There have been discussions about “non-pvc”, laser friendly, vinyl-like material for signs, heavy duty masks, etc. Buying expensive rolls of laser-friendly “vinyl like” material from laser and sign supply websites was not an option for experimentation.
I recently discovered an eco-friendly vinyl replacement that I can buy in square foot sheets. It allows me to cut stencils in my GF for sandblasting or painting and expand the usage of my GF. Here’s a sandblast project cut with my GF and sandblasted.
Graftacks comes in multiple colors.
December 18, 2020, 2:47pm
Wow! This looks perfect!! So nice of you to share.
I’ve been looking for something like this on and off for a few years for a friend.
Which product did you use? The
I too had been looking for years. The only supplier I could find in the USA is
Very nice. I did sand carving for a long time. There used to be an excellent forum for sand carvers but it closed a few years ago.
December 18, 2020, 4:10pm
Speaking of forums, I went looking for cheaper alternatives, $1/square foot seemed kind of high. I stumbled into this site, what a bunch of grumpy jerks.
I am searching for non-PVC removable, self-adhesive films to die-cut for interior applications (i don't have a printer). I know that Avery has a line (Greenline) but the film only comes in glossy white or clear. Ideally, I am looking for a variety of...
This is why we need to quash grumpy people like this here, it’s not a very far jump from helpful to aggressive jerkishness.
@daskeland, this is a nice source, it’s hard to find non HTV colorful non pvc film, thanks.
Now… have you seen my vacuum table?
So I made a fullsize tray replacement vacuum table. The idea is that it allows me to cut very lightweight materials without worrying about flyaways.
A quick disclaimer: It’s possible that this is a fire risk, airflow and contained spaces and all. I feel as though it isn’t, but I’m just a dude with a laser who thinks he’s got decent risk assessment skills. Use your noodle if you try something like this
Say you wanted to cut some rolled trace paper:
And/or my fan reducers?
Disclaimer: If you are unsure of either of the following:
“why would you want to do this?”
“what problems could this cause?”
… then turn around and walk away, this isn’t for you
(I am only half kidding!)
The bottom line is that this may elevate your fire risk, reduce your air assist fan life, or cause a change to the fumes generated by your cuts. It may not do these things too, there’s just not enough data to say for sure either way. I’ve been using them for some time wit…
December 22, 2020, 3:21pm
Also, did you ever try to get a kiss cut with this stuff? I figure it must be possible, it’s just a matter of finding the right settings. I should order some of this, it’s really not a bad price.
January 23, 2021, 5:21pm
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