Mirror acrylic - where to buy

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Mirror acrylic - where to buy

Postby dreamcatcher » Wed May 04, 2016 5:41 pm

Hi everyone

We've had our HPC 3020 for about 3 months now and have been having fun with it although the learning curve is still steep! I've had some success with clear acrylic but I'd like to have a go at cutting and engraving some mirror acrylic. I'm a bit confused at what to buy. Can you get cast mirror acrylic or is it all extruded? I don't want to wreck my laser by getting the wrong stuff. I'm looking for about 3mm in A4. Can anyone recommend a supplier please.

Thanks very much.
Pam

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Re: Mirror acrylic - where to buy

Postby Daven » Wed May 04, 2016 6:02 pm

I use this company ;)

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Re: Mirror acrylic - where to buy

Postby dreamcatcher » Wed May 04, 2016 6:27 pm

Thank you very much for you quick reply. I really appreciate the help given on this forum.

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Re: Mirror acrylic - where to buy

Postby Lightnin » Wed May 04, 2016 6:32 pm

LOL Dave ! .. their logo cracked me up !

Wholesale "P.O.S" ! :lol:

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Re: Mirror acrylic - where to buy

Postby Daven » Wed May 04, 2016 6:45 pm

dreamcatcher wrote:Thank you very much for you quick reply. I really appreciate the help given on this forum.

Pam


No problems ;)

Lightnin wrote:LOL Dave ! .. their logo cracked me up !

Wholesale "P.O.S" ! :lol:


Trust you LOL - living in the country, we often see it wholesale!! :)

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Re: Mirror acrylic - where to buy

Postby Tom » Wed May 04, 2016 7:12 pm

:lol:

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Re: Mirror acrylic - where to buy

Postby Hazel » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:48 pm

I have bought mirrored acrylic from a few different places and have had mixed results. The best I ever got was from eBay, the same company as Dave recommended I think.

I would say do not buy from a company called 'Plastic Sheets'. I saw that they had great prices so I bought a sheet in every colour from them which came to around £70. They arrived with the grey mirrored backing quite scratched, a few were really scratched, as if someone had gone sledging on it! :( I had quite a battle with them to get a refund and had to open a Paypal dispute in the end to get my money back (thank God I paid through Paypal). After this I read reviews of the company and many others have had similar experiences with difficulties getting refunds and calls and emails to the company being ignored.

So Iearned that if prices seem to good to be true they probably be are and even if the company seems big and decent from their website always check independent reviews.

So although the eBay one was more expensive than other 3 places I have tried, the acrylic was the best quality and had the nicest cut.

Hope this helps :D
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