Create Beautiful Designs with Laser Engravers for Wood
Have you ever seen an image lasered onto a piece of wood in breathtaking detail? You can be the artist behind one of those masterpieces with the right equipment and tools. Modern lasers love wood. It cuts, marks, or engraves both hardwood and softwood, but some woods respond to laser cutting and engraving better than others. In this article we will discuss different laser engravers, type of woods, and the machines that fits the requirements of skilled laser engravers and creative mind like yours.
What Kind of Wood Designs Can You Create?
When it comes to the type of wood art that you can create with these laser engravers, the possibilities are infinite. The typical applications for laser cutting wood are photo engraving, prototyping, gifts, jewelry, inlays, toys and model making. Whether you're developing products, working on hobby projects, running a laser engraving business, or prototyping new designs, a laser system can help you create faster and with higher quality. All it takes is a little imagination and one of our Laser Engravers!
The Best Laser Engravers for Wood from Our Collection
We know that the laser cutting and engraving market can be confusing to navigate, so we have narrowed down only the best laser engravers for wood to fit your needs and requirements.
1. SCULPFUN S10
The Sculpfun S10 has tons of features that make it one of the most efficient laser engraver available in the market. It's very easy to assemble in 5 easy steps, and is user-friendly as well. Its unique features make the engraving experience more fun for hobbyists and makers alike. It has one of the best cutting and engraving performance so far and its wood engravings appear to be on the next level. With the newly added X-axis linear rail system you're able to achieve much more stability, which translates into capturing finer details with projects such as photo engraving.
2. XTool D1 Pro 20W
Best Industrial High Power Laser Engraver & Cutter for business starters - hobbyists - designers - artists - home-makers - professionals. Better technologies (industrial grade steel wheel & shaft - tension wheel - synchronous belt - Compressed light spot, etc.) makes the carving more precise and the carved works perfect. With more humanized designs, you can concentrate on your creation all the time.
3. XTool M1: World's First Desktop Hybrid Laser & Blade Cutting Machine
With both laser and blade heads, the XTool M1 integrates Laser Engraving, Laser Cutting and Blade Cutting into one, allowing you to do way more with a super wide range of materials to meet all your needs of creation. Normally, a laser cutter can perform very well on many materials such as wood, metal and glass. However, for some soft materials such as vinyl, which can be used for DIY T-shirts, sign making, logos and more, a blade cutter is preferable to avoid the burnt edge, discoloration and toxic fumes generated by laser cutting.
Which Types of Wood Are Good for Engraving?
One of the biggest factors that will effect the outcome of your laser engraving on wood is the resin or sap content of the particular species of wood that you're engraving. Wood typically burns lighter or darker, depending on the resin or sap content. If you want a darker burn, opt for wood that has high resin content like Cherry or Alder wood. If you’re looking to leave a minimal burn for a specific application, you’ll want to go for wood with lower resin content.
CO2/Diode - Which Laser Engraver is Best for You?
Choosing a laser cutter is a big decision and it can be an expensive one.
Deciding between a diode laser and a CO2 laser is relatively straightforward: It’s best to purchase a diode laser if you’re only working on small projects that involve marking or cutting thin and soft materials. For anything beyond that, CO2 lasers are what you’re going to want because they have a larger spectrum of machining abilities, though figuring out which is best for you can be difficult.
Diode lasers are also called semiconductor lasers. Light is emitted by passing current through a semiconductor, and that light is used for various applications. They are used widely in our daily life from laser printers to optic disks such as DVDs, etc. Diode lasers have the advantage of being small and are low voltage, low current, and therefore are often mounted on smaller laser cutters.
A CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide gas that generates infrared light that is used for the laser. They are energy efficient, enable high output, and are commonly used in professional laser cutters
Diode Laser Engravers
Compact, lightweight, and robust
CO2 Laser Engravers
Diode Laser Engravers
Not as powerful
CO2 Laser Engravers
It’s So Easy So Set Up a Modern Electronica Engraver
It is very easy to to set up a Modern Electronica Laser Engraver for laser engraving projects. These laser machines work pretty much like a standard printer, which you use daily at work and home. Engraving with these machines does not require any special education or technical skills.
Create a new page in your graphic designing software. You can use LaserGRBL, LightBurn, Turbo CAD or any other laser engraving software. Import or create your own custom design.
1 - DESIGN
Send your design to the laser. In the various laser setting windows you’ll select the laser parameters you want to use. Aside from choosing whether to engrave or cut, the main settings to adjust will be the laser speed and power % setting.
2 - SETUP
Select your file at the laser, put your engraving material in the machine, line your material up with the laser head, and press GO. The laser will do the rest!
3 - LASER
Why Choose Modern Electronica ?
Modern Electronica offers a wide variety of laser engraving machines for both hobbyists and small businesses. We only choose to provide you the best piece of equipment available in the market. Our support team is the best in the business with years of experience who offers the best advice you can get for your projects. We'll also be here for any of your customer support needs.
We provide 90-days free mentorshipto all our customers during which we can point you towards helpful lessons, tutorials and resources. We also do our very best to answer all your questions on starting a laser engraving journey and we'll be here every step of the way! Whether its a business or a hobby, we will always be there to support you on a 1-on1 basis with whatever your goals with this craft may be!
Take a Look at What Our Customers Are Saying!
Great support with the order! It was nice being able to get my laser shipped from the U.S and the delivery was pretty quick too. Adam helped me I hit some roadblocks with getting the software set up, and he helped me find the designs I was looking for too!
Adam and the team at Modern Electronica have helped me in many ways to get my laser engraving business off the ground. I certainly didn't expect all the guidance I received with building my business when I ordered my first laser from them. They also provided me with some great strategies for getting the word out.
These guys have helped me quite a bit! It really helped having someone I could turn to when I had a quick question, very knowledgeable staff and it's been cool making some new laser buddies along the way! Highly recommend working with these guys, I would've wasted a lot of time and material without them.