The Ultimate Laser Engraver Setup: CO2 and Fiber Laser Engravers

If you’re deciding between a fiber laser engraver and a CO2 laser engraver, you might be surprised to hear that both can be utilized together to broaden your laser engraving horizons. Whether you're a hobbyist, a small business owner, or an industrial manufacturer, having a fully balanced laser engraver setup that includes a compact fiber marker and a CO2 laser machine is beneficial for expanding creative avenues and market opportunities. 

Why Both Fiber and CO2 Lasers? 

laser engraving machine setup
  • Wider Range of Engravable Materials 

By combining the capabilities of CO2 and fiber lasers, you gain access to a wide array of engravable materials. A CO2 engraving laser excels with softer materials such as wood, acrylic, leather, and more, providing smooth cuts and detailed engravings with ease. Here’s a list of some of the materials CO2 lasers can engrave/cut:

  • Paper & cardstock 
  • Cardboard
  • Rubber
  • Leather
  • Acrylic & other plastics 
  • Wood
  • Coated metals 

On the other hand, fiber lasers are ideal for their durability and precision, etching materials like: 

  • Tile
  • Brass
  • Hard plastics 
  • Aluminum
  • Titanium
  • Brick
  • Gold
  • Tungsten
  • Granite
  • Silver
  • And more! 

Combined, these two devices form the ultimate laser engraver setup capable of engraving almost any medium thrown their way. Utilize both these laser engraving machines to diversify your laser engraving projects and increase productivity.

  • Experience Unmatched Speed and Accuracy 

Efficiency and accuracy are paramount in the world of laser engraving. While CO2 laser engraving offers precise and effective results, fiber laser engraving on metal offers unparalleled speed, drastically reducing project completion times without compromising on detail. This increased productivity allows you to take on more projects or spend more time refining your designs. In fact, you can utilize two machines at the same time and double your output! 

  • Compact Builds for Compact Areas 

If space is an issue, having a desktop CO2 machine in addition to a compact fiber laser marker will significantly decrease the area needed in a workspace. A desktop CO2 laser cutter and engraver like the OMTech Polar 350 is 38.2” x 22.3” x 9.2” with 50W of CO2 laser power. This slight CO2 laser engraver packs a punch without compromising on power and precision, perfect for small businesses and hobbyists alike. 

fiber laser marker and co2 laser engraver/cutter

Add a compact fiber marker to your arsenal to complete your laser setup. All of our compact fiber laser cutters integrate the power source and laser head, conserving space and increasing the machine's portability. The Mopa Compact 30, for instance, offers a 6.9” x 6.9” work bed at only 15.7” x 13.4” x 21.3”. 

The compact nature of our laser engravers doesn’t limit their capabilities; they still offer the same precision and durability on a variety of materials. Whether you’re running a productive business or a cozy crafting corner, our compact metal laser engravers and CO2 machines prove that you don’t need a lot of space to produce big ideas. 

Explore Compact Fiber Marking

Use our CO2 laser machines with a compact metal laser-engraving machine from our Compact Fiber series! With models like the Galvo Compact and the Mopa Compact, you can access incredible speed and precision for laser etching metal. With the Mopa fiber laser, you can even engrave color onto metals like stainless steel, aluminum, silver, titanium, gold, and more. 

compact fiber marking machine

Available in wattages from 20-60 for the Mopa and 20-50 for the Galvo, our compact laser metal engravers offer powerful cutting and etching capabilities for a significantly less bulky setup. These laser engraving machines for metal are calibrated for high-speed engraving of up to 10,000 mm/s, ensuring that your projects are completed quickly without forfeiting the accuracy of your designs. With an impressive service life exceeding 100,000 hours, these compact marvels are not just an investment in efficiency but a long-term companion for your creative journey. 

Get the Ultimate Laser Engraver Setup! 

Combining the powers of both CO2 and fiber lasers unlocks a world of possibilities for you and your business. This ultimate pairing empowers you to venture boldly, taking on projects across a wide range of materials while maintaining the high-speed precision your work deserves. 

Like any business investment, you should consider the cost of adding one or two appliances to your laser engraving lineup. Luckily, OMTech has several alternatives for affordable laser engravers! OMTech offers financial options through ClickLease, a low-cost financing company that allows guests to make monthly payments to lease and eventually own OMTech machines. 

OMTech also offers a range of pre-owned CO2 laser machines with prices up to 30% below market prices. With multiple options for affording our laser machines, OMTech offers everyone the opportunity to pursue their own creative path. Here at OMTech, we’re passionate about helping you ignite your creativity and carve your niche. Dive into the exciting world of laser engraving and see where your imagination takes you! 


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