This varies on several things including:
- The size of engraving; the intricacy of the graphics
- The DPI (dots per inch) at which the image/text is engraved (a higher DPI takes longer than a lower one)
- The wattage of the laser system (a higher wattage system engraves faster than a lower wattage laser)
- The speed and power settings used
For example, a simple luggage tag with contact information will take 1-2 minutes, whereas an 8″ X 10″ photograph with a great amount of detail can take 10-15 minutes.