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May 16, 2018

Introducing Simple Flat Rate Shipping

We’re excited to announce the addition of flat rate delivery options for Ground shipping. This new Flat Rate shipping program provides a much better shopping experience so you will know your shipping costs before you place your order.  Shipping rates are based on your order total making it simple with no hassle calculating shipping charges (regardless of size or weight).

See new flat rates and terms


February 8, 2018

Duets® Laser XT offers superior UV stability

Gemini subjected Laser XT to 1,200 hours of accelerated weathering, punishing UV exposure and color spectrophotometer analysis. The results? Duets Laser XT outperforms, even in extreme conditions.

See the results for yourself in the UV testing video


January 10, 2018

Winter 2018 Newsletter Now Available

Get the latest engraving and signage news and updates with our quarterly BF Newsletters.



Go to the Winter 2018 Issue

 


December 26, 2017

Introducing Braille Beads for ADA Tactile Signage

We are excited to announce new Braille Beads for ADA tactile signage. Available in Acrylic Clear, White, Black, Gray and Stainless Steel. Better quality, less expensive than competitors. Made in the USA.

Acrylic 11,000 per jar. Stainless Steel 1,000 per jar. See product page for quantity discounts.

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December 8, 2017

BF Select Notice

Effective immediately, the BF Select product category has been transitioned to Laser XT with Dura-Guard.

NEW Dura-Guard™ makes Duets® Laser XT even more durable.

Introducing Dura-Guard, a new feature for Duets Laser XT that dials up maximum durability.

DescriptionAdvantages
Dura-Guard is an acrylic cap with a matte-finish surface, providing exceptional durability for high-traffic wayfinding, exterior branding, long-lasting awards and recognition products, and the rigorous demands of industrial applications.
  • An extra layer of protection
  • Enhanced abrasion resistance
  • Easier cleaning after laser or rotary engraving, decreasing production time and providing a clean, crisp look

Go to Laser XT with Dura-Guard

Try it yourself. Click here to request complimentary samples


December 1, 2017

New Steel Tape Size Now Available

Introducing a 2” x 100’ Steel Tape (TM-D) size is now available along with three other popular sizes. The metal tapes (steel) come with 3M adhesive backing and can be used with magnetic tapes. High quality magnetic and steel tapes can be used for temporary signage mounting applications. Magnetic tape is a flexible magnetic strip with a premium grade all-weather adhesive backing.

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November 24, 2017

New Frosted Cast Acrylic Colors Available

Passion Fruit (ACF2-H621) and Caribbean (ACF2-H921) are 1/8” thick with 1-side frost and reverse side matte. These engravable acrylic sheets have a frost or matte finish on one side, to eliminate glare and make the sheet color softer, and are gloss on the other. Frost acrylics are perfect fit for jewelry, retail displays, signage, anything that needs a soft, matte finish color. Weather resistant, UV stable and lightweight, and polished to a crystal clear clarity. Includes paper masking on both sides giving you the ability to fabricate without scratching.

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June 6, 2017

Custom frames manufactured to your specifications

Enhance your signage appearance with high quality holders and frames from the JRS Company. Producing a wide range of products solely in America, JRS is proud to give our customers exactly what they want. JRS will make your quality frames to any customized specifications and holders in custom lengths in a timely process. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in finding the custom frames manufactured to your specifications.

We also carry a complete selection of stock holders and frames that are suitable for all your signage needs.

Go to Holders & Frames


April 25, 2017

Duets by Gemini Expands DuetsTactiles® ADA & Applique Adhesive Offering with Orafol Transfer Tape - samples available

Gemini has announced Orafol 1375 Transfer Tape is now available in addition to the standard 3M 467MP on ADA 1/32" sheet stock.  The Orafol adhesive gives you an effective and cost efficient choice for use with the industry's fastest growing line of engraving and ADA substrates.

View more details and request complimentary samples


March 29, 2017

Spectrum Lights Now Available – Thin – Flexible – Durable.

Spectrum Lights is a 2-ply microsurfaced laser engravable material that is extremely durable and flexible. Provides excellent exterior properties and available in 12" x 24" sheets with pre-applied adhesive. S64 and S74 are interior only.

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March 20, 2017

Seklema Table Mat Now in Stock

The Seklema Table Mat is a multi-purpose mat engineered for laser and rotary engraving machines, routers or any applications that require a non-clamp set-up method to help hold materials in place. A wide variety of sizes are available.

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March 10, 2017

Rowmark & IPI Clearance Sale - While Supplies Last

Pricing is for full sheets (24" x 48"). Sheets can be cut into half sheets (24" x 24") or quarter sheets (12" x 24") at no extra charge. 

These items are available for purchase on our online Garage Sale and can be added to your cart for easy ordering.
While supplies last. All of these items are first come first serve and available on a limited basis. No minimum order.

Go to Garage Sale to order


February 28, 2017

Duets by Gemini Reveals Use of Lean Principles to Deliver Improved Quality and Controlled Cost

The Gemini Duets™ line of premium engraving, ADA and architectural sign substrates, assures engraving sheet flatness, surface quality and material properties through a controlled manufacturing process. One hundred percent of the product is manufactured in a class 10,000 state-of-the-art cleanroom manufacturing facility in Cannon Falls, MN.

Gemini is able to maintain complete control over the Duets manufacturing process through extruding the sheet in the industry's first Class 10,000 cleanroom.

Go here to read more


December 1, 2016

New Engraving Metals Sheet Stock Colors & Reduced Pricing on Select Items

Introducing a variety of new colors available in our Aluminum, Brass and Brass Plated Steel engraving stock product line. Also, Brass and the Brass Plated Steel sheet pricing has been reduced.

Engravable metals are suitable for many applications including awards, trophies, nameplates, labels and much more. These materials offer a crisp, clean look and are easy to fabricate. Comes in a variety of colors and thicknesses.

Go here to view list of new items now available

Go here for complete selection of engraving metals


September 19, 2016

Duets by Gemini Engraving and Sheet Stock Features Advanced Acrylic Technology for Improved Sign Making

Gemini announces its Duets by Gemini engraving and sheet stock features 100% fully impact modified acrylic for improved characteristics for sign making in a variety of interior or exterior ADA, wayfinding and branding applications. Manufactured with superior quality in Gemini’s state-of-the-art Class 10,000 cleanroom facility, Duets offers 100% fully impact modified acrylic in a matte, non-glare finish. To meet diverse design specifications, substrates are available in many popular colors, with and without adhesive and in several thicknesses including: 1/32” (0.8mm), 1/16” (1.6mm) and 1/8” (3.2mm) and 1/50” (0.020mm).

Go here to read more


April 14, 2016

Important Notice Regarding Rowmark Distribution

As of March 31, 2016, B.F. Plastics, Inc. is no longer a distributor for Rowmark engraving materials. We will continue to sell the Rowmark stock we have until our inventory is depleted.

Click here to view official letter

As an alternative to Rowmark, we are pleased to offer the Duets by Gemini, a high quality material at a fair price.

Click here for more info


June 23, 2015

Get the most out of our new website with our new Website Features Guide

This feature lists several helpful tips for maximizing usability on our new website including:

- Account Management control overview

- Using the Search Feature to quickly and easily find products

- How to use the Quick Order Form

- Generating Price Reports

- Adding and utilizing Favorites Lists

- Optimizing the Digital Catalog

- Adhesive Backing Options for Plastic Sheets

- Setting up an account

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April 30, 2015

Road Show Success!

We would like to thank everyone who made the trip and visited us in Middlebury, Indiana on Tuesday, April 28! There was a great turnout and everyone was excited about the new Rowmark products on display and enjoyed the live laser demonstration. We hope to see you again at future events.

Please visit our Upcoming Events page for information on future events


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