Fleece jackets engrave beautifully with a laser from Epilog.
Etch faux-leather journals with a laser engraver.
You can even engrave on canvas sneakers with a laser.
Leather engraves beautifully as shown by this coaster.
Fabric Engraving with a Laser
Fabric is quickly becoming a very popular material for both engraving and cutting. Natural fibers, as well as synthetic fabrics, are often cut and engraved with fantastic results with a laser system.
The best way to find out if your material works well with the laser is to contact our Applications Lab so we can test the material you will be using. Read below about a few of the different fabrics we've engraved with our laser systems, creating some very beautiful and unique products. When your done, be sure to check out our photo gallery and our Sample Club for examples of fabric engraving projects.
Laser engraving micro-fiber
The most common types of microfibers are made from polyesters, polyamides (nylon), and/or a combination of polyester and polyamide.
It is a durable fabric for laser engraving and produces beautiful results. Using high speed and low power, users can quickly burn away the slightest layer from the top, resulting in an engraving with great contrast.
To avoid burning entirely through the layer of fabric, we recommend testing on various swatches until you find your correct settings.
Synthetic leather etching on the laser
Synthetic, or "faux" leather has proven to be an an excellent fabric for engraving. When laser engraved, this material produces an almost debossed look that is very upscale and sophisticated.
Synthetic leather is flexible and durable. It is a material that can certainly withstand laser engraving.
Cotton engraving on the laser
100% cotton with a tight weave produces a subtle but elegant engraving. It’s important to note how close the threads are – the tighter the thread the better the engraving will be. Make sure the cotton is tightly-knit enough to sustain the power from the laser. For an example of this, check out our laser engraved cotton napkins.
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