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What Are Acrylic Signs?

Acrylic signs are made from a colorless, transparent, durable cast polymer and is a perfect substitute for traditional glass. Because of their depth, clarity, and resilience, they are often used as lobby, directional, and architectural signage.

Acrylic signs are made with UV ink printed directly onto the material. However, they can also be used as rigid substrates for attaching vinyl lettering or print films like opaque and clear window decals.

Acrylic signs are an excellent choice if you want to add a simple yet sophisticated look to any office, business, or professional setting. They are 100% customizable and one of the best ways to showcase your logo or brand.

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Thickness of Our Acrylic Signs

The default thickness for our acrylic signs is 1/8". This is sufficient for almost all uses of acrylic signs.

We also offer 1/4" thick acrylic if you need signs that require added durability and resilience for a minimal added cost. This thicker option provides great light refraction which means it has better sheen and depth.

Both thickness options have some bendability to them. When choosing between thicknesses, we recommend that you select centered top and bottom drilled holes in addition to the four corners for added support. This goes for all signs bigger than 60".

Thickness of Our Acrylic Signs

Acrylic Sign Shape Options

Standard Acrylic Sign

The Standard Shape option lets you choose between a square and a rectangle acrylic sign.

Contour Cut

The Custom Shape option (also known as Contour Cut) allows you to customize your acrylic sign to any shape you want.

Halo Cut

The Custom with Border Shape option (also known as Halo Cut) allows you to add a border around your custom-shaped sign.

Polished Edges

  • Standard:

    This is a raw machine cut, leaving acrylic with a frosted-looking, unpolished edge.

  • Polished:

    This finish gives the edge of the acrylic a smooth polished edge with a sheen. This option is only available for signs under 48" in size.

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Drilled Holes & Standoffs

Drilled Holes

The most common way to display your custom acrylic sign is to mount it on a rigid surface like a concrete wall. For easy installation, we offer optional drilled holes for your sign.

We can drill holes into your acrylic sign in the following configurations:

  • Each of the four corners
  • Top and bottom center
  • Top corners only
  • Corners and top and bottom center
  • Custom hole placement

The perfect pairing with drilled holes is our gorgeous brushed anodized aluminum standoffs. They are measured 0.5" in diameter and 0.75" in length. You can purchase them as an additional item, and we will provide installation notes with your order.

Standoffs

How to Use Our Free Acrylic Sign Templates

Our online designer tool is specially made to help anyone create their own signs without breaking a sweat. Here’s a simple guide on how to use our free acrylic sign templates:

  1. Choose a template that you like from our gallery. Clicking on one will redirect you to the online design too. If you have something specific in mind, you can skip scrolling throughout the gallery and use the search button instead.

  2. Unleash your creativity! Add your logo or any text you want your sign to say, switch up the colors and fonts, and throw in some graphics. Our design tool is equipped with ruler, bleed, and grid tools to help you ensure proper alignment.

    Got a design at the ready? Our design tool is friendly to these file types: AI, EPS, PSD, PDF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and TIF.

  3. Go over your design using the View Proof button. When you’re satisfied with your work, click Save & Continue to be redirected to checkout. If you wish to check your work at a later time, click Save.



Common Uses for Acrylic Signs

Acrylic signs are quite versatile and may be used almost anywhere. Apart from being suitable for both indoor and outdoor settings, acrylic signs can be easily installed and maintained making it a convenient choice for business owners, professionals, and event organizers. Here are some practical applications of acrylic signs:

Office signs – Use them as door signages around the office, nameplates, and wayfinding signs.

Retail stores – Point your customers to the right aisle, the sale pile, or lead them to the cashier.

Restaurants and Bars – Create acrylic signs for your hosts, waiting areas, restrooms, and warning signs.

Events – Add a touch of sophistication to your print materials by displaying them in acrylic. Make your venue easier to navigate with acrylic direction signs.

Custom – Our acrylic lends a hint of finesse to your everyday signs. We can print them in full color and custom them into any shape you to match your business needs.



Taking Care of Your Acrylic Sign

Acrylic can easily chip or shatter when mishandled. To prevent damaging your acrylic sign, we recommend that you install it properly and do regular maintenance. You may clean your acrylic sign using a damp non-abrasive cloth to wipe the surface. Keep it away from any sharp objects that may scratch the printed surface or acrylic. When storing your acrylic sign, cover it with soft fabric or packaging wrap to protect it from scratches. Do not place any objects on or against your acrylic sign during storage. Finally, install your sign in locations that aren't exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods.

Taking Care of Your Acrylic Sign

Removing the Protective Film

Removing the Protective Film

The surface of acrylic signs may be easily scratched. To protect your acrylic signs during shipment, we add a protective blue film to the acrylic surface. This film is removable and isn't a permanent part of your acrylic sign.

The process to remove the blue film takes only a minute or two. Begin at one of the corners of the sign and start pulling the film from the surface of the acrylic. Once the protective film is removed your sign is ready for installation.


