Fabric Laser Engraver and Cutter
Are you a print shop, embroidery shop or screen printing shop looking to stand out from your competition? In a competitive market, being open to change and adapting to new technology is a must. Become the leader in your market with a fabric laser engraver/cutter and take your business to new heights.
Laser engraving and etching is a unique application where the laser removes a thin layer of fiber or pigment dye from the fabric while offering one-of-a-kind precision and detail.
Laser engraving is faster than many fabric processes which allows you to offer goods and services at lower price points than your competitors.
What is The Best Type of Laser for Cutting and Engraving Fabric?
A CO2 laser is the best type of laser for cutting and engraving textiles. CO2 lasers are easily absorbed by organic material. The high-power laser beam burns or vaporizes a material, resulting in high detail artwork and perfectly cut edges.
What Kinds of Fabric can I Engrave and Cut?
Just about any fabric can be engraved and cut, including: denim, cotton, silk, Nylon, Polyester, faux fur, fleece, leather, Lycra, mesh fabrics, Ripstop materials, Ultrasuede, Neoprene, natural and synthetic felt, suede leather, rubber and rubberized textiles and more. As with all materials, there are a few fabrics worth mentioning that don’t produce the best results such as terry cloth and other plush fabric materials.
Benefits of Laser Engraving and Cutting Fabric
- Artwork can be positioned almost anywhere on the garment and can cross over pockets, zippers and side-seams
- Great option for vertical sleeve/garment length decorating
- Achieve great consistency and control with the laser’s accurate precision
- Clean cut edge is created by the heat of the laser and are made without any pressure on the fabric
- Faster than other methods like screen printing
- Contact-less and tool-free process
- No warping of textiles and fabrics during laser cutting
- Extreme accuracy, clean cuts, and sealed fabric edges with no fraying
Integrating an AP Lazer engraving and cutting machine for fabric and textiles into your current establishment will differentiate you from your competitors. It’s simple to use, compatible with most design software and supports the file types you are already familiar with. All of these benefits paired with one-on-one training at your location will have your AP Lazer up and running in no time.