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Laser Etching Your Way into a New Wardrobe

Posted March 19, 2017 12:00 AM by Epilog Laser

Hobbyists aren’t the only group taking part in laser-engraving action. Even designers are incorporating the technology for fresh and unique clothing.

The Maker Movement made an appearance at last season’s MET Gala when some attendees showed up in laser-cut couture.

Check out Autodesk designer Amy Karle. She’s taking fashion to a new high-tech level where she scans her drawings into the computer and then scales them to fit the human body.

Why, you ask? Well, one benefit is that you’d never have to worry about a trip to the tailor again since your clothes would always be made-to-fit.

Ok, not everyone is a skilled designer. We get it. But even at-home laser-engravers and tinkerer can engrave fabrics with logos and designs to add a special touch. From cotton, to suede, to twill, to nylon, a laser system can cut them all. Anyone can take designs from almost any graphic design software and print it to the laser. In the print driver you'll select a speed and power for the material you are cutting.

Check out these laser-etched jeans:

How about these shirt appliques? The customized T-shirt possibilities are endless:

What would you #CreateWithEpilog?

Editor's Note: This is a sponsored blog post provided by Epilog Laser. Epilog's lasers offer highly accurate precision, cleanly seared edges, increased speeds, and fantastic product appearance. Learn more about fabric cutting and fabric engraving.

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