We've recently had many enquiries as to which laser cutter customers should buy so in response to this we have put together a comparison between the Makeblock Laserbox Pro and the Emblaser 2.

Laserbox VS Emblaser 2 Brief Comparison Chart



Emblaser 2


Product Dimensions
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
Emblaser: 12.7kg
F2000 Filtration Unit: 15.35kg
Shipping Dimensions
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
Emblaser: 19.60kg,
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)


USB Yes Yes
Wifi Yes Yes
Ethernet Yes No


Emblaser 2

Commonly Used Materials

Material Thickness Engraved Cut Notes
Fabric - Cotton 3mm Yes Yes  
Fabric - Felt 6mm No Yes All colours except white.
Leather - Brown Vegetable Tanned 4mm Yes Yes Treatment & color dependant.
Air-Assist recommended.
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  
Anodised Aluminium - Yes No  
Slate - Yes No  
Corkboard 3mm Yes Yes Air-Assist required.
Rubber 2mm Yes Yes Air-Assist recommended.

Laserbox Pro

Commonly Used Materials

Material Cut Engrave Mark
Paper Yes Yes Yes
Corrugated Paper Yes Yes Yes
Wood Yes Yes Yes
AcrylicYes Yes Yes Yes
Cloth Yes Yes Yes
Denim Yes Yes Yes
Leather Yes Yes Yes
Base Plate Yes Yes Yes
ABS-based Colour Board Yes Yes Yes
PET Yes Yes Yes
Rubber Yes Yes Yes
Veneer Yes Yes Yes
Cork Yes Yes Yes
Sandpaper Yes Yes Yes
Food Yes Yes Yes
Glass Fiber Yes Yes Yes
Plastic Yes Yes Yes
Delrin Yes Yes Yes
Glass No Yes Yes
Marble No Yes Yes
Rubber Stamp No Yes Yes
Stone No Yes Yes
Ceramic No Yes Yes
Tile No Yes Yes
Anodized Aluminum No Yes Yes
Corian No Yes Yes


Emblaser 2 Filtration Unit

F2000 Indoor Fume Filtration Unit

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

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.

LightBurn Software Interface

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.

LightBurn Software Material Library


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.

LaserBox Work Interface

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.

Laserbox Design Interface

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.

Engraving Comparison

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.