Laser engraved and laser cut leather

for natural, suede, napped, synthetic leather, Alcantara, nubuck

Leather types suitable for laser engraving

With a customized laser engraving machine, you can easily give leather a quality finish. With a Trotec laser, leather is engraved quickly and easily for purses, wallets, bracelets, belts, shoes and more.

Leather types suitable for laser engraving

  • Natural leather
  • Suede leather
  • Napped leather
  • Nubuck leather
  • Synthetic leather
  • Alcantara leather

Check out how to create unique leather products with a Trotec laser.

Personalize wallets, belts shoes and other accessories.


Application examples for leather

Leather is used in the production of clothing, gift items and decorations. When cutting leather, the laser is melting the material. This results in clean and perfectly sealed edges. Laser engraving on leather creates an incredibly tactile effect, making it easy to customize or give a special finish to the end product.

  • Bracelets
  • Belts
  • Shoes
  • Purses
  • Wallets
  • Briefcases
  • Clothing
  • Accessories
  • Promotional items
  • Office products
  • Crafts

Why should I buy a laser for marking leather?

  • Leather is tough and offers strong resistance to every tool used on it aside from the laser beam.
  • Laser processing is contact-free and produces consistent results without wear and tear.
  • The laser beam melts the material and produces perfectly clean and sealed edges on the surface of the leather.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Perfect sealed edges with laser cut leather

  • No fraying
  • No post-processing is required

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • The high-quality axis drive and intelligent routing of air flow of the Trotec lasers

Productive processing

  • Laser cutting is faster than knife cutting
  • No resistance on the material due to contactless machining

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engravers available on the market with a maximum processing speed of 4.2 m/sec and an acceleration of 5 g

Non-contact processing

  • No time-consuming fixating of materials in comparison to other processing methods
  • No warping of the material

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Multifunctional table concept for easy handling

Simple high-quality manufacturing

  • Designs are created in the usual graphics program and sent via the print command to the laser
  • Higher quality processing with incredible tactile effects unachievable through textile printing

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive. Work efficiently

One tool for all shapes

  • The tool's diameter does not have to be taken into account
  • Depending on the lens used, the laser beam is about 0.1 mm wide.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Ideal optics and optimal beam performance

No tool wear

  • No wear of the laser beam from material processing
  • No costs for new tools unlike milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

Quotes languages

"Our Speedy 300 and SP500 have been vital assets to our small design and manufacturing company. Whether it's cutting 1/4" thick hardwood or engraving intricate artwork into wood and leather, our Trotec lasers have provided high quality and consistent results over the years."
- Joe Mansfield, - GroveMade (Portland, OR) -

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Tips for laser engraving leather

Is it necessary to fixate the material on the working surface?

No. In laser processing, no pressure is exerted on the material. No clamping or other type of fixation is required. Simply insert the workpiece and start lasering. This saves time and money in material preparation.

What must be taken into account when processing genuine leather?

Genuine leather is a natural material, and there are countless types that respond individually to laser processing. Therefore, it is difficult to determine general rules for processing. Generally, however, the following can be said: If genuine leather is distorted, reduce the laser power. This is because too much heat acts on the material.

Can any type of leather be processed with the laser?

You can process both genuine and synthetic leather, aka. leatherette, with the laser. Note, however, that synthetic leather often contains PVC compounds. Such materials must not be processed with the laser. There is a danger that harmful gases may be released.

How to clean a finished workpiece optimally?

One must distinguish between genuine leather and leatherette here. For genuine leather, we unfortunately cannot recommend any cleaning agents. Too aggressive cleaning agents can dry the material out or form spots. If you still want to use a cleaning agent, please try this on an inconspicuous area or even better on a test strip. Leatherette, by contrast, can be easily cleaned with a damp sponge without losing its shape.

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