Start a Laser Engraving Business

Official EM-Smart Blog
2 min readSep 13, 2021

Laser engraving is a profitable way to start a business in a growing industry that takes only a small investment.

Laser systems are so easy to use that you’ll be able to start using one in no time, and they are so affordable, they usually pay for themselves in a short amount of time! Whether you choose to open a storefront business or work from home, you’ll find laser engraving a profitable new way to start a laser engraving business.

Here are just a few ideas to start a business:

Wedding Gifts: photo albums, etched glasses

Photo Engraving: family memories on marble

Photo by EM-Smart

Signage: Create custom signs in wood and acrylic

Laser on wood by EM-Smart

Models: From architectural models to toys

Toy laser marked by EM-Smart

What do I need to start a business?

With pricing starting below $3,000 (like this EM-Smart, costs $2500 only), you can get up and running with a business in no time. All you need is the laser, your own computer, and your favorite graphic software package (EZCAD, CorelDRAW, Illustrator, Photoshop — it’s up to you!) The laser works like a printer — you set up your image and can “print” it to your material in a few minutes.

Is it profitable?

Whenever you can add value to a product by creating custom engraving, your profits can skyrocket. We have customers that have paid for their machines with their first engraving jobs! With machines starting from $2499, and with the same amazing engraving quality from each and every system, you’ll find out why people all over the world are discovering the profit potential of an EM-Smart Laser System!

What materials can I engrave and cut with the laser?

The great thing about starting a laser business is that EM-Smart’s laser systems are so versatile. With one machine, you can engrave and/or mark coated wood, acrylic, plastic, metal, marble, and much more. You’re only limited by your imagination!