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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.

Frosted acrylic sign with standoffs at an angle to show detail

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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Whether you need help uploading your design or are interested in creating something entirely new, our team of professional graphic designers is here to help. Nothing beats free!
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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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Frosted Decal

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February 2, 2023 by Barry ( AL )
“Always top quality!”
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Pleasant Experience October 12, 2022 by H ( CO )
“Sign looks very professional and the customer service team was great. Chris was especially helpful and my sign turned out exactly how I wanted it to”
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September 12, 2022 by Jenie ( IN )
“Our acrylic sign was exactly as promised by the team at Signs.com. We're pleased with the quality, accuracy, and speed of the delivery.”
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Easy, Fast and the price was right and the signs were exactly what I was looking for. August 12, 2022 by Alfie ( NY )
“It was exactly as I expected and perfect for where I planned on stationing it. I will definitely be using Signs.com in the future.”
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Very happy customer for A+ quality frosted acrylic July 28, 2022 by Patricia
“Overall the price, deal, quality and value are there. The shipping time = product arrives in one week and that to me was very fast for a custom order. It was packaged very well in multiple layers of cardboard, plastic and foam. It had a proactive backing on the back side of the sign as well to prevent scratching (I’m supposing) which are all details that make a difference to me. Design team: I would definitely recommend the design team as they’re very helpful. Members of the Design team respond quickly to requests, the team members are friendly and knowledgeable. Both design team and customer service just tell the truth and don’t play stupid games so thank you for having respect for the customer. Of course they want you to buy their products but honesty really goes a long way in terms of having customers come back over and over again. If I could do it all again then I probably would’ve asked if there was someway to get an edging on the sign in black or perhaps a solid white. There probably is a way I just didn’t think about it and now I wish I had. Overall I’m definitely going to be using this company again in the future if I need signage with a diagram, picture or text. Absolutely phenomenal workmanship. A+++++ and 5/5 review for all aspects from design creation to production and shipping when considering working with signs.com”

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Q:
I don’t have a logo or brand designed yet. Can I get help with logo design?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Sure! We offer free design services to everyone. As long as you have an idea or a sketch to start from, our graphic designers can help you refine your logo or brand. Get started with our free design services!

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What can frosted acrylic signs be used for?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Frosted acrylic signs are best suited to be used indoors for office, lobby, or corporate signage. Outdoor use of frosted acrylic is also possible, however we recommend that for best long-term use for outdoor signage, that the sign not be mounted in a highly exposed area as sunlight and weather may cause the sign to deteriorate over time. Other applications for frosted acrylic signs include directional signage, door or room number signage, directories, divider plates and more. For any application where you would want a translucent, rigid sign, choose frosted acrylic.
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Can frosted acrylic be used outdoors?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Yes. Frosted acrylic signs can look great outdoors especially when they are mounted to a textured building face such as brick or wood. If possible, try to reduce the direct exposure to the sign from sunlight by mounting the sign in a covered or recessed area. Protecting the sign from elements will help to preserve the sign.
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Will my frosted acrylic sign scratch or fade?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Your frosted acrylic sign should not scratch or fade with normal, everyday use. While frosted acrylic signs are designed to be a lightweight glass alternative, they do not have the same hardness as glass and should be handled with care. Acrylic will scratch if hard or sharp objects come in contact with the surface. Small scratches may be polished or buffed out, but deep scratches might be difficult to repair. Acrylic is a durable plastic and holds up well in the elements. Normal exposure in mild to moderate conditions should not fade your frosted acrylic sign within its normal life expectancy of 5+ years. Although frosted acrylic signs will last outdoors and with some exposure to the elements, we recommend protecting the sign as much as possible when mounting outdoors.
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Will my frosted acrylic sign bend or break?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Frosted acrylic is durable, but with the right amount of force, it can crack, break or shatter. Acrylic is plastic and it will bend some without breaking. The intended use for frosted acrylic, however, is to mount the sign flat.
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How do I install my frosted acrylic sign?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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Frosted acrylic signs can be mounted or placed both inside and out. Regardless of where they might be posted, they are generally affixed to rigid surfaces such as wood, metal, concrete or even drywall. We recommend selecting drilled holes and standoffs when ordering your sign so that you can easily post your sign in the desired spot. Perhaps the best way to install your frosted acrylic sign is to use standoffs. Our ½" diameter standoffs come with wall anchors and screws that can be used to post your sign. To install your sign you should drill a pilot hole before inserting the anchor. You can then drill your screw into the anchor in the rigid surface. Lastly, screw on the standoff cap for each drilled hole on your sign. Frosted acrylic signs can also be hung using the drilled holes and a variety of accessories including rope, bungee cord, zip ties, etc. As acrylic signs are generally a more professional sign we recommend mounting them with standoffs to obtain the best look.

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How should I clean my frosted acrylic sign?
Asked a year ago by Signs
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You can clean your frosted acrylic sign by using a non-abrasive wet rag or cloth with water or a mild detergent. Avoid using ammonia-based products to clean your frosted acrylic sign. Do not use paper towels or other abrasive cloths. 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 frosted acrylic sign?
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Storing your frosted acrylic sign is very easy to do. Simply store it in a cool dry place at room temperature. Avoid scraping or rubbing it against abrasive or sharp objects to avoid scratching. If you're storing multiple signs, we recommend covering them or inserting some kind of soft fabric in between the signs.

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Can you use different colors for the frosted acrylic sign?
Asked 9 days ago by Douglas
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Certainly! 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.

Q:
How do I mount a 6' wide by 2' long banner at a trade show with no walls behind me?
Asked 27 days ago by Jeffrey M.
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We do have different accessories that you can use to mount your banner. The best one we could suggest is a banner frame, but if there are trees or poles around, you can also try to use nylon ropes or bungees and wrap it around. You may click the link below for more options:

https://www.signs.com/accessories/