Laser Engraving Bonded Leather

What is bonded leather and is it safe to engrave?

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Bonded leather is a ground-up leather held together with a binder. It is likely safe to laser. Understand that most bonded leather that is ground is bonded with a glue that does not have any unsafe chemicals.

However, according to scientific sources, some may contain unsafe chemicals as there are binders that have unsafe gases given off during lasering. That issue, as well as others, is why I have decided to only laser leatherette coming from industry sources. It is too difficult to determine what is safe and lasers well.

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Bob Hagel

Bob Hagel and his wife Dana offered a full line of personalized products using laser engraving, sandcarving, and full-color UV direct print on products for nearly 20 years. The pair sold their 17-year-business Eagle’s Mark Awards & Signs in September 2020. Bob remains an expert in the awards, recognition, and signage industries while he enjoys retirement.

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