BOSS LASER APPLICATIONS

LASER ENGRAVING STONE

Mark, Engrave and Etch


It depends on the result you're looking for. Since each stone varies in quality, hardness, texture, and color you're better off testing different stones and varying the laser power and speed settings.

Having said that, laser processing dark granite and marble are very popular as the etching produces a marked contrast against the dark substrate. Due to its fine texture, marble is used for lasering detailed photographs, images, logos, and fine text. Slate and ceramic also leave a clean contrasting finish.

You can further enhance the contrast by applying a color fill. However, a shallow etching typically produces the most clarity and most permanent mark.

APPLICATIONS FOR LASER ENGRAVING STONE

Laser marking memorial or tombstones often command top dollar. Most gravestones are made from granite due to durability but even sandstone, slate and natural flagstone have been used and when laser etched produce a unique contrasting finish. Customizing or personalizing brick, pebbles, tile, stone, or any other natural (organic) solid surface can and is used by companies, builders, architects, gardeners, retail shops, and DIY makers as a unique way to add perceived value to their art piece.

SETTINGS FOR CO2 LASER RASTERING STONE

We get a lot of questions about what power and speed settings are best for different materials - brick, stone, and tile included. The answer of course is relative to how much power and speed your laser has. We get a lot of questions about what power and speed settings are best for stone. That of course is relative to how much power and speed your laser has. With a Boss Laser 105 watt you can start at around 30% power at 500 mm/sec. You don't want to engrave with much depth. The best clarity comes when you merely etch the stone surface.

Rocks and stones typically have a lot of surface variance making detailed image clarity very difficult. If this is the case keep your raster images between 240 and 350 dpi.

Choosing The Right Stone


It depends on the result you're looking for. Since each stone varies in quality, hardness, texture, and color you're better off testing different stones and varying the laser power and speed settings.

Having said that laser processing dark granite and marble are very popular as the etching produces a marked contrast against the dark substrate. Due to its fine texture marble is used for lasering detailed photographs, images, logos, and fine text. Slate and ceramic also leave a clean contrasting finish.

You can further enhance the contrast by applying a color fill. However, a shallow etching typically produces the most clarity and most permanent mark.

APPLICATIONS FOR LASER ENGRAVING STONE

Laser marking memorial or tombstones often command top dollar. Most gravestones are made from granite due to durability but even sandstone, slate and natural flagstone have been used and when laser etched produce a unique contrasting finish. Customizing or personalizing brick, pebbles, tile, stone, or any other natural (organic) solid surface can and is used by companies, builders, architects, gardeners, retail shops, and DIY makers as a unique way to add perceived value to their art piece.

SETTINGS FOR CO2 LASER RASTERING STONE

We get a lot of questions about what power and speed settings are best for different materials - brick, stone, and tile included. The answer of course is relative to how much power and speed your laser has. We get a lot of questions about what power and speed settings are best for stone. That of course is relative to how much power and speed your laser has. With a Boss Laser 100 watt you can start at around 30% power at 300 mm/sec. You don't want to engrave with much depth. The best clarity comes when you merely etch the stone surface.

Rocks and stones typically have a lot of surface variance making detailed image clarity very difficult. If this is the case keep your raster images between 240 and 350 dpi.

BOSSLASER - laser-engraving-stone MACHINES

  • $4,997.00

    BOSS LS-1416

    If you're looking for a professional grade desktop, laser engraving or cutting machine to inspire your small business or DIY projects, then Boss' LS-1416/20 may be the best laser machine under $5K on the market today. Get 4X more speed and 1.5X more CO2 power vs. competing hobby lasers. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Upgrade to LS-1420 Get a FREE 70W Power Upgrade & Mobile Stand  - $424 Value!

  • $7,997.00

    BOSS LS-1630

    Designed & engineered by Boss the LS-1630 offers a popular 16x30" engraving area with optional Boss X-Series™ 70 or 105W CO2 laser tube. Fastest in Class drive system includes Hybrid Servo Drive™ motors giving you 4X more speed vs stepper motors.  Includes 2021 LightBURN™ Made-in-USA laser software that is both intuitive and feature rich. 

  • $9,997.00

    BOSS LS-2440

    Boss' Industrial laser cutters and engravers start with the LS-2440.  Now features an extended 40" x 24" engraving area.   New! Turbo Drive closed loop servo motor drive system making it the fastest in its class. Upgrade your X-Series laser to 155W of cutting power (includes chiller). Made-In-USA LightBurn offers a simple, All-In-One laser software thats both intuitive and feature rich. 

  • $11,997.00

    BOSS LS-3655

    Boss' industrial grade LS-3655 offers a 14.5% larger engraving area compared to the standard 48"x36" platforms. New available Turbo Drive™ fastest in class closed loop servo motor drive system. Upgrade your X-Series™ laser to 155W of cutting power (includes chiller). Made-In-USA LightBurn™ offers an All-In-One laser software thats both intuitive and feature rich. 

  • $16,997.00

    BOSS HP-2440

    High Power 155W - 24x40" Servo Driven laser cutter delivers the ultimate in material flexibility. Vector cut and raster engrave both metal and non-metal. New Flex™ LIVE reciprocating laser heads. Turbo Drive™ closed loop servo motor drive system makes it the fastest in its class. Includes Made-In-USA LightBurn™ Laser Software.  

  • $18,997.00

    BOSS HP-3655

    High Powered 155W - 36x55" Servo Driven laser cutter delivers the ultimate in material flexibility. Vector cut and raster engrave both metal and non-metal. New Flex™ LIVE reciprocating laser heads. Turbo Drive™ closed loop servo motor drives for up to 5X more speed an acceleration. Includes Made-In-USA LightBurn™ Laser Software.  

  • $18,497.00

    BOSS HP-5598

    High Powered HP-5598 delivers up to 250 watts. Servo Driven with working platform of 4x8'. BOSS designed and engineered dual control technology allows the HP Series to vector cut PLUS raster engrave both metal & non-metal materials! New Flex™ LIVE reciprocating laser heads. Now, includes high speed Turbo Drive™ closed loop servo motors.

  • $8,997.00

    BOSS FM-Desktop

    New and Improved! Designed and engineered by BOSS for mobility. The FM-D offers an adjustable galvo scanner head to project between 20 to 50 watts of fiber laser power. Operates using a solid-state 1064nm fiber laser that is built to serve with very little maintenance and zero consumables. Includes a 2-Year Warranty that includes the fiber laser power
  • $10,997.00

    BOSS FM-Station

    New and Improved! The FM-S (Station) offers offers an all-in-one station. Includes an adjustable galvo scanner head that can project between 20 to 100 watts of fiber laser power. Operates using a solid-state 1064nm fiber laser that is built to serve with very little maintenance and zero consumables. Quickly and permanently mark or etch most metals or industrial polymers. Includes a 2-Year Warranty that includes the fiber laser power!