Laser Cut Paper

Machines from Universal Laser Systems

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Laser Paper Cutting Machine

Universal Laser Systems Digital Laser Material Processing (DLMP™) Machines provide designers and manufacturers with a combined laser cutter and marker for almost all paper based materials.

DLMP systems expand the potential for laser cutting applications across organizations and in multiple departments including production, R&D and engineering, sales, marketing and facilities management.

Learn more about Universal Laser paper cutter machines in the video below:


DLMP technology offers various benefits and capabilities as part of any manufacturing business solution.

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  • Software Controlled

    Virtually any paper design can be cut, engraved or marked from your graphic software to the laser system software. Additionally, .DXF and .PDF file formats can be imported directly into the Universal Control Panel (UCP).

  • Paper Multi-material

    An endless number of paper based materials are compatible with Universal’s laser system, including Bond Paper, Card Stock, Cardboard, Coated Paper and other advanced materials to name a few.

  • Multi-process

    Engrave and mark in one step. The laser systems can perform many different types of operations in a single step by seamlessly changing power, speed and other parameters with one click.

  • Non-contact Methods

    Ablate or modify material without applying any physical force. Using a non-contact method for  engraving and marking, the laser system eliminates the need for physical tooling with dies, blades and cutters or permanent holding fixtures. The material type and laser power level determine the maximum engraving/marking depth and speed of engraving/marking.

  • On demand

    Process paper materials in real time. Laser systems do not depend on physical tooling and are driven by software files. Getting started is as easy as placing the material in the laser system and processing the graphics file.

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Universal Laser Paper Applications

Universal Laser Systems provide four distinct applications

Laser paper cutting

Laser Paper Cutting

Removing and separating material along a designated path.

Laser paper engraving

Laser Paper Engraving

Removing material to a user-controlled depth.

Laser paper marking

Laser Paper Marking (depth and surface)

Modifying a material surface to create a permanent mark.

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Combined Process

The laser cutting, engraving, and marking processes can be combined without having to move or re-fixture the paper based material.

Paper Based Materials for Laser Processing

Below is a a small sample of the paper based materials that can be processed with DLMP technology

  • 3M Paper Products
  • Bond Paper
  • Card Stock
  • Cardboard
  • Coated Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Copy Paper
  • Fish Paper
  • Kraft Paper
  • Matboard
  • Rice Paper
  • Silk Paper
  • Synthetic Paper
  • Vellum

Paper Laser Process


Virtually any graphic or CAD software with a functional print feature can be used including Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe® Photoshop®, SOLIDWORKS®, AutoCAD® and many others.


Print via a Windows driver or import a .PDF or .DXF using Universal’s Direct Import software. Imported files can be created in any operating system including Windows and Mac OS. Printed or imported files are displayed on the Universal Control Panel. The UCP allows you to preview the file before processing your material.


Select a material from Universal’s extensive database of materials.


Place the paper based material in the laser system. No additional tooling is required.


Press go – the laser system processes the material based on the graphic file sent to the UCP software.


Remove the finished product–the system immediately is ready for processing the same graphic file or a different one on the same or different material.

Example Laser Cut Paper

Photos of parts processed with a Universal Laser System

Laser Cut Paper Systems

A wide variety of machines to meet your paper cutting and marking needs

Modular Design Architecture

Universal products consists of platforms, lasers, productivity enhancement, safety and other modules that can be combined in various ways to create the ideal laser system for present and future business needs.

Interchangeable Lasers

10.6μ CO2 lasers are available for laser systems, in either single or multiple laser configuration. The lasers in the system can be individually or simultaneously controlled, quickly delivering a wide power range from 10 to 150 watts. Also available are 9.3μ CO2 and 1.06μ fiber lasers. Every laser source is factory pre-aligned for easy integration into Universal’s laser platform depending on wavelength and power.

Dual Laser Configuration

A Dual Laser system combines the beams from two lasers into a single beam. This maximizes cutting, engraving and marking power. Using a patented technology, the system configuration eliminates polarization effects and delivers beam quality superior to that of a single laser.

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