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Desktop CO2 Laser Machine - LITE2 +


Meet the MetaQuip LITE2 series, the perfect entry-level CO2 laser machine for all your laser engraving and laser cutting needs! Supplied as standard with 60W of laser power available, the LITE2 series offers the power and flexibility you need to bring your projects to life. This tabletop model is designed to take up little space, meaning you can easily place it in your workspace without compromising on quality. This machine is laser class 1: safe under all circumstances. The LITE is also available with a 40W if the emphasis is mainly on engraving work and also with a 400x400mm work bed. Discover today how the MetaQuip LITE2 series can help you realize your laser projects. The LITE is almost always available from stock, so you can get started right away!

  • Laser engraving from wood, leather, cardboard, glass and plastics
  • Laser cutting from thin (up to 3-5mm) wood, leather, textiles and plastics
  • Easy to operate
  • Motorized focus height setting for quick and easy switching between materials
  • Work surface of 600 x 400mm or 400 x 400mm 
  • Honeycomb bed
  • Red point laser for easy positioning and checking of laser assignment on the workpiece
  • Suitable for home use or start-ups

Delivered to you from 200 EURO (look for training and installation at the extra order options).

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MQ6040 LITE2 Desktop CO2 Laser Machine

With the LITE2 you create high-quality laser engravings and you can also perfectly laser cut a large number of (organic) materials. Think of materials such as wood, leather, cardboard, paper, but also plastics such as Acrylate/PMMA.

The LITE2 is placed on a work table and therefore takes up minimal space. The machine is delivered complete so that you can start immediately. The supplied software is suitable for Windows, OSX and Linux and is very user-friendly so that you can quickly achieve the best results with minimal training.

Laser cutting or laser engraving is an ideal process for processing a wide range of materials. The invisible infrared laser melts or vaporizes the material, allowing you to cut (high laser power) or engrave (low laser power). During engraving, the laser will evaporate the top layer, which changes the surface structure.

MetaQuip CO2 Lite desktop laser tube

Laser class 1 – maximum safety

Laser machining is a powerful process that can cut or engrave a wide variety of materials using a high power invisible infrared laser. Cutting takes place by melting or evaporating the material with a high laser power, while engraving is done with a lower laser power. However, it is important to emphasize that if misused, lasers can be potentially dangerous to the eyes and skin.

At MetaQuip we always put the safety of our customers first. That's why the LITE2 laser is class 1 certified, which means it's always safe during use. This means that our machines can be used in a large number of places without further laser safety measures. Our focus on safety is of the utmost importance to us, and we take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our customers.

Quickly switch between materials with the motorized laser head

MetaQuip's LITE2 series is equipped with an advanced motorized work table for seamless and precise laser processing. This allows you to quickly set the correct focus distance after a material change. With our straight guides on both the left and right side, we guarantee robust and reproducible results with every operation.

Our LITE machines are standard with a honeycomb bed, which provides better support for your workpiece. Choose the LITE2 series from MetaQuip and experience for yourself how easy and precise laser processing can be!

MQ6040 Lite2+ CO2 desktop laser machine
Scale model and model making with laser technique

Extremely sharp engraving and cutting results

MetaQuip's LITE2 series delivers extremely sharp and accurate results, both for laser engraving and laser cutting. Our customers are time and time again impressed with the quality of results our machines deliver, and we are proud to be able to offer this quality at a fraction of the price of comparable machines.

We are so confident in the performance of the LITE2 range that we invite you to come and see for yourself. Discover how this machine is able to tackle and produce even the most complex designs and materials, with astonishing precision and finesse. Choose MetaQuip's LITE2 series and discover a world of possibilities for your laser processing needs!

LITE2 + Desktop CO2 laser machine

Working area standard 600 x 400mm 

The MetaQuip LITE2 PLUS desktop CO2 laser machine is now available with a wider working area of 600x400mm! Now cut and engrave even larger objects with the same ease and precision. Experience the unparalleled performance of this powerful and versatile machine.

Also available with a 400 x 400mm work bed.

LITE2plus Desktop CO2 laser machine 60 x 40cm
CO2 Lite laser machine - closeup

Ultimate control with the advanced laser controller

Our LITE2 PLUS is equipped with the latest generation laser controller that we also use in our production series. This means you can count on the most advanced and easy-to-use laser controller available. In addition, this controller is fully compatible with the most popular laser software.

Bigger window. Better view.

We enlarged the window and bent over the corner. This has significantly improved visibility in the laser machine. Both large and small people can look into the machine a lot easier and follow the laser process.

MetaQuip CO2 laser Desktop LITE - top view

Maximum workpiece exposure.
High-power LED lighting


We have made an (optional) lighting extension based on high-power LEDs, which creates perfect illumination of the workpiece at any angle when it is in the machine. This makes the laser assignment even easier to follow.

We strive for perfection through continuous improvement

The MetaQuip LITE2 desktop CO2 Laser machine has the following improvements compared to the MetaQuip LITE1:

  • Completely new design. Table model.
  • Up to 2x higher engraving and cutting speeds.
  • Stem frame - more stable and easier to adjust.
  • Motorized work bed for fast and easy changing between materials.
  • Red point laser for easy positioning and checking of the laser assignment on the workpiece.
  • Heavier extraction. Maximum safety.
METAQUIP LITE2 CO2 laser machine laser cutter laser engraving machine

Suitable for home use, schools or start-ups

The MQ6040 LITE2+ and MQ4040 LITE2+ are perfect for hobby, schools or start-ups. This is a full-fledged CO2 laser machine with which beautiful workpieces can be made.

Want to get a quote, demonstration or your own material? 


Laser engraving – personalize everything with precision

With MetaQuip LITE2+ Desktop CO2 laser machines you can effortlessly laser engrave a large number of materials, such as wood, leather, textile, glass, mirror, anodized or painted materials of metal and various types of plastics. Choose these machines and discover the versatility of laser engraving!

Laser cutting - cutting speed and precision

The MetaQuip LITE2+ Desktop CO2 laser machines are not only ideal for laser engraving, but also for light carving of various materials, such as fabrics, wood, leather, textiles and plastics such as acrylic. For cutting up to 3-5mm thickness, we usually recommend the 60W version.

40W3-5 mmGood results at low speeds2-4 mmToo low power
60W8-10 mmGood results4-8 mmToo low power

Easy operation

Operating the MQ6040 LITE2 is child's play thanks to the advanced controller that we also use in our other CO2 laser machines. The graphic display makes it super easy to prepare your laser work and follow the live progress while cutting or engraving. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, the controller's simple and intuitive interface makes it possible for anyone to get started quickly.

Work surface

The MQ6040 LITE2 has a work surface of 600 x 400mm. The machine is supplied as standard with a knife bed on which the material to be cut or engraved is placed and a honeycomb bed. A honeycomb bed supports the material better, this is especially useful when you cut flexible materials such as fabrics or regularly make small objects. These small objects remain on the honeycomb bed after cutting.

METAQUIP LITE2 CO2 laser machine inside

Easy to use laser software

The laser software that comes with the MetaQuip laser machines allows you to easily send digital designs to the machine and accurately control the laser operations. With the ability to work in multiple layers and use different settings, you can perform complex laser operations with ease. And with the availability of the software on Windows, MAC OSX and Linux, and a user-friendly manual (Dutch, English, German, French), preparing your laser job has never been easier!

Laserworks laser software

Laser cutting - draw or import yourself

For laser cutting use is made of cutting drawings in vector format. In the laser software you can create a simple design yourself or import a vector file. These vector files come standard from more graphic programs such as Adobe Illustrator (ai format) or more technical programs such as AutoCAD or Fusion360.

Quickly convert raster images to vector cutting files

With the laser software it is very easy to convert black and white (raster) images into vector files so that they can then immediately be used to cut them out.

Laser engraving - importing images

The laser software also allows you to import images for laser engraving. MetaQuip often also uses PhotoGrav software for more complex images, so that the conversion of images always runs perfectly without further pre- or post-processing. The laser software supports the following formats:

  • .bmp
  • .jpg
  • .jpeg
  • .png
  • .gif
  • .tga

Direct import of pdf-vector files

The following vector formats are supported by the laser software:

  • .ai - Adobe Illustrator. The industry standard for vector signs.
  • .pdf - Portable Document Format. Standardized exchange of files.
  • .dxf - Drawing Exchange Format. Standardized export format of most mechanical design software
  • .svg - Scalable Vector Graphics. Format that is rapidly emerging and where a lot of open source software is available.

In addition, the following less commonly used vector files are also supported such as .hpgl, .plt, .rd

Laser safety and CE certification

Laser class 1 – safe by definition

MetaQuip closed CO2 laser machines are laser class 1 products: safe under all circumstances. This is measured and recorded in measurement reports drawn up by an independent laser safety authority. A higher laser class is less safe!

Class 4 machines may only be used if extra protection and laser goggles are used. These types of machines work with high power invisible laser light which can cause burns, eye damage and even blindness for the operator of the machine, but also for bystanders.

Take laser safety and CE certification seriously when purchasing this type of laser machine and request laser safety reports and technical construction files from your laser machine supplier! 

The MQ6040 LITE2 complies with all applicable CE machine guidelines and laser safety standards. The MQ6040 LITE2 is a class 1 laser device which means that under normal use no one can be exposed to laser radiation. The moment the laser is opened, all lasers immediately switch off and the current laser job is interrupted. Safety first. 

More about CE certification and laser safety

Included as standard

The LITE2 models come with a industrial air extraction to remove vapor and dust that is released during laser welding. Air compressor which ensures that lens and laser head stays clean as long as possible and industrial water cooler which ensures that the laser tube remains cooled during lasering. All you need to provide is a place for the machine, a 230VAC socket and an air exhaust duct (150mm). 

Laser machine

CO2 laser machine LITE with work surface 600 x 400mm, including honeycomb bed. Optional 40W and/or work bed 400 x 400mm.

CO2 desktop laser cutter - side

Industrial water cooler

The laser tube is actively cooled by means of a closed system with a water cooler.

Industrial water cooler

Air compressor

By means of an air-assist compressor system, overpressure is created at the lens, resulting in less dirty lenses

Air compressor for CO2 laser

Exhaust fan

For a quick discharge of laser fumes, MetaQuip supplies an exhaust fan for which a direct air discharge to the outside is required with a diameter of 150mm. If this is not possible, we recommend an industrial air filter.

Installation of a CO2 laser

Laser software

The laser software supports the creation of simple designs, but also the import of vector files and images.

Compatible with Windows, MAC OSX and Linux.

Product manual

Product manual and software manual. You also get access to the MetaQuip support website (NL, EN)

Manuals are available in different languages.

Optionally available with the LITE2 + desktop CO2 laser machine

Industrial Air Filters

When processing materials with lasers, harmful substances and odors can be released, and sometimes it is not possible to remove these to the outside via exhaust air. In that case, MetaQuip offers industrial air filters from the BOFA brand, which filter harmful gases, substances and odors from the air and blow the filtered air back into the room. We are happy to advise you on which filter best suits your application and use.

Rotation module

A rotation module is an accessory that allows laser engraving of round objects, such as glasses, by rotating the object during the process.

More about the rotation module for the LITE2 + laser machine ...

Laser engraving software

For good engraving, photos and images must be converted to an on/off pattern that is suitable for the laser and the material. The included laser software offers some simple options, but for frequent use, using programs such as PhotoGrav is recommended for perfect engravings.

More about PhotoGrav ...

Service contract

MetaQuip offers various service contracts for quick resolution of any problems and also offers the possibility of maintenance of your laser machine.

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Installation and training

MetaQuip offers the possibility to install your machine for you and provides basic training. You can select this option when placing your order.

Laptop with pre-installed laser software

This CO2 laser machine can be supplied with a pre-installed laser software on a laptop for a hassle-free installation.

Technical specifications

  • Working area: 400 x 400mm or 600 x 400mm
  • Laser Type: Glass Sealed-off CO, laser tube, wavelength 10.6 um
  • Laser Power: 40W (on request) / 60W
  • Laser Tube Cooling: Water Cooling with demineralised water
  • Laser output power: 0-100%
  • Engraving Speed: 0-200mm / s (recommended 100 mm / s)
  • Cutting speed: 0-80mm / s
  • Working voltage AC230v / 110V +/- 10%, 50-60Hz
  • Position Accuracy: +/- 0.01mm
  • Minimal Character Size: 1mm
  • Machine Power: <300W
  • Environment: Temperature 5-40 degrees Celsius, Humidity: 5-95%
  • Weight (approx.): 50kg
  • Dimensions [L x W x H]:
    • MQ4040: 90 x 74.5 x 47 cm (the laser tube protrudes another 50 cm from the side)
    • MQ6040: 110 x 74.5 x 47 cm (the laser tube protrudes another 30 cm from the side)
  • Control Software: Laserworks (included) Lightburn (optional)
  • Software requirements: Windows, MAC OSX, Linux 32 and 64 bits
  • Supported formats:
    • Vector: AI, PDF, DXF, SVG, HPGL, PLT, RD
    • Images: BPM, JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TGA


The warranty on the machine is 1 year, on the laser tubes up to 60W this is 6 months.

More about laser tubes


The MetaQuip Support website offers extensive instructions for installation and maintenance of your CO2 laser machine. See also the installation information for general guidelines.

Delivery & Shipping

The CO2 laser machine LITE2+ is normally available directly from stock in the 400 x 600mm, 60W version. Inquire about the delivery time of the other LITE models.

You can choose to pick up your CO2 laser machine yourself or have it delivered. MetaQuip can also install your machine at your location and will therefore also give you basic training. Select installation and training in the additional order options.

More information

More information about the desktop CO2 laser machine LITE2 series can be found here.

Product Leaflet CO2 Lite2-EN.pdf
Product Leaflet CO2 Lite2-EN.pdf

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