More Foil Fun


#1

My husband is excited that I’m having so much fun with my :glowforge:. As it turns out, It’s much less expensive than my watch collecting obsession. Every minute I spend lasing stuff, is a minute I’m not at the Rolex boutique. BUT, I did make a little something to decorate my watch winder. :wink:


1/8" Green acrylic, Gold Laser Foil, Score 300/14 PRO


#2

They would no doubt approve. :smiley:


#3

Where are you getting the foil and can it be applied to wood or any of the other products?


#4

check out my other post, Foild Again, for details and links.


#5

Thank you for sharing!! Looks awesome.


#6

I have been looking at this new fad in nail polish that does chrome, gold and whatever this is


#7

FWIW I would probably call that color-shift


#8

Indeed as that is what they call it, but different than shiny metal, and shiny metal or not would be far more awesome on an engrave than an ingenue.


#9

Looks pretty good!


#10

It looks great! I really like a touch of gold on things.

For an alternate source of laserable polyester film, try the Oracal 352 at Signwarehouse.com. There’s a nice variety of metallic finishes; I’ve got 3 of them and they work great in the Glowforge.


#11

Another place that has Oracal 352 is US cutter.

http://shop.uscutter.com/search?w=Oracal%20352


#12

We didn’t really ever pay attention to what it was actually made of and have this already. We use it on a 12” wide and a 32” wide vinyl cutter. Since it is laser safe I will start trying it on some projects. If it wasn’t for these foil posts I would have never thought of trying.


#13

nothing wrong with a good watch obsession.


#14

You should try nail foil. You apply on tacky polish and the foil sticks to it


#15

I have a bunch of oracal 351 foil but can’t tell if it is the same as 352. Any ideas?


#16

I did a search and it seems to be polyester like the 352, so I’m guessing it will work fine.


#17

Says polyester on it but just wanted to make sure they didn’t slide anything else into the mix. Thank you for looking. Everything i see says it is pretty much identical.


#18

352 is print-receptive for screen printing and UV printing (and I have heard that people print it with eco-solvent as well, but that’s not officially supported)