The FiberMark also offers a red dot laser at the push of a button, which I found to be very helpful when positioning odd-shaped items. And, as with all Epilog laser systems, the FiberMark uses Accupoint Motion Control Technology. In short, this is a linear encoder timing system that ensures the laser beam will be fired in the right place and at the right time. This technology accounts for the exceptional detail that can be achieved as the motion control system moves in increments as small as .00008".
Epilog “Dashboard” print driver software used to control the laser is clean, simple and easy to learn. It allows both raster and vector engraving to be done separately or in combination. For projects that require more control over settings, the Dashboard Color Mapping feature allows you to set independent speeds, power, frequency and focus settings based on the color used in your job layout. It’s also a convenient way to test materials at various settings since it allows you to perform multiple engraving tasks in a single job setup.
The FiberMark is intended for use with Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7 but its open architecture allows it to be driven by almost any Windows-based program including CorelDRAW, Illustrator, Bartender, Word, Excel and AutoCAD, among others. My testing only involved the use of CorelDRAW X3 and X4.