I cut up polystyrene sheets (brand name shrinky dinks) for kids to color in and bake. Setting of 300 speed, 20 power 2 passes cut it out completely, 400 speed 20 power 2 passes left it so it could be easily punched out by hand. Depth is 0.01 inch. Very successful.
Oh good to know!
I’m going to shift this to the Beyond the Manual section and tag it with Settings.
Thanks for sharing them.
Thanks for the settings! I have a bunch of these…hadn’t thought to try forging them’
Thank you. I have a piece I made where the pendant was made of shrinky dink. It was a rather elaborate piece, but my edges weren’t perfect. I have been wanting to redo the pendants which consisted of 2 trapezoidal shapes that created a collar like pendant and then protect them with a coating of resin, but I had not done so because I did not want to redo my awful cuts. This could make the difference.
Thanks. I had a friend asking about this exactly recently. I was only able to confirm apparently laser safe at the time, but nothing on settings.
Shrinky Dink now comes in several different styles including ink jet printer-friendly. I buy it at craft stores with a discount coupon so it’s a inexpensive way to mimic acrylic, plus it’s much more versatile when it comes to decorating. Has anyone tried to shrink the sheet BEFORE cutting with a Glowforge? Thanks!