Acrylic signage is a cost-effective and long-lasting method for advertising your business and is available in a wide range of colours, sizes and effects. This versatile material is great for outdoor and indoor use, providing a clean and contemporary look that’s easy to maintain and lasts for years without showing signs of wear and tear. Acrylic is easy to cut so it’s perfect for lettering designs where there are complex curves and edges, ensuring that your sign results in a clean and precise finish.
What can acrylic lettering be used for?
An effective way to promote your name, branding or slogan is through the use of acrylic letters and numbers. From addresses and phone numbers to your company name, website URL or even a call to action, acrylic lettering can be used for a variety of applications. Acrylic is a weather-resistant material, so it can be used outside without the risk of it damaging or ageing, and it’s easy to install – even if you’re a DIY novice.
Because it’s so versatile, acrylic letters can be used for so many different projects, industries and environments. You can use them as outdoor signage to advertise your business name, for help desks and reception areas to direct customers and visitors to the correct place, and even for internal displays. They’re a cost effective option so they can also be used for exhibition and trade displays, art exhibitions and creative projects too.
What are the benefits of using acrylic?
Acrylic is very lightweight, despite being a tough material that’s hardwearing, so it’s a great option for signage that’s easy to install quickly and efficiently. It can be mounted flush to the wall or with the use of spacers to give the impression of it floating off the wall – this is ideal if you want to illuminate your lettering. This plastic provides the type of precision that’s difficult to achieve with other materials, with smooth edges and a polished look that will attract new audiences and enhance the look and feel of your business.
If you want the look that metal lettering provides but don’t want the costs that are associated with that material, acrylic is the perfect choice. Premium quality acrylic lettering helps you achieve a similar look but for a fraction of the price. There are various brands that can be used, including Perspex and Plexiglas, which give that glossy finish that’s well suited to retail, hospitality or commercial signage.
What types of acrylic lettering are there?
There are several options when it comes to acrylic lettering, including flat-cut acrylic letters, 3D lettering, also known as built-up letters, and illuminated lettering. The latter of these options help you to stand out, quite literally, from the competition and give a more polished and high-end feel to your sign. The flat-cut option, on the other hand, it great if you want a wide range of colours and sizes to choose from without it breaking the budget.
Flat-cut lettering can be used for in and outdoor use and can be created from coloured acrylic sheeting. They can be fitted using a number of methods, including fixing them flush to the wall and mounting them with spacers to create a 3D effect. Flat-cut letters can be applied to many different surfaces providing it’s smooth, clean and free from dust and grease. While the surface doesn’t need to be entirely flat, the smoother it is, the better the final result will be to ensure your lettering is displayed correctly.
Acrylic built-up or 3D lettering and numbers can be made to any shape or style you need. This type of lettering is created using a flat sheet of acrylic which is CNC-cut to shape, then a second strip of acrylic is heated and formed around the shape to the desired depth to create the 3D effect.
Illuminated lettering provide a luxury finish and are a great way of promoting your brand and business at all hours. This is a highly visible and eye-catching way of marketing your company and is created using a flat sheet of acrylic as before which is cut precisely to the shape and size you need for your lettering. A strip of acrylic is then glued around the shape to create the desired depth so that the letters can be fitted with an LED lighting system to illuminate the shape. If you want a non-raised finish, the letters can be fitted flush to the wall or you can use brackets to create even more depth to your sign.