Bamboo Plywood (Narrow Grain)
Maximum sheet size: 600mm x 300mm.
Thickness: Available in 1.5mm and 2.5mm (± 10%).
Finish: Natural, smooth finish that is consistent on both sides. Each sheet is formed with plywood middle and a 0.5mm high grade bamboo layer laminated to each side.
– Can be easily painted or varnished after cutting.
– Structurally very strong and has good dimension stability (less likely to warp).
– Comes with a protective tape coating that will need to be peeled off.
– The smoothness of the surface can vary and may require some hand finishing with some fine sand paper.
Laser Cutting: Bamboo ply cuts well in the laser cutter. Laser cutting timber puts relatively low thermal stress on the material, leaving an un-burnt, smooth edge. Smoke is generated along the cut line leaving the edges slightly darkened.
Laser Etching: Bamboo ply etches well in the laser cutter. Most timbers are naturally darker when etched, though some show a higher contrast than others. Most timbers can hold fine details, though not as much as when compared when acrylics. The finer the grain, the better. We recommend a minimum line width of 0.2mm or 0.5mm if inverted.