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Garment decoration with LaserFlex Film

Supplier: Trotec Laser
13 January, 2014

Tips and tricks for using the heat transfer film.

What is LaserFlex?

LaserFlex is a high quality, multi-layered film that has been specifically designed for laser processing. Decorate textiles with designs of your choice, logos and lettering "screen printing like". Save time and money: There is no need to vectorise your data or for time-consuming weeding. Realise designs that would be impossible to achieve with a cutting plotter.

Find here a detailed tutorial about decorating textiles with LaserFlex Film

Creating the Graphic

With LaserFlex film you can create even the most intricate designs and many details within a remarkably short time. You can use both images, i.e. pixel-based graphics as well as vector data. By pre-rastering gray levels impressive hatch areas can be produced, which cannot be created with conventional cutting plotters.

Tips and tricks for laser processing

Optimal laser settings vary depending on the laser power level and the speed of your laser plotter. We recommend processing from the bottom up while using the highest possible exhaust power level. This way any dust produced is no longer drawn across the already laser processed area.

How to apply LaserFlex to your textiles

For an optimum application of the finished laser film on the textile use a standard heat press. This guarantees an efficient, uniform and permanent application of the film. Transfer the engraved and cut designs by applying them to the textiles for 17 seconds at 165 °C.