Lasers and in particular laser cutting is becoming more popular within the fashion design industry. From laser engraving velvet to laser cutting fabrics and leather, almost any design is possible with laser technology. With faster processing speeds for individual graphic designs, each piece can be made unique even when produced as a large series. Laser cutting single-layer textiles is more productive than using traditional methods of cutting such as a knife or scissors. The laser cut edges of synthetic materials are also melted during processing, resulting in a clean, perfectly sealed edge. A laser cutter can also process other materials such as acrylics, woods and stone, which can be incorporated into fashion design.