Laser Cut Patches
A laser cut patch is a small piece of Cordura fabric or leather, that has been cut with a laser to create designs or shapes. The laser uses a highly focused beam of light to cut through the material, resulting in a clean and precise edge.
The patch is cut from a single piece of material, and uses underlayer materials to create a layered effect.
Pictured is a Reflective top layer, laser cut with matte black underlayment.
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What are my top fabric choices?
Cordura Fabric. The best option!
Originally developed by DuPont, CORDURA ® was used in tires by US military during WWII, for its superior “tear resistant” and “abrasion resistant” performance.
Available in most colors and multiple Military Camo colors.
Ripstop fabrics are woven fabrics, often made of nylon, using a reinforcing technique that makes them more resistant to tearing and ripping. During weaving, stronger (and often thicker) reinforcement yarns are interwoven at regular intervals in a crosshatch pattern. The intervals are typically 5 to 8 millimeters (0.2 to 0.3 in). Thin and lightweight ripstop fabrics have a 2-dimensional structure due to the thicker yarns being interwoven in thinner cloth.
What is floating fabric?
Floating fabric on a laser cut patch refers to any piece of fabric that the laser would cut out and it not be connected to the rest of the patch. Like the center part of the letter O in the picture. We had to add two connector lines to the top and bottom. If there were no connector lines, we would have to attach the center part of the O separately and it would eventually fall off.
What options are there?
Glow in the dark
We offer Glow-in-the-dark underlayment or you can outline your text or graphic with GID underlayment.
We have multiple colors of reflective underlayment.
Red reflective pictured.
We can custom print on any underlayment or we can sublimate any design onto fabric to use as an underlayment.
Sampled here is a custom printed reflective underlayment.
Milspec IR Material
In the same way that coatings on modern combat fighter jets are tuned to absorb radar wavelengths, Our IR Material uses a specially-formulated coating to catch select visible light bands and only reflect IR wavelengths. While it is true that some visible light is reflected back from the surface, reflection in low-light conditions is considered to be almost zero. The reflected IR light amount is substantial, and coupled with military night vision IR systems creates a beacon of light which marks a friendly unit to team members.
Hybrid Embroidered and Laser Cut
A combination of an embroidered patch and laser cut using any kind of underlayment. The same can be done with printed vinyl or sublimation