Ponoko

Cork - Natural

0.118 inches

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What is it

Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree. Cork is light weight, rot resistant, compressible and recoverable, expandable, fire resistant in its natural state, impermeable, soft, and buoyant.

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Design notes

A brown/tan spotty color.

Typical uses

Coasters and placemats. Bulletin board material and sectional wall covering. Also ideal for certain gasket applications, shipping and spacer pads, protective backing and numerous other industrial, commercial and hobby requirements.

Environmental info

The cork bark can be 'stripped' off allowing new bark to grow in its place without killing or damaging the trees. This makes every tree a renewable source of raw material.

Adhesives, joints & fastenings

Construction adhesives will bond boards well. Follow the adhesive manufacturer's instructions for application processes.

Tips from other designers

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Rose says:

Does anyone know if the stroke/line engraving example shown above on the cork is heavy, medium or light?

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Dan says:

The example used a green medium engraving line. You could use green or red and they will come out well on cork.

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Is cork cut with a protective paper on top or not? Can designs be washed to remove laser cutting residue?

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Dan says:

We try to put the protective paper in the underside of the cork to prevent burning from the laser bed but it does not adhere well. We cannot offer cork cut with the paper on the top due to the fact it does not stick well. I am unsure if the residue can be washed off.

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John says:

Regular white vinegar from your kitchen can be used to remove the residue. I'm surprised that they don't do this in many of the example photos on the site. It comes off super easy with vinegar.

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Dayma says:

Thanks John! That's a great tip.

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