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Purpleheart - Tier 4 Exotic Hardwood - Engraved Sample Chip


Product Description



Does it cut clean?

Engraving Color:
Deep Purple

Engraving Contrast:
Very High

This is a tier 4 wood. Each of our materials belongs to a "tier", which simply helps you determine how expensive the material is. Our least expensive materials are in Tier 1, while our most expensive and exotic materials are in Tier 6.

Purpleheart is a very special wood, a unique species with a gorgeous purple tone. Freshly sanded, it is a grayish/purplish brown, but within a few weeks of exposure, it becomes a deep eggplant purple. Over time, the purple will fade a bit and the wood will appear a dark brown with a purple tint. Purpleheart cuts and engraves well, with high contrast engraving considering the color of the wood.

Purpleheart is typically harvested in Central and South America.

We offer this wood in 1/16" (1,6mm), 1/8" (3mm) and 1/4" (6mm) thicknesses. We don't always have it in stock, but can usually get it on relatively short notice. Please contact us for availability!


Before you make a final decision on which type of wood you'd like your wedding invitations or custom sign engraved on, we certainly recommend ordering a material sample! When purchasing this item, we will send you a wood sample chip measuring approximately 3 inches (7cm) square, engraved with the wood's name and our website information. This sample chip will give you a good idea of the finish quality of the item(s) you choose to order, and also allows you to feel the quality of the materials we offer. And don't forget to smell the wonderful aroma of the laser cut wood!


When ordering a sample of this wood, we strive to have a sample ready to ship within 2 business days. If the material is out of stock at a given time, definitely contact us to see when we will be getting more!

Typically, if a particular material isn't in stock, we can get more in 5-7 business. However, if time is an issue, we can sometimes acquire woods more quickly and in larger sizes for an additional fee. Please contact us to find out more.


Due to the nature of... well, Mother Nature... no two pieces of our woods or corks will look exactly alike. Each piece will vary in color, density, grain patterns, knots, etc. The world is full of these pleasant little surprises!

Also, the colors you see on your screen, whether it is a computer monitor, tablet or smartphone screen, won't precisely match what you receive. Every screen is slightly different, along with the photography and image editing process. If you need a sample prior to making a final order, that is typically no problem at all! Just let us know.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us! And if you have something else you'd like engraved or cut, keep in mind that we do many custom orders. We can engrave virtually anything! Some additional fees may apply for custom work.

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