Embellishment of Fashion Design via Laser Engraving

Guoxiang Yuan, Shouxiang Jiang, Edward Newton, Jintu Fan, Waiman Au

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In today’s fashion world, technology has taken on an important role for the creation of novel design effects. As a type of digital technology, laser engraving is applied for decorative purposes with unique fashion design looks. With this technology, simple and complex patterns can be engraved onto the surface of garments by using laser beam scanning. This study explores the application of laser technology on assembled garments for diverse engraved patterns. To improve the visual appearance, different design methods, such as the graphic and resist methods, are applied for carbon dioxide (CO2) laser engraving onto garments made from rayon/polyester blended fabric with optimal laser engraving parameters, including resolution (dpi) and pixel time (μs). This study also reveals the many potential of fashion designs through the use of laser engraving technology. Based on computer-aided design, laser engraving could open up new possibilities for green fashion design with distinct patterns and textures that would cater to the demands of industries and consumers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-111
Number of pages6
JournalResearch Journal of Textile and Apparel
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012


  • Design method
  • Fashion design
  • Laser engraving
  • Pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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