Material In Depth: Bamboo Plywood

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Bamboo ply is made from 100% renewable resource and is comprised of many layers of bamboo rather than a wood or MDF core. Bamboo is biodegradable and non toxic.

Structural integrity Rigid, it can bend slightly with the grain.
Flexibility Not flexible.
Cost $$ - Medium
Engrave quality / legibility Engraves with medium contrast and a clear result.
Score quality / legibility Scores very well with a clear result.
Material burn Laser cuts easily with a light brown edge when cut.
Transfer tape recommended? We recommend using our low-tack transfer tape on one of both sides when cutting bamboo ply to lessen burn. Although transfer tape does not completely prevent burn marks, it can decrease them by 90%.
Example uses Model making, products, menus, invitations, tags.
Residue / handling No issues.
Lifespan / longevity No issues.
Moisture Semi repellant to moisture.
Post production options Can be finished with timber varnishes and oils.
Thicknesses available 1.5mm, 2.5mm
(check our materials page for latest stock available)
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