Material In Depth: Beech Plywood

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Our premium Beechwood Ply is ultra flat attractive plywood great for projects requiring a lightweight yet sturdy timber. Scoring and engraving is a pleasant dark brown colour making this material a great choice for invitations, tags and other similar projects. Liquid formaldehyde-free adhesive is used in the production process.

Structural integritySturdy, lightweight. Slightly more dense than poplar plywood.
Flexibility Not flexible.
Cost$$$ - High
Engrave quality / legibility Engraves very well with a clear result. Great for contrast and engraving of small details.
Score quality / legibilityScores very well with a clear result. Cuts easily with a light brown edge when cut.
Material burnMinimal burn marks visible.
Transfer tape recommended?We recommend using our low-tack transfer tape on one of both sides when cutting beech ply to lessen burn. Although transfer tape does not completely prevent burn marks, it can decrease them by 90%.
Example usesModel making, invitations, tags, products.
Residue / handlingNo issues.
Lifespan / longevityNo issues.
MoistureDoes not repel moisture.
Post production optionsCan be finished with timber varnishes and oils.
Thicknesses available1.5mm
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