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    Where to buy Color core cardstock type of materials

    Hey guys! Looking for a color core cardstock or board to
    make business cards from. So When engraved on will have different colors etched in. Any help
    would be greatly appreciated on where to purchase this type material. Thanks I’m advance.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Medina Ohio
    I use Rowmark that I get from B F plastics

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Maple, Ontario, Canada
    Here is one source.......
    Trotec Speedy 300 - 60w, with Quatro CSA-626 fume extraction
    Xenetech 1625 x2,
    New Hermes TX pantograph, CG4 cutter grinder
    Brady Globalmark2 label printer,
    Assortment of custom tooling , shears & punches, heat bender.
    Software: Xenetech XOT, Corel X3, Bartender label software

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    Thanks guys! Looking for cardstock/paper or paper. Love the idea of metal or plastic but trying to go with a certain look.

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    Dec 2010
    NW Arkansas
    Wow, Google is sometimes your friend....
    First try. "Laserable Paper"
    Good company, and you can find worldwide
    Woodworking, Old Tools and Shooting
    Ray Fine RF-1390 Laser
    Ray Fine 20watt Fiber Laser
    PM2000, Delta BS, Delta sander, Powermatic 50 jointer,
    Powermatic100-12 planer, Rockwell 15-126 radial drill press
    Rockwell 46-450 lathe, and 2 Walker Turner RA1100 radial saws

    RIA 22TCM 1911s

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    I don't have a lot of experience here, but I have engraved a few 'card stock' type things over the years... Seems to me that since most card stock is simply some form of paper with a printed surface, the laser engraving is going to be a different color than the printed surface, nothing special about it.

    If you're looking for different color 'cores', not sure about that...

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    What you're looking for is called color core mat board.

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    Mar 2014
    Iowa USA
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt McCoy View Post
    What you're looking for is called color core mat board.
    But will it cut and engrave on a laser, enquiring minds would like to know. I see Amazon sells it, try and let us know.
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa. , LightObject 40w CO2 Laser and Chiller, MakerGear M2 3D Printer. Qe60+ Vinyl cutter. Fine Line Automation 4x4 CNC Router- Mach3

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    Jun 2009
    Powell River B,C. Canada
    Trotect has a laserable paper they just came out with. I think there are different weights, and colours.
    No idea as to cost.
    2017 Trotec Speedy 300, 80 watt, rotary attachment, vector grid.
    Corel X8
    Photograv 3.0

    New Hermes Pantograph
    2-Corner cutters/notchers
    1- Combo Shear.
    Vision VE810HD Rotary
    Numerous support tools.

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    Just spent part of my lunch break searching this stuff, 'cream' core seems to be the default, and the ONLY other 'variable' core colors I've been able to find are alabaster white, white, and black... Not sure about the black, but the white colors will likely laser to a tan color, pretty much the same color as the OP's pic sample...

  11. We use scraps of picture frame mats to make business cards. And we have an unlimited supply of scraps. But you donít generally have a choice on the under color, itís always white. Over time, weíve found some colors that work pretty well, but most colors donít work, they absorb too much smoke.

    People love these business cards and think theyíre made out of thin wood. We get daily requests to do this for other people, but we tell them we would have to charge $2.00 each, so not many takers, lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Davis - Sturgis SD View Post
    ...People love these business cards and think they’re made out of thin wood.
    Alder veneer makes a nice biz card

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    Dec 2012
    Trotec USA doesn't sell it
    Quote Originally Posted by john passek View Post
    Trotect has a laserable paper they just came out with. I think there are different weights, and colours.
    No idea as to cost.
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    Rabbit RL_XX_6040-60 watt Laser engraving/cutting machine
    Lasercut 5.3
    CorelDraw X5

    10" Miter Saw with slide
    10" Table Saw
    8" bench mount 5 speed Drill Press
    Dremel, 3x21 Belt Sander

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    Sep 2016
    Georgia, USA
    Quote Originally Posted by Bert Kemp View Post
    Trotec USA doesn't sell it
    I hope Trotec USA starts to up their game in terms of education materials (e.g. online videos) and selling laserable materials. Trotec Canada and Trotec UK put Trotec USA to shame.
    700mm x 500mm Ke Hui KH-7050 Laser
    80W EFR F2
    S&A CW5000 chiller
    Chuck style of rotary attachment

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    It's easy and inexpensive to lay-up your own cardstock.

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