Technical specifications:

Types

Types

The Acrylic material has 5 types: Clear, Colored, Frosted and Translucent.

Clear Acrylic looks Similar to glass, as it does not have any color and is fully transparent. But it is more shatterproof and flexible than glass. Clear Acrylic provides light transmission for 92%.

Colored Acrylic can be in many color. You can get Acrylic varying from lighter shades to darker shades. Colored Acrylic is perfect for making Illuminated Signs.

Frosted Acrylic comes in light grey - etched glass finish. Frosted gives an elegant look to the material.

Translucent Acrylic lets light pass through it but it is not completely transparent. Translucent Acrylic also comes in any color.

Rigidity

Rigidity

Acrylic is considered to be one of the most rigid types of plastic. Even though it has many similarities in appearance with glass, it is way more durable. It can withstand harsh winds and rains. So whenever you need a Sign made of a rigid material you can consider Acrylic.

Weight

Weight

Acrylic is known to weigh more than most other Plastic types but it weighs less than glass. 0.06 cubic inch of Acrylic weighs 0.003 pounds.

Formability

Formability

Acrylic is a thermoplastic which means that under hot temperature it can get soft. This helps to give this material any shape and mold it in any desired way. You can get Acrylic in any form, as this material is very easy to shape.

Size

Size

The size of the Acrylic sheet is fixed but we can make Signs in custom sizes.

Thickness

Thickness

As for the thickness, it can be 1/8"/0.125"- 0.750lbs/sqft, 3/16"/0.188"-1.200lbs/sqft, 1/4"/0.25"-1.500lbs/sqft, 1/2"/0.5"-3.000lbs/sqft

Weather resistance

Weather resistance

Acrylic plastic is often used in the sign making industry due to its durability which makes it withstand any weather conditions. Therefore, it can be used not only indoors but outdoors as well.

Functional specifications:

Outdoor usage

Outdoor usage

Acrylic can be used to make Lightbox Signs. This material lets light pass through it and that is the exact, which comes handy for a Lightbox fabrication. Besides, Illuminated Cabinets are often displayed outdoors and as it is a weather resistant material, it will not get damaged. Channel Letters also require Acrylic for their construction, again for the same reason, to let light pass through it. These are type of illuminated letters that can be custom-made with various Acrylic colors. Pylon Signs can be made of various materials and one of them is Acrylic. These are tall freestanding signs that can often be found next to malls, business centers and highways. Acrylic is used to make the face part of the Plaza Sign which can either be illuminated from inside or not. We can use direct printing or Vinyl letterings to depict any information on the Acrylic.

Indoor usage

Indoor usage

Interior Signs can be of various purposes, ranging from corporate, industrial to decorative. For making these signs any material can be used and Acrylic is among those materials. With Acrylic, we can make interior door name Signs, office table top stands, brand logo Signs, Hanging Signs and many more. Acrylic can be used to make all types of Decorative Signs as well. Acrylic material is used to make Interior Signs for offices, hotels, homes and for many other premises.

Services we provide for Acrylic:

Printing

Printing

For printing on Acrylic, we use high-quality UV inks. The printers are UV curing, which means the ink is dried in the process of printing. This makes the ink sun resistant. The print on this material will last for a long time without losing its vivid colors.

Painting

Painting

Our newest acquisition - Matthews painting machine with the color range up to 80.000 different shades including metallic colors with satin and gloss finishes, can custom paint the material in your desired shade and finish with ease.

Cutting

Cutting

We use a very accurate CNC Miller for cutting an Acrylic sheet. These machines give matt edges to the Acrylic. For cutting Acrylic, we can use a Laser Cutter as well which gives a glossy finish to the edges. With these machines we are able to give any shape to the Acrylic material.

Engraving

Engraving

For Engraving, we use again CNC Router and Laser cutting machines. All the machines offer neat finishes. So, you can order Acrylic Signs with any graphics or information engraved on them.

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FAQs

Are the edges of Acrylic polished or not?

