The Wonders Of Self-Adhesive Acrylic!

The Wonders Of Self-Adhesive Acrylic!

Posted in Laser Cutting by Zap! Creatives on Sep 1st, 2015

Using different layers of laser-cut materials to create a 3-D charm or pendant is a technique that many of our customers use, and we’re regularly impressed by how fantastic their designs turn out to be.

If you have tried to be a little more unique with your designs in this way, then you’ll know just how difficult it can be to get every layer to stick in exactly the right place. If you’re making a whole range of 3-D products, it can be particularly hard to make every product look the same.

The Time-Saving Self-Adhesive Acrylic

Here at Zap! Creatives we’ve discovered the solution to the major issues with acrylic layering. As one of the most popular materials that our laser-cutting services can work with, it was obvious that we needed to provide a solution that worked well with our wide range of acrylic colours.

We decided to introduce a solution which is completely unique to our laser-cutting services; the ability to design and print onto self-adhesive acrylic.

Whilst it might be a huge time-saver and ensure a higher-quality finished product, it is actually quite a simple adjustment to make. We apply a strong layer of adhesive to the acrylic, very similar to epoxy resin glue, before we cut your designs. This means that when you receive the composing layers, you only need to peel away the protective film and stick your pieces together!

When you receive your laser-cut design all you need to do is remove the protective film from the non-adhesive side, followed by the adhesive side and stick it into place! Depending on the complexity of your design, you may need to add additional adhesive to limited areas of the upper layers. This is particularly necessary when the base layer remains visible after construction.

It is worth being aware that our self-adhesive acrylic is not suitable for components which are smaller than 10mm in size, if they stand alone in a design. This is due to the lack of a surface area which weakens the adhesive strength of the piece. If they are surrounded on most sides by other acrylic components, then you can easily include intricate details into your 3-D design.

Self-Adhesive Acrylic And The Best Laser-Cutting Services In The UK

Self-adhesive acrylic is suitable for a wide range of designs and applications, particularly for the creation of 3-dimensional pendants and jewellery making components. Here at Zap! Creatives, we are constantly improving our laser-cutting services to ensure that your designs remain unlimited by the technology we have available.

For more information, on our wide range of laser-cutting services and materials that we can use to realise your designs, get in touch with our team today on 01642 244 422 or email us directly at info@zapcreatives.com.

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