Thread: Well I bought one off ebay..
You can now buy metallic layered perspex that when engraved shows the rear colour thru. You can also get reverse laminate where the front stays clean and you engrave in reverse on the back then fill in with paint, so you get all the engraving on the back and a clear front so it can't mark or rub off.
These were done with a laser but no reason why they could not have been done with a CNC router, in fact that's all i had until I got the laser.John S -
Seems Like a lot of work Mark .. I think Irving’s idea of printable decals could be more my skill level lol I have seen dry decal kits advertised, I’m looking into that..
Thanks for that , I have a compressor I’ll find a 2nd hand air gun and buy some cutting fluid, and I think decals will be the safest and probably easiest method.
Printed circuit boards area higher level or at least equal to engraving.
End of the day it's just practiceJohn S -
Love that perspex John do you have a supplier ?
Oh and Mark who do you get supplies from In Lancs ? i.e materials
davis industrial plastics(online) for my plastic stock
acetal machines really nice and may make half decent molds as you cant bond it without some serious pissing around with posh chemicals (or scorching it with a flame in an emergency....but it will lose its shape really easily and the fumes make your head bang)
theres a local plastics supplier that i keep meaning to pop into but never get around to :)
Last edited by Fivetide; 23-08-2012 at 01:39 PM.
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