Hey! Does anyone know a supplier that either masks mirrored acrylic sheets or has the option to add it on (specifically the brown masking)? I mask my own acrylic often but I’ve been having more issues recently with some flashback (even when I mask it) and I prefer the brown paper masking that comes on some acrylic rather than the kind you can purchase on the roll. Thanks for any help you can provide!
Sorry…it’s doubtful I can help. I use the brown paper masking that comes in a roll when I use acrylic other than proofgrade.
Hey! Thank you for the reply - have you found a roll of the brown masking you like? If you don’t mind sharing I’d love a link!
I’ve used the same big roll of transfer “tape” (paper) since I got my machine but I just checked and they no longer sell it. It’s “medium” tack and I use it for vinyl (on my cricut) as well.
It’s hard to go wrong as long as it’s paper and not PVC.
I think this is the same as what I have been using for 5 years…
Sorry…I’ve had my roll for a very long time so don’t remember even what it is. @eflyguy has given you some good info.
That’s the same one I have and for some reason, it’s been not working as well recently. Im going to play more with settings, I just never have that issue with the paper backing! Thank you for sending
Mine is very hard to unroll, it often tears, but I use it so infrequently I’ve never really lost any sleep over it.
In my experience, the key is to make sure the surface of the material is clean and dry. I use alcohol to wipe it down first.
I lay down thin aluminum foil rather than masking to prevent flashback. I have a huge box of commercial/catering foil sheets from Costco.
Cheap copy paper under naked acrylic works very nicely for preventing flashback. (Unless your cut settings are overpowered, in which case you should dial power down and/or speed up)
Added bonus- you don’t have to peel it off.
These folks will sell it to you masked, but it costs an additional $3-$5/sheet depending on which kind you pick.