Material In Depth: Screenboard

Laser Cutting Screenboard
Laser Cutting Screenboard

SCREENBOARD IS ESSENTIALLY A THICK CARDBOARD WITH A GLOSS FINISH. WE STOCK FSC® MIX CERTIFIED PH NEUTRAL SCREENBOARD.

Structural integrity A thick gloss coated cardboard, screenboard is lightweight yet strong enough to hold it's structure.
Flexibility Will crease if bent, not recommended for curvature.
Cost $ - Low
Engrave quality / legibility Does engraves but produces a yellow-brown tone and a fine dust.
Score quality / legibility Scores well with a clear result.
Material burn Screenboard is particularly sensitive to burn marks that are difficult to remove.
Transfer tape recommended? We recommend using our low-tack transfer tape on one of both sides when cutting screenboard to lessen burn. Although transfer tape does not completely prevent burn marks, it can decrease them by 90%.
Example uses Screenboard is lightweight and great for architectural model making, prototyping of products and temporary signage.
Residue / handling No issues.
Lifespan / longevity Yellows over time, not very hardy.
Water Resistance Does not repel moisture.
Post production options Can apply multiple thin coats of spray paint.
Thicknesses available 1.5mm, 2.5mm
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