Get creative by printing on leather
Use a Roland VersaUV printer to push your creative boundaries and print colourful designs, text or logos directly onto leather, artificial leather materials like PU leather and leatherette and exciting new vegan-friendly leathers like Piñatex.
How to customise leather
Roland's innovative UV ink bonds with leather and similar materials to adopt its natural texture and flexibility, meaning prints won’t crack or peel.
This makes the ink technology perfect for customising fashion items like leather belts, shoes and jackets, turning everyday clothing into luxury, must-have products.
Discover more about printing onto leather and other exciting materials in our free UV guide.
Turn plain leather items into high-value, personalised goods
Add sophisticated graphics, text and logos for corporate customers or let your imagination run wild with colourful, creative designs for style-conscious individual customers.
Add texture and white ink to leather
You can also print layers of clear gloss to build up real, tangible textures. With UV printing, you can take almost any material and give it the look and feel of leather, snake, lizard or crocodile skin. Have fun with colour too – how about a purple faux snakeskin handbag?
Access the luxury leather interiors market
Be inspired by Visual Imprint, an Australian business that found a niche in the creative arts and interior décor sector by offering almost everything you can imagine for the home – including customised leather goods.
Whether real leather or faux, you can print onto material for sofas and vehicle upholstery, or directly onto small items like picture frames and cushion covers.
Print leather giftware and corporate gifts
The giftware and corporate gifts market is exciting and profitable, with lots of opportunities to offer personalised leather products to your customers. Keyrings, photograph frames, wallets, phone cases, hip flasks, cushion covers and more can all be decorated in unique designs. And why not get inventive with luxury packaging? Imagine a bottle of fine whisky packaged in leather or faux leather. It's sure to make an impression.
Be inspired by UK-based business Oakdene Designs, who use their Roland UV system to offer all kinds of bespoke and decorative products, including leather.
Sustainable leather printing
There are even amazing sustainable textiles made from cork and pineapple leaf fibre (Piñatex) being used for shoes, handbags and clothing.
As the sustainability movement continues, new innovations arrive on the market and customers' tastes change. Be prepared with technology that can handle it all: a VersaUV printer from Roland.
Beyond printing on leather
Alternatively, you can add stunning metallic details to leather business card holders, wallets, sunglasses cases and more with Roland LD series laser decorators. These safe, smart systems heat-transfer metallised foils onto leather for a luxury finish, fast.
Ideal technologies for customising leather
VersaUV LEF-12i benchtop UV printer
Our most compact benchtop UV printer, ideal for personalising small leather products.
VersaUV LEF2 series benchtop UV printers
Our larger benchtop UV printers, ideal for personalising a wide range of leather products.
UV belt printers
Ultimate versatility in UV non-stop direct printing in stunning colour on large pieces or rolls of materials.
• 100+ direct printing application ideas
• 30+ potential markets
• Materials compatible for UV direct printing
• Overview of the personalisation industry
• Introduction to Roland’s three VersaUV LEF benchtop printers
• Case stories, profit potential and so much more