A group of leather business card holders

Leather business card holder

Create an individual business card holder made using natural leather.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Leather (approx. 2 mm thick)
  • Adhesive tape

Laser machine used:

  • Trotec Speedy 100
  • 25 Watt
  • 1,5" lens
  • Honeycomb cutting table

Step by Step

Step 1: Import/create design template

Design your business card holder or import one of our three designs into your graphic program and adapt it according to your requirements. The three designs provided differ in terms of shape, folding technique and surface design.


Step 2: Laser processing

Send your job to the laser machine.

Laser Parameters:

Engraving (black): power 80%, speed 50%, 500 dpi, 2 passes, air assist on
Scoring (red): power 20%, speed 2%, 2000 Hz, 2 passes, air assist on, z-offset 2 mm
Cutting (blue): power 35%, speed 0.7%, 1000 Hz, air assist on
Cutting (green): power 66%, speed 1.8%, 1000 Hz, air assist on

Tip:

Using the z-offset defocuses the laser beam and the cut lines appear thicker than working in focus.


Step 3: Post-processing

As you can see in the graphic, we cut little holes with a diameter of 1 mm along the outer edges in two of the three designs. This allows you to quickly finish the business card holder. Just use a thicker, tear-resistant thread and sew using the holes.

Cleaning:

Leather is a natural product that tends to burn during engraving or cutting, producing a strong smell. Furthermore, the cutting edges may turn dark and stain. Many types of leather can easily be cleaned. However, it is important to test the cleaning method in a discreet place on the material. Firstly, try to remove the smoke residues with a dry cloth. Should any residue remain the leather can be cleaned with a damp cloth or with an alcohol-based cleaner.