Buying pre-masked Non-Proofgrade plywood

I’m looking for non-proofgrade plywood that I can purchase that has already been masked. I’m looking to save the time it takes to apply masking each board on both sides myself.

Does anyone have any go-to suppliers that offer this masking service as an add-on?

Thanks.

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JPPlus sells wood that’s pretty much identical to Proofgrade medium/thick – 1/8" or 1/4" thick, glossy clear coat on both sides, MDF core, laser cuts and engraves consistently.

I don’t buy any masking on it since char/flashback wipes right off the finished surface, but they do offer it. There are two transfer tape options under the “applied adhesive” add-on list.

Maple: LaserBits Maple Laserable Wood Laminate

Cherry: LaserBits Cherry 12" x 24" Laserable Wood Laminate

Walnut: LaserBits Walnut Laserable Wood Laminate

They have 1,409 additional sheet materials to choose from. Do make note of dimensions.

https://www.jpplus.com/engraving/sheet

Use coupon code 9PBN11 at checkout for 15% off your purchase.

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I’ve used WAI supplies (https://waisupplies.com) with good results. They offer a range of 1/8 and1/4 plywood, with options for finished/unfinished, one or two sided, masked or not, adhesive backing or not.

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If it catches fire, it is not covered at all. Just to keep in mind when leaving proof grade for cutting.

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Just so you know, it only takes about 4 min to mask both sides of the material. I usually mask my material while the machine is engraving and cutting out my current project. Masking goes quite fast!

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12" masking, a 6" rubber brayer and a flat smooth surface (kitchen counter works great) are all you need.

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