0 votes
How do you laser cut a record?
by (6.7k points)
 

2 Answers

0 votes
Best answer

Vinyl, which is a very common material for records, is toxic when laser cutting.  Do not use it in your laser cutter!  A better alternative is to use thin, black acrylic.  Another option is to use thin mdf and paint it black.  Either way you can "engrave" the lines with a low power vector cut and add a label to create a nice record effect.  Much safer and no records are injured in the process.

A user, Amanda Grant, recently shared this video after cutting a couple of vinyl records.  Within days, the machine went from like new condition to this.

by (6.7k points)
selected by
+1 vote
Do not cut or etch vinyl records. They release toxic gas that can kill you in a short time. There is no safe way to do it.
by (160 points)
Yes, I should've worded my answer more strongly. I'll update it. Thanks!
Welcome to Laser Cutter FAQ, where you can ask questions and receive answers from other members of the community about Laser Cutting and Engraving.

Categories

Related questions

0 votes
1 answer
asked Oct 2, 2017 by jimmit (6.7k points)
0 votes
1 answer
asked Mar 17, 2019 by jimmit (6.7k points)
0 votes
1 answer
asked Jan 14, 2019 by jimmit (6.7k points)
0 votes
1 answer
78 questions
71 answers
12 comments
62 users
LaserCutterFAQ utlizes programs to earn a commission when you follow our links. There is no added cost to you.