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Try This: Laser Engraved Pet Accessories

Amy Dallman is the marketing communications specialist for Epilog Laser. To request the complete version of Epilog’s Guidebook to Starting a Cutting and Engraving Business, email sales@epiloglaser.com or call toll free 888-437-4564.

With such a variety of products and substrates, the pet accessories market is ripe for customization. Laser engraving pet accessories for your customers’ furry friends is a fantastic application for your laser engraving machine. Thanks to the versatility of lasers, we can easily customize fleece, anodized aluminum, and leather, all of which are popular materials for pet products. 

Keep reading to access the design files and steps we used to laser engrave these adorable pet accessories.

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All images courtesy Epilog Laser

Materials Needed:

  • Pet accessory of your choice (tag, collar, or fleece jacket)
  • Laser system
  • Graphic of your choice 

Settings Used:

Note: A 120-watt Fusion M2 40 was used for this demonstration. Settings may vary depending on your specific machine.

Tags—

  • Raster
  • Speed: 90%
  • Power: 30%
  • 600 DPI

Collar—

  • Raster
  • Speed: 90%
  • Power: 20%
  • 600 DPI

Jacket—

  • Raster
  • Speed: 100%
  • Power: 8%

Step One: Prepare artwork

Download the graphics above and import it into your graphics software. Adjust as necessary.

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Step Two: Send to the laser

Send the job to the laser with the correct parameters for your machine’s wattage. See the laser parameter section above for the specific settings we used or consult your owner’s manual for recommended settings for your machine's wattage. 

For the fleece material – and most fabrics in general – start with high speed and low power settings. We also recommend reducing your DPI to 300 to eliminate excess burning.

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Step Three: Add finishing touches

Wash any residue from the laser off the tag or collar. No washing or cleaning is needed for the jacket.

—Amy Dallman, Epilog laser