DE-3 desktop engraver
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Intuitive and Intelligent

DE-3 Desktop Engraver

The DE-3 desktop engraver uses over 30 years of innovation in engraving technology to deliver impressive versatility and fast, user-friendly automated production.

With laser-pointing technology, automatic depth regulation and other intelligent and intuitive features, the DE-3 produces precise text and graphics onto a huge range of materials and objects. It's the ideal desktop engraving solution for today's user.

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Discover A World of Engraving Applications

Whether you are a sign-maker, equipment manufacturer or awards and gift supplier, the DE-3 desktop engraver is the ideal solution for engraving an impressive variety of giftware, signage, trophies, tools and industrial products. The DE-3’s integrated safety cover and user-friendly operation also make it ideal for use in retail settings.

Engraved name badges and signs with the DE-3 engraving device
Engraved awards and trophies with the DE-3 engraver
Industrial labels and signs engraved with the DE-3 desktop engraver
Engraved gifts with the DE-3
Engraved wooden sign with the DE-3 desktop engraver
Braille and tactile signage engraved with the DE-3 desktop engrave

High Performance Features

DE-3 desktop engraver

Accurate Personalisation

A laser pointer accurately defines the origin point and displays an engraving path preview on the media – set the engraving position at the touch of a button.

Precision Engraving

Easy-to-apply nose cones can be added to the spindle unit to automatically regulate engraving depth on the media surface, delivering consistently precise results.

Fast and Easy Production

Powered by a 20,000 rpm DC brushless motor, the DE-3 harnesses advanced surface detection and other automatic features to make set-up and engraving quick and simple.

Remote Connectivity

Select options such as spindle speed and one-touch machine cleaning without the need for a computer with a hand-held control. Engraving job data can be sent from your computer and stored in the controller after the PC is disconnected.

* DE-3 shown with optional centre vice

New Software and Open Architecture

Dr. Engrave Plus software

The DE-3 uses open source technology that works out-of-the-box with all popular engraving software, industry standard tools and materials. The engraver also comes with Dr. Engrave Plus software that offers a number of additional advantages to the user.

  • AI files are now supported along with other standard graphic/vector data
  • Standard text engraving, surface levelling and hole drilling are now possible thanks to new levelling and drilling functions
  • Includes handy template functions and Excel and CSV databases for fast engraving of serial data jobs

Additional Benefits

A compact desktop device with production-class engraver performance.
An optional centre vice will hold irregular objects such as hip flasks, compact mirrors, spectacle frames and more securely in place.
Boasts a small footprint with a generous 305 mm (X) x 230 mm (Y) x 40 mm (Z) work area that fits comfortably into office, classroom, workshop and retail environments.
A clean and safe engraving solution with a fully-enclosed engraving operation.


Model DE-3
Work table size  305 mm x 230 mm
Maximum work area (Work envelope) X, Y, Z:305 mm × 230 mm × 40 mm 
XYZ axis drive system Stepper motor, 3-axis simultaneous control
Operating speed XY axis: 0.1-60 mm/sec.
Z axis: 0.1-30 mm/sec.
Software resolution 0.01 mm/step
Mechanical resolution XYZ-axis: 0.00125 mm/step
Spindle motor Brushless DC Motor
Spindle speed 5000-20000 rpm
Tool loading Cutter Holder, Collet Type
Maximum material thickness 40 mm(38 mm when using the nose cone)
Connection USB
Machine language RML-1
Power supply Voltage and frequency AC 100 to 240V ±10%, 50/60 Hz (overvoltage category: II, IEC 60664-1)
Rated current 1.0 A
Power consumption 80 W
Operating noise During operation 60 dB(or less)
During standby 40 dB(or less)
External dimensions 616 mm × 587 mm × 390 mm
Machine weight

35 kg

Installation environment Indoor use, altitude: 2000 m or less, Temperature 5 to 40 °C, humidity 35 to 80% (no condensation), Environment pollution degree 2  
Included items DGSHAPE software package CD, Power cable, Power adapter, USB cable, Nose cone unit (resin / metal components), Nose unit set screw (fixing screw, spring), Spare set screw (for cutter holder), Solid collet (∅ 3.175 mm), Spanner wrench, Hex wrench, Hex driver, Adhesive sheet, Dust collector adapter, Setup Guide
Specifications, designs and dimensions listed may be subject to change without notice
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Take your business forward with complete peace of mind thanks to Roland DG’s renowned post-sale service. Roland DG Care warranties cover you for much more than device maintenance.

  • Factory-trained service engineers
  • Quick installation and first-time set-up
  • Expert advice and training
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People buy Roland DG equipment because they know it will do what they need it to do - and more. Our mission is to bring new opportunities to society through digital technology, and we aim to develop the most reliable solutions in the industry.

  • More than 40 years of trusted technical excellence.
  • Robust, flexible technology and repeatable results.
  • Unparalleled post-sales service and support.

Get in touch today and find out why Roland DG is the first choice for print businesses worldwide.