Depending upon where you plan to use the sign, you should consider purchasing one of our acrylic signs with a standoff. This transparent plastic or glass backing allows the sign to be mounted to a wall in an aesthetically pleasing manner. An acrylic sign with standoff has several purposes, most commonly as a corporate logo, directional sign in a building, or other internal use in an area where design and aesthetic decisions matter.
So, do you plan to display this sign in a high-traffic area or where customers will see it?
Spot white means the white ink layer is only printed behind in select areas in the file where there are defined colors. The graphic artist controls what remains clear by leaving transparency and allowing the beautiful clear finish to show through the sign. Popular uses are listed below:
Cut options are a fantastic way to enhance the shape of your final design. Cut options are always optional and are not a requirement for any order. Some cut finish like oval and circle cuts have automated options where no additional art setup is required. At the same time, halo (contour cuts) and "exact" cut options require advanced artwork setup. Here's a link to our guide on setting up cut files.
A rounded corner is a finish option that allows you to change the exterior shape of your design without having to make any alterations to your art file. The round corner radial bend options are as follows:
Acrylic and most outdoor business signs will be mounted with standard drill holes .25" in each corner and fastened with screws or bolts. However, you can opt for standoff hardware for a more elegant and unique feel. Standoffs are a bolt and screw system that allows for an off-the-wall float mount through .41" predrill holes in each sign corner.
Additional types of standard Acrylic and Plexiglass mounting options are as follows;
Acrylic signs, like any material, have a maximum threshold size; the full sheet is 48x96". However, there is an additional 2" on all sizes of the sheet required for bleed. The "bleed" is required to print full-color edge to edge, allowing for clean lines around all borders of each manufactured sign. The maximum print area on a full sheet is 46x94". Standardized or commonly ordered sizes are listed below from smallest to largest:
Do you know the difference between an acrylic sign and a plexiglass sign?
A name used interchangeably with acrylic. Plexiglass is a brand name for the material from which these signs are derived. As its name would suggest, plexiglass is an alternative to glass that is just as durable and scratch-resistant with only half the weight. Plexiglass signs' versatility is because they are not glass but rather a form of plastic polymer.
Because of this, plexiglass signage is commonly a go-to for indoor and outdoor substrates.
While there are several brand names for the polymer polyacrylate, you've heard of plexiglass before, as it is the most common. Whatever your need, Foamcoreprint.com is happy to supply the plexiglass signage that will take your business to the next level.
Cleaning and maintaining your Acrylic sign is simple and easy for someone to clean regularly. Here is a list of things you'll need, along with step by step instructions on how to clean and care:
All of these trademarked branded products are the same on appearance alone. They all seem very similar to glass yet have rugged, clear plastic features. They all will give you the same outcome on print quality, but you'll have to get down to the science of each unique product and its characteristics to find the best solution for your project. Below is a breakdown of some fantastic product facts you can dive into:
Acrylic is a type of plastic. Acrylic signs are often made from the same material as acrylic paint, which is also a type of plastic. Acrylic signs can be anywhere between 0.2mm and 6mm thick, depending on the thickness of the plastic used to make them and how many layers of it are applied to create a sign.
Acrylic signs can be made to stand and displayed vertically from a handful of methods, the most popular, affordable way being a simple wooden base sign holder. Here's a list of the most common ways to make an acrylic sign stand:
There are many differences between acrylic and plexiglass. Acrylic is a type of plastic, while plexiglass is made out of polycarbonate which is a type of plastic. The difference in the two materials can be seen through their different properties such as hardness or flexibility. Plexiglass has a higher clarity than acrylic, but it also scratches easier than acrylic does.
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Now that's an easy one, standoffs, of course! Standoffs are the most common method you can use to hand your acrylic sign. A standoff looks like a complicated version of a screw, and it is. It's a separator that's threaded. What are standoffs? They come in different lengths to raise one material over another. They consist of a wall screw, barrel, and cap, usually stainless steel or aluminum. Please take a closer look in detail with images at our blog post.
Standoff holes are .41" and placed .75" on center from each corner the option is selected. Products over 36" will get six standoffs total, 3 standoffs on top and 3 on the bottom. Immediately after your purchase, you will upload your graphics and see a visual representation of the standoff holes in the online proofing stage.
A Cut option is not required; it is a unique finishing option for shapes other than squares or rectangles. Here is a list of Cut options styles;
Yes, drill holes go all the way through the board. Drill holes are designed with screws and bolts to secure the signage safely to a pole or wall.
Drill holes are .25" and placed .75" on center from each corner the option is selected. Immediately after your purchase, you will upload your graphics and see a visual representation of the holes in the online proofing stage.
Yes, you can. While the acrylic material is fairly easy to drill through with the proper home drill and bits It is not recommended.
Standard turn around is 3 business days and is based on the approval of the art file for the order, not the time of purchase. We do offer next day turnaround as well as same day production. The cut off time for production to begin is 10am PST for "standard" 3 day turnaround, 8am for next day & same day production. The website is fully automated and will generate pricing when you add items to cart so the best way to get pricing is to add all items to your cart and "proceed to checkout" to update your zip code for shipping & turnaround options for grand total pricing.
You will need to place the order and fully complete the transaction. Once the order has been placed, you will be directed to the Upload Artwork page. From there, you will be able to upload your artwork and view the pre-proof.
In proofing, you can scale, stretch, and adjust the file to fit if any scaling is needed. If everything looks great, go ahead and send your artwork to print, and production will begin. You can remove and upload as many times as you like; production will not start until you approve the proofs.
File types accepted: Photoshop (PSD, TIFF, EPS, PDF, JPEG, PNG, SVG) Illustrator (AI, PDF, with all fonts outlined) Any other graphic program capable of creating a PDF, TIFF, EPS, JPEG, PNG, SVG file. Our preferred file format is a Print-ready Vector PDF set up in CMYK with bleed.
Great question! We now offer a FREE ONLINE DESIGN TOOL its very easy to use and it will allow you to upload designs and create vector files that print flawlessly. As an additional option we do have an in house graphics team that can help create the design of your dream, start a chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org the details of your requests to schedule a phone call to go over pricing and the final details.
Great question! Please DO NOT send art files to print if you have any questions about your online proofs. Please contact us via live chat, email at email@example.com, or call 855-465-7744 before sending files to print. There is a 10 min window approved proofs can be removed and taken out of the production line; clients can remove approved art files within the 10 min window from the user dashboard in the order history tab.
There is a 10 min window after proofs are approved where they can be removed and taken out of the production line; clients can remove any approved art files within the 10 minutes of approval of that specific art file.
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