Laser etching offers many capabilities and can be easily customized without the concern of additional costs, making this a popular method of apparel decoration. By using this decoration technique, designs can be applied to areas where other applications cannot because of the limitations that hooping and backing bring. Check out these decoration ideas for on-trend, laser-etched apparel.
Etching on different materials
Applying laser etching to different materials can create unique and upscale designs. For instance, when placed on a tech patch, you can create debossed or embossed effects. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material.
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Location, Location, Location
Since laser etching is so versatile, the application can be found over seams, zippers, plackets, and hems. Many other forms of application or apparel decoration cannot be placed in these areas.
A multitude of possibilities
Combining different multimedia can add a substantial amount of value to a garment. Using a combination of decoration applications on a garment creates interest and perceived value. On denim garments, combining the process of embroidery and laser etching can deliver unique results. The laser etching application process removes the pigment as it burns the fabric leaving behind the greige fabric color, while embroidery adds a strong pop of color to the garment.