Has anyone attempted to etch on cotton and/or calico? Specifically, the cotton/calico material gift bags.
I understand there are different types of bags out there and I note that the presets in the Lightburn library there are a couple for felt (synthetic and natural - cut settings) and one for leather too.
If someone has attempted this, what settings were used and do you have photos of the results?
Machine: Emblaser Core
I’m not sure if what I attempted is what you are looking for but I’ll attach pictures so you can judge.
My first attempt looked awesome but then when I touched the fabric I found out that the settings were strong and the fabric was torn when it stretched where the lasering took place. And after few attempts I found out that you can’t use thick fonts or images. All fonts or designs should be thin enough to just etch the fabric and not burn it. What I was lasering is lenin pouches I think it’s called. I’ll attach pictures and videos if possible. Thanks
The pictures up are for the successful etching.
And theses are the failures that looks nice but actually it’s torn.
These look great @Mimz_Jay. Thanks for posting!
It’s good to know that the thicker more solid fonts don’t work so well. I use a thicker font for a logo as well as an image, so I will have to re-think that!
The linen bags you have look very similar to the calico bags I have. What setting did you have to use for this?
I also have white cotton bags to test. The material for these are a bit thicker and the material ‘weave’ I guess you could call it, is much tighter and closer together than the linen/calico bag.