Acrylic / Plexiglass Signs Characteristics
For versatility, Acrylic plastic, AKA Plexiglas(R), signs are difficult to beat. Acrylic is just a specific type of very hard plastic that mimics glass and can be made in clear, translucent (frosted), or solid colored form. The standard glossy surface will lend an extra touch of elegance and professionalism to any of your designs. You can get your signs frosted - or try one of our other specialty finishes like matte or brushed silver.
You can display Acrylic signs in so many ways. Check out the accessories you can use to hang or mount your new sign. Gold and silver stand-offs are a sophisticated look that is really popular.
Engraving and cutting are no problem with Acrylic signs. Engraving gives a distinctive, high-class look, and being able to cut it into any shape makes the possibilities almost endless. It can be used to add depth and dimension to a flat plastic sign or to create a sign with a completely custom overall shape.
Indoor and outdoor versatility: Acrylic is so durable, it was used to make the canopies and windshields for airplanes in World War II. It is much tougher than glass and can be made just as transparent. Try attracting street traffic with your restaurant menu by mounting it directly on the wall next to your front door, having navigational signs cut to the shape of your logo, mounting Acrylic letters behind your reception desk, or getting beveled edges to put the perfect finishing touch on your personalized sign. With that said, there are some outdoor applications where we do not recommend using Acrylic. If the sign is very large, or if it is in an area where temperatures change quickly, Lexan will probably be a better option.
Plastic signs are extremely affordable, yet highly durable and professional in appearance and quality. You can use them as business solutions inside offices, retail stores, as hanging signs, promotional signs, sale signs, directional signs, point-of-purchase signs, identification signs, high-end trade show signs, interior signage, exterior signage, or anywhere you need a message professionally displayed. If extreme durability is needed, we do offer Lexan (used for bulletproof glass and race car windshields), but it is not recommended for the vast majority of sign projects.
With our Acrylic, quality is never an issue. In recent years, the raw materials and manufacturing processes of Acrylic sheeting have vastly improved. The pigments hold their colors better than ever before. Dimensional stability has also improved making mounting and installations more secure. We use only the highest quality Acrylic materials available to make sure that every sign that leaves here looks exactly the way it was intended.
Your new signs can be readily produced in:
You never have to settle for cookie cutter sizes or designs again - you can now get made to order signs in the exact style and look you want.
Caring for your Acrylic sign is also very easy. Simply wash the surface periodically with a mild soap, and it will look great for years. The only precaution you need to take is to not scratch it, so don't wash it with steel wool or other abrasive cleaners.
Whether you know exactly what design you want or you only have a vague idea, our Art Department can help you create the Acrylic sign you’ve always envisioned.
The design of your Acrylic sign is more than just layout and colors. It is also important to factor in letter size. We provide a letter sizing calculator so you don’t have to guess whether or not your Acrylic sign will be readable.
Available Design Options:
When it comes to color for Acrylic signs, you have more options than ever before! Because of advancements in the manufacturing of Acrylic plastic, the material holds rich color. While the default color for Acrylic plastic is clear, you are not limited to that. High Gloss Brilliance is a pigmentation used in the creation of Acrylic plastic sheets that not only colors the material, but allows it to retain the sleek, glossy appearance of a clear Acrylic sign. They are still translucent, but they’re just more colorful! And with digital printing, you can have any color you want.
We can also digitally print any color or pattern onto your Acrylic sign. We also offer PMS Color Match so the colors of your Acrylic sign are just right.
Finally, we can engrave letters or designs into your Acrylic sign. Engraving gives Acrylic signs a distinctive, high-class look that is sure to make your business stand out.
Sometimes, all you want is the bottom line!
Our online pricing tool instantly calculates the exact prices on Acrylic Signs. Simply click that link to get started.
At TheSignChef.com, shipping for all indoor and outdoor Signs over $125 is free for orders within the continental US.
Orders outside the state of South Carolina are tax-free!
We do offer quantity breaks at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2500 and 5000.
Does size matter? Of course, it does! Especially when it comes to your Acrylic sign. The right size and shape Acrylic sign depends on your specific needs. That’s why we don’t place too many limits on your size options for Acrylic signs. Any size you want—from 1” x 1” all the way up to 8’ x 20’—in a single, seamless sheet. If you’re okay with spreading the sign over multiple sheets of Acrylic, we can make your sign as big as you want.