Additional Specs

  • Weight

    .69 lbs per square foot (about the weight of 7 Snickers Bars)

  • Thickness

    .125" (about the thickness of 32 sheets of copy paper) .25" (about the thickness of 64 sheets of copy paper)

  • Details

    Gorgeous professional signage that is 100% customizable. weather resistant, printable on either front or back and safer than traditional glass. Transparent where not printed.

  • Uses

    Indoor/Outdoor. Office, hallways, conference room, building signage, lobby, directional, etc.

  • Print Method

    Four color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink

  • Estimated Lifespan

    5+ years with proper placement and care

  • Common Sizes

    12" x 12”, 24" x 12", 36" x 18", 2' x 4', 4' x 4', 4' x 8'


Acrylic vs. Glass

While acrylic has similar properties to glass, they are completely different materials. Acrylic maintains the clarity of glass but still can shatter or scratch due to intentional or unintentional efforts to do so. Acrylic is often called a "glass substitute" and this is due to its beautiful printed appearance and not fundamentally different durability compared to traditional glass. When handled carefully, your acrylic signs will provide a stunning yet professional look on a clear, rigid material.


Acrylic Signs Image Gallery

View our collection of acrylic signs and be inspired to create a sleek and professional sign for your space. Our acrylic signs are easy to install and can be used in a wide variety of applications like offices, restaurants, retail stores, events, and more. Customize yours by adding your logo, business name, or tagline!




Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best material to use for a sign that will not fade in the sun?
Outdoor signs are often exposed to sunlight, and you’ll need materials that have high UV resistance. Aluminum signs are usually the first choice for outdoor signs since they do not fade even when exposed to direct sunlight, and they resist rust and corrosion. Acrylic plexiglass can also resist UV rays and fading, while also offering opaque and transparent designs.


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Q:
Will my acrylic sign bend?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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It is possible that your sign will show minimal bends, but this can depend on the size of the sign itself. Bends are usually much more noticeable with larger signs. Whether you order a small or large sign the pliability with the acrylic should not be a concern for day-to-day use. Keep in mind that acrylic is not glass but a hard plastic. If you’re ordering very large signs, we recommend that you add some kind of middle to protect it from being deformed.

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Where can I install my acrylic sign? How do I install it?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Acrylic signs can be placed or installed both indoor and outdoor, and they may be affixed to rigid surfaces such as wood, metal, concrete, o drywall. We recommend selecting drilled holes and standoffs when ordering your sign so that you can easily post your sign in your desired spot. The standoffs come with wall anchors and screws that can be used to post your sign.

To install your acrylic sign, drill a pilot hole before inserting the anchor. Then, drill your screw into the anchor in the rigid surface. Lastly, screw on the standoff cap for each drilled hole on your sign. Acrylic signs can also be hung using the drilled holes and a variety of accessories including rope, bungee cord, zip ties, etc. If you’re using your acrylic sign in a professional office, we recommend that you use standoffs to mount them so you can achieve a sophisticated look.

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How do I clean my acrylic sign?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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You can clean your acrylic sign by using a damp, non-abrasive cloth. You can also dampen your rag using mild detergent mixed with water. Regular cleaning will ensure that your sign and the printed portion of the sign remain clear and vibrant.

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How do I store my acrylic signs?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Storing your acrylic signs is very easy to do. Simply store them in a cool dry place at room temperature. Avoid scraping or rubbing them against abrasive or sharp objects to avoid scratching. We recommend covering them or inserting some kind of soft fabric in between signs if you are storing more than one piece in the same box of shelf.

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Are acrylic signs recyclable?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Yes, you can recycle our acrylic signs. We recommend that you check your state’s recycling guidelines so you can dispose of your acrylic sign properly.

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We already have a 21 x 48 standoff sign in place. Looking to replace it..but with the holes in the same place, so we don't have to repaint the wall. Is this possible?
Asked 3 days ago by Tammy
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Yes, that is possible. Make sure to set the correct and size and hole placement when you place an order online.

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Two questions. We are looking to backlight the sign at night. Acrylic is translucent but is your paint opaque or does it also allow light to pass through it? Second question: Can you support 72" wide and 24" high? The webpage did not accept 24 inches.
Asked 8 days ago by Pastor I.
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We can definitely support the 72" x 24" size that you prefer! However, for the purpose of this becoming a backlit sign, it is possible for light to pass through and look illuminated, but there is a possibility that the light may not pass through that much unless it is really bright. You might want to place an order for a sample sign first to try it out to see if it is something you would like to consider. 

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signs 14 X 11 is in Inches or Feet?
Asked 12 days ago by GERARDO T.
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The sizing available for acrylic signs are in inches.

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How long is gonna be take to make orders?
Asked 25 days ago by Jamal
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All order are printed next day after orders are approved and paid before the cutoff time of 7 AM PST. and additional days will added for the shipping days. Shipping days may vary depending on what you choose online upon checkout.

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For hanging- Instead of drilling holes on the acrylic for standoffs, are you able to attach an aluminum substrate on the back for hanging so that nothing is visible on the front?
Asked 2 months ago by Lali
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Standoffs with drill holes are the most durable way to do it. Another option for hanging accessories may not work for acrylic signs. Please let us know the size and other specifications so we can recommend the best option for you.