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Belinda Williamson
05-30-2007, 7:07 PM
Any update on whether or not we should be concerned about engraving? I have a really high end client who needs Lexan engraved. I would love to make the client happy, but don't want to sacrifice the laser in the process. As always, I turn to the gurus of laser for help!:)

Mike Mackenzie
05-30-2007, 7:17 PM

It won't engrave very nice.

Mike Null
05-30-2007, 7:42 PM
I don't think there's any harnm in engraving it but Mike's right aobut the appearance. It turns brown in the engraved area so a color fill is required.

There are some who cut thin polycarbonate daily but I tried 1/4" and will not do it again.

Doug Bergstrom
06-01-2007, 10:55 AM
We've done polycard a few times but it doesn't engrave like acrylic and tend to melt more.