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    thin plastic material for engraving

    Hello

    does anyone know where to get some sort of flexible & thin black & white plastic material?

    max 0.5mm would be ok, front surface black and would engrave white

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    brand name "lamflex"

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    Quote Originally Posted by ELaser View Post
    brand name "lamflex"
    Thanks, i also found Gravoply. But i can't find any place selling either of these in small quantities.

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    Rowmark, Innovative plastics are two brands I get.....

    Get it from Ability Plastics: Ability Plastics HOME

    I think their laserable plastics are the thinnest,.... not sure how thin the two color plastics go.

    Be prepared for a WIDE variety of colors though, from plain to patterned to metallics !
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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    Quote Originally Posted by datac View Post
    Rowmark, Innovative plastics are two brands I get.....

    Get it from Ability Plastics: Ability Plastics HOME

    I think their laserable plastics are the thinnest,.... not sure how thin the two color plastics go.

    Be prepared for a WIDE variety of colors though, from plain to patterned to metallics !

    Yes, but where can i actually buy these.. i think the manufacturers only tend to sell in larger quantities to business. I need like 2 x a4 sheets!

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    Ability will sell it to.. just give them a valid credit card and your on your way. If you think your future will require more, you should buy the sample books of actual pieces... lots and lots of variables.

    I dont know of any supplier with a web cart though.... seems these guys are still living in darker times !

    Ability Plastics HOME

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    Bf plastics carry it

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    Quote Originally Posted by fixtureman1 View Post
    Bf plastics carry it

    Found couple of places that sell it, but none that ship to Finland. Or take paypal or other payment method i could use.

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    Quote Originally Posted by ELaser View Post
    Need something that is 0.5mm / 0.020" or under

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    Anybody have any pictures of this material engraved? I have a client looking for something very similar. Thanks!

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    0.5mm is very thin. I know where to get 1.5mm thin/thick..
    Maybe you could get white plastic & paint the surface black..(Or the other way around)?
    Current build: http://www.cnczone.com/forums/diy-cnc-router-table-machines/264838-new-machine-desing-quot-cnm13-quot.html

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    Quote Originally Posted by ELaser View Post
    That's definitely thicker than 1/32".
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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    didn't say it wasn't.... for the record it's 1.6 mm lamflex

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    It thought about that. Well actually using some sort of sticky-backed plastic.

    But as this stuff is available, i rather would go with it. I don't trust that the paint would last as long as this type of material.

    Quote Originally Posted by hub View Post
    0.5mm is very thin. I know where to get 1.5mm thin/thick..
    Maybe you could get white plastic & paint the surface black..(Or the other way around)?

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    Lamtekno Oy - LF7110 valkoinen-musta

    0.2mm, black/white would that work?
    Current build: http://www.cnczone.com/forums/diy-cnc-router-table-machines/264838-new-machine-desing-quot-cnm13-quot.html

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    Re: thin plastic material for engraving

    Quote Originally Posted by hub View Post
    Lamtekno Oy - LF7110 valkoinen-musta

    0.2mm, black/white would that work?
    Finland, the last place i usually look for anything ...

    Damn close.. it think i will try the 0.8mm stuff and see if i can make it work. As i need the black surface... but then again, i could engrave the 0.2 stuff as negative... hmm.

    Thanks for this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyfist View Post
    Finland, the last place i usually look for anything ...

    Damn close.. it think i will try the 0.8mm stuff and see if i can make it work. As i need the black surface... but then again, i could engrave the 0.2 stuff as negative... hmm.

    Thanks for this!
    You could also try face milling (from the back side) to make the 0.8mm -> 0.5mm if that's what you need.. (If you have a router/mill)

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    Current build: http://www.cnczone.com/forums/diy-cnc-router-table-machines/264838-new-machine-desing-quot-cnm13-quot.html

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