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