Hi everyone, I’m making engraved leather dog collars, which have been going well so far. They have a stitched line around the edge, and currently my partner is going between photoshop and illustrator to design each vector for me, as EVERY collar is a slightly different size, and we’re fitting the pattern inside the stitched area. My problem is, I am terrible at using both photoshop and illustrator, and it takes me forever/is super difficult for my non-logical brain! My partner is a graphic designer, but doesn’t have unlimited time to help me while he’s supposed to be working (unfortunately!).
My question is, would it be ok to engrave over the thread, which is nylon? I’m aware it may melt slightly, but I’m more wary of doing damage to the machine than anything else. It would save me hours of work, as then I wouldn’t have to be so precise with every single collar design.
I’ve attached an image of the way I’m doing it now so you can see where the thread line is. Thanks for any help!