Laserable (laser engraving)
Acrylic core materials with thin cap surfaces that can be easily
engraved with minimal wattage at increased speeds. ABS materials are not
recommended for lasering applications.
Rotary-Engravable (rotating carbide engraving)
This marking method uses a single or multiple fluted cutting tool which
rotates through the work to remove material, leaving a trough of exposed
core. As compared to diamond-drag, rotary engraving may result in deep
cutting or the complete cutout of a letter or object. The cutter's tip size
determines the width of the cut. In most applications, the spindle
micrometer setting controls the depth of cut. This process is suitable
most commercial and industrial work. Unlike diamond-drag, rotary engraving
is the only means of engraving plastic materials with controlled depth.
Indoor (interior signage)
Signage produced for indoor applications where UV stability and
weather-ability are not required.
UV Stable (ultra-violet stability)
The ability of the engraving material to maintain its colorfastness in
UV conditions for a limited period of time. Although colorfastness is a
desirable condition, no man-made product will remain colorfast in an exterior environment
indefinitely. Rowmark uses UV stable plastic resins and foils in many
products to prolong the useful life of the material when used in exterior conditions.
The ability of plastic engraving material to withstand exterior
weathering conditions. Rowmark products designated as "outdoor weatherable" are designed to
withstand average conditions and temperatures for up to 2 years without
significant degradation. Although no specific life can be designated to
any product, Rowmark recognizes that under normal conditions the material will not
break down physically. Materials may become brittle and some
discoloration or fading will occur when used in harsh environments or exposed for extended periods of
Reverse-Engravable (second surface)
Clear cap with microsurface or laminated core, machined from the reverse
or backside of the material. Back-painting is a popular method of
achieving contrast in color. (Example: Rowmark's Ultra-Mattes Reverse-Engravable)
Front-Engravable (first surface)
Multi-ply layered sheet material consisting of a laminated top piece
over a base layer. The cap layer is engraved or lasered through to
expose the core layer, thus providing a color contrast between cap and core.
Available in Gloss Finish
Available in 1/8" thickness
European Gold is not
recommended for harsh or high humidity indoor or outdoor