What's the differences between Raycus, JPT, Max, and IPG fiber source?

When we are buying a fiber laser machine we can see that many different brands are offering different fiber laser power sources, some of them are Chinese power source brand, others are USA brand, and others are German brands. Amount all these brands of fiber laser power sources which one is the best? What's the difference between them? Which fiber power laser source is cheap? Which one is the most popular? In this blog we want to explain this, to let you chose the right machine for your application.

There is a big difference

Many people wonder why some Raycus machines are so cheap, and IPG is expensive, all this difference in price is not only because one power source it is made in China and other it is made in Germany. The main difference is the engraving result, the quality of the machine, the final warranty, and the materials it can mark. This difference is also between Chinese and Singapur fiber power source. If we compare JPT, Max, and Raycus, we can find that one of them is better than the rest of the Chinese and Singapur brands. 

What's the difference between JPT, Max, Raycus, IPG
What's the difference between JPT, Max, Raycus, IPG

Which brands are the most popular and why?

There is four brand that is the most sold in the fiber laser engraving machine industry.

1) Raycus

2) JPT

3) Max

4) IPG


Why are these brands the most sold?

There are more than 30 different brands for the power laser source, but at the time of work, these fiber power sources have their advantages.



This brand is cheap, and this is the main reason most of the companies use it, is not famous for a quality engraving and also have less warranty than other fiber power sources. This brand also has a little range of 20 to 80 kHz, which make it have a short range of engraving materials. In comparison with other brands, Raycus doesn't offer too much advantage to the customer, but it can be very cheap.



This Singaporean brand has a different laser power source, some of them are limited by 20 to 80kHz, and others for limited warranty. This brand is famous because it offers excellent quality engraving and stability at the time of work.


The advantage of JPT is that this company offer premium fiber sources like JPT-X premium with 1 to 500 kHz that is close to the quality of IPG what it makes JPT-X one of the most popular fiber power source for being cost effective keeping high-quality engraving with a reasonable price.



Max is another fiber power source famous for being cheap, but the main difference between this brand and raycus is that max has better stability and a better warranty than raycus. Max have a small range of 20 to 80 kHz what it makes the brand have the same issues of raycus, a short range of engraving materials.



IPG is one of the most famous brands for their high-quality engraving, stability, and warranty the main advantage over other brands is the high-quality engraving and warranty in comparison to the Chinese brands. Also, it has a wide range of materials that it can engrave.

Which one is the best cost effective?



JPT-X 3 years warranty

kHz: 1 to 500

High stability

Laser bean 0.001

All metals 

and large variety of plastics



IPG 2 years warranty

kHz: 1 to 200

High stability

Laser bean 0.001

wide range of material




Max 1 years warranty

kHz: 1 to 120

Laser bean 0.005

all metals and a short variety of plastics




Raycus 1 years warranty

kHz: 20 to 80

Laser bean 0.005

all metals and a short variety of plastics

In conclusion, the most cost-effective fiber laser power source for engraving is the JPT premium or JPT-X that have a more extensive range of kHz and offer us the opportunity of engraving more materials with high resolution and high stability. The JPT-X Isn't cheap as Raycus or Max but at the same time is not that expensive as IPG having almost the same quality as IPG. 

Why the kHz are so important?

At the moment of different engraving materials we need to use different setups of kHz, this only translates that when we have more kHz, we can set up more different parameters to mark over more materials. That's the main reason JPT-X it can engrave more non-metal materials than other Fiber power sources.

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Comments: 9
  • #1

    BALASAHEB G BASTAWADE (Friday, 08 February 2019 05:55)


    MAIL :

  • #2

    Paul Whyte (Tuesday, 05 March 2019 23:54)

    Interested in 150 Watt fibre for VIN marking metal chassis

  • #3

    muharrem (Wednesday, 06 March 2019 03:15)

    Are you interested in good service?

  • #4

    Mario Ocoro (Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:11)

    It is a very interesting topic, and definitely, I would like to add something more, for sure Raycus its one of the worst business I ever got, and I don't like the Chinese brands, but amount them definitely JPT It could be the best I have sold a few machines with JPT-X and they work pretty well in comparison with raycus. Personally, I don't recommend chinese brands, the best way to be sure the laser it's going to work perfect its use IPG no doubt about.

  • #5

    Ramchander soni (Sunday, 01 September 2019 01:09)

    50 watts engraving and cutting Ipg

  • #6

    C Opus (Thursday, 05 September 2019 01:56)

    I would rather have an SPI laser. I have been using for many years with big success.

  • #7

    Mario Ocoro (Thursday, 05 September 2019 04:22)

    For sure SPI it is a good brand, but remember that most of the power sources of SPI are build in China, while the IPG brand its MADE IN GERMANY and in the USA. which makes a huge quality difference.

  • #8

    Chuligus (Monday, 23 September 2019 00:01)

    what about super and spi? are those brands good enough?

  • #9

    ruben bagnoni (Friday, 18 October 2019 06:58)

    comparativa muy util