Laser engraved leather patch

Laser engraving leather patches

Step by step tutorial

In this tutorial we'll show you how to create trendy leather patches using your laser cutting machine.


Preparation

Material required:

  • Genuine leather (leftover pieces)
  • Tape to fix it to the working table
  • Needle and thread to sew the patch onto fabrics post-processing

Laser machine used:

Any Speedy laser engraving machine can be used to create the patches.

Tips:

Use the 2" lens to achieve an even finish when engraving larger surfaces.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import design

The first stage is to create your own design or use our ready made template. We used the relief mode when laser engraving to obtain two different colours on the material in a single engraving. This saves time when processing large quantities of materials. Send the file to your laser with the recommended laser parameters, which will vary depending on your laser machine and its available laser power.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Relief 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Colour Optimised geometries, inner geometries first

 

 

Tip:

Use the grayscale matrix to determine the correct values for the relief mode.


Step 2: Laser cutting and engraving the leather

Put the leather onto the laser machine's bed and secure it using the tape. Make sure that the surface is as even as possible as this will allow you to achieve a consistent engraving result. Engrave and cut the design.

Laser Parameters

Colour 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 your patch from the laser and if required, clean it using a damp cloth. Your patch can be attached to jeans, jackets, caps or other clothing items with a simple needle and thread.


Inspiration

Your imagination is the limit when creating designs for patches. From names and slogans to the logo of a start-up company or the local football team. Everything is possible, and the range of use is almost limitless.

Add extra value to your designs with personalisation.



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