We can provide you with Acrylic with your desired edge finish. There are two options either the edges have a raw-cut finish or they are polished.

What colors of Acrylic are available?

One of the types of Acrylic is colored Acrylic and we offer the following colors: blue, green, yellow, red, black and white. But in case if you need a custom color, we offer painting services as well. You can get Acrylic painted in 80.000 various color shades.

How to drill holes in an Acrylic sheet without cracking it?

Well, the main reason that the material cracks is the amount of pressure you apply while drilling it. You can try to put another material under the Acrylic, eg. wood, so the drill exiting the Acrylic will continue drilling. This way the pressure will not crack the material.

Can an Acrylic sheet be easily scratched?

The answer can be a little controversial because to say that Acrylic cannot be scratched would be a lie. However, it is not easy to scratch an Acrylic, you have to put some pressure on it. But it is recommended to cover it with something, so it will not get scratched from other objects.

Does Acrylic turn yellow from the sun?

Sunlight and its ultraviolet rays can have some effect on different plastics and Acrylic is not an exception. After being exposed to direct sunlight for a long period, Acrylic might turn a little yellow. But this does not affect its durability.

What’s the difference between Acrylic and Lexan?

The difference between Acrylic and Lexan materials is that the latter is lighter and more damage resistant. Also, Plexiglass sheet has a standard size, while Lexan comes in a roll and can be cut to any size. This means that we can create any size and shape of a Custom Sign with a whole list of Lexan material. Thus, Lexan is ideal to create Lightboxes and Channel Letter signs in any size. Acrylic signs are equally used for exterior and interior applications. Read the full comparison of Acrylic and lexan in our blog post.

What is the difference between Acrylic and Glass?

Acrylic is a very similar material to glass. But it is more shatterproof and resistant than glass. Also, if you want to differentiate any two of them in less than a second – just check the edges. If its glossy green than it’s a glass.

What can be printed on Acrylic Signs?

You can print custom graphics to your liking, it’s completely up to you. It can be office working days and hours, the name and the logo of the brand and any other information. You can also print a photo on Acrylic and hang it on the wall.

Which type of Acrylic Sign should I choose for my office?

This highly depends on your taste and on the purpose of the signage. You can get acrylic door name plates or department signs. For your office table, you can get acrylic or Plexiglas name plaques or tabletop signs for brochures, documents or for something else. Plexiglass letters can be used to display the brand name in the office or for showing working hours. Acrylic Perspex Signs are perfect to display the name of the brand next to an entrance door. You can choose the custom signage solution that fits best to your needs.

Which are the best materials for 3D Letters?

You won’t be surprised to know that Acrylic is very suitable and popular material for 3D letters. Acrylic is a transparent and translucent material. A feature that allows the light to pass through it, thus make the ideal illumination for Dimensional signs. Alternative can be Lexan material. On the other hand, Aluminum is the other most popular material for dimensional letters. It is also extremely durable and weather-resistant. For interior Usage – you can use any types of material in our disposal to create outstanding brand presence.

Which are the best materials for 3D Channel letters?

You won’t be surprised to know that Acrylic is very suitable and popular material for Channel Letters. Acrylic is a transparent and translucent material. The transparent feature allows the light to pass through it, thus make the ideal illumination for Dimensional signs.  Alternative to Acrylic material can be Lexan. On the other hand, Aluminum is the other most popular material for Channel Dimensional Letters. It is also extremely durable and weather-resistant.

What’s the difference between Acrylic and Lexan?

The difference between Acrylic and Lexan is that the latter is lighter and more damage resistant. Also, Plexiglass sheet has a standard size, while Lexan comes in a roll and can be cut to any size. This means that we can create any size and shape of a Custom Sign with a whole list of Lexan material. Thus, Lexan is ideal to create any custom size Ligthboxes and Channel Letter signs. Acrylic signs are equally used for exterior and interior applications.

What is the difference between Acrylic and Glass?

Acrylic is a very similar material to glass. But it is more shatterproof and resistant than glass. Also, it has some flexibility.