leather-patches

Laser-engraved leather patches

Step by step instructions

Learn how to make trendy leather patches with your laser machine!


Preparation

Required material:

  • Genuine leather (leftover pieces)
  • Tape to fix it
  • (needle and thread to sew the patch on)

Machine used:

This sample requires the use of any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Tips:

Use the 2" lens to achieve a homogeneous appearance of the engraving of larger surfaces.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

Make your own design or use our ready made template. In order to save time and obtain two different colours in one pass, we used the relief mode. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters. The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Relief 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

Tip:

Use the grayscale matrix to find out the correct values for the relief mode.


Step 2: Laser process leather

Place the piece of leather into the laser machine and tape it down so it does not move and so the surface stays as flat as possible. This will ensure consistent engraving results. Engrave and cut the design. (The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.)

Laser Parameters

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 50 50 500
Red Cut CO2 50 1.5 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - High quality
1 on - -

Step 3: Cleaning & sewing on

Remove the patch from the laser and clean it with a damp cloth if necessary. You can attach the patch to jeans, jackets, caps or similar items using a needle or a thread.


Inspiration

There are no limits to the creativity for making individual patches. You can create the logo of a start-up company, or a patch for the local football team. Everything is possible, and the range of use is almost limitless.

Personalize the patches with names to add extra value to your design.



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