Making a custom acrylic name badge is something CNCROi.com can do with over 100 different color options for you to choose from but by far our biggest “seller” is color changed black acrylic that’s 1/8th” or 3 mm thick.
If this custom name badge looks familiar, it’s because it’s the exact same design I used earlier but out of real wood veneer.
Here’s the video proof and a quick comparison of how the same design looks totally different using a completely different material!
Alright, back to today’s custom acrylic name badge, the nice thing about plastic is that it’s incredibly durable, it can get wet, it can be dropped and it will keep on working as the day it was created by CNCROi.com.
The disadvantage with an acrylic name badge is that in direct sunlight, it does start to fade and over the long-term, crack and dry out but you have a higher chance of losing your acrylic name badge before this happens than to see this occur first hand.
I looked into my scrap bin and saw this beautiful black acrylic, if that looks familiar, here’s another color change and cut video I made, this time it came out perfectly as I wanted to do a demonstration of PERFECTION rather than what can and can’t go to plan with color changing.
I prefer to have less than perfect things to show customers at networking even as it helps to explain in a direct fashion how our Austrian wide-format industrial laser works on various materials.
When it comes to making a custom acrylic name badge, it’s really no different from using any other material we have here at CNCROi.com.
With the customer, we come-up with an optimized design for the material at hand, get the material in the CNC laser, router, bandsaw or anything else we have for that material production then go right into making it for them.
While you look at these pictures of the color changing of a custom acrylic name badge, keep in mind that no inks are used, this is a laser vaporizing and color changing the plastic itself.
This means there is nothing to crack or peel over time as nothing was added to the surface of the black matte finish on this acrylic.
As for resolution, we have up to a thousand DPI when it comes to engraving, etching (glass), annealing (metal) or color changing (plastic) material with whatever design you want.
All CNCROi.com‘s production equipment is top of the line, thus, when we turn it on, IT WORKS precisely and accurately from the get go!
If you are wondering what the diversity really is when it comes to custom name badge creation, here’s a quick video to show you what can be done using the same design across many different material types.
Your custom name badges can be made out of lamacoids, anodized aluminium, stainless steel, Corian (video soon) as well as wood, acrylic and even your own products (if you are a manufacturer).
A very popular choice for custom name badges beyond the acrylic version you see today is lamacoids.
They are available in endless color combinations, incredibly light and very flexible when it comes to design options.
The advantage that CNCROi.com offers you is that we aren’t cookie cutter, we make what you want using just about any material both natural and man-made to brand your company just the way you want with repeatable results, important for staff changes!
Most of our production also occurs within 24 hours, so you order from us today, it’s in the mail tomorrow!
I’m sure you’ve never seen a custom acrylic name badge in the shape of a shield with a bull on it and letters coming out from the bottom, as such, when I meet people at networking events, I STAND OUT and have a conversation starter right away!
That’s the entire point of a custom name badge, tell people your name and somehow be memorable.
As you can see from the picture below, we also have plenty of clearance so even awkward items can be branded at the CNCROi.com shop.
In the case of this custom acrylic name badge, it doesn’t really make much of a difference but for some of our corporate award clients, this allows incredible design freedom that’s greatly appreciated by our customers and designers alike.
The color changing of the custom acrylic name badge is permanent, it provides just enough contrast to stand out but not so much as to blind the person.
As you saw at the top of this blog post where I color changed to a brighter shade of off-white, there are varying degrees of color changing possible depending on the application at hand.
After the main details are complete on this custom acrylic name badge, I like to go over the design yet again with a little fine line around the important elements.
I just find it a little more attractive to add a little ornamentation to a name badge, it just gives it a more visually stimulating appeal in my opinion.
This fine lineage is also added to the outline of the entire custom acrylic name badge, again, just to give it a bit of a break instead of going just with plain black.
The distance is may be 1/16th inch or 1 mm from the cut line of the badge.
Yes, cutting a petroleum product using a high-powered beam of energy does make fire, but we are fine, CNCROi.com has invested in a powerful extraction system and air compressor to quickly blow the flames away from the work.
This is important because burning down a shop to make one name badge isn’t a good method of staying in business!
Yep, more fire, you see it more on these two shots because we are near the edge of the custom acrylic name badge.
There is fire in the whole bottom during the cut process, it just isn’t noticeable and yes, this heat does bend the custom acrylic name badge slightly as does the color changing, thus the slight variation in results on the surface.
The custom acrylic name badge is now done!
Instead of a bright off-white like in the plaque video above, I went with a more subdued grey, just something to play around with at my end.
You can see the protective backing on the custom acrylic name badge that prevents all that acrylic smoke from sticking in the bottom, it’s actually quite shiny!
If you are wondering, the front also has a similar masking from our supplier but it must be removed otherwise we color change the masking and not the surface of the badge.
Our brand new bandsaw provides a great background to show the shiniest of this custom acrylic name badge.
Yes, this custom name badge is BIG and UNIQUE, and that’s the way I like to make mine!
Here’s the front of the custom acrylic name badge, everything came out fantastic!
I’m very happy with it, let’s compare it with the wooden one so you can see how identical they really are, wood or plastic.
Incredible isn’t it? Like our wooden custom veneer name badge, this custom acrylic name badge will also have a magnetic backing as I don’t like ripping my cloths and don’t have a pacemaker so I’m all good.
Need a custom name badge any color, shape, size, material? Contact CNCROi.com right now!