Thinner Clear Acrylic For Business Cards?

A client of mine wants clear business cards- so I’m assuming acrylic cause what else is clear? They have a canoe business and specialize in clear canoes where you can see the riverbed underneath. Pretty cool.

Anyways. I’m thinking the proofgrade acrylic at 1/8th is too thick… yeah? One of my minions hunted down this stuff https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F272768860665 and I’m just wondering what you guys think about working with thinner acrylic or if there’s any tips I should know or heck- is there a clear material that isn’t acrylic that I should look into playing with?

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1/16th is the thinnest widely available acrylic out there, just be sure whatever you are getting is cast and not extruded, as I assume you’ll be engraving it. Cast engraves that nice milky white, extruded doesn’t have nearly as much contrast.

I’d start by looking on the google for 1/16 cast acrylic.

Estreet carries it, and it’s hard to beat their prices.

https://www.estreetplastics.com/Clear-Plexiglass-Acrylic-Sheets-1-16-Thick-s/285.htm

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I set out trying to make normal business cards and at one point had a lot of pieces of the same size so did a nice 3d on one side and the contact information on the other and had a much better response so that is what I do for cards now and they are 1/4 inch thick,

if there was a shape like a canoe from above and something like this…
fishpool-x

With the contact information on top made into a key chain holder.

I think eventually you’d cross over into so brittle they’d shatter but: https://www.ebay.com/i/152973612151 says it’s 1/32"!

Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/lyivssuy-Document-Folder-Project-Transparent/dp/B07548WMYW will be hardier, but polypropylene is known for melting so hitting a good setting may be a loooooooooong process (if it’s even possible

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Try acetate, much thinner and bendy.

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Been away for reasons, acetate?

Welcome back :slightly_smiling_face: you can get various weights of acetate at a good art/drafting supply store. It’s like those old schoolplastic transparencies for projectors.

( you could totally buy it online, but at the store you could see what thickness you like )

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Just did some research and this is EXACTLY what I’m looking for. Bendy but sturdy. Bless! Also double bless for reminding me I can easily find this in a store. I’ve learned with the gf being able to physically touch materials before purchase goes a long ways.

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