When it comes to leather patches, there are two main types: laser engraved and debossed. Both have their own unique benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to know the difference before choosing which one is right for your project.
Laser engraved leather patches are made by using a high-powered laser to engrave a design into the surface of the leather. This method is extremely precise, so it’s perfect for intricate designs. However, it could be more expensive than debossing if you need to make patches in large quantities. Debossed leather patches are made by using a metal die to stamp a design into the surface of the leather. This method is less precise than laser engraving, but it’s more affordable. However, the design setup is more expensive than laser engraving.
Laser Engraved Leather Patches Manufacturing Process
We start by selecting the finest leather hides from which to create our patches. These hides are then cut to size and shape, and the design is transferred onto the leather.
We carefully engrave it into the leather using a high-powered laser. This process allows us to achieve a level of detail and precision that is simply not possible with other methods.
After the engraving is complete, we finish off the patch by adding any necessary colors or embellishments. We then attach it to your garment or accessory using either an adhesive backing or sewing it on by hand.
The result is a beautiful, high-quality patch that will last for many years to come!
Why Laser Engraved Leather Patches Are Widely Used?
There are many reasons why laser engraved leather patches are widely used. For one, they have a very clean and professional look. They can also be very intricate and detailed, making them perfect for logos or other designs that need to be precise.
Another reason why laser engraved leather patches are so popular is that they are extremely durable. Debossed leather patches can often times look worn and faded after just a few uses, but laser engraved patches will always retain their sharpness and clarity. This makes them perfect for high-use items like bags or jackets.
Finally, laser engraved leather patches are relatively easy to make. The setup is much faster and cheaper than debossed patches. Whereas, debossed patches require a lot of manual labor to create, which can drive up the cost.
Debossed Leather Patches Manufacturing Process
Debossed leather patches are made through a process of stamping or carving out a design in leather. This can be done by hand or with a machine, and the depth of the impression will vary depending on how much pressure is applied. The advantage of debossing over other methods of creating leather patches is that it can create very intricate designs and is less likely to damage the leather.
This is the old classic method to create leather patches with logos. The design setup is costly and slow; we need to create a metal die for the logo. It takes 3 to 5 working days. Once the die is ready, we transfer the design into leather using pressure and heat. We use a special machine for this process.
Note: Debossed leather patches cannot be attached on garments using iron on backing. Those patches must be sewn on caps or jackets.
Do Apparel Decorators Still Use Debossed Leather Patches?
Debossing is the process of creating a design in low relief on a surface, such as leather. This method of decoration has been used for centuries, and it is still popular today among artisans who create one-of-a-kind pieces.
This type of decoration can be used to create a wide variety of designs, from simple geometric shapes to complex images. And, because debossing does not require any special inks or dyes, it is an ideal way to decorate natural materials like leather.
So, while laser engraving has become the more popular method for decorating leather patches, debossing is still a viable option for those who want to create unique and intricate designs.
We can help you designing your custom patches for your caps, jackets, bags, and other items. Please send us your logo with your instructions so we can create a free virtual leather patch for you.