Is this leather safe?

Has anyone tried to cut this leather from Michael’s? Says genuine leather but unsure if it is safe.

You should be fine, just be sure your vent/filter are setup properly.

The only real risk with leather is fake PVC-based leathers.

Check out #4:


If it’s chrome tanned it could get rather smelly, though it’s likely not–but as well as the surface coating/dye could smell, but should be safe for etching–just do a small test, start with lower power/faster than you think you need, and watch it to ensure no issues when lasered. I’ve etched a lot of different types of leathers and weights, and really only stinky issue has been with pigskin…

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