Acrylic signs have many variations and the material can be used in many ways. There are coloured and clear acrylics available and they can be printed direct or have self adhesive vinyl graphics applied to them.
We are able to print directly onto the acrylic, this can be done on clear with translucent inks to create a stained glass effect, this allows light to pass through, or with white ink on the reverse of the print to make the colour solid and vibrant. The ink can be applied to specific places of the acrylic to retain the transparency of the material in certain areas or it can be applied to the entire sheet to create a solid image on the reverse of the acrylic, giving a lustrous, high gloss finish.
Acrylic signs can be perfect for displaying public information and printed graphics and add a touch of class to your building or event. There are many ways that acrylic can be used and many different finishes are available. We can cut it to shape to display your logo or print as well as personal photographs, and can also be supplied with standoff wall mounts for fitting.
What is the difference between acrylic and Perspex?
Nothing, acrylic is just the material name, otherwise known as Polymethyl Methacrylate. Whereas Perspex is a branded name for the material.
What is the best way to put an acrylic sign up?
As the print or vinyl graphic is typically applied to the reverse of the sign (to avoid damage from the front) it isn't advised to fit it directly against a wall. We can supply your sign with standoff wall mounts, these will allow you to attach your acrylic a small distance from the surface of the wall to avoid any damage or scratches.
My Acrylic sign looks blurry, is this normal?
When we print and package acrylic, we leave a protective film on the front of the sign to help avoid any scratches or other damage, as such it might just be that this hasn't yet been peeled off. Please note, if the sign has been vinyl applied, do not attempt to peel off the graphic as this could cause damage your product.
Is it more expensive to print multiple colours?
No, we digitally print all of our products in full colour using UV resistant inks as standard. So you won't see any increases in price if you have a lot of colour in your artwork.
How do I submit my artwork files?
Simply attach your artwork via our upload option when placing your order, our uploader will accept Jpeg, Tiff, PNG, PDF and ZIP files up to 50mb. It is recommended to ensure artwork files are optimised to retain a reasonable file size.
You can also simply use our email address (at the top of the website) and attach your files. If you have any problems with sending large files give us a call or use file sharing services like WeTransfer.com. If you are using WeTransfer or similar, we highly recommend sending an email alongside this, as we do not pick up orders from WeTransfer emails.
What are requirements for artwork files?
Preferable file format is PDF or high-quality JPG. If you are supplying artwork ready to print, please make sure the design files meet all general standard printing requirements like:
- Files must be to scale (100% size) or at least in proportion (half size, quarter size etc.)
- CMYK colour mode (no RGB or Pantone colours as it can cause problems)
- All text must be converted to curves/outlined or at least embedded inside supplied pdf
- There is no need for extra bleeds and crop marks for simple rectangular signs
- Please include cut path for cut out boards indicating expected board shape OR simply describe where it should be, and we will draw the shape for you in most cases free of charge.
In case you require and design work or are uncertain about the files you have please just attach your files with description in your message. We will help and advice. If there would be any extra charge involved, we will let you know before proceeding with any changes.
Am I able to collect from you directly rather than arrange delivery?
We are located in a town called Whitefield just outside of Manchester City Center, if you happen to be local, or are just passing by, you're more than welcome to collect your order from us directly. If this would be preferred just let us know when sending over your order.