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Laser Business Help?
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Laser Business Help?

by SnuGG on Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:49 pm

I can't express how much I love your site and your support for what you do.

My question is about investment... as far as the laser etching business goes, how much would I have to have saved up to start my own if I go the lowest route possible like the Epilog Zing? Or what do I need to look for if the smallest I would etch would be laptops or computer panels?

Thanks in advance,
Chris
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Re: Laser Business Help?

by Rotzog on Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:08 pm

Well, about $8000 for the laser...

and more for other stuff... http://www.ladyada.net/library/laser/equipment.html.

The Epilog site has a lot of info on starting a business too.
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Re: Laser Business Help?

by SnuGG on Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:28 am

Has anyone around the forums or anyone know someone that has the Zing?

I've still got a while before I can purchase one... Army doesn't pay me nearly enough, and being married doesn't help either. But this is a project I wanted to start for 2 years... almost saved up enough looks like.
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Re: Laser Business Help?

by Rotzog on Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:49 am

Google review epilog zing
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Re: Laser Business Help?

by 6spdVTEC on Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:25 am

I just got my 30W Zing delivered last week and it's a great little machine. The 16"x12" cutting table is small, but sufficient for what I need.

My only gripe with this laser is when I'm vector cutting it likes to do straight lines slower than curved lines so it ends up burning the material.

The cost was $8500 for the laser and training, $350 for the blower, $300 for the air pump and $250 shipping.
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