Acrylic signs cut out letters or numbers are one of the most popular materials for sign fabrication. Acrylic manufacturers fabricate sheets of acrylic in different thicknesses and colors. The glossiness of the material makes a sign look new even it was fabricated many years ago. Logos, letters and numbers fabricated with acrylic can be used indoors or outdoors.
Thickness and finishes options
Acrylic Sheets Thickness options are: 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″. For outside use is recommendable 1/2″ or thicker acrylic to stand weather conditions such as hail or high temperatures during summer time. Acrylic signs fabricated acrylic letters and logos can be painted to your specific PMS desired color or can be used with other materials such as .040 silver or gold brush aluminum, digitally printed adhesive vinyl or any color cut vinyl face. A sign manufactured by using a combination of materials will be much more attractive than one with one color and one texture.
“Letters and logos where the sides of the letters are fabricated with one color and the face is a different color or texture are better looking signs”.
Vinyl color laminated acrylic face.
Digitally printed vinyl with custom color face
Spray painted to exact PMS color
Acrylic Signs Applications
Acrylic signs can be use indoor or outdoors.
Outdoor durability depends on weather conditions.
Indoor applications are as logos, individual letters for directional signs, expos, events, corporate offices, etc.
Advantages in using acrylic material for your logos, letters and numbers
- Custom router cut. Order your font or letter styles
- Fast turnaround.
- Finishing options are unlimited because of thicknesses and colors.
- Modern Look – bright, colorful, dimensional products
- Different face options: option to order digitally printed vinyl face with designs that include flat custom colors, gradients, round, beveled or prismatic look
- Suitable for Interior and exterior applications
- Many mounting options available
- Double sided tape installations but also stud mounted if required. Paper pattern for easy installation
Acrylic letter and logo signs fabricated with acrylic can be painted to your specific PMS desired color or can be used with other materials such as .040 silver or gold brush aluminum, digitally printed adhesive vinyl or any color cut vinyl face. A sign manufactured by using a combination of materials will be much more attractive than one with one color and one texture.
A) Standard. Acrylic color from the manufacturer. No additional face material. Letter sides are the same color as letter face.
B) Gloss or Matte Vinyl Face. Colored face. Fabricated with a matching cut out adhesive color vinyl applied to face of the letter. Letter sides can be ordered painted with a different color or left with the original acrylic color.
C) Custom Digitally Printed Vinyl face. Printed Vinyl glued to letter face. Letter sides are painted to your desired color paint sides or left the same acrylic original color.
D) Metal Face. A flat matching letter cut out of .040 Silver or Gold Brush Aluminum will be glued to the foam letter face.
Acrylic letters with metal laminate or vinyl face
The purpose of using acrylic in combination with any other material is that the effect caused by the contrast of the two materials used add volume to the sign.
Backplate or Individually Installed
Acrylic signs, either acrylic logos or acrylic letters can be installed individually directly to your wall or installed on a backplate. By using a piece of acrylic or a panface as a backplate for your logo and letters, not only gives you a sign in one unit but also will make a sign more three dimensional and will add more contrast to all of their components.
Flat Installations or Spaced from the Back
Acrylic letters are often installed with acrylic spacers. The space in between the wall and the back of the letters is 1/2″, this space creates a shadow on the wall from any lighting present in the room. The logo or acrylic sign lettering will have a more three dimensional look with this type of installation than logos that are installed flat to the wall.
Lobby reception logo signs can be mounted on a 1/2″ acrylic backplate that holds your logo in one piece for more dimensional and aesthetic value.