Laser Cutting Engraving Basics

Materials compatible with a CO2 laser cutting machine:

  • Solid Woods
  • Acrylic
  • MDF & Plywood
  • Cardboards
  • Paper / Cardstock
  • Cork
  • Foam (Polymer types)
  • Organic Fabric / Polyester
  • Rubber
  • And Many More!

CO2 Laser Compatible Materials

CO2 laser cutting machines are widely used. The following is a summary of some materials based on the capabilities of laser machines. You can use this table to find out if your own materials are suitable for laser cutting machines. Of course, to find out more about the effects of more specific laser cutting, please contact us and we will give you the most professional guidance and advice.

Material Laser Cut Laser Engrave
Acrylic (PMMA) Yes Yes
Anodized Aluminum NO Yes
Cardboard Yes Yes
Carpet Yes Yes
Coated Metals NO Yes
Ceramic NO Yes
Cloth Yes Yes
Composite material Yes Yes
Cork Yes Yes
Delrin Yes Yes
Fabric Yes Yes
Fiberglass Yes Yes
Foam Yes Yes
Glass NO Yes
Granite NO Yes
Plastics Yes Yes
Leather Yes Yes
Marble NO Yes
Matte Board Yes Yes
MDF Yes Yes
Mylar Yes Yes
Painted Metals NO Yes
Paper Yes Yes
Polyamide (PA) Yes Yes
Polycarbonate (PC) Yes Yes
Polyethylene (PE) Yes Yes
Polyester (PES) Yes Yes
Polyimide (PI) Yes Yes
Polyoxymethylene (POM) Yes Yes
Polypropylene (PP) Yes Yes
Polystyrene (PS) Yes Yes
Polyurethane (PUR) Yes Yes
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Yes Yes
Pressboard Yes Yes
Rubber Yes Yes
Silk Yes Yes
Textile NO Yes
Velvet Yes Yes
Veneer Yes Yes
Wood Yes Yes