Cellulose nitrate (celluloid) sheet in a pearloid pattern. It is an opaque pattern which will cover up any surface underneath, apart from the thinner sheets which will allow a small amount of light through..
Celluloid is a very early plastic, its original development dating from the late 19th century. While it has fallen out of common usage, it is still widely used for specialist applications such as guitar pickguards, guitar picks, musical instruments (particularly accordians), jewellery and restoration projects. The sheets can be used either as a veneer to decorate a larger flat area, or smaller pieces can be cut out of it, for example guitar picks or shapes and logos for inlay.
Celluloid sheet can be cut easily with a scroll saw, jeweller's saw, steel-rule die, mill or even a laser cutter. Care should be taken when cutting to avoid getting the material too hot, as it may combust. Always store in a cool, dark, dry place away from heating appliances and direct sunlight.
The pattern runs all through the material so however it is cut, shaped or polished it will still retain its colour and appearance. The material can be adhered to wood using our Binding Cement; it can react adversely to other adhesives such as cyanoacrylate superglues. As well as this, celluloid dissolves in acetone, a property which can be used to stick it to wood without any adhesive - wipe the surface with acetone and tape in to place, the dissolved celluloid will dry and bind to the wood. Flat sheets can be stuck down use 3M 467MP double-sided adhesive (SKU LS8005). Thinner sheets (<0.3mm) will easily curve to even tight contours, while thicker (0.3mm-2mm) sheets can be made to bend by the application of very gentle heat.
All items are dispatched from our locations in the UK. We pack and dispatch items Monday-Friday.
Standard items are dispatched same-day if ordered before 12pm UK time. Standard items ordered after 12pm will be dispatched the following working day. Our website shows live stock levels.
Custom items are typically made and dispatched within 3-10 working days, and ship separately from our UK studio.
All of our products ship all over the UK - Scottish Islands, Highlands and Ireland included.
Royal Mail Letter, Parcel and Parcel Signed services are available from £1.50 for smaller, lighter and lower priced items. We only use First Class. Delivery time is 1-2 days from dispatch.
Economy UK Courier is delivered by Hermes or DPD, is tracked, requires a signature and is typically delivered in 2-5 days.
Next Day Courier is delivered by DPD or Parcelforce, is fully tracked, requires a signature and will provide you with a 1-hour delivery slot on the morning of your delivery.
Saturday Courier is delivered by DPD or Parcelforce, is fully tracked and requires a signature. Order before 12pm on Friday to receive this service.
For shipments to non-mainland areas only Royal Mail and Economy UK Courier services are available, but we don't charge any extra for these - for the available services we charge a flat rate all over the UK.
All of our products ship everywhere in mainland Europe.
Airmail Letter and Airmail Parcel are for smaller, lower priced items, with prices starting from £3.99. Delivery typically takes 3-10 days.
Airmail Tracked Letter and Airmail Tracked Parcel are for smaller items up to a value of £100. Prices start from £12.99, with delivery usually taking the same 3-10 days as standard un-tracked Airmail.
Economy Courier is a road service to all mainland European destinations, and is the service we use for all orders (including those which contain Dangerous Goods such as paints, lacquers and dyes, since these items cannot ship by Airmail or Express Courier). It is sent with DPD or DHL, is fully tracked and requires a signature. Delivery times vary by country, with 2-5 days being normal. Prices are £14.99 for Western, and £19.99 for Eastern. Additional handling charges apply to Non-EU countries.
Express Courier is an Air courier service for all non-Dangerous Goods items, ideal if you're in a hurry for your, materials, tools, inlays or decals. It ships with DHL or UPS, and as you'd expect is fully tracked. Delivery time to most areas is 1-2 days, with a cost of £15.99 to Western and £24.99 to Eastern Europe.
Please note: Economy courier service is not available to European Islands including Malta, Cyprus and Azores.
Decals, Inlays, Parts, Tools and Materials all ship Worldwide.
Wood Finishes are less clear-cut, as we can't send flammable liquids through the postal service or by Air. This means that unfortunately most of our paints, lacquers and dyes aren't available outside Europe, but we can ship any powdered dyes/pigments and non-flammable wood finishes or equipment.
Airmail Letter and Airmail Parcel are for smaller, lower priced items, with prices starting from £3.33. Delivery typically takes 3-10 days.
Airmail Tracked Letter and Airmail Tracked Parcel are for smaller items up to a value of £100. Prices start from £10.83, with delivery usually taking the same 3-10 days as standard un-tracked Airmail.
Express Courier is an Air courier service for all non-Dangerous Goods items, ideal if you're in a hurry for your, materials, tools, inlays or decals. It ships with DHL or UPS, and as you'd expect is fully tracked. Delivery time to most areas is 1-3 days, with prices varying by country, starting at £20.83.
Our returns policy is straightforward - we like our products and hope you do too. If there's something wrong just give us a call or send a message through our Support page and we'll do our best to fix it.
Broken, damaged, not as expected or no longer required - return in 30 days and we'll refund or exchange the item.
For custom items, if it isn't as requested let us know and we'll make you a replacement.
"Dangerous Goods", which is anything flammable (so includes most of our paints, lacquers and dyes), cannot be shipped through the postal service or by Air. As such, we can currently only send such items to UK and mainland European destinations.
See the Specifications tab for information about how and where this product can ship.
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USA has a generous de minimis limit of $800 for imports by one individual on one day, so usually orders under this value will slip through customs without further charges.
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