Engraving Machine

Whether you're looking for a wood engraving machine or an engraver for metal, there are tons of models and brands available to choose from. Depending on your budget and the applications you're planning on using your engraver for, there will be an engraving machine designed just for you.

The process of engraving is where marks are etched into a material like metal or wood.  The engraving tool used for this process has a cutter with only one cutting edge.  There are many ways to get the desired pattern on the material including software, templates, or even drawn marks.

People need engraving machines for a variety of reasons including personal and business. If you run a sports shop, you may want a metal engraving machine that can put names and images on trophies. Or if you run a hobby gun shop, you may want a wood engraving machine for engraving patterns or words on the wooden rifle stock. The uses for a engraving machine are almost endless as the potential for large amounts of profit is there for those of you wanting to make money.

CNC engravers are the most popular type of engraving machines.
CNC engravers are the most popular type of engraving machines.
A laser engraving machine.
A laser engraving machine.

Laser Engraving Machine

There are many reasons why you would want to use a laser engraver over more conventional cutters. How a laser engraver works is it uses a beam of light to cut patterns, letters, and images into the desired material's surface. The major advantage with this method of engraving is it produces no contact marks. Also, with this method there is a reduced chance for product damage. There is also no consumables or other by-products that need to be removed or purchased to maintain laser engraving machines.

Laser engraving cutting machines also produce a permanent, clean, and near-perfect result. Lasers are also much faster and much less prone to error compared to other processes and engravers. Laser engravers can also work with more materials and can used to cut thin materials as well as be used to engrave on them.

Laser engravers can be connected to computers to easy the design and "print" process. You can use art and design software as well as a scanner to get the desired design engraved. Most people who work with laser engravers have orders faxed, emailed, or called in to be completed. Laser engraving is closely intertwined with computers and so for best results you need to be computer literate. Also, some skill in computer graphic design is recommended.  So in the end, a laser engraving machine is great albeit, expensive choice for you're looking for a new unit.

Where to Buy Engraver Machines?

If you want to buy an engraver machine the best and easiest place to look is on the internet.  There are tons of websites that sell engraving services as well as the machines themselves.  Just about every website caters to budgets both great and small and so you can find the engraving machine that matches your budget.

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ThePelton 5 years ago from Martinsburg, WV USA

I have an Epilog that has a work area of 12 inches by 18 inches. I like it very much. I have made artwork that can be viewed at www.artbistro.com, and my name is Donald Pelton.


madibo micheal 4 years ago

what is the price of this machine?

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