FAQ - Leather
What is the average marking/openwork time of leather?
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.
Does leather need to be cleaned after its working?
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).
Does laser create the coloured 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.
Which car model is the most suitable?
For sheep or goat skins the recommended minimum model is CX with a work area 100x100 cm or 120x120 cm. For calves vehicles, the recommended model is CX with a working area of ??120x240 obtained by an optional automatic table.
What types of skin can be worked?
All types of leather can be processed with Ot-Las machines: leather, ovine goats, calves, pigs, synthetic leathers (excluding PVC), regenerated. The recommended machine model depends on the size of the leather to be worked.