Improving the appearance of all textile products from clothing to home textile using laser technology

Ondogan Z. , Pamuk O. , Ondogan E. N. , ÖZGÜNEY A.

OPTICS AND LASER TECHNOLOGY, vol.37, no.8, pp.631-637, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.optlastec.2004.10.001
  • Page Numbers: pp.631-637
  • Keywords: laser beam design, apparel, faded denim, denim design, CAD, CAM


Denim trousers, commonly known as "blue jeans", have maintained their popularity for many years. For the purpose of supporting customers' purchasing behaviour and to address their aesthetic taste, companies have been trying in recent years to develop various techniques to improve the visual aspects of denim fabrics. These techniques mainly include printing on fabrics, embroidery and washing the final product. Especially, fraying certain areas of the fabric by sanding and stone washing to create designs is a popular technique. However, due to certain inconveniences caused by these procedures and in response to growing demands, research is underway to obtain a similar appearance by creating better quality and more advantageous manufacturing conditions.