Try This: Laser Engrave Leather Bookmarks

Learn how easy laser engraving leather bookmarks can be.

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Leather is a timeless substrate that looks quite rustic, yet sophisticated when laser engraved. (Image 1) Learn how easy laser engraving leather bookmarks can be-even the simplest design or initials look fabulous on this medium.

Materials Needed

  • Leather bookmarks

Step One: Design

Create your own design or download a premade template. Adjust the artwork accordingly. (Image 2)

Step Two: Placement and Jigs

Insert the material in the laser. If you’re concerned about the placement, draw a vector box around your design and run the machine with the lid open to ensure your engraving is positioned correctly. (Image 3)

If you’re doing a large production run, consider making a jig to hold all of the bookmarks in place.

Step Three: Engraving

Once you’ve customized your graphics, load up your jig. Using a 60-watt laser system, send the job to the laser with the following parameters. (Image 4)

Raster: Speed: 100%; Power: 25%; 600 dpi; standard engraving

Where can you sell laser engraved leather bookmarks?

  • Schools and school fundraisers
  • Bookshops
  • Coffee shops
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Devon Posey

Devon Posey is a graphic designer at Epilog Laser. With a bachelor's degree in graphic design from Harding University in Arkansas, Posey has been working in the graphic design field since graduation, and some of her top skills include web design, corporate branding, packaging design, photography, and creating eblasts. Posey focuses on web and print design, sample creations, and developing laserable ideas to help enable customer access.

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