laser etched apparel

Laser Etching Applications

Lauren Cocco is the director of merchandising for Vantage Apparel located in Avenel, NJ. She joined the company in 2003 and has held various positions in customer service, marketing, and merchandising. In her current role, Cocco leads the merchandising and design team and is responsible for the company’s in-stock apparel collection. She possesses a unique talent for translating retail trends for the promotional buyer and routinely designs quality, fashionable apparel styles that work for multiple types of logo branding and imprinting processes. As the company embellishment specialist, Cocco also works closely with customers and clients to marry their branding objectives with the latest looks in logo apparel. She can be contacted by phone at 732-340-3178, or by email at laurenc@vantageapparel.com

Laser etching offers many capabilities and can be easily customized without the concern of additional costs, making this a popular method of apparel decoration. By using this decoration technique, designs can be applied to areas where other applications cannot because of the limitations that hooping and backing bring. Check out these decoration ideas for on-trend, laser-etched apparel.

Etching on different materials

Applying laser etching to different materials can create unique and upscale designs. For instance, when placed on a tech patch, you can create debossed or embossed effects. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material.

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Location, Location, Location

Since laser etching is so versatile, the application can be found over seams, zippers, plackets, and hems. Many other forms of application or apparel decoration cannot be placed in these areas.

A multitude of possibilities  

Combining different multimedia can add a substantial amount of value to a garment. Using a combination of decoration applications on a garment creates interest and perceived value. On denim garments, combining the process of embroidery and laser etching can deliver unique results. The laser etching application process removes the pigment as it burns the fabric leaving behind the greige fabric color, while embroidery adds a strong pop of color to the garment.