A Digital Printing Network
We learned about garment laser etching at the NBM show this past week. They are SO cool... does anyone have one? If so, is it standalone or something you add to your embroidery machine? We need a standalone because we don't have an enbroidery machine! What brand do you have?
Oh wow, you should try it if it really works on garments. The look is really cool... unique and tasteful.
Is there a sales rep you talk to there? Their website isn't very detailed, wanted to read more about them. It doesn't look like there's much space to fit things into that machine, but maybe I'm just not seeing enough (back to that not-detailed website comment from before)
thx! Oops, I was looking at the wrong site... the regular site is great and very detailed!
In terms of laser etching on garments... is it a cost effective method to produce gartments which are eteched? In terms of business, would it be more profitable than colour transfer materials?
Garments or fabric lasers at the NBM/ISS shows are typically a stand alone or add-on high speed (flying) Galvo Laser designed specifically to do a single task - fabric. The challenge is the economics, unless you have a well defined customer requirement. That said, the CO2 lasers can also manage the task but at a cost as it takes a considerable amount of time with placement and focus. Denim is one of the easier fabrics to work with. Attached photos include denim, polar fleece & micro fiber (pillow).
And I guess that would really depend on the quantity... It just seems that more can be added to the price factor when you're running a business. I also have a laser and a large format printer... the biggest problem our business face is the cost of running few and clients/ customers coming in for 'one-offs'. It seems to be a risky business when little is charged when producing small quantities unless the items or media needs to be personalized.