We use predominantly 3mm, 4mm and 6mm premium grade mdf.
The mdf we use we have selected after testing a variety of mdf grades and found that the one we use is best for us and our customers. It comes from a reputable company. The mdf is already sanded on both sides and therefore ready to use straight away. All our woods and mdf come from FSC sustainable sources.
The mdf is laser cut on one of our several large industrial bed lasers. As with all lasered products there will be an element of burn to the edges. This is unavoidable. Any odour from the lasering should diminish quickly in a well ventilated room or after painting. The products are best painted or decoupaged but can be used in their natural state as some people prefer. The lasered edges and backs may require a light sand if you want to use in their natural state but we do not sand them before sending out. This would add additional cost to each and every product.
We cut each order to order, we do not carry stock, this is to keep the costs down for our customers. If we had to carry stock we would need another warehouse the same size as the one we use to cut and this would increase our product prices which we do not want to do. Also, we do offer many variations in sizes of products with or without holes that carrying stock of each option just is not viable. This of course means that there is a time implication on getting orders out but we do work very hard to keep this to a minimum but bespoke and personalised orders will go into a design queue. Once designed they are then sent through for cutting on an oldest order first basis.
We use a premium quality 9mm mdf for CNC routered products.
18MM ROUTER PRODUCTS
We use a top quality deep route moisture resistant 18mm mdf. This means the mdf is the same density throughout and less sanding if any before painting.
We use Perspex Brand acrylic.
Pastels - Lemon Bonbon, Candy Floss Blue, Sour Grape, Parma Violet, Mint Green are all specials and are matte one side and glossy the other side.
Mirror Acrylic - mirrored acrylic is mirror one side only. The backing may be white or grey but that is what creates the mirror.
Frosted Acrylic - we sell 5 frosted acrylic, Chilli Red, Azure, Blush and Frosted White and Crystal Clear Frosted. Frosted white is less see through than Crystal Clear.
Colours - generic colours, red, white, blues, green, yellow, ivory etc are glossy both sides.
NOTE ALL ACRYLIC HAS A PROTECTIVE COATING ON BOTH SIDE (EXCEPT MIRROR) AND WE POST WITH THE COVERING ON BOTH SIDES SO THIS HAS TO BE REMOVED BEFORE USE.
This prevents the acrylic from being scratched in transit.
We use A/B Grade Oak Veneer, this means that one side is better than the other. This is common in veneer materials
The inner core is mdf. We stock 4mm and 19mm Oak Veneer.
We use 5mm foamboard for a lot of our rectangular signs, we use this to print on. It cannot be lasercut.
Our printed products are used using specialist printers called UV Printers. UV Printers can print direct to any flat substrate be it wood, acrylic or mdf. the print is then "cured" as it prints with a UV light.
The print is hight quality and will not rub or peel off. Acrylic and Foamboard prints can be used outside.
PLEASE NOTE ALL ITEMS ARE MADE TO ORDER, as such are none refundable under Clause 8.10 of our terms and conditions.
If you have any questions regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact us.