Custom Acrylic Laser Cutting

When it comes to laser cut acrylic, there is no company more suited to the job than V&R Laser. Acrylic plastic is a highly versatile material that is widely used in an extensive variety of products, from consumer electronics and vehicles to everyday products and much more. Also commonly referred to as Perspex, it’s a material that is favoured for its durability, strength, weather resistance and ability to maintain its colour. Clear acrylic sheets are renowned for their superior optical clarity and resistance to ultraviolet light. With laser cutting services, acrylic is a known and highly popular choice for manufacturing signs, point-of-sale displays, visual merchandising and a whole range of other products.

Vector & Raster Laser Services specialises in custom laser cut acrylic, ensuring that whether you’re a commercial client or a DIY-er off the street completing a project, we’ll cut exactly what you need.

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Why Choose Laser Cut Acrylic?

Laser cut acrylic is well known for its lovely flame polished edge. With any job processed on our acrylic laser cutter, we’re able to achieve this quality edge as well as extremely high detailed and crisp laser engraving. Acrylic is available in a variety of thicknesses, finishes and also comes in a huge range of stunning colours. It is commonly used in craft applications such as ornaments, jewellery, invitations, swing tags and more. Whether it’s custom wedding decor, keychains, or layered wall art, our expert craftsmanship brings your visions to life. Discover the beauty of acrylic through mirror-like finishes and unique designs.

Furthermore, it is also widely used in signage, logos, displays, architectural models and many other applications. We want you to experience efficiency and affordability as your projects evolve into stunning acrylic designs.

For the best and most professional acrylic laser cutting, there’s only one name to turn to: Vector & Raster Laser Services. We can provide custom laser cut acrylic products to suit your specific needs and requirements. If you’d like further information about laser cut acrylic / Perspex or our laser cutting in Melbourne, give us a call at (03) 5783 4257. Alternatively, you can also request a quote online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you laser cut acrylic?

Acrylic, or Perspex, is one of the best materials for laser cutting. Laser cut acrylic produces high-quality, polished looks of your design. Cutting laser acrylic transforms your intricate designs into a sleek, precise creation. Acrylic is durable, UV resistant and high in clarity. As such, this method is perfect for making signs, sale displays, visual merchandising and more. At V&R Laser, we specialise in laser cutting acrylic sheets. Talk to one of our professional staff today to get a free quote.

What do you need to laser cut acrylic?

At its basics, we require a vector file with your design of choice. We have state of the art laser machines and can supply the acrylic sheets. The laser heats and vaporises sections of the material to create a variety of shapes. Our leading laser cutting machines are optimised to cut acrylic without damaging the material. Laser cutting does require a high level of expertise because insufficient knowledge can lead to material damage. That is why it is always best to get your design cut by a laser cutting expert.

How strong of a laser do you need to cut acrylic?

This is variable, but as a very basic guide it is generally 10W for every millimetre of acrylic sheet. Our top quality laser cutting machines can cut all kinds of acrylic sheets with varying thickness. Generally, the more power the machine has, the more efficient the process becomes and the better the quality of the cut. Speak to one of our experts today to discuss how we can suit your needs and requirements.

Do you have to mask acrylic when laser cutting?

Masking is when you add a protective layer to your acrylic sheet to prevent burn marks. It is sometimes important to mask acrylic because there is normally no way to reverse the process once the sheet is marked with burns. We also like to leave the mask on so that the product does not get scratched. However, it peels off easily once the acrylic laser cutting process is finished. At V&R Laser we can also cleanly cut acrylic without a protective mask on the face, for jobs that require both detailed laser engraving and laser cutting.

Is acrylic laser cutting safe?

Acrylic has been approved as safe to cut. However, it is still important to seek a professional to create your product. This is because there are many safety hazards that are difficult to see without proper training. Firstly, laser cutting can be a fire hazard. Lasers work with extremely high heat and excessive heat in one area can cause burns.

Hot acrylic, as with many other plastics, can also emit fumes that are toxic if exposed to it without protection for long periods of time. We use high efficiency filtration to capture all fumes created by the laser cutting and engraving process. Laser cutting acrylic is safer than cutting by hand with saws and other sharp tools, as the cutting process requires no contact.

Is Perspex the same as acrylic?

Perspex is the brand name for premium acrylic sheets. Not all acrylic sheets are created equal and some poor quality sheets are subject to weathering and ageing. We like working with Perspex due to its high quality, but also stock other quality acrylic sheets that are more than suitable for most jobs. Perspex sheets vary in thickness, colour and finishings to suit your requirements. Any Perspex sheet is recyclable, weather resistant, easy to clean and very durable.

Can I have a quote over the phone?

Sorry, but we cannot provide a quote over the phone, laser cutting and laser engraving prices can vary dramatically based on the design and material being processed, we require artwork to provide an accurate quote.

Can you create the correct artwork for me?

Yes, if you are unable to provide the required artwork for processing your order we can create the files for you no matter what process you intend on using whether it be laser cutting or laser engraving.

What type of files do you require?

We require a vector file which has been created in a graphics program, acceptable types include eps, cdr, ai, dxf, dwg and pdf. Cut lines should consist of a red outline with no fill using a .001mm stroke width, areas to be engraved should be in black fill. Only photographs will be accepted as a high resolution jpeg or bitmap.

Can I supply my own materials?

Yes, if you prefer to supply your own materials we are happy to process them for you providing that they are suited to the laser process, a test sample is recommended for perfect results when processing your order.

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