Laser Engraving Colour Fill Tutorial - Part 2: Acrylic

 Laser Engraving Colour Fill

In this post we will be continuing on from the previous application of colour filling.

This time we are going to use Acrylic & Spray paint to create a contrasting finish.

You will need:

  • Clear acrylic
  • Background colour – recommend black spray paint
  • Additional colours – as necessary depending on your graphic

1.     Take your clear acrylic sheet and remove one side of the backing material. Paint this surface with the background colour and leave to dry completely.

2.     Place the acrylic sheet into the laser cutter with the painted surface facing the laser head. Mirror your graphic as the black coated surface is the back of the engraving. Engrave the graphic using the standard Acrylic settings – you want to be removing just the painted surface.

 Laser Engraving Colour Fill
 Laser Engraving Colour Fill

3.     Once the engraving is complete mask off the areas you want to be in different colours.

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4.     Spray the desired colour onto the material.

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5.     Remove the masking tape from the areas where other colours are applied and paint these colours directly into the areas.

6.     Finally after letting the paint dry remove the protective film from the front of the Acrylic

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