There are many signage options that CNCROi.com provides, something that comes-up every once in a while are requests for disposable cheap worn signage that looks worn for a trade show or a quick meet-up.
The material we used for this disposable cheap worn signage is 1/8th or 3 mm MDF. The spray paint is black and before the laser engraving, the MDF was painted white. There was a mask applied before the laser engraving which allows for more precision during the painting process.
Material options for custom signage are endless, as are the shapes and sizes we can make them in, going on the cheap generally limits it as Corian, Stainless Steel and solid wood aren’t cheap, so MDF or plywood is what cheap worn signage is limited to.
Additionally, options like paint filling through inlays of solid lumber to acrylic and laminates, the options are generally narrowed down based on where the sign will be (environment) and the application it’s found in. Paint and cheap wood are the best choice.
For instance, safety signage should be black/yellow or black/red or white/red to really stand out, you wouldn’t use two shades of the same color like you may for a sign at the front of a busy lobby.
What is the most fascinating about laser engraving are the sparks that are generated even from something as simple as MDF and paint. They generally fly up a quarter-inch and look almost magical for producing cheap worn signage.
These are the vaporized “contents” of what use to be there that are quickly whisked away using our powerful extraction system.
The resolution we can get is up to a thousand DPI using our Austrian CNC laser, though with most materials such as this paint filled sign, you would be hard pressed to notice anything above 300 dpi.
Our CNC laser isn’t just highly accurate but it’s also very fast, vaporizing extremely fine details on every pass such as the very fine leaves of the palm tree, just because cheap worn signage is “cheap” doesn’t need we need to compromise the resolution of your design.
After the engraving process (there is a mask above the white-painted MDF in these pictures), the sign is cut out from the material.
Engraving first and then cutting assures that everything strays true and doesn’t change or move based on the initial digital cheap worn signage design.
Even with the mask and smoke, you can clearly see the design on this sheet of MDF is accurate, straight and readable from a distance, and it hasn’t even been paint filled yet!
The dust that goes into the engraved cheap worn signage area is quickly whisked away, it’s like a fine powder.
This custom sign was cut perfectly, removing the scrap doesn’t cause the sign to move even a fraction of an inch.
All that’s left to do is take the powder off and spray paint black.
After being given the opportunity to dry, the sign is then sanded randomly to add defects that happen with worn signage and yet, it’s still extremely clearly readable at a distance.
Are you looking for custom signage? Yep, CNCROi.com can do that for you! In this case, the signage was screwed onto our custom downdraft table, although it’s made cheap to not last very long, I’m pretty confident this sign will last a very long time in the shop.