New Materials to Inspire Innovation: Matte-Finished Clear and Two-Color Acrylics

New acrylics for laser cutting

We love acrylics! And we’re releasing two this month. Clear acrylic with matte finish is new in the US while our popular two-color black-on-white is now available in New Zealand. There are a lot of great projects you can do with this flexible material.

Clear Acrylic With Matte Finish

This is a cool thermoplastic that has a matte finish on one side and glossy finish on the other. When you order this material for a project, by default the material will be placed matte side up so the laser engraving will be on the matte side. If you wish to engrave the gloss side instead, please let us know via a note in the shipping instructions.

laser cut acrylic

 

Here’s a great example of the material laser cut as a business card:

Clear acrylic with matte finish laser cut as a business card

 

Two-Color Acrylic – Black on White

This two color acrylic has a thin layer of matte black plastic on the top – engraving reveals the white acrylic underneath for a dramatic effect. The example above is a card wallet made with this cool acrylic.

two color acryic for laser cutting

How do you plan on using these amazing acrylics? Let us know in the comments below.

2 Responses to “New Materials to Inspire Innovation: Matte-Finished Clear and Two-Color Acrylics”

  1. Ruben Anderson Says:

    Hi there,

    Is this two-colour acrylic weathersafe? Is it suitable for outdoor use, or will is get brittle from UV exposure?

    I know there are similar products for signmaking, which presumably are UV-protected.

    Thank you,

    ruben.

  2. Ponoko Team Says:

    Hi Ruben, sorry for the late reply. The two color acrylic is UV stable and will resist damage caused by exposure to direct sunlight.