A few weeks ago I posted about finding a source for a new customizing tool – color plastic cards. I ordered a full range of colors, and they have arrived!
The opaque cards are 30mm PVC, which is about the same thickness as a credit card. They are also the same width and height as a credit card. The gray color above is actually silver, and has a subtle gunmetal texture to it. Despite being opaque, they are all slightly translucent due to their thin size.
The sizes of the translucent cards are slightly different. They are all 10mm thick, and only the clear one is the same width and height as a credit card. The blue and green are larger, and the red one is actually intended for luggage tags, so it is longer and has a hole punched at the top. The translucent blue color is the only one that has a texture. It reminds me of television static. Here is a close-up of the texture:
The surface is perfectly smooth – the texture is inside of it. I could see this working well for screens or holographic displays. The red and green ones have no texture.
After having the full spectrum of cards in-hand, I am very excited to start working with these. I have several upcoming customs that will utilize different shades of these cards.
If you would like to try these out, they are only $1 each with low shipping here: Colored Plastic Sheets at Luke’s Toy Store