How to laser engrave leather material

Working with leather? The BRM laser machine is the engraving machine that’s perfect for you! Leather is being used to fabricate various products. It’s often engraved with for example figures or letters using laser technology. Our lasers enable laser engraving or cutting of leather without decreasing in quality when production hours increase.

A laser machine is the only machine that has a contactless processing method. The laser hoovers above the leather and creates the engraving from there. There is no pressure exerted on the material and it does not need to be fixed to the work surface during the engraving process. Even though leather is a tough material to process, it is sensitive to damage. Laser technology eliminates the risk of damage during cutting or engraving that you would have when using a knife or another tool.

Many possibilities with Leather

So many things are possible using Co2 laser machines. You can think of labels for the clothing industry, personalizing wallets, belts, bracelets or other accessories. Or create the most fabulous prints on leather that’s used for shoes or garments. Countless examples are made by our clients and many companies around the globe.


When we speak of leather, we distinguish natural leather or artificial leather. Natural leathers are made from type skins on many animals but mainly cattle. Within these two groups of leather there are several kinds of material. It’s very helpful to first establish which exact material you will be processing. BRM laser machines can engrave but also cut all these different types of leather. Of course, each material requires its own settings and adjustments.

When leather is being processed there might arise a layer of residual material from engraving or cutting. To remove this layer the distinction between natural or artificial leather must be made. Natural leather can’t always be cleaned using just any cleaning product. It’s best to test this on an excess piece of the material. Artificial leather can be cleaned with a damp sponge without affecting the material.

Leather laser machine

The best machine to process Leather is the BRM CO2-laser. Each type of leather reacts differently to the impact of the laser beam. So, there are hardly any regular guidelines for laser cutting or engraving leather with a laser machine. But the settings can be adjusted so you can achieve perfect results to meet your specific needs! No design is too complex for BRM laser machines.

Would you like to know more about processing leather? Let us demonstrate all the possibilities of the machine. Feel free to contact us!

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