I really need some help. I own a food truck and offer meal plans from it. I wanted to reduce waste and ask for people to bring back their reusable containers for a discount. I wanted to put our logo on the lid and the container. has anyone had success with plastic? if so can you point me in the right setting directions? I don’t want to burn up the glow forge or 1 million containers. They do have a code: 5 PP they are BPA free. Dishwasher, freezer, microwave safe. the lids we are using will fit under the head just fine.
I don’t know anything about engraving plastic, but I do know that the folks that do know are gonna need to know what kind of plastic you’re talking about. Check to see if there are any codes on the containers, or check with your supplier. Knowing that will get you better responses.
These containers will fit under the laser head, right?
Polypropylene foam catches fire easily. No idea if the lids would do so, but they would leech chemicals if you burn them with a laser…they’re designed for high heat, but not flame.
I’d highly suggest making stickers for the lids and applying them. You can easily print them out using an inkjet printer. Going to be much faster, more economical, less damaging to the environment. And you won’t melt a bunch of lids.
A laser isn’t always the right answer, although they’ll probably yank my membership card here for saying so.
will the ink dry on plastic. my containers are tupperwearesqe. I have a vinyl cutter I was also looking into making stickers, jut wanted something to set my truck apart … still wanting to do the hamburger buns for special events. LOL
Thank you so much! i’ll look up that ink. im also looking into purchasing the containers, but at $2 each, I thought I have this machine I hardly use should give it a try. thank you for the help. I really do appreciate it
If you really want to use the laser, you can also cut custom weather-proof polyester labels. There are several threads here about doing that using stock from Online Labels. Print & cut alignment on a calibrated machine should be adequate for most applications.
I’m not sure about the food safety aspect implied by @ChristyM but, this will presumably be on a surface that shouldn’t have intentional direct contact with food.
Hmmm. I didn’t imply anything about food safety. I was suggesting that a waterproof/dishwasher proof label might be a better/easier solution under the circumstances. As a bonus, it can be easily branded with a color logo, etc.