Our supply: Stock / special order material
Thickness: Available in 4mm, 6mm and 9mm thickness
Sheet sizes: 2400×1200mm, 1200×1200mm, 1200×600mm, 600×600mm
Your supply: You can also supply your own veneered MDF at any thickness up to 9mm and any sheet size up to 2440×1220mm.
Other Veneered MDF wood types also available. Get in touch to find out more.
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An MDF craft wood core with 0.5mm natural oak veneer on each side. Oak has a deeper grain than other veneered MDF materials.
Art & sculpture, furniture and cabinet making, fittings & linings – commercial, signage.
As a natural material please be aware that the tone of the wood surface and grain can differ slightly from sheet to sheet.
Both faces of oak veneered MDF are laser cut with protective paper backing applied to minimise burn marks and ensure the cleanest result. Because the grain line is more open than other wood veneer, the protective backing doesn’t always lie completely flat on the surface meaning oil marks can sometimes seep into the gaps of the grain causing discolouration. The reverse side of the material can also become marked when the laser comes in contact with the honeycomb bed.
The average cutting kerf for this material is +/- 0.1mm (how much the laser takes away.)
As a benchmark, we recommend that minimum cut widths be no smaller than the corresponding thickness of the material. For example, if cutting from 6mm veneered MDF a safe cutting width would also be 6mm. We can go smaller (see cut width image above) but this can make your components quite fragile which might not be suitable for the application.
Oak veneered MDF cuts with a dark brown edge.
We have established optimised engraving settings for all our own supply materials. For oak veneered MDF the marking is a shallow light surface scratching. As standard we engrave through the protective backing into the oak veneered surface. You will need to remove all the protective backing once you receive your job.
As a natural material, slight variation in the tone of the engraved finish can occur from sheet to sheet. Tone of wood, grain line and density and moisture content all have an impact on the engraving tone. Variation in tone can also be affected by power distribution if you have lots of pieces of artwork to engrave that vary in size.
If you would like your engraving to be deeper than our standard settings, you will need to specify this in your job request. The veneer is approximately 0.5mm in depth, so engraving any deeper will expose the MDF layer. Deeper engraving will be carried out through the protective backing in the same format as standard raster engraving.
Be aware that the higher laser power and slower processing speeds required can cause more oils from the wood to be released.