An Introduction to Johnson Plastics' Engraving Supplies
Welcome to Johnson Plastics’ Engraving Supplies section. This area encompasses a wide variety of product types that we carry here at Johnson Plastics. From standard cutters, to magnetic sheeting, to nameplate holders, to engraving sheet-stock and accessories, we’ve got you covered!
Here is a sampling of all the engraving supplies Johnson Plastics carries:
The Badge Accessories section includes supplies varying from badge findings, to metal breakaway lanyards, to magnetic badge findings and alligator clips for securing badges to clothing. We also carry luggage loops and leather straps for securing tags to another object.
Badge Frames & Holders
The Badge Frame and Holders section covers items ranging from Direct Color badge holders of varying sizes and colors, to lightweight solid metal badge frames that hold an engravable insert. We carry metal badges made of high quality brass or nickel silver, as well as oval or rectangular badge frames in various colors made by-way of an injection molding process.
The Engravable Metal section consists of various materials spanning from Alumamark, an anodized aluminum that lasers black, to Durablack, a versatile matte black aluminum that lasers metallic white. We carry Laserfrost, a steel material that lasers bright gold or silver into a frosted background, and LAMA, which is easy to laser and produces a frosted white image that contrasts beautifully with different available colors. Johnson Plastics offers many other types of anodized and lacquered engravable brass, steel, and aluminum as well.
The Engravable Plastics section is the largest subcategory of the Engraving Supplies that Johnson Plastics carries. Encompassing our large in-stock inventories of Rowmark, Innovative Plastics, and Scott-Ply engraving plastics, these many products for laser and rotary engraving constitute the majority of the Engraving side of our business. We offer both cast and extruded acrylic sheeting in a variety of thicknesses and colors, training tools and sample swatches, PVC foam board pieces for sign-making, as well as Phenolic material by Norplex.
The Engraving Accessories section has a wide variety of products, contrasting from Cermark Spray for marking uncoated metal with a CO2 laser, to Laser’s Edge Mask for paint filling. We’ve got IPI’s Acryfil, Rowmark’s PaintPlus, and specialty Paint Markers for color filling reverse engraved materials, Lazrclean to clean your engraving machinery and materials in an environmentally conscious manner, as well as Fat-Mat and Seklama’s Multi-Mat to increase the efficiency of your engraving machine!
The Engraving Equipment section includes several areas of basic equipment for an engraving shop. We carry Bevelers for adding angled edges to your material, Corner Masters for finishing corners, and Edge Scrapers. Johnson Plastics sells various Engraving Equipment, from Hand Hole Punches and Mounting Bases to go with them, to Strip Heaters for bending anything from easel signs to pocket badges, to basic Table Shears for cutting your material down to size. Finally, we offer the ultra-safe Varga Saw, for cutting down almost every kind of engraving plastic stock, or even metals like brass and aluminum when necessary.
Laserable Gifts & Awards
The Laserable Gifts and Awards section is an exciting area full of many different types of awards, gifts, and keepsakes. From laserable Alder Wood photo frames, to anodized metal Business Card Cases, this category is full of reliable sellers for our customers. We’ve got elegant Crystal Gifts in different shapes with boxes ready for presentation, high quality laserable Wood Keychains or Gift Pens, customizable metal Multi-Tools for the Handy Man on your list, and Plaque Plates for fashioning a one-of-a-kind award for a variety of occasions! Finally, we carry a collection of distinctive awards by Victory, from the laserable Magnetique Acrylic Awards that come with red, blue, or green edges, to the Circular Acrylic Art Plaques that can be ordered with an attractive iron stand, are available in a variety of styles, and can be engraved through its colored layers to create a distinct impression.
Magnetic Sheets, Tape, and Rolls
The Magnetic Sheets, Tape, and Rolls section has supplies for creating custom signage with magnetic sheeting and rolls. Pre-scored magnetic business cards and magnetic tape are also available. Digimag is a printable magnetic sheet that can be used with several large format solvent and latex printers. JP Magnetic Tape is an all-purpose adhesive for indoor or outdoor applications. LaserMag is Rowmark’s high quality magnetic sheet stock that can be laser engraved.
