I requested a free sample of Rowmark’s newest reverse laserable metallic acrylic, from Johnson Plastics…and it arrived yesterday. Four, 4"x4" pieces in brushed matte aluminum, copper, bronze, and gold.
Did a few small tests last night. It’s only 1/16" thick and has a thin, clear plastic film on both sides. The ‘gray’ side with the text on it is the side to be lasered, however the pamphlet that came with it said it could also be lasered directly on the front, so I tried both ways. Because I had to figure out my own settings, it could be lacking in that regard, but for the most part, it looks pretty nice. The reverse lasering definitely produced the more superior result and looks good on it’s own, but could also be used in backlit situations.
Two below were reverse lasered.
This last one was engraved on the front. There’s sort of a weird holographic vibe to it when you look at it, but in general, it does not look very good…and sorry, it’s a bad photo.
I personally can’t think of many uses for this for any of my own ideas, but some of you out there might like it.