laser engraving leather belt 5

Leather belt with filigree design

Learn how to quickly and easily transform a leather belt into a work of art.


Preparation

Material required:

  • Belt made of cowhide leather (approx. 3.5mm thick, 38mm wide, total length incl. belt buckle approx. 104cm)
  • Cover material for the laser

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400 flexx
  • 120 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with small hole diameter
  • Aluminium slat cutting table

Note: Depending on the length of the belt, you can use another machine from the Speedy laser engraver series for this application.

Download graphic files

Graphic files


Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Feel free to use our template that we have provided or, alternatively, you can create your own unique design. Send the job to the laser machine using the below settings:

Print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi none
Halftone Others
Ordered Dithering Optimised geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser process

The parameters will vary depending on the laser machine you are using and the available laser power.

Place the belt on the aluminium grid table with the belt buckle on the right side. The aluminium grid assists with the alignment of material. In order to optimise the engraving result, we recommend placing the belt parallel to the upper edge at a distance of approximately 1cm. It is important that you make sure the leather is straight.

Finally, cover the remaining working area in order to create a strong vacuum.

Laser parameters: 

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
black Engrave CO2 50 100 500dpi
red Cut CO2 75 1.0 1000 Hz
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Direction Advanced Path planning
1 on +2 Top down High quality -
1 on -1 - - Accuracy

Step 3: Assembly

Once complete, remove the belt from the laser machine. Use a lightly moistened cloth to clean the surface of the leather.


Inspiration

Seeing as though leather is a natural product, this makes it an ideal material for laser engraving and cutting. You can alter the present design of the belt by adjusting the greyscale and engraving parameters. By experimenting with different colours and types of leather, you can also achieve unique and different results.


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