Any kind of leather can be worked by the OT-LAS machines: leather, sheep and goat, calf, swine, synthetic and regenerated leather (PVC excluded).The recommended machine model depends on the size of hides to be worked.
The average time for working depends on the size of the pattern to be performed and on the type of working: marking is obviously faster than cutting. Leather with higher thickness, if cut or decorated with openwork, requires longer working times. On an average, sheep and goat leather measuring about 70X70 cm can be drilled ‘all over’ in about 3-4 minutes.
Mid-calf leather measuring about 110X180 cm can be drilled “all over” in about 3-4 minutes, 10-15 minutes.
Its cleaning is advisable though the working is merely surface marking.
Methods range from light brushing to special industrial cleaning with chemical agents (similar to those used in dry-cleaners) to drum treatment, above all when colouring of the surface treated is necessary (for instance with hair-on hides , where marking is carried out with selective removal of hair. Colour is absorbed by ‘skin’ and not by hair, thus leading to the two-colour effect).
No it does not. The laser is a physical process that removes material instead of adding it. The effects of colour that can be typically obtained are those of a sort of burnishing with shades of brown, or light colour, if the leather finish allows it.
For sheep and goat leather the minimum model recommended is CX with working area of 100X100 cm or 120X120 cm.
For mid-calf leather the minimum model recommended is CX with working area of 120X240 equipped with optional automatic table.