It may surprise you, but you can apply laser engraving to fabric materials.
The flexibility and precision offered by a laser machine allows you to work with a variety of textile applications. Using a laser beam on a low power setting and quick passing speed allows you to create intricate designs on your favorite materials.
Let’s take a look at some fabrics and textiles that are usable with a laser marking system, as well as ideas for laser engraving the fabric.
What Types of Fabric Are Suitable for Laser Engraving?
Laser engraving machines are effectively usable with cotton, fleece, denim, linen, silk, polyester, and more! Consider a jacket, purse, or bag that has any level of tangible finish. All of these stylized markings exist because of laser cutting and engraving.
Laser systems can be finely tuned in such a way that allows them to pass through even the most sensitive materials without destroying the product. The heat applied by the laser power also allows the material to react positively, sealing any cut edges and preventing any fraying.
It’s also effective at cutting away fabric entirely in place of ordinary knives. You can cut away material to create well-designed images and patterns through the use of negative space.
Ideas for Laser Engraving Fabric
Fabric laser engraving appears in many modern materials. Here is a quick list of some of the more common ways you’ve seen it used without even realizing:
Many curtains and drapes that feature repeated design patterns exist due to laser engraving. They can burn in an image to create a tactile feel or cut away material altogether to leave designs by way of making specific holes.
Many car interiors have designs or logos on the seats or flooring. These textiles can be engraved or cut by a CO2 laser.
Clothing / Bags
Laser engraving can provide a textured pattern to your jackets, clothes, bags, purses, wallets, and more. Whether it’s cloth, denim, or leather, you can even add your own personal designs to make it indicative of your style.
Laser Engraving by LIT Laser
For more information about what you can do with your laser engraver, contact LIT Laser today! We specialize in selling and providing a professional laser engraving and cutting service for the community. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 888-407-9626 for all your laser engraving needs.