At Plyco we pride ourselves on having the most comprehensive range of Laser Plywood products available. However, while we’ve got every possible Laserply need covered, we realise having such a vast array of options can be a little daunting and confusing at times. That’s why this week we wanted to dedicate our blog post to creating a guide to help customers easily identify the Laser Plywood they need – or if you’re not looking for anything in particular, highlight the unique differences between each product!
Hoop Pine is arguably the highest quality Laser Plywood you can find when it comes to finishing capabilities. Regular sheets of Hoop Pine are known for being an excellent substrate for high-quality exterior paint, stains and sealants, and this exceptional visual characteristic carries over to its Laserply variant too. Sourced from sustainable and renewable log plantations in South East Queensland and is 100 per cent Forest Stewardship Council certified, meaning the plywood is sourced in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Its beautiful light-colouring, standout finishing capabilities and sustainable sourcing combine to make Hoop Pine the perfect product for anybody searching for something visually superb that will keep the project eco-friendly. Hoop Pine Laser Plywood is perfect for projects like door skins or signage where eye-catching looks are required.
Poplar has consistently been rated as one of the top plywood products in the world over the years, and with the boom in laser cutting popularity, its popularity has been taken to another level. If you’re searching for a Laser Plywood product that is sure to get the job done for you with no fuss, this is the answer for you. The consistency of the ply mixed with its colour contrast and the very minimal cleaning required to make it perfect for use on a laser cutter. Every single piece of Plyco’s Poplar Laserply is guaranteed to have an A/B grade front and B grade back, meaning you’ll be looking at a beautiful surface finish for whatever project you’re making. It’s also a standout star when it comes to strength and flexibility, while still managing to remain lightweight and not impact the environment too much. Overall, Poplar is a high-quality resource when it comes to laser cutting. The combination of all its fantastic qualities means it can be used for things like interior furniture on top of the plethora of laser cutting ventures like plaques.
Plyco’s Eucalypt Laserply is something we’re extremely proud of. Why, you ask? Because it’s a product manufactured right here at Plyco! Our team at our Fairfield manufacturing plant has worked hard to create a Eucalypt product that is a natural fit for laser cutting. Eucalypt species are incredibly popular in the plywood world thanks to their aesthetic and durability, so it was only natural that we wanted to take these qualities and make them available to those who work by laser. By carefully selecting the best Eucalypt veneers and meshing them with a formaldehyde-free glue. Knowing that the looks of Eucalypt products play a big role in their popularity, we made sure to manufacture every sheet with an A-grade face and B-grade back, meaning you won’t lose any of the gorgeous, earthy looks you can find in other Eucalypt plywoods. This laser plywood option is ideal for any arts and crafts makers out there looking to get creative making jewellery, trophies, clocks and an assortment of intricate wooden ornaments.
From the Plyco manufacturing plant in Fairfield to the tropical beaches of Fiji. Our Fijian Cedar Laserply is arguably our most unique laser plywood that we stock – and believe it or not, it’s not just because it comes from Fiji! Fijian Cedar has quite a unique colour on both faces that can probably be best described as a sandy-brown, a pretty apt colour for something from Fiji! To go alongside this colour is an uncommon grain detail that creates an almost wave-like effect across the face. These visual characteristics will be sure to catch the eye of those looking for a laser plywood that will definitely stand out in a crowd. Even better is that Fijian Cedar isn’t just all style over substance. In fact, this product is well-known for its strength and will often be used as an alternative to Bamboo, which is no easy feat to achieve! Whether you want a 3D model to have a distinctive look, or you’re trying to find a product that will make your handmade homewares pop, Fijian Cedar has got you covered.
If you’re looking for a no-fuss laser plywood and want to cut right to the chase, Plyco’s Birch Laserply is what’s missing from your life. While it might not be as flashy as many of the other options we offer, there is a reason Birch is such a household name when it comes to Plywood. While it might not have the visual bells and whistles other options do, its simplistic, warm and light-coloured finish is a timeless look and thanks to its interior glue it’s perfectly designed to cut cleanly with laser cutters and will produce flawless results with etching and engraving. Birch is the all-rounder of Plyco’s laser plywood line-up and is a great choice if you’re looking to dip your toes in the water of laser cutting or just want something straightforward or less complex.
Not only do we manufacture our Eucalypt Laserply ourselves, but we also create the stunning Beech Laserply too! Beech is probably best known for its show-stealing looks, with its golden-brown colouring the darkest faced product we have in our laser plywood line-up. When we set out to create this product we did it with a strong desire to make something that would specifically cater to customers looking for a top-notch product when it comes to 3D modelling. As a result, Beech Laserply has some of the cleanest and most consistent laser cutting results ever seen. Add the A-grade front face on top of that and it’s easy to see why this has become one of the most popular products on the market.
Our Radiata Pine Laserply is quite similar to our Poplar or Birch options in terms of colour, featuring a very light, blonde look to it. However, the biggest advantage over these similar choices it that it’s easier on the customer’s wallet! Radiata is our cheapest laser plywood option and features B-grade face and C-grade back. The lower quality face helps make it a great entry-level Laserply selection that still has all of the great cutting qualities of our other products. Radiata will still cut cleanly and be a perfect solution for all your projects such as key tags and cake toppers while saving you some money if you don’t require the out-of-this-world face grades of some of our other products.
Last, but certainly not least, we come to our Bamboo Laserply. Bamboo has taken off recently and become a smash-hit with customers in both the laser and non-laser varieties. It’s a particularly great option if environmental impact is important to you, as it’s one of the most environmentally friendly plywood products in the world. Luckily, the natural characteristics of Bamboo also make it an ideal match for laser cutting. It has very fine and dense grains combined with a formaldehyde-free glue, which means it will cut, etch and engrave with unbelievable ease, meaning you’ll be able to make signage, jewellery and a whole host of ornaments without any fuss. Our Bamboo Laserply comes in two options; Natural or Carbonised. Natural provides customers with a look that is quite similar to if you were to see a bamboo forest out in the wild, while Carbonised is the darker option that really emphasises the grain details.
Hopefully, these insights into each of our Laserply products help you expand your knowledge of our range and leaves you feeling a little more informed when it comes to finding the right product for your project. If you want to continue checking out our full range of Laser Plywood products head on over to our online store! Alternatively, you can pay us a visit at our Fairfield showroom, or get in touch with us by phone or email to request a sample pack of our entire Laserply range.