Animal Free Fake Leather that's Laser Safe?

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#1

Does anybody have any good suggestions for a faux leather that’s laser safe? Obviously there’s tons of vegan leather out there but it’s hard to determine which is safe for laser cutting. Any help will be greatly appreciated!


#2

Sorry…

Thought that is a good question I haven’t thought about. Hopefully what ever the product you find would have a better smell being cut then actual leather.


#3

Old thread with maybe some help


#4

I’ve been thinking about the same thing – haven’t found any answers yet, though I’ve wondered about some old-style faux leather materials that used to be made of coated papers (used to be used for leatherette on cameras and other things).


#5

This mushroom leather (MuSkin) is a relatively new product. Unsure if it’s laser able, but given that they’re advertising it as 100% non-toxic, I’d imagine that it would be ok? Imagine being the operative word… there could be other issues (like texture, or how it reacts to being burned, FE) that might make it a bad idea.


#6

I haven’t researched if cork leather is safe to laser. I know cork is, not sure about the glues etc. that may be used to bond it. Looks like really nice stuff.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/119081557/cork-leather-textile-wholesale-vegan?utm_campaign=shopping_us_Niuluk_sfc_osa&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_custom1=0&utm_content=7608101&gclid=Cj0KEQjwnsPGBRDo4c6RqK-Oqu8BEiQAwNviCapPATWy405HSglGgeHaKe4at4aJ27BRFbjW6dMBklwaAtz-8P8HAQ


#7

Just ordered some Kraft-Tex. I’ll report back with my experience. Thanks!


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#8

Yes – asked some time ago if this was laserable


#9

Have you seen the lampshade!!! :joy::scream::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#10

Very interested to hear how it works. This is something that I have been eyeballing.


#11

Looks like something a troll might have in their dining room :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#12

The Kraft-tex looks promising. Please do report back if this stuff could look, at least from a distance, like leather. - Rich


#13

#14

The look of the pre-washed kraft-tex (on their website) is very interesting. I may have to order some as well. Inkjet-printable too.


#15

I bought two rolls of Kraft Tex after reading about it on the forum a while back. But now I can’t remember what projects I had in mind when I bought them so they are still sitting in the corner.


#16

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the laser. good?
Thanks in advance!


#17

In the very early days of waiting, when the thread started about what PG materials we would like to see, this is one of the ones I requested. Being vegan, true leather is not an option, so this looked like a pretty cool alternative.


#18

Any luck with this stuff? :blush:


#19

Crosslinking this here:


#20

That is surprisingly cheap. Next time we order some of the engravable plastic for work I am getting some sheets.