purchase new laser engraving machines.  This list includes diode lasers, CO2 lasers, and Fiber lasers.  See our article on which type of laser should I bu... Read More

Laser Engraving Software

There are many options to choose from when deciding on software to run your laser.  One of the things many new users struggle with is how to set their power and speed for their machine an... Read More

Buying A Rotary For Your Laser

Rotary attachments for laser engravers open up a whole new world of products you can engrave on.  Tumblers, glassware, and bottles just to name a few.  Many companies offer a rotary attachme... Read More

Which Type of Laser Should I Buy

There are purpose built machines for various types of materials you may want to cut, mark, or engrave.  The main types of maker style lasers are Diode, C02, and Fiber.  Each serves a un... Read More


Laser Maintenance

Cleaning Your Laser Lens

Keeping your lens clean will make your machine work more efficiently and provide better results. Dust and stains on your lens can cause scattering, and impurities on the surface can react with inci... Read More

Focusing Your Laser

Find the perfect focal length (the distance between the laser lens and your work piece is key to perfect performance.  Get this wrong and you will have issues. [makerarticle] Aligning Your ... Read More