Technical description: Medium-density fibreboard, white surface
Weight: 0,75 g/cm3
Tolerance, thickness: +/- 10%
Useful to know
MDF is a special type of composite wood produced by residues from the wood industry and mixed with glue.
MDF is dimensionally stable and easy to work with and is therefore often used for making models and prototypes.
This MDF has a thin layer of white paint on both sides.
MDF with white paint is not suitable for outdoor use or in moist environments without being treated. Just like regular MDF, MDF with white paint is easy to sand and work with.
Vector and raster engraving
White MDF can be both vector and raster engraved. The material gains a darker colour in the engraved areas. Vector engraving is done with protective film on while raster engraving is done without protective film. This means staining will occur around the raster engraved area – the more powerful a raster engraving is, the more staining will occur around the area. See the above picture for reference.
Raster engraving is not possible on sizes larger than A1.
Avoiding burn marks
As standard delivery, the material is laser cut with protective film on the front and back. However, we cannot raster engrave with the film on.
Top – Since the material is cut with protective film on the top, there will not be visible markings from the laser cutting. Some smoke from the cutting may get underneath the protective film.
Edges – The edges look brownish and can rub off. Excess soot can be removed by wiping with a cloth. Note that there is not white paint on the edges.
Bottom – As standard delivery, the bottom is also cut with protective film, meaning there will be no visible markings from the laser cutting. Some smoke may get underneath the protective film.
At the time of placing your order, you can opt to have double-sided adhesive tape applied if the design is to be mounted on a wall or suchlike.