Add Dimension to Your Engravings

Mike Fruciano is a Market Development Manager for Coherent Inc. Mike brings 25 years of laser systems, laser processing, and materials experience, and is a frequent writer and speaker on these topics. Contact Mike at 602-616-4971 or at

Textured plastic sheets add another dimension to the creativity for projects. Most customers are familiar with smooth, semi-gloss finishes to engraving plastic sheets and that is just fine. I recommend that you take the time to introduce your customers to textured products like a pebble finish or super high gloss to make their project look special. Want to avoid fingerprints? Chose an engraving plastic sheet that has a fingerprint-proof finish ideal for high-traffic signage applications. 

—Mike Fruciano, Coherent

See examples of textured acrylic and other types of engravable plastics in the February ’18 issue of A&E.