Can I use my direct-to-substrate/garment printer on leather goods?
Yes. There are treatments available from industry suppliers that allow users to print on raw or vegetable-tanned leather with a digital direct-to-substrate machine. Results have been beautiful! There are several steps and drying times in the process—it includes pre- and post-treatment of the leather, so it’s not recommended that you print on finished goods. But we’ve seen some great belts, barstools, bike seats, iPad cases and even boots printed digitally, and they look spectacular.