5 Best CO2 Laser Cutter Engravers in 2023

As a laser machine buyer, you would want to find the best laser cutter and engraver to meet your needs either as a part time hobbyist or a fully operational engraving business. OMTech’s extensive line of CO2 Laser Machines ensures that everyone will have a machine suitable for them at varying laser strengths and functionalities. Some people would like to have enough CO2 laser power to easily cut up acrylic or plywood for their projects. Some would love to have a good ventilation system and an autofocus feature when engraving on leather materials. Others may want a compact desktop sized machine with a small work area so it is easily portable or could fit in their office space. 

Whether it's a home garage, warehouse or office, your operations environment is a big factor in determining which machine size is suitable for your work space. With so many laser engraver machines in the market these days, fiber laser markers for metal, mid to high powered CO2 laser machines, mini desktop sized engraver etc. you will need to consider the machines work area, engraving accuracy, cutting speed, laser system power and much more. At the end of the day, you have to really know what you are looking for and we are here to guide you through your machine selection process. We have put together a collection of the top 5 most in-demand CO2 laser machines in 2023. 

Top 5 CO2 Laser Cutter Engraver Machines 

1) Polar 50W Desktop Laser Cutter Engraver Machine with Rotary

This machine is an absolute dream for every laser hobbyist and small engraving businesses out there today. Lauded for its sleek all-white exterior, powerful 50W laser and it’s all in one inclusive package, the OMTech has outdone themselves with this user-friendly desktop laser. It is small enough to fit on your office desk and light enough to be easily transportable if you are constantly on the go. 

Powerful 50W Laser 

With a 50W laser system, this is one of the highest powered desktop sized CO2 laser machines in the market. This laser engraver is capable of engraving non-metallic materials such as wood, rubber, glass, and marble, as well as metal materials such as coated metal and anodized aluminum. With an engraving speed of up to 500mm/s and adjustable resolution of up to 1000 dpi, the machine is easily able to mass produce and engrave your images with lighting speed and crisp precision. 

Includes Additional Rotary Attachments and Inline Duct Fan 

When purchasing a Polar machine, the box comes included with 2 different rotary attachments which is really useful for engraving round or cylindrical items such as mugs, tumblers, glass flutes and more. Besides that, the CO2 laser machine also comes with its own inline exhaust fan that is rated 282-353 CFM, it’s a 60W fan which is more than sufficient for a laser of this size. A wireless fan remote control and two additional duct tubes are included along with the machine to fully support the full-stack ventilation system.

360 Degree Built-In Panoramic Camera 

The Polar comes with a 5-megapixel camera attached onto its glass lid, allowing you to see the application effect of patterns on engraving materials in real time. You can mimic a pre-existing item, mirror, drag and drop it then adjust the size and position of the patterns to easily determine the work range of the laser. 

Single Button User-Friendly Function 

Much like a smartphone or an iPad, the Polar CO2 Laser Machine has a one button for all function which makes the machine very user-friendly. Once you’ve turned the front laser key clockwise, the machine will start and the button will light up. The start button begins, pauses, and resets the engraving process. The ring color around the button determines the Polar’s current engraving status. You are able to set up the Polar in just a few minutes, it's easy installation makes it ready for use to start creating right away. 

2) 60W CO2 Laser Engraver Cutting Machine with 20" X 28" Working Area (With Auto Focus)

This 60W CO2 laser cutter engraver has to be one of the most desirable machines out there whether you’re a beginner who wants to create something, or a small business with limited work space looking to customize goods for sale. The machine may be small, but its compact size does not hinder its cutting and engraving activity one single bit as it has just the right features and power to get the job done.

Large Work Area with Passthrough 

The large working area makes this laser cutter and engraver ideal for large, oddly shaped objects. The front back pass-through engraving table door measures a sizable 835 by 95mm, it allows you to process items that other laser engravers cannot. You could  also link a rotary axis attachment via the 4-pin extension function, allowing you to engraver on cylindrical and other uniquely shaped objects with your CO2 laser cutter.

Software Compatibility 

In this industry, laser machines and industry leading laser system software go hand in hand. Choosing the right third-party software is important to produce high quality results. This open-source machine is compatible with any laser software program such as LightBurn, AutoCAD, and CorelDRAW. If you don't have a computer, the USB interface comes in handy and you can upload files directly from a USB stick to do your engraving and cutting work. The machine works well offline and does not require internet connectivity to function. 

3) 80W CO2 Laser Engraver Cutting Machine with 20" X 28" Working Area (With Auto Focus)

The OMTech 80W CO2 laser engraver cutter is great for hobbyists or small businesses who want to take their production to the next level. It is a great stepping stone upgrade device before seriously venturing into high-powered 150W CO2 machines or even fiber laser metal cutting machines. It comes with a high-powered autofocus laser while still being compact enough to fit in your garage or storage space. 

Large Work Area with 4-Way Pass Through and Dual Work Bed 

This CO2 laser machine comes with a 4 way pass through system in all directions to allow larger pieces of material up to 18mm thickness to be fed through the work bed. It also comes with a customizable dual work bed option, you can choose whether to work with the honeycomb work bed or the aluminum platform. 

Convenient Ruida Digital Controller 

The position of the laser head, file viewing, project framing and laser power can be adjusted via the Ruida control panel. The auxiliary display panel automatically determines faults by monitoring the current, reducing potential problems with the power supply and laser tube.