Nameplate Holders & Frames
The Nameplate Holders & Frames section encompasses parts and accessories from many of our major manufacturers for the purpose of assembling directories, safety signage, room identification, and desktop nameplates, for use in a professional environment. JRS Holders and Frames are a popular subsection, ranging from architectural and designer wall frames to counter and desk bases, and are available for customization. The Rowmark Clearpath product line is all about easy assembly in anything from desktop, hanging, and wall signage in a contemporary style that can also be ADA compliant. We’ve got Scott Machine’s Projecting Wall Brackets for simple, vandal resistant, sealed screw mounting. Finally, this section includes Walnut Desk Nameplate Holders by Moslow Wood Products, in two different sizes, with the option of beveled edges.
Custom Frames And Holders Are Available
Contact Customer Service At 800-869-7800
The Prefabricated Items section contains many different types of precut and coated products, including industrial Brass Identification Tags, Name Badges, License Plate Frames, and Ready Made ADA Signs. Our Brass Tags, Blanks, and Plaque Plates come in many shapes and can be engraved, screen-printed, or sublimated. We’ve got Legend Plates for labeling push buttons, selector switches, and indicator lights, which are designed to fit the most popular equipment by major manufacturers. We stock plastic and metallic License Plate Frames for holding engraved inserts with custom designs. The Scott-Ply prefabricated Name Badges come with square or rounded corners, have welded pinbacks, and come in several colors. Finally, the Rowmark Presto Ready Made signs offer prefabricated, finished products that fulfill common building needs from restroom to safety signage, while meeting standards for ADA compliance.
We Can Custom Fabricate Materials
Contact Customer Service At 800-869-7800
Standard & Specialty Cutters
The Standard & Specialty Cutters section covers replacement cutters for engraving plastic and metal in several available types, as well as accessories for maintaining your machine. Aside from Standard Cutters, we’ve got ADA Braille Dot Cutters for routing out Braille dots with rounded tops, Bevel Cutters for creating a sloped edge on flat material, Diamond Engravers for scratch engraving on trophy brass or aluminum, Parallel Cutters for producing cuts with straight edges, and many more! Rotating Burnishers for Pens are useful for creating finely engraved lines, while Rotating Diamond Burnishers are effective for glass engraving as well as burnishing brass and aluminum. Turning to accessories within this section, the Cool Tool II Cutting Fluid is a state-of-the-art tapping fluid that performs well on all types of metals; we’ve got the EZ Bit Holder to assist with drilling of ADA braille dot holes, the GravaDrill Tool Holder for precise ADA signage in three different available types, and more!
Tapes & Fastening Systems
The Tapes & Fastening Systems section comprises a variety of specialized tapes, table mats for engraving machines, liquid adhesives, and other mounting and fastening devices. Some examples are Engraving Table Tape, Fat-Mat Engraving Table Mat, and Seklema Multi-Mat for holding plates to the bed of your rotary engraver, laser engraver, or pantograph with the strength to last multiple uses. The Double-sided Foam Tape provides a durable way to adhere material to a surface. The JP Magnetic Strip with Adhesive is extruded with barium ferrite powder embedded in the strip and then magnetized for application on one side of the material for indoor or outdoor application. JP Tin Coated Foil Tape, available for use with the Magnetic Strip, is tin coated steel with pressure sensitive adhesive on one side. LaserTape is a four mil masking that allows you to use a laser engraver in correlation with a sandblast machine, or to create low-cost stencils for high end or promotional products. Plastic Rez-N-Bond is a fast-drying, clear liquid solvent for welding plastic to plastic, and Quick Grip is a clear all-purpose adhesive that’s water and weather proof. Additionally, we carry transfer tapes, trophy tapes, and other pressure sensitive adhesives. Finally, this section also includes Velcro, Suction Cups, and Partition Mounting Devices for mounting badges and signs to various surfaces.