I was excited to try out some of the Saddle Collection faux leather. After a mix up I got a sample of the black. It is really neat to engrave because it is metallic silver. I have only done a few real leather projects so far.
The fake stuff is really thin and soft. I may try to cut some chipboard to stiffen up other projects. I wanted to finish the edges so I tried some “leather paint” from Michaels. The fabric baking soaked it up after two coats. I might need to splurge and try the Angelus stuff, my local store does not carry it and could not wait for two day shipping from Amazon.
Here is close up of the edge, not much detail sorry.
Wow! I’ve only tried cork fabric. Thanks for sharing your progress with this faux leather.
Are you sure that the material is made of a plastic GF can burn without releasing a byproduct? I thought most Pleather was PU leather, something that shows up on the don’t laser list: |Material|DANGER!|Cause/Consequence|
|PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride)/vinyl/pleather/artificial leather|Emits chlorine gas when cut!|Don’t ever cut this material as it will ruin the optics, causes the metal of the machine to corrode as chlorine is released and ruins the motion control system.|
Like that it engraves silver!
Anyone know where to get the components of the stainless and connector? I have found the complete unit online but I’m looking for the individual components so I can have long lengths of the stainless wire and haven’t been able to find a source for fittings apart from architectural and aircraft supply…way too big for my purposes .
I have been thinking of trying the SC faux leather stuff myself, and after seeing your results, I think I will order some
I just got some faux cork leather and am looking forward to experimenting with it
I have cork fabric but can’t decide what to make with it. I hope you share your project(s).