View Full Version : Wine Bottle (speed?)

Zac Altman
05-14-2008, 4:19 AM
What is the speed difference when engraving glass with a 25 Watt vs a 35 Watt Epilog Laser?

Frank Corker
05-14-2008, 4:53 AM
Zac it's very little, just speed mainly. The higher power might be able to do it a little quicker, but not that much different.

Zac Altman
05-14-2008, 5:16 AM
Lets put it this way, would it be noticeably faster to do 100 wine bottles with a 35 Watt laser or a 25 Watt laser?

Like I dont mind if its only like 5 second slower, but it would really get to me if it was like 20 seconds slower (per bottle)

Darren Null
05-14-2008, 7:51 AM
I've got a 10W laser and I do wine bottles @ 100% speed (mostly: there's a browny-green colour that I have to do @ 80% because the glass is harder). I think it'll be down to how fast an individual laser machine can wave the head about.

Zac Altman
05-14-2008, 7:54 AM
Sounds good, anybody that can confirm this?

Just a random question, is there a brand of laser that is faster than others, in terms of "waving their head about"? Not interested in buying the fastest, just curious...

Darren Null
05-14-2008, 11:02 AM
It's complicated. Every manufacturer uses different units, seemingly, and just a straight 'top speed' doesn't tell you the whole story. The way a machine ramps (changes direction) makes a great difference to the final job time, and there's different systems for doing that too.
The power of the laser makes a difference...the more power, the more stuff you can burn at 100% speed...but sometimes there's things you want to burn at a slower speed because burning at high speed can give you an oval hole instead of round.

The only real way of telling, I think, would be to take an identical file round machines with the same power laser; using the same medium to burn on; and getting the stopwatch out

Pete Simmons
05-14-2008, 11:15 AM
If I remember correctly, I do a wine flute with the bride and grooms names and a rose graphic in 1 min 15 seconds S=25 P=100

Epilog Mini-18 35 watt

Clint Lauricella
05-15-2008, 7:37 AM
I did 100 wine bottles for a Holiday party last Dec. I have a Vytek 35W CO2 laser. Estimate time at P 100 S 14 was 1 - 1 1/2 minutes per.