CO2 Laser Tips: Adjusting Settings Over Time

The tube lasts for years, but settings may need to be adjusted over time to accommodate different materials.

This article is from our older website archives. Some content may not be formatted or attributed properly. Please Contact Us if you feel it needs to be corrected. Thank you.

One important note is that a laser’s maximum power is reduced over time until your CO2 laser tube needs to be replaced. The tube lasts for years; however, you need to adjust your power and speed settings for each material as time goes on. Lasers come with built-in settings for many common materials. Tech support is always willing to assist you if you encounter a material not listed in your laser print driver. Be cautious of lasering non-industry standard materials as some may be toxic to you and your laser. Call tech support whenever in doubt.

-Bob Hagel, Eagle’s Mark

Show More

Cassie Green

Cassie Green is the Executive Editor for GRAPHICS PRO magazine. She can be reached at 720-566-7278 or

Related Articles

Check Also
Back to top button