CHOOSING THE RIGHT ACRYLIC LETTERS, LOGOS OR ACRYLIC SIGNS
At FML Design, our plastics are used as either a shop sign surface or as the text itself in the form of acrylic lettering. Using acrylic as a sign surface is usually chosen as an alternative to glass if glass is deemed too heavy or a safety issue. Acrylic such as Perspex is also commonly used for illuminated signs for night lighting.
Acrylic lettering is a great method of signage and is widely available in a whole range of colours, sizes and finishes. It also comes in translucent colours which is great for creating lighting effects.
Acrylic lettering is fantastic for displaying a clean, new, modern feel and for providing a splash of colour which brings your sign to life. It’s even possible to use shiny metal-effect Perspex to simulate a range of metals. Because of the advantages of lower costs and maintenance compared to metal, acrylic lettering is used in all kinds of indoor and outdoor signs such as shop front fascias.
Acrylic is simply a brilliant versatile material which is made from a bi-product by turning crude oil into petrol. In simple terms, Acrylic is a thick sheet of plastic that can be heated to form many different shapes and sizes and can be used in a whole range of ways.
With your goals and our creativity and industry knowledge, there are lots of effects, shapes and colours that can be created. Whether it’s just a standard name on the front of a shop or a name and logo, the possibilities and options available are endless!
Acrylic lettering is used for many applications because it’s so versatile and it allows you to use it in many environments, from shop fronts fascias, help desk and reception signs to Monoliths. This is the most common signage method used for shop fronts and internal displays.
Common brands of acrylic include Plexiglas, Perspex & Repsol which all have a glossy finish. It’s the perfect product to use for achieving an effective and professional look for your shop sign.
TYPES OF ACRYLIC LETTERS, LOGOS AND OTHER ACRYLIC SIGNS
A lot of the signs we’re asked to manufacture are usually made with flat cut acrylic letters as they’re relatively cheap to make and they’re available in a number of colours and sizes. We’re also frequently asked to produce 3D Acrylic Letters for those who want something that will stand out – literally! Also known as Built Up Acrylic Letters, the manufacturing process is very similar to the way a 3D Metal Letter is fabricated where the shop sign letters or logo is cut from a single flat sheet of acrylic using a CNC router which has a large cutting bed so you get the best results and it allows for extra-large letters and logos to me machined. Here are a few common options available: