One of the more popular materials for laser cutters and engravers is cast or extruded acrylic. Due to its physical properties acrylic can be shaped, cut, and then utilized across a whole host of applications. With brillant pigment colors that are often formulated into acrylic, it eliminates the need for painting and decreases overall production costs. The material almost acts like a sponge enabling even a lower powered CO2 laser to actually vaporize the material thereby leaving a smooth, polished edge. Laser engraving plastic, metals, and wood all share a unique appeal; however, the sharp, high-end, brilliant appearance of engraved acrylic is probably the most attractive.