When you need the professional appearance of glass, but the durability and affordability of plastic, acrylic signs are the best choice. They look sleek like glass, can be printed with any business logo or graphics, and can be customized to create a sign that resonates with your customers.
Serving customers in NJ, NYC, and beyond, Blue Dot Signs creates custom acrylic signs and acrylic lettering for businesses, individuals, and organizations in the area. Acrylic is one of our most popular signage options, and we use advanced technology to create unique acrylic signs for any need. Get an order started today by contacting us via our online form.
Clear acrylic, also often known as Plexiglass, is a shatter-resistant, easily customizable, and lightweight alternative to traditional glass. For signage, it is a popular option for rigid signs that are durable for indoor use and look professional. Many acrylic rigid signs are permanent installations, but the inexpensive cost of acrylic sheets also makes it possible to create temporary signs of this material.
Acrylic is made of plastic polymer, making it transparent, shatter resistant, and lightweight. It is made through a heat transfer process and can be further shaped through similar heat. The acrylic comes in sheets that are cut and bent into the required shape and size.
The sheets can be made in thicknesses ranging from ⅛” to over 1”, with thicker dimensions offering additional rigidity for larger signs. To create the needed shape, acrylic is cut on a CNC router or with a laser cutter depending on the thickness. Both these methods create a clean edge in the acrylic. Acrylic can also be engraved or frosted, helping create products that look similar to etched glass.
For acrylic signs that have text or graphics printed onto them, clear, frosted, and white acrylic are the most common choices. These backgrounds ensure that the colors in the graphics print with truest color accuracy. We also use Pantone matching to further create accurate colors when printing a business logo.
Acrylic letters do not require printed graphics, so they are more often created from colored acrylic in a company’s color palette, for a richer color and deeper color.
When printing on acrylic signs, the graphics are printed directly onto the sign’s surface with UV ink from the design file. Printing can be done in any colors and large scale sizes with wide format printing.
Lightweight acrylic is easy to install. Options are based on where the sign will be placed, and include:
All of these options make acrylic especially popular as a type of office sign, used for door numbers, floor numbers, and more.
Acrylic is most often chosen for its sleek appearance that still comes at an affordable price when compared to similar rigid signage materials like glass or metal. Plastic signs also offer additional benefits as well, including:
With the customization options available for acrylic panels, it is also possible to create one specific to a certain design need or budget with few restraints.
These rigid signs are used in many locations. They are most often considered an indoor sign, as they cannot stand up to weather conditions in the long term. Indoors they will last for more than ten years with only occasional cleaning. This makes them popular for:
Companies both large and small often use rigid acrylic signs for business name signs, decoration, wayfinding signage, and upscale event signage, although almost any graphic can be printed or engraved onto an acrylic sign. It is even possible to create 3D acrylic signage, though there are some limitations.
With more than thirty years of experience in the sign industry, Blue Dot Signs has also invested in the latest sign manufacturing technology. This makes it possible for us to create even the most challenging signs in terms of size, shape, graphics, or more. Whether you have a simple acrylic logo sign in mind or need something more complex, we have the tools to create it. Start your order today by emailing us at email@example.com or filling out our contact form. We can help create your design or, if you’re ready, begin fabricating your sign immediately.
Yes. Backlighting is especially popular for acrylic letters because they’re flatter, but they can also be face lit for an internal glowing effect.
Yes. Acrylic is durable, able to be installed and look great in both indoor and outdoor environments. We offer interior wall letters and acrylic letters for outdoor signs.
Yes. In addition to lettering, we can fabricate your company’s logo in whatever color or shape you need it.
Yes. We have many different serifs, sans-serif, and script fonts for you to use for your letters and can work with whatever font customizations you want. We can also design your sign based on art files. We also have pantone color matching capabilities that will ensure your letters will be the perfect shade of whatever color your brand uses. If there is a situation that arises that makes it too difficult to mimic your custom colors or styles we’ll let you know in advance.
Yes. We offer installation services for acrylic letters and any of our other types of signs. With our sign installation expertise and specialized tools, like a cherry picker, you can confident that your sign will be safely and attractively displayed.
It depends on how far away you want them to be readable. Generally, 2” letters are visible from 10-15 feet away, and then every subsequent inch adds another 20 feet or so to the maximum distance they’re readable from. However, keep in mind that you may want yours to be larger to have a greater impact with consumers.
Because of their high level of durability, even in outdoor installation sites, you can expect to keep your acrylic letters for many years, especially if well-maintained. Having them installed in a place where they’re at least partially shielded from possible weather damage and cleaning them regularly with only a damp, soft cloth and lukewarm water are a few ways to prolong their lifespan.
It typically takes around five to seven business days to fabricate and ship acrylic letters after the order is received. This may vary depending on your custom order’s details.
We use a variety of fabrication methods and tools to make precisely cut and shaped letters, such as water jet cutting tools, laser cutting, cotton based plastic machinery, and more.
Nearly any flat surface can be a good installation location for acrylic letters, including brick, metal, wood, glass, stone, and more. Remember that acrylic letters can also be installed on top of other signs.