leather-patches

Laser-engraved leather patches

Step by step instructions

Today we'll show you how you can make trendy leather patches with your laser.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Genuine leather (leftover pieces)
  • Tape to fix it
  • (needle and thread to sew the patch on)

Machine used:

This sample requires the use of any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Tips:

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


Step by Step

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.

Print settings

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Relief 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
Color Optimized geometries, inner geometries first

Tip:

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.)

Laser Parameters

Color 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 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.


Inspiration

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.



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