The most popular sizes available for custom Acrylic Signs are as follows:
You’re not limited to only square and rectangular Acrylic sign shapes. We will cut your Acrylic sign to any custom shape you want.
Pictured below are a few custom sign shapes, if you need a unique shape, let us know.
We offer Acrylic signs in six levels of thickness:
The two thinner levels (1/8” and 3/16”) are excellent choices for smaller showroom signs and signage at an office or retail space. If you’re looking for a hanging or wall-mounted sign for a lobby or to display your company's mission statement, we recommend either 3/16” or 1/4”.
If you want a larger Acrylic sign, it is best to go with one of the three thickest options (3/8”, 1/2” or 1”). If you want a more artistic 3D effect for your company, 1/2” or 1” Acrylic signs are the perfect option.
The final decision in determining what thickness you want comes down to the size of your sign, how it is being mounted and the overall style you’re going for.
We understand that installing your Acrylic sign yourself may seem like a daunting task, and maybe you were planning to hire someone to do it for you. But before you go through the hassle of finding a sign installation company, trying to work around their schedule and spending an extra $100+ for their services, let us show you how easy doing it yourself can be. By self-installing your Acrylic sign, you can save time and money.
We offer a variety of installation kits and accessories to help you mount your Acrylic sign to almost any surface. Also, we carry a large selection of stand-offs, a popular mounting choice for Acrylic signs that will give you a clean, contemporary look.
Adhesive backing is available for smaller, lightweight Acrylic signs. However, since most Acrylic signs are translucent, you should avoid hanging your sign with anything that might show through such as liquid adhesive or double-sided tape.
Since the majority of Acrylic signs are mounted on walls and doors, we will pre-drill holes in the corners for screw mounts. We do not supply the screws, but we do offer a wide variety of mounting and installation accessories.
If you aren’t certain what tools you need to install your Acrylic sign, we’ll be happy to make recommendations.
Here are some more facts about hanging your Acrylic sign:
Here at TheSignChef.com we want to make designing, installing and caring for your new Acrylic sign a great experience. You can learn a lot by watching the videos here. These videos are made by us, for you. They include everything you need to know about the Acrylic material your sign is made of including size options, shape options and design tips. If you have any questions not addressed in our videos, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-899-6272.
Once you approve your proof, we usually have your Acrylic sign produced and ready to ship within two business days.
Large orders and special requests normally ship within 3-7 business days. If your order is time sensitive, please share your deadline with Customer Service at 800.899.6272.
Any Acrylic sign order over $125 includes free shipping. For details on rush shipping, please call Customer Service at 800.899.6272.
If you need additional holes or custom locations, you can note that request in your Acrylic sign order. Special requests are subject to additional cost.
Stand-offs are metal brackets that go on the top and bottom of your Acrylic sign to keep it from directly touching the wall. They give your acrylic sign a premium look and enable you to dust behind it.
To remove dirt, dust, and fingerprints from your Acrylic sign, use a very soft cloth (no paper towels) to wipe it. If using a cleaner, make sure it is non-abrasive otherwise it may scratch your Acrylic sign.
The minimum order quantity for an Acrylic sign is one. We do offer quantity discounts for two or more Acrylic signs. The more Acrylic signs you purchase in one order, the greater your savings.
We would be happy to rush the processing of your Acrylic sign. The fastest way for us to help you with a rush order is for you to call Customer Service at 800.899.6272.
We offer two finishing options: beveled and ﬂame polished. Flame polishing will flatten and smooth the edges of your Acrylic sign.
You are welcome to drill your own holes. If you cause damage, we will not repair or replace your Acrylic sign under warranty.
With proper care and installation, an Acrylic sign should last indefinitely indoors. However, we do not recommend an Acrylic sign for outdoor use as it does not hold up well in direct sun and can be damaged and cracked by strong winds.
You can choose almost any layout or color combination you want for your Acrylic sign.
If your Acrylic sign arrives broken or with production defects, please contact Customer Service at 800.899.6272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Manufacturing defects fall within our Workmanship Guarantee, so we will replace your Acrylic sign free of charge.