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What are Frosted Acrylic Signs?

Frosted acrylic signs are beautifully crafted to diffuse light and elegantly present a brand or message. Acrylic is a glass substitute that is more durable than glass while maintaining all the appearance of professional signage. Frosted acrylic provides a translucent background to your design.

Similar to clear acrylic signs, frosted acrylic signs are often used as decorative signage solutions to augment an office space or proudly display a brand or logo. Although recommended for indoor signage uses, frosted acrylic can be used indoors or outdoors. Fully customize any design by printing on frosted acrylic in full color.

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Frosted Acrylic Sign Features

Frosted Acrylic Sign Features
Drilled Holes & Standoffs

Drilled Holes & Standoffs

Frosted acrylic signs look best when mounted directly to a wall using standoffs. Mounting your frosted acrylic sign with standoffs gives a professional look and ensures that your sign will last for a long period of time. Standoffs can be purchased as an option with your sign.

Made from Durable Material

Made from Durable Material

The ⅛" thick frosted acrylic material is durable and sturdy. Because it's similar to frosted glass, you can be sure to expect years of beautiful sign display with proper installation and care.

Elegant Frosted Glass Look

Elegant Frosted Glass Look

Frosted acrylic signs are elegant and clean - making any business logo or design stand out in a great way. The frosted material is translucent—allowing light to shine through, while not being entirely see-through.

Full Color Digital UV Printing

Full Color Digital UV Printing

Print your logo, name or whatever you desire. Our advanced digital UV printers ensure that you’ll be pleased with the quality and color of your sign. We print with CMYK color, bringing out the best of your design work.


Shape Options

Customize your frosted acrylic sign to any shape. In addition to the standard square or rectangle shape you can also choose between circle or oval, rounded corners, custom, or custom with border. Custom shapes allow you to create a beautifully unique sign.

Frosted acrylic shape option—square/rectangle
Square/Rectangle
Design an elegant frosted acrylic sign as a square or rectangle. Add drilled holes and standoffs to finish it off.
Frosted acrylic shape option—rounded corners
Rounded Corners
Square signs are fantastic, but with a solid material like frosted acrylic, those corners can be sharp. Round them off with either ¼” or ½” rounded corners.
Frosted acrylic shape option—circle/oval
Circle/Oval
A round sign complements many logos and designs. Customize by changing height and width to get your perfect shape.
Frosted acrylic shape option—custom
Custom
Custom shape means that your frosted acrylic sign can be cut to the contour of your design. Simply upload your custom file or let our Free Design Services help!
Frosted acrylic shape option—custom with border
Custom with Border
When a custom cut is wanted with more intricate designs, the Custom with Border option is recommended. A ¼” to ½” border runs around your design like a “halo.”

Frosted acrylic corner samples with standoffs and drilled holes

Standoffs and Drilled Holes

Frosted acrylic signs are most frequently mounted on a wall using standoffs. Drilled holes and standoffs are optional but highly recommended because they provide the perfect complement to your professional sign. To make it easier to hang your sign, we offer drilled holes in 8 different configurations:

Frosted acrylic drilled holes & standoffs example—4 Corners

4 Corners

Frosted acrylic drilled holes & standoffs example—All Sides Center

All Sides Center

Frosted acrylic drilled holes & standoffs example—Corners & Top & Bottom Center

Corners & Top & Bottom Center

Frosted acrylic drilled holes & standoffs example—Left & Right Center

Left & Right Center

Frosted acrylic drilled holes & standoffs example—Top Corners Only

Top Corners Only

Frosted acrylic drilled holes & standoffs example—Top & Bottom Center

Top & Bottom Center

Frosted acrylic drilled holes & standoffs example—Custom

Custom

Frosted acrylic drilled holes & standoffs example—None

None

You can choose between ⅜" drilled holes or ¼" drilled holes. If you are planning on mounting your frosted acrylic sign with standoffs, choose ?" drilled holes.

Standoffs are the perfect option for drilled holes. Our half-inch-diameter standoffs are made from anodized brushed aluminum and are aesthetically appealing for any frosted acrylic design.


Frosted vs Clear Acrylic

Frosted acrylic has some unique qualities that make it a wonderful signage option. Similar to a window that frosts over during cold weather, frosted acrylic signs are translucent, or semi-opaque. This effect looks fantastic when mounted on a wall of any color or texture. Frosted acrylic can also be used as a divider or barrier to provide some privacy between two spaces.

Our clear acrylic signs on the other hand simulate clear glass with perfect transparency. Both clear and frosted acrylic signs are lightweight and durable and provide an elegant sign for any office space or setting. Click below to get started with clear or frosted acrylic.

Frosted Acrylic

Frosted Acrylic

Frosted glass appearance
⅛" thick
First surface printing
Translucent material

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Acrylic

Acrylic

Clear glass appearance
⅜" and ¼" thick
First & second surface printing
Transparent material

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Removing the Protective Film

Removing the Protective Film

Because of the nature of acrylic, there is a tendency for the surface of your sign to scratch. In order to protect your sign during shipping, we add a protective film to the back, glossy side of your frosted acrylic sign before packaging and shipping it directly to your door.

The film is not a permanent part of your frosted acrylic sign and can be easily removed. Simply peel the brown film away from the sign starting in one corner and begin slowly working the film out and away from the acrylic surface.


