Leather Pencil Roll

In our latest DIY, we'll show you have to make your own roll up pencil case. We'll be creating a selection of the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces for our office & school supplies shops. These roll up pencil cases offer an elegant and distinctive alternative to conventional zipper or snap fastener cases.


Required material
  • LaserLeather black/blue, 425 x 200mm 
  • 4 pens for filling the pen roll
Machine used
  • Speedy 360, 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Nozzle with small hole diameter
  • Vacuum table with honeycomb table support

Remeber, it is possible to process LaserLeather with a different laser engraver from the Speedy series. Simply adjust the parameter settings to suit your machine.



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Step by Step

Step 1

Step 1: Import/create print & laser template

To start, you can either design your own artwork or use our template. Next, we'll upload the job to the laser using the settings below.

Print settings:

Process mode: Standard
Resolution: 500dpi
Cut line: none
Halftone: Color
Others: Optimized geometries,
inner geometries first,
minimize to job size
Step 2

Step 2: Laser process

The following step entails setting up your laser parameter settings. Keep in mind that our suggested parameters could be slightly different, depending on the laser machine used and the available laser power.

A great tip for processing LaserLeather, is to use the vacuum table with honeycomb table top and the nozzle with the small hole diameter. Now we can continue by placing the LaserLeather into the laser machine. Cover the rest of the working surface around the material to create a vacuum. This will aslo help your machine achieve excellent exhaust performance.

Time to start the engraving and cutting process!

Laser parameters: 

  Engrave Cut
Color Black Red
Process Engrave CO2 Cut CO2
Power (%) 60 20
Speed (%) 100 2
ppi/Hz Auto 1000
Passes 1 1
Air Assist ON ON
Z-Offset +1 -
Direction Bottom to top -
Advanced Optimized Quality -
Step 3

Step 3: Assembly

Once the laser processing is complete, remove the excess leather from the laser. If needed, clean the cut out parts carefully with a slightly damp cloth.

Insert the wide band from the bottom through the first slit, so that the four small holes on the band are exactly over the four holes of the pin roll.

Now thread the narrow band through the four small holes so that the band crosses over on the upper side.

Turn the pencil roll over and knot the thin tape on the back. Then shorten the ends with scissors.

Step 4

Steps 4: Finalize the pencil roll

Insert the pins one after the other, on the inside of the roll and pull the wide band through the slots so that the pins are fixed in the roll. Tighten the tape well, so that the pins get a good grip.

Pull the ribbon through the slit at the top edge of the pencil roll.

To complete your pencil roll, wrap the tape around the outside of the roll once, and fasten the end by pulling it under the tape.

Why to use Trotec LaserLeather?

LaserLeather is a two-tone artificial leather for a variety of laser applications. From bags, backpacks, labels, jewelry, or, as shown in our DIY, a stylish storage option. The LaserLeather can transform into many unique pieces due to its easy processing. Intricate laser engravings and laser cuts are possible, where the second colour layer can be shown to add dimension.

Ceate the pen roll in a variety of colours using LaserLeather! By adding your name or your own design, the product can also be personalised or individualised very easily.

Let you creativity flow and discover the different colour combinations:


Speedy series
The ideal laser engraver and cutter for personalisation.

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Questions about applications or settings?
We're happy to advise you from A for Air assist to Z for z-offset.

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