Laserbox VS Emblaser 2 Brief Comparison Chart
Laserbox: 95.8 x 52.8 x 26.8cm,
Smoke Purifier: 52.8 x 26 x 26.8cm
|Emblaser: 54 x 72 x 20cm,
F2000 Filtration Unit: 42.5 x 25 x 41cm
|Product Weight||Laserbox: 43.3kg
Smoke Purifier: 12.25kg
F2000 Filtration Unit: 15.35kg
Laserbox: 107 x 63 x 43cm,
Smoke Purifier: 63.3 x 40.4 x 33.6cm
|Emblaser: 77 x 65 x 24cm,
F2000 Filtration Unit: 51 x 34 x 58cm
|Shipping Weight||Laserbox: 45kg,
Smoke Purifier: 15kg
F2000 Fitration Unit: 19kg
|Laser Type||C02||5 Watt Laser Diode|
|Material Capacity||500 x 300 x 15mm||500 x 300 x 50mm|
|Classification||Class 1 (the safest laser device rating)||Class 1 (the safest laser device rating)|
Commonly Used Materials
|Fabric - Cotton||3mm||Yes||Yes|
|Fabric - Felt||6mm||No||Yes||All colours except white.|
|Leather - Brown Vegetable Tanned||4mm||Yes||Yes||Treatment & color dependant.
|Paper/Card - Corrugated Cardboard||6mm||Yes||Yes|
|Paper/Card - Pasteboard||2.6mm||Yes||Yes|
|Paper/Card - Plain Paper||3mm||Yes||Yes||Any Colour.|
|Plastic - Acrylic Black||5mm||Yes||Yes|
|Plastic - Acrylic Green, Red Yellow||3mm||Yes||Yes|
|Plastic - Acrylic Translucent (tinted)||-||Yes||No|
|Plastic - Acrylic Blue||-||Yes||No|
|Plastic - Acrylic Transparent & White||-||No||No||Possible with coating.|
|Plastic - Polypropylene||3mm||Yes||Yes||Air-Assist recommended.|
|Plastic - Styrene||1.5mm||Yes||Yes|
|Wood - Birch Plywood||6mm||Yes||Yes|
|Wood - Balsa||10mm||Yes||Yes|
|Wood - Hardwood Oak||3.8mm||Yes||Yes|
|Wood - MDF||6mm||Yes||Yes|
Commonly Used Materials
|ABS-based Colour Board||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The F2000 Indoor Fume Filtration Unit is very quiet and uses a set of filters containing activated carbon to remove visible fumes. It is also powerful enough to support 2x Emblaser 2 machines at the same time usign a 3D printed connector.
Laserbox Smoke Purifier
The smoke purifier is just that, it takes the smoke particulate out of the Laserbox however it still needs to be ventilated.
LightBurn is a very powerful software with simple to use tools. The Beginner Mode feature simplifies the interface helping first time users to understand the basic functions without feeling overwhelmed by the various settings and advanced tools.
The Emblaser 2 material library contains a varierty of different materials and their recommended cutting/engraving settings. These settings can be easily adjusted and edited to suit your specific material.
The software is very user-friendly and has a very clean/simple layout making it less overwhelming for students and teachers who are using it for the first time.
The software is split into two sections; working and design.
The working section contains a view of the material that is in the Laserbox (from the 5MP camera) and an overlay of what you have imported to cut or engrave.
The design section contains a white canvas showing what you have imported and various settings for manipulating its orientation & size, inserting rectangular & circular shapes as well as lines and more.
Once you have finished moving and editing your project you can preview the outcome and get an estimated time of finish.
Our Final Thoughts
They are both fantastic machines however if you are after a machine mainly for engraving we would recommend the Emblaser 2 as its engraving is more precise, has different options to find the optimal setting for your material and also comes with the Air-Assist which prevents overburn on the material.
If you are after a machine for cutting multiple different materials in a short amount of time then we would recommend the Laserbox Pro as it is a more powerful machine and cuts most materials in 1 pass compared to the Emblaser where it will require multiple.