I don’t remember seeing this stuff before so I thought I’d share this inexpensive hardboard I found at Home Depot. I think it’s really beautiful stuff made with Eucalyptus fibers. It’s dark enough that there’s not a lot of contrast when engraving, but it has a very nice acrylic finish on top and has a beautiful hand to it. (The color is similar to walnut.) The backside is unfinished and fibrous.
I got mine at Boulter Plywood. It’s Fibre-X and it’s listed on their laser page. They were really nice when I arrived and had not a clue, but I’m finding them to be pretty pricey. I do love that HDF, though. So good to work with.
Not that it really matters, but I was back at HD today and found the smaller 2 by 4 sheet the HDF I originally posted and it looks an awful lot like the stuff in your link? I couldn’t tell if yours was eucalyptus though so it could be a very different product. I wish my place carried the white stuff too.
I use that hardboard all the time in the shop for different things. I’ve used it for years as a replaceable top for my work benches. Don’t worry about glue, marking it, cuts, scrapes, etc. Just swap out a new piece for the old stuff.
Honestly I never thought about using it in the Laser! Geesh…MORON! (I’m the moron).