Lasered Leather Cowboy Hat

Hat done by MD Custom Engraving

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 allow 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.

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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.

Laser Engraving Textiles And Fabric

Benefits of Laser Engraving and Cutting Fabric

  • Laser Engraved Denim Jeans

    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 is 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.

Interested in learning more about AP Lazer or want to have your materials tested? Give us a call at (800) 585-8617, email us, or fill out our contact form.

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  1. Charles Kemp

    I think it would be really cool to have a laser to engrave things or etch so that you can have something a little more precise. I know a lot of metal and glass companies use them but I have never heard of laser engraving on fabrics. I would have thought that it would ruin the material. I will have to try this out sometime.

  2. siaosi

    I would love to get some laser cutting. I think that it would be nice to have something that can cut through fabric. I really like what you did with these cowboy patterned hats.

  3. Erron Yoder

    Looking to cut neoprene gloves. Laser would need to cut Cotten liner and neoprene coating