Laser engraving and cutting leather
for natural, suede, napped, synthetic leather, Alcantara, nubuck
With a customized laser engraving machine, you can easily give leather a quality finish. With a JIAHECNC laser, leather is engraved quickly and easily for purses, wallets, bracelets, belts, shoes and more.
Leather types suitable for laser engraving
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.
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.