Laserable leatherette patches with heat activated adhesive. Laserable leatherette is vegetable tanned and safe to engrave or cut in the laser. Leatherette patches have a contrasting color beneath that is revealed with engraving. Perfect for hats, stockings, bags, and more. Adhesive on the back is heat activated. (These patches are NOT for sublimation. Looking for sublimation patches instead? Get them here)
Looking for hat blanks? We offer a few options here.
Rounded rectangle - 3"x2"
Oval - 3"x2"
Hexagon - 3"x2"
Circle - 2.5"
Square - 2.5"
Need a jig for the patches to engrave? We offer them in our Facebook group in the files section.
*Recommended Glowforge settings: 1000/12/340 (Engraving does not need to be deep to show contrasting color) lower power slightly for the golden or silver engrave patches.
LA Awesome cleaner is recommended to remove any laser residue after engraving.
*Patches may be hand washed and air dried. Do not use heat when drying patches.
***Pressing Instructions***(Please note: all equipment is different and should be tested for best settings. These are recommended starting points.)
Press on to hat or other item using a heat press until adhered. Suggest using butcher paper to protect patch while heat pressing.
Suggested settings: 290°F-300°F for 20-25 seconds. Press again if needed to fully adhere. Settings may need to be adjusted depending on the equipment being used. Adding a few stitches or rivets will help patches stay on the hat, but is personal preference.
A different adhesive may also be used if preferred; simply pull off the included adhesive first.