Laser carpet embroidery stitch

Another way to tufting stitch: the laser

The tufting stitch, also called velvet stitch, turkish stitch or fluffy, is a particular work that allows you to make three-dimensional embroidery and soft to the touch, as if you were touching the velvet.

This is a highly sought after technique, also appreciated by high fashion brands, which can be made directly on fabric, denim, leather or even on patches.

The traditional technique

Typically, the tufting stitch is made with specialized embroidery machines. After each penetration of the needle, a noose is formed. A special tufting device cuts the threads at very high speeds, so that two free ends emerge. By cutting these rings, the thread protrudes from the support creating the effect of a shaved lawn. The thread can also be cut by hand with an electric razor.

This process requires experienced and careful operators.

GMI offers an innovative solution

As an alternative to the traditional technique, the threads cutting phase can be done by laser, with the GMI laser bridge mounted on the embroidery machine. The work will be faster, more precise and above all it will be possible to realize large embroideries with tufting stitches.

GMI provides all its experience to embroiderers courses on laser embroidery techniques.

For more information on the vekvet stitch technique and other laser embroidery techniques that can be achieved with a GMI laser system, contact us.


CLOTHING MACHINERY 2016 fair in Istanbul from 27 to 30 April.

At the booth of our dealers KAR-DES/GOKSEL NAKIS SISTEMLERI., you can see the new laser bridge cutting machine for embroidery machines, GMI Moda Laser bridge 210w.

To know more about the show and the machine, contact us.

We look forward to see you! Hall 6, booth # 604C-614

SIMAC 2016: in Tajima booth the new GMI Moda laser bridge

From 23rd to 25th February 2016, at Fiera Milano Rho, takes place the SIMAC TANNING TECH , the international fair of machinery and technologies for footwear, leather goods and tanning industries.

At the booth of Tajima, you can see the new GMI laser bridge system: GMI Moda Laser bridge. The machine will be equipped with a powerful 210w Co2 laser source and a special galvanometric scanning head, the best combination for cutting and engraving natural and synthetic leather. An innovative technology, appreciated by the industry of leather.

Hall 14, booth L20/M19


GMI presents the new laser bridge for multihead embroidery machines at ITMA 2015 in Milan: GMI MODA laser bridge.

The fourth generation of GMI laser bridges was a great success in terms of audience and sales.

The new carbon fiber cover, sturdy and light at the same time, preserves a skilful combination of optics and laser components, chosen from the best in the market. The electronics and the software made by GMI, make the machine even more effective and powerful.

GMI Moda Laser bridge is further proof that, for over thirty years, GMI keep researching and developing new systems for the embroidery world.

For more information on the product, visit the page GMI Moda Laser bridge.