More Information on Laser Cutting Fabric

Our list of laser cut textiles and fabric includes and not limited to:

Silk, Nylon, Polyester, Faux Fur, Fleece, Leather and Leatherette, Lycra, various Mesh fabrics, Ripstop materials, Ultrasuede and other Fibers, Cotton, Neoprene, Felt Natural and Felt Synthetic, Suede Leather, Rubber and rubberised textiles, Tyvek...

Are lasers sexy?

Check the latest trends coming from the runways and you will see many fashion elements being cut with lasers. Lately we are seeing a growing demand for laser cutting textiles by top designers. Our customers are coming from many different industries with many different applications. Please read below the benefits of using lasers.

Common challenges when cutting fabrics:

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  • Complexity of shapes
  • Fraying of edges
  • Precision of cuts
  • Size of cuts
  • Repeatability

Complexity of shapes... We can cut the most complex shapes

laser_cut_fabric_2Lasers are able to cut the most detailed patterns you can imagine. You can send us any vector file, or we can develop one for you from a drawing. Please see our "setting up a sketch" page for more details. We can also help you with your layout to get the most yields from your expensive textiles.

Lasers are able to cut the most detailed patterns you can imagine. You can send us any vector file, or we can develop one for you from a drawing. Please see our "setting up a sketch" page for more details. We can also help you with your layout to get the most yields from your expensive textiles.Lasers are able to cut the most detailed patterns you can imagine. You can send us any vector file, or we can develop one for you from a drawing. Please see our "setting up a sketch" page for more details. We can also help you with your layout to get the most yields from your expensive textiles.

Photo: Example of a Complex Shape

Fraying of the edges... Our laser seals the edges

Laser Cut FabricIf you are cutting with shears or blades, you know that some fabrics tend to fray. Laser cutting seals the edges of most textiles virtually eliminating the problem of fraying. This opens the door to limitless new techniques with textiles.If you are cutting with shears or blades, you know that some fabrics tend to fray. Laser cutting seals the edges of most textiles virtually eliminating the problem of fraying. This opens the door to limitless new techniques with textiles.

Photo: Sealed edges on silk chiffon with laser cutting

Precision of the cuts... Our cuts are extremely precise

Laser Cut BraceletsCutting precisely with scissors or blades can be very challenging, especially if high volumes are needed. With laser cutting (even on leather), you can have repeatable clean cuts with a precision unachievable with shears or blades.Cutting precisely with scissors or blades can be very challenging, especially if high volumes are needed. With laser cutting (even on leather), you can have repeatable clean cuts with a precision unachievable with shears or blades.

Photo: Laser cut leather bracelets

Size of Cuts... We are capable of very large cuts

Laser Cut Art BaselLaser Cutting Shapes can cut 51" wide and endless lengths limited only by the length of your roll of fabric. We can also cut / etch large rawhide skins right on our laser bed.Laser Cutting Shapes can cut 51" wide and endless lengths limited only by the length of your roll of fabric. We can also cut / etch large rawhide skins right on our laser bed.

Photo: Laser cut vinyl mesh for Art Basel 2008

Repeat-ability... Our cuts are the same, every time

Laser Cut VelcroIf you work with textiles, you know how difficult it is to achieve consistent results when cutting certain materials with conventional methods. It''s almost impossible to cut the same shape every time. Lasers offer precise cuts whether you are cutting 10 shapes, 1,000 shapes, or 10,000 shapes. The cut is the same every time.If you work with textiles, you know how difficult it is to achieve consistent results when cutting certain materials with conventional methods. It''s almost impossible to cut the same shape every time. Lasers offer precise cuts whether you are cutting 10 shapes, 1,000 shapes, or 10,000 shapes. The cut is the same every time.

Photo: Laser cut Velcro clasps

Few definitions about laser cutting Textile Vs. Fabric

"Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.)." ( Wikipedia)