Epilog Mini 24

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Epilog Mini 24


The Epilog laser is a cutting and engraving machine. You can work with various materials such as wood, acrylic glass or cardboard. You will need to prepare a vector graphics file in the shape you want to cut and/or engrave. This machine can take material maximum size of 60 by 30 centimeters. Any vector design file needs exported to PDF file format. The machine does not cut metal, though it can engrave certain coated metals.

Technical specifications

Epilog Mini 24
Engraving Area 24" x 12" (610 x 305 mm)
Maximum Material Thickness 5.5" (140 mm)
Maximum Material Thickness with Table Removed 8" (203 mm) 23.5" x 11.75" (597 x 298 mm) engraving area.
Laser Wattage* 30, 40, 50, or 60 watts
* 40 Watts is the default in Fab Lab

Available Accessories

Rotary attachment

The Rotary Attachment allows you to engrave wine bottles, mugs, glasses, rolling pins, flashlights and more. view examples

Laserable materials

Engrave Cut
Wood x x example engrave 1, example engrave 2, example cutting
Acrylic x x example engrave 1, example engrave 2 example cutting
Fabric x x example engrave 1, example engrave 2, example cutting
Glass x example engrave 1, example engrave 2
Coated Metals x example engrave
Ceramic x
Delrin x x
Cloth x x example cutting
Leather x x example engrave & cutting, example engraving, example cutting
Marble x engraved and afterwards painted, example engraving
Matte Board x x
Melamine x x
Paper x x example engraving, example cutting 1, example cutting 2, example cutting 3, example cutting 4
Mylar x x
Pressboard x x
Rubber x x example engraving 1, example engraving 2, example engraving 3, example cutting
Wood Veneer x x example cutting
Fiberglass x x
Painted Metals x example engraving
Tile x example engrave 1, example engrave 2
Plastic x x
Cork x x
Corian x x
Anodized Aluminum x
Stainless Steel *
Brass *
Titanium *
Bare Metals *
* CO2 lasers will mark bare metals when coated with a metal marking solution.

More examples of laserble materials : http://www.lasercuttingshapes.com/materials

Project examples : https://www.flickr.com/photos/fablab-reykjavik/albums/72157643999728745

Articleː What is MDF : http://www.core77.com/posts/45120/What-is-Sustainable-Design-Fiberboard

Machine Usage

Portal:Safety: NEVER let the laser machine operate unattended. Many materials have the potential to suddenly burst into flames.

How to prepare a PDF

A vector PDF can be made with either inkscape or Adobe illustrator.

How to prep in inkscapə

When your design is ready, set the page size. (menu > file > document properties)

1 how-to-prep inkscape document-size.jpg 2 how-to-prep inkscape document-size.jpg

Then select you design and open the fill & stroke menu (menu > object > fill&stroke) to define the lines.

  • for cutting shapes: turn off fill, turn on stroke, set it to 255 red, and set the stroke style to 0.02 mm
  • For engraving keep the fill on and set it to black, and turn the stroke off.


if objects need to be joined, first make sure it is not a group (menu > object > ungroup)