Ponoko

Felt - Acrylic - Grey

0.080 inches

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What is it

This basic synthetic felt is an excellent alternative to wool felt.

How fast will this material ship?

Orders using this material will ship as fast as same day. Find out more.

Can I get a sample?

You can get a sample here.

Design Notes

Basic synthetic felt is made up of 100% Acrylic. Heat from the laser melts and seals the edge for a crisp finish.

Look & Feel

A soft fluffy felt texture. Cutting and engraving melts the material which creates a harder texture.

Engraving Felt

Engraving acrylic felt doesn't hold detail well because of the fluffy texture of the material. Larger simple shapes of area engraving work best.

There are 3 types of engraving possible with laser cutting - area engraving, line engraving and a combination of both.

Area engraving is great it you need to mark a large area on the surface of the material. To specify area engraving set your shapes to have a fill color of black with RGB values of 0, 0, 0. The way this engraving is performed is like an old dot matrix printer except instead of dots of ink it uses pulses of the laser beam. This is a surface finish not deep enough to be used for pocketing or inlays. The depth of the engraving ranges between 0.1-0.5mm.

Line engraving is like a really shallow cut. To achieve this effect the stroke color to red with RGB values of 255, 0, 0 and set the stroke style to a width of 0.01 mm. The laser beam follows along the red lines that you have in your design and marks the surface of the material. The result is crisp but it can be a time consuming technique if you have a lot of small details like text.

Using a combination of both engraving types typically gets the best result. Set your shapes to have a fill color of black with RGB values of 0, 0, 0, the stroke color to red with RGB values of 255, 0, 0, and set the stroke style to a width of 0.01 mm. The line engraving causes the laser beam to trace around the edges of the engraved areas making them more crisp and bringing the details to life.

Surface Finish

Fuzzy

Handling & Care

Synthetic felt may be brushed or vacuumed. Spot clean with soap and water.

Ideal uses

Book covers, Bookmarks, Clothing labels, Hang tags, Bags, Purses and wallets.

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