Laser-engraved leather patches
Step by step instructions
Today we'll show you how you can make trendy leather patches with your laser.
- Genuine leather (leftover pieces)
- Tape to fix it
- (needle and thread to sew the patch on)
- Speedy 100, 40 watts
- 2" lens
- Honeycomb table
This sample requires the use of any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.
Use the 2" lens to achieve a homogeneous appearance of the engraving of larger surfaces.
Step by step
Step 1: Import design
Create your own design or use our template. We used the relief mode to obtain two different colors on the material in just one engraving pass. This saves time. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters. The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.
|Process mode||Resolution||Cut line|
|Color||Optimized geometries, inner geometries first|
Use the grayscale matrix to find out the correct values for the relief mode.
Step 2: Laser process leather
Put the leather piece into the laser and secure it in place using the tape. Make sure that the surface is as even as possible to get a consistent engraving result. Engrave and cut the design. (The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.)
|Color||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)||ppi/Hz|
Step 3: Cleaning & sewing on
Remove the patch from the laser and clean it with a dap cloth if necessary. You can attach the patch to jeans, jackets, caps or similar items using a needle or a thread.
You Will Need
- Genuine Leather (leftover or scrap pieces)
- Needle & Thread
- Speedy 100, 40 Watts
- 2" Lens
- Honeycomb Table
You can create this sample with any machine from the Trotec Speedy series.
Try using the 2" lens - you will achieve a homogeneous appearance of the engraving on larger surfaces.
Step by step
Step 1: Import the Design
Have a go at creating your own design, or feel free to use the template we have provided. We used the relief mode to obtain two different colours on the material in the single engraving pass. This saves a lot of time. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters - note that these may vary depending on the machine you are using and its available laser power.
|Process Mode||Resolution||Cut Line|
|Colour||Optimised Geometries, Inner Geometries First|
We recommend using the grayscale matrix to find the correct values for the relief mode.
Step 2: Laser Process - Leather
Place the leather piece into the laser machine and secure it using your adhesive tape. Ensure that the surface is as even as possible in order to get a consistent engraving effect. Now, engrave and cut the design. Remember, the parameters might vary depending on the machine you are using and its available laser power.
|Colour||Process||Power (%)||Speed (%)||ppi/Hz|
Step 3: Cleaning & Sewing
Remove your little leather patch from the engraving machine and clean it with a damp cloth (if necessary). Now, you can attach it to your jeans, jackets, hats, bags or anything you want with a simple needle and thread. It's that easy!
The sky is your only limit when creating patches with a laser machine. You can create a logo for a start-up company or even a patch for your local football club. Anything is possible. And, try personalising the patches to add an extra depth of value to your designs.