Veneer is a thin sheet of wood, usually up to 1 mm thick, which is produced as a layer of high quality wood, and is usually attached to a lower grade board made of inexpensive solid wood, plywood or MDF in order get a luxurious look at a lower price. Veneer can be made out of many kinds of trees and thus wears a various different colors and textures, each is characterized by the type of the tree it was made of, but has its on unique pattern due to the uniqueness nature of each tree.
Relatively inexpensive veneers are made of trees such as birch, maple, oak, ash, mahogany, koto and more, and expensive veneers are made of more exotic trees such as walnut, zebrano, wenge and roots such as an olive roots or maple roots.
Laser cutting of veneer
Veneers can be laser cut relatively quick and accurate due to its relatively low thickness. Cutting low thickness material is always faster, cheaper and gives better results relative to thicker materials.
Many options are available when it comes to cutting veneer with laser. Here are some:
- Combine veneers that are distinguished in shade to create a contrasted image.
- Engraving logos on the veneer surface for branding purposes.
- Engraving to various depths and with various settings of the laser machine to create beautiful textures and unique appearances.
Uses - Architectural models, wooden fashion accessories, interior design, luxury wooden tags, wooden labels etc.
Laser engraving on wood
Like most kinds of wood veneers are usually the natural choice for laser engraving, as the results are often very impressive, detailed and durable. Its low thickness relative to other forms of wood makes it the ultimate choice when we want to combine laser cutting and laser engraving in products such as wooden business cards, wooden labels etc.
Uses - Business cards, wooden labels, special signage for luxury kitchens, unique details for furniture, branding tags, logo etching etc.
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