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Everything you need to know about acrylic letters

Everything you need to know about acrylic letters
24/01/2019

If you’re the owner of a business, whether it be a small start-up shop or a large chain of stores, you’ll understand the importance of appearance. Your commercial premises need to make a lasting impression on potential customers, demonstrating your professionalism and encouraging people to come inside. One of the best (and easiest!) ways to do this is using acrylic sign letters.

In the following blog, we take a look at the most frequently asked questions regarding acrylic letters and explore why this type of signage could be the perfect solution for your business’s ‘shop front’.

Frequently asked questions about acrylic letters What are acrylic letters and where can they be used? Just as the name suggests, acrylic letters are simply large letters or symbols that are manufactured from a well-known transparent thermoplastic – that is, Poly (methyl methacrylate) or acrylic.

These letters can be used to spell out any business name or saying and they are an incredibly easy way to create an understated yet attractive sign for your business. They can be installed internally or externally and come with a range of colour options and finishes.

How are acrylic sign letters made? There are several different ways in which plastic sign letters can be made. The most common (and most popular) method is by using a laser cutting machine. Here at SignTrade, we currently employ a 2000x1200 Lasertech CO2 water cooled laser cutting machine for all of our acrylic fabrication projects – including the cutting, engraving and polishing of acrylic letters.

Such laser cutting machines have a number of advantages over other methods of acrylic fabrication. Not only do they offer an incredibly high level of precision and accuracy, but the process of laser cutting is also very quick and efficient, and there is less risk of the acrylic being damaged by heat.

Are there different types of acrylic lettering signage to choose from? A wide range of acrylic lettering styles are currently available and it’s important to choose a style which suits both the nature of your business and the facade of your current business premises.

Flat cut acrylic letters are the most popular option, thanks to the vast range of possibilities they provide. They can be made to any size or shape and – with a range of font styles and colours to choose from – they are the perfect option to create a subtle yet highly professional look.

Moulded and deep-draw acrylic letters are the perfect option if you would like to create an eye-catching 3D effect, whilst built-up letters are commonly used in combination with LED lights. This creates a stylish face or halo illumination and it is a great way to make your business stand out.

Why should I invest in acrylic letters? Acrylic sign letters come hand-in-hand with a range of advantages. For example, they are incredibly versatile, suitable for a wide range of business sectors and indoor and outdoor environments.

Thanks to their high-quality construction, they have a professional yet durable finish. They demonstrate superior weather-resistance, they are strong and impact-resistant, and they can be easily cleaned and maintained – which means they can be used over very long periods of time.

However, above all, acrylic lettering is a fantastic way to attract the attention of your potential customers – improving your brand awareness and encouraging people to visit your business or store.

Where can I buy acrylic sign letters? Here at SignTrade, we demonstrate a wealth of knowledge and experience in the acrylic fabrication process and we currently offer a comprehensive range of acrylic letters – including everything from flat-cut acrylic letters to moulded letters, deep-draw letters