Caring for Frosted Acrylic Signs

Acrylic is a beautiful signage material that, when cared for properly, can last for years. However, because it's similar to glass, acrylic can scratch and even chip or shatter if handled poorly. You can prevent damage to your frosted acrylic sign by properly installing, maintaining, and caring for the sign. No matter if your sign is used outside or inside, occasional cleaning will be required. We recommend using a damp non-abrasive cloth (microfiber works well) to wipe the surface. Do not use ammonia based cleaner (such as Windex) on the acrylic because it may result in a clouded surface. Use a dry non-abrasive cloth to dry the sign.

If you need to store your frosted acrylic sign, we recommend first covering the sign with a soft fabric or packing wrap to prevent scratching the sign. Your frosted acrylic sign will last longest when installed in locations that avoid direct sunlight.

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Additional Specs

  • Weight

    .69 lbs per square foot (about the weight of 3 bars of soap)

  • Thickness

    .125” (about the thickness of 32 sheets of copy paper)

  • Details

    Professional signage crafted from frosted acrylic. 100% customizable. Safer than glass with similar look and durability. Frosted when not printed. Display indoor or outdoor with drilled holes and standoffs.

  • Uses

    Indoor/Outdoor. Reception desk, office, hallways, conference room, building signs. Logo and lobby signs, 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”x12”, 12”x24”, 36”x18”, 24”x24”, 24”x48”, 36”x60”


Looking for Frosted Decals?

If you’re looking to do even more with a frosted look, you’ll love the clean appeal of frosted vinyl lettering and decals. Turn any glass window, door, wall or panel into a decorative flare or sign when you apply frosted vinyl. Click to learn more about what can be done with frosted vinyl.

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Q:
What is Frosted Acrylic?
Asked a year ago by Signs
A:
Frosted acrylic is a hard plastic that has a frosted finish. The graphic or design for all frosted acrylic signs are printed directly onto the frosted acrylic substrate. Like clear acrylic or polyacrylate (a type of plastic), frosted acrylic is durable and acts as a good substitute for glass signage. Although durable, frosted acrylic signs are not scratch proof nor shatter proof. Frosted acrylic signs are generally used indoors but can be used outdoors as well. Frosted acrylic signs are made using a similar material to brand names such as Plexiglas, Perspex, and Lucite.
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Why choose frosted over clear acrylic?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Frosted acrylic provides an elegant look to any sign. The translucent rather than transparent material of frosted acrylic can help your design 'pop' and draw more attention when placed on a solid-color wall. Frosted acrylic might also be a good option for you if you have some sort of light source behind your display. When light penetrates the frosted acrylic, the translucent material distributes the light making a striking look and bringing your design to life. Both frosted and clear acrylic signs make beautiful displays for branding, directional, and office signage.

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Why does shipping cost so much if you offer free shipping?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Shipping on orders over $99 is free. However, this excludes rigid signs over 36" which require special packaging or any order which requires freight shipping. Unfortunately, the 36" threshold is a shipping industry rule of thumb and it is beyond our control in our ability to ship these large signs in any other way.

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What are all my options when ordering a frosted acrylic sign?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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While frosted acrylic signs are stunning by themselves, you may wonder about the additional options available to you with these signs. Perhaps the best way to display a frosted acrylic sign is by mounting the sign to a wall or surface. We offer 1/2" diameter brushed aluminum standoffs as well as drilled holes in several configurations. In addition to the standoffs we offer for mounting your frosted acrylic sign, we also offer multiple cut options for your sign including square/rectangle, rounded corners (both 1" and ¼" radius), circle/oval, custom, and custom with border.

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Can I drill my own holes?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Yes. You can absolutely drill your own holes if you wish. However, if you are drilling your own holes, then we would be unable to replace, repair or refund the sign due to any damage resulting from your efforts to drill holes. Any common drill with the proper bit will work with your acrylic sign.
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How strong or durable is frosted acrylic?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Frosted acrylic is a durable glass substitute. We print your design directly onto 1/8-inch frosted acrylic material. Your design is printed using professional-grade UV inks, which will last a long time with proper use and care. Printed designs on frosted acrylic should remain vivid for the expected life of 5+ years with proper care. Acrylic is a dense plastic material that, although durable, can break or shatter if dropped onto hard surfaces. Acrylic can also scratch. We recommend using caution anytime you need to handle your acrylic sign including during installation or removal. Ask for a second set of hands to assist you if necessary.
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Can you print double-sided on frosted acrylic?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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No. We currently only offer single-sided prints for frosted acrylic signs.
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Do you offer laser etching or etched frosted acrylic signs?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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No. Instead of laser etching your design or using other etching methods to create your sign, we print your design directly onto the front surface of the frosted acrylic.
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How long will it take to produce and ship my frosted acrylic sign?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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We produce and print your frosted acrylic signs within 1 business day. If you order your frosted acrylic sign during business days before 3 PM MST, we'll have your sign produced and ready to ship to you on the next business day.

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What size should I use for my lobby or office sign? Do you have standard sizes?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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You can have your frosted acrylic sign produced in many different shapes and sizes as small as 4" x 4" and up to 46" x 94". For lobby or office signs, the size is really up to you. As a general suggestion aim to design your sign with the space in mind. Some common sizes for these signs are 12" x 24", 36" x 18", 24" x 48", and 36" x 60". If you’d like help determining which size will fit your space perfectly, don’t hesitate to take advantage of our professional graphic design team! Design services are free.