The Legend Series features our top-of-the-line CO2 laser systems and is utilized by customers for the highest-quality engraving and cutting of wood, acrylics, plastics, stone, and much more.
Find out why the Legend Series - from our small format Epilog Mini 18 to our popular Helix Laser - is the number one choice for engravers worldwide with the highest quality motion control system and most features on the market.
And we're proud to say it is 100% designed, engineered and built in the USA!
Available for all Epilog Legend systems, the Rotary Attachment adds the ability to engrave bottles, glasses, flashlights, and other cylindrical items.
Specially designed for our entire line of Legend lasers, it has been built to accommodate a large variety of shapes and sizes. The attachment easily adjusts for different lengths and will even rotate cylinders that have different diameters on each end.
PhotoLaser Plus takes photo engraving with your Epilog Legend Series laser to the next level by easily processing photos for engraving on all types of materials.
Are you looking for a system that engraves outstanding photographs? How about a system that engraves photos in a consistent, predictable way for your customers?
1.5" Lens: Highest-Resolution Engraving
Although the standard 2.0 inch lens provides amazing detail, our 1.5-inch lens assembly has been designed for the highest-resolution engraving and etching of extremely small fonts.
4.0" Lens: Cutting Thicker Materials and Inside Deep Areas
The 4.0 inch lens produces a focused beam over a longer vertical distance, which makes it ideal when engraving within a recessed area of a product, such as inside a bowl or plate. The lens is also used for cutting through very thick materials.
The Pin Table incorporates movable pins that can be placed anywhere along the table's grid of one inch (25.4 mm) spaced holes. The movable pins also allow the user to raise and support the cutting material in locations where the laser will not be cutting, providing a means of eliminating backside reflection. The table also allows you to place pins to support parts that would normally fall out of the cutting pattern. A handy removable surface plate makes the task of cleaning up small parts easy without removing the Pin Table.
Epilog's optional Air Compressor is available to work with the included Air Assist features of the laser systems. Direct a constant stream of air to your cutting surface to remove heat and combustible gases from the work area.
Watch videos about the creative laser applications available to owners of an Epilog Legend laser system, and the wide range of materials the Epilog Legend laser can engrave and mark.
Rotary Attachment Demonstration
Learn how to engrave a rotary attachment job from graphic setup to engraving.Watch Now
Wood Costume Glasses
Laser cut wooden folding hinge glasses.Watch Now
iPhone 5 Engraving
Watch as we engrave a photograph of Athens on an iPhone 5.Watch Now
PhotoLaser Plus Demo
An interactive presentation on using PhotoLaser Plus for photograph engraving.Watch Now
Candy Hearts Engraving
Watch as these fun candy hearts are engraved.Watch Now
Leather Flask Engraving
Laser engrave a leather flask with a Steampunk-inspired graphic.Watch Now
Cabinet Door Inlay
We demonstrate to WOOD Magazine how to inlay Mother of Pearl in a cabinet door.Watch Now
Paper Cutting with the Laser
Watch as we cut an intricate pattern in paper with the laser.Watch Now
Laser Cut Wooden Hinge
Laser cut a flexible wooden hinge using your Epilog Laser.Watch Now
Epilog Mini 18 Laser: Entry-level model in our Legend Series, the Mini 18 provides an 18" x 12" work area, but with the highest-quality engraving. If you're looking for a machine loaded with features that also comes at a low price, then the Epilog Mini 18 is exactly what you are looking for.
Epilog Mini 24 Laser: Move up to the Mini 24 for a larger work area (24" x 12") that holds most standard engraving stock material. The large work area will hold many standard engraving material sheets and also features our Radiance™ High Definition Optics!
Epilog Helix 24 Laser: For engravers looking to work with large engraving pieces, the Epilog Helix is an ideal choice. The Helix's generous 24" x 18" x 8.5" (610 x 457 x 215.9 mm) engraving area will allow you to engrave multiple pieces as well as thicker materials, including boxes and vases.
We're proud to say that all Epilog laser systems are 100% designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA at our headquarters in Golden, CO.
Yes! Personalization and customization of products is in high demand. Adding a laser engraving service to your current operation is an excellent way to reach possible new customers as well as offer a valued service to your current client base. If you have any doubts about the profitability of owning a CO2 laser system, visit our Applications page or read our many Customer Success Stories.
For some insight into the profitability of laser engraved products, take a look at the website for LaserBits, a supplier of laserable materials. There you will find purchase prices for raw laserable materials and suggested retail prices for those same products once they have been laser engraved.
Also check out our new Guidebook to Starting Your Own Engraving & Cutting Business to see the ins and outs of starting a new laser business.
You can engrave scanned photos, logos, bitmaps, other images, text, and AutoCAD files. Essentially, if you can print it, you can engrave it.
To cut, you will need a vector based graphic, such as an .eps or Illustrator file.
Keep in mind the higher the quality of the graphic you're working with, the better your engraving results.
Yes. Our fiber laser systems are capable of permanently marking nearly all types of bare metal. The fiber laser line was designed with a combination of affordability and high quality results in mind. The Fusion M2 series features a 32" x 20" (812 x 508 mm) or 40" x 28" (1016 x 711 mm) work area. The flat-bed, flying-optic design of the Fusion M2 is revolutionary for a fiber laser system and will mark metals over a large work area in a short amount of time.
And, though our CO2 laser systems are mainly designed to engrave and cut non-metallic materials, they can also be used to mark on metal with the aid of metal-marking compound. Download our PDF to learn more about marking metal with a CO2 laser system.
Since we use low power CO2 (30 to 120 watts) and fiber lasers (10 to 50 watts) the beam will clearly mark on coated and raw metal but our systems are not ideally suited for metal-cutting applications. Our fiber laser systems may be compatible for cutting some thin metals as we have seen success cutting thin foils, up to .012", with our fiber lasers.
Please contact our Applications Lab to discuss your metal-cutting applications and see if they can work with our systems!
Yes, the laser is completely safe to operate. It is a Class 2 laser - 1mW CW Maximum 600-700 nm, which means that the laser is secured with interlock devices so it will not run with the doors of the system open. No special safety gear is required to run the laser.
The cost of operating the laser can be easily figured out by plugging your electricity rates into the following formula using even our highest wattage laser, the 120 watt.
Typical Max power consumption = 1560 Watts (This assumes full power, constant laser on.) If power costs $0.075/KWH in your area, it is costing $0.117/hour to operate the laser. Or, about 12 cents per hour, or 96 cents per eight hour day. (1560 x .075)/1000 = .117
No, one laser does it all! Our CO2 laser systems will engrave and cut most non-metallic materials, as well as engrave coated metals. For information on what materials you can engrave and cut, visit our Materials page.
The laser can be set to engrave only (Raster Mode), cut only (Vector Mode), or can complete both operations in Combined Mode. The laser knows what portions to engrave and what portions to cut based on line width, which is easily set in your graphic design software.
Investing in a new computer is a great way to make sure you’re getting the most out of your new laser equipment. Why? Because today’s software requires a lot of computer processing speed and memory to function properly. A good computer won’t make a huge difference in how your laser runs, but when compared to a slow computer it will save untold amounts of time and frustration setting up the artwork that you “print” to the laser. Many users do not purchase new computers for use with their new laser because their current computers are perfectly adequate. There’s no magical cut-off that makes a computer too slow. If you’re comfortable with the performance and speed of your current computer, there’s probably no reason to purchase another one. The following recommendations are just options to consider if a new computer is necessary.
A new computer doesn’t have to be expensive to work well! Even many of today’s lower-cost computers work well for laser applications. As long as you don’t buy the cheapest computer you can find you should be fine. One thing to avoid is the Intel Celeron processor – while they are good processors, and will work with the laser, they don’t process graphics with the speed most laser users desire.
Epilog Mini 18: 3.75" (95.25 mm)
Epilog Mini 24: 5" (127 mm)
Epilog Helix 24: 8" (203 mm)
The Mini 18 and 24 have a static table weight of 50 lbs (22.7 kg) and a lifting table weight of 25 lbs (11.5 kg).
The Helix 24 has a static table weight of 70 lbs (32 kg) and a lifting table weight of 30 lbs (14 kg).