There are differences between leather engraving, and leather embossing. Leather engraving is using a controlled burn to take off a thin layer of the leather, while burning it down to a place that it turns brown or black. When you do embossing, that creates more of a 3D look. Indentations are created in the leather. Both processes look nice, so it becomes more of a preference for someone to decide which look they prefer for their project.
- One challenge with laser engraving leather is getting the customer to know to what it will look like.
- The controlled burn of laser engraving will look much darker than laser embossing.
- Both processes look nice; it’s up to the customer to decide which they prefer.
“A big part of our Laser engraving business is doing work on leather.”