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?
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.
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…
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
Try acetate, much thinner and bendy.
Been away for reasons, acetate?
Welcome back 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 )
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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