A laser wood engraver or cutter system works extremely well with all types of woods, from maple to exotic hardwoods. Nevertheless, since wood is a natural material, the laser user must consider various features, such as the density and resin content. Because of its density wood is broadly divided into softwoods and hardwoods: each type displays a different quality when engraved. Softwood types, such as balsa wood, require a lower laser power, give often light engraving and can be cut at a higher speed. On the other hand hardwood, as for example the acacia, requires a higher laser power and can give you very dark colors where engraved.