CMB Metallic & Shimmer specialty acrylic sheets are opaque with the finish visible on both the front and the back and they are plastic masked on both sides. We recommend starting with PG Medium Black on your Glowforge. Due to the manufacturing process, some of the lighter metallic and shimmer can look dingy or have some discoloration if cut settings are too high. For this reason we recomend using these where the sides are not visible and not with intricate designs.
CMB Acrylic Sheets are the perfect addition to your laser business. Whether your a Glowforge, Omtech, Thunder, Aeon, or other laser owner, our acrylic sheets are always a perfect fit! We carefully curate, test, and work with a variety of acrylic manufacturers to make sure your always getting the best quality. CMB Acrylic sheets open up a ton of possibilities for every crafter and laser cutter. Create wall decor, jewelry, business signs, trinket boxes, jewelry displays, keychains, cake toppers and more!
If you're looking to add a double sided adhesive backing, you can find it here. Keep in mind you'll need to leave a note on which acrylic sheets you want it added to, and purchase a quantity equal to the number of sheets you need.
If you want us to add paper masking to your acrylic sheets you can find that here. Keep in mind you'll need to leave a note on which acrylic sheets you want it added to, and purchase a quantity equal to two times the number of acrylic sheets you want it added to (or one time for single side masking).
★Helpful Tips & Tricks★
-Always run a test cut! One thing we find often is that despite similar setups and machines, cut settings can vary drastically. While we have done plenty of testing and work with best practices, all of our suggestions are starting points.
-Our Acrylic comes masked with paper or plastic, and varies by manufacturer. We recommend removing the masking on those with plastic masking and replacing with your own favorite paper masking.
-Due to the cutting process, it's not uncommon to get a stubborn "fog" on your acrylic after using your laser despite any type of masking. For CAST acrylic, you can clean this with a modest amount of rubbing alcohol for a crystal clean finish. However, acrylic can be weakened by any harsh or dehydrating chemicals and EXTRUDED will absolutely be compromised with these. We recommend using Novus Plastic Polish on your acrylic, especially mirrors and other extruded acrylics. The Fine Scratch Polish also works great on all acrylics for buffing out any minor imperfections that may have happened through the crafting process.
Please note that due to the cutting process, actual sheet measurements may vary up to 1/4" depending on the type of acrylic and blades used to cut down the sheets.