Laser on polyester sweater
Custom cottage plaques
Using 3 levels of darkness
Laser on hat brim
Laser custom shape pocket fill with embroidery
Deep laser etching in to fleece
Family birthdate plaque
Custom area fill with embroidery over top
Laser on gym bag
Across seams on denim
Laser etching on barbeque scraper
Across the zipper fleece laser etching
11 - 12
About Laser Etching
For those who are unfamiliar with laser etching, simply put, it’s the process whereby a laser burns away the surface of a substrate to create a permanent marking. In fabric applications, the surface fibers are modified and concentrated, which results in a darker appearance on synthetic materials. By adjusting the power of the laser at different strengths and having it make multiple passes, different shades can be created within the same design. Laser etching does not add color to the fabric. It is the scorch that gives the design color. Most materials burn several shades darker than the original fabric color. Because of this, the mid-range colored garments usually show off laser etching best. Laser can be done without hooping, screen prep, or heat pressing. In addition, it can be used for hard-to-decorate locations, such as sleeve edges or collars. This process also generates no waste products.
Laser etching can create a unique presentation of a logo that’s difficult to counterfeit.
Materials We Often Laser
* Golf Shirts
* Performance T’s
* Sports Equipment
* Desk Top Accessories
* Polar Fleece
Laser Etching Limitations
1. Extremely thin lines are not achievable with laser. Lines that are too thin may not register when setting the laser shapes.
2. Any lettering smaller than .25" will not appear cleanly and will be impossible to read clearly on your final product.
3. Vector artwork is required for all laser production.
Any files not provided in a proper vector format will be subject to artwork fees.
4. The weight of your clothing matters. Very thin materials can be too thin to burn away a top layer while still retaining the integrity of the fabric. A sample must be run to confirm our ability to decorate.
5. Not all fabrics are suited to laser etching. Cotton and blend materials do not darken when lasered and any effects are often washed away when laundered.
6. Artwork size is restricted to the laser area.
Our laser area is 14”x14”, any solid logos are bound by this area. Some designs can be split into two pieces to cover a larger area.
7. Our garment laser cannot etch around large curved surfaces. For small round surfaces we may be able to accommodate your order on one of our other lasers, however, this laser was not made for such applications.
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