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Laser Engraving Fabric & Textiles

Laser engravers for cotton, leather, denim, twill, microfibers, and more!

Customize Textiles & Apparel with a Laser Machine

Why are woodworkers increasingly adding a laser engraving machine from Epilog to their workspace? It’s because the versatility of the laser can’t be matched for woodworking projects.

Wood cutting and engraving are two of the most popular applications for the laser because they can encompass so many different projects. From cabinetry to photo frames to knife handles, Epilog Laser systems are used in almost every woodworking category you will run across. Whether you are working with hardwoods, veneers, inlays, mdf, plywood, walnut, alder, or cherry, you can engrave amazingly intricate images with a laser system.

What can you create with a laser?

Fabric is a great material for laser engraving and cutting and the possibilities of what you can create go on and on. Whether you’re customizing leather wallets, cutting heat-transfer material for personalized t-shirts, or etching fleece pullovers for a company retreat, Epilog systems are ideal for a myriad of applications involving fashion, fabric, and apparel.

The Power of Versatility

Since so many fabrics and textiles are laser-friendly, incorporating this medium into your current product line can help open up new revenue streams. A laser machine will allow you to cut and customize leather coasters, etch canvas tote bags, and personalize fleece blankets, hoodies, and hats. Not only can you directly engrave a variety of fabrics, but you can cut them as well! An Epilog Laser machine allows you to quickly and easily laser cut twill appliques, leather hat patches, pvc-free heat transfer material, and so much more!

Create Striking Graphics

When laser engraved, many fabrics produce a great color contrast. Fleece and micro-fibers typically produce a darker look, while denim and sturdy cottons tend to result in an almost bleached appearance. We recommend experimenting with a variety of fabrics and settings to find out which looks you like best!

Combine Cutting and Engraving

Many fabrics lend themselves to both cutting AND engraving. For example, leather patches can easily be engraved with the laser and then cut to a specific size to fit on hats, backpacks, purses, etc. Heat transfer material is also a popular substrate that can be both engraved and cut. Engraving heat transfer material eliminates the need for weeding and lets you create very intricate designs.

Explore

From leather to twill, cotton to fleece and so many materials in between, fabrics and textiles are quickly becoming a popular material to customize with a laser. Make sure to check out our Sample Club, which features an array popular substrates (including fabric), where you can find free design files and step-by-step instructions for working with textiles!

And More…

Work with Heat Transfer Material

In addition to directly engraving fabrics, a laser can also be used to engrave heat transfer material for a faster, cleaner, and less expensive alternative to silk screen printing. Watch the video below and check out the sample club page to read more about how we did it.


Engraving is Easy!

Print to your laser from any graphics software

Laser machines work similarly to office printers, so the process is simple. Cutting and engraving with an Epilog is as easy as following these three steps: select your design and print, configure the laser for your material with speed and power settings, and push GO to laser it!

Artwork Setup

Design in your favorite software

Material Settings

Assign speed and power by material

Start Engraving!

Send the job to the laser and press go!

Sample Club

With step-by-step instructions and free graphics files, get new project ideas every month!
laser engraved minature baseball bats

Which machines are best for engraving fabric?

Whatever the scope of your fabric project, Epilog Laser has a machine that will fit your needs, from entry-level systems to top-of-the line machines.
  • Fusion Maker 12 laser machine

    Fusion Maker 12

    Starter Series
    Work Area

    24″ x 12″
    (610 x 305mm)

    Type

    CO2

    Wattage

    30-40

    The newest in Epilog’s laser lineup, the Fusion Maker was designed for the entry-level hobbyist or small business owner. This compact system features up to 60 IPS engraving speeds and our popular IRIS Camera System.
  • Epilog Maker 24 laser machine

    FUSION MAKER 24

    Starter Series
    Work Area

    24″ x 24″
    (610 x 610mm)

    Type

    CO2

    Wattage

    40

    Featuring a 24” x 24” engraving table and available in a 40-watt configuration, the Fusion Maker 24 offers users a larger engraving table and more z-clearance to tackle bigger projects.
  • Epilog Maker 36 laser machine

    FUSION MAKER 36

    Starter Series
    Work Area

    36″ x 24″
    (915 x 610mm)

    Type

    CO2

    Wattage

    40-50

    The largest in the Fusion Maker Laser Series, the Fusion Maker 36 features a 36” x 24” workspace and 50 and 60-watt configuration options. All of the Fusion Maker systems include our IRIS Camera System and 60 inches per second engraving speeds.
  • fusion edge 12 laser machine

    Fusion Edge 12

    Business Series
    Work Area

    24″ x 12″
    (610 x 305mm)

    Type

    CO2, Fiber

    Wattage

    30-60

    Our compact laser system available in several wattage configurations and features up to 120 IPS/3.05 m/s engraving speeds. Also available with a fiber laser source.
  • Fusion Edge 24 laser machine

    Fusion Edge 24

    Business Series
    Work Area

    24″ x 24″
    (610 x 610mm)

    Type

    CO2

    Wattage

    50-60

    A mid-size system that includes Epilog’s IRIS Camera System.
  • Fusion Edge 36 laser machine

    Fusion Edge 36

    Business Series
    Work Area

    36″ x 24″
    (914 x 610mm)

    Type

    CO2

    Wattage

    60

    The largest system in the Fusion Edge Series, the Edge 36 offers a 36” x 24” (914 x 610 mm) engraving table and comes in a 60-watt CO2 configuration. The Edge 36 features 120 IPS/3.05 m/s engraving speeds, and features built-in Ethernet, USB, and Wireless options for networking your laser.
  • Fusion Pro 24 laser machine

    Fusion Pro 24

    Industrial Series
    Work Area

    24″ x 24″
    (610 x 610mm)

    Type

    CO2, Fiber, Dual

    Wattage

    30-100

    The smallest in our industrial Fusion Pro Laser Series, the Pro 24 is available in 60 or 80 watts and can be configured as a dual-source system with both CO2 and fiber laser capabilities.
  • Fusion Pro 36 laser machine

    Fusion Pro 36

    Industrial Series
    Work Area

    36″ x 24″
    (914 x 610mm)

    Type

    CO2, Dual

    Wattage

    30-100

    Like all systems in the Fusion Pro Laser Series, the Pro 36 includes Epilog’s IRIS Camera System, along with engraving speeds up to 165 inches per second (4.2 m/s).
  • Fusion Pro 48 laser machine

    Fusion Pro 48

    Industrial Series
    Work Area

    48″ x 36″
    (1219 x 914mm)

    Type

    CO2, Dual

    Wattage

    50-120

    The largest of the Fusion Pros, this industrial system is available in 80 and 120-watt configurations, as a dual-source system, and can be networked via built-in Ethernet, USB or wirelessly.