The large and the small of it. That's the fine text detail that can be had with laser "printing".
Sure the machine does all the work, but it can take 10 plus minutes for it to complete the engraving. Whereas screen printing is about 100 an hour, or 10x as fast, roughly
It's not a fast or cheap process, compared to screen printing, but as you can see from the
relatively small 5x5x2 blocks, there is an advantage of precision line quality. The large ones
pictured below, are a little borderline with only 1 thickness. Meaning they are a little tippy without a base added. Adding a base, in my opinion, takes away the visual purity.