Laser Cutter Materials Bible

XYZ Lab Materials Inventory

Photo of XYZ Lab materials rack

Materials the laser cutter can cut all the way through (up to 1/4" thickness) include but are not limited to:

  • wood
  • plywood
  • Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
  • masonite
  • cork
  • cardstock
  • matboard
  • chipboard
  • paper/cardstock
  • acrylic
  • felt
  • canvas
  • fabric
  • cardboard
  • magnet sheet
  • mylar
  • gator foam

The laser cutter can etch/engrave onto the surface of all of the materials listed above. In addition, it can also engrave onto:

  • stone
  • brick
  • aluminum
  • rubber (non-chlorine containing)

Materials that CANNOT be cut on the laser:

  • PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) - includes vinyl records, Sintra, vinyl sticker sheet
  • Lexan
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Epoxy
  • Fiberglass
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Any material with a sticky glue backing
  • Metal (while there are laser cutters out there designed to cut through metal, ours can not)

Other good suppliers:



A-1 Acrylics

Siwek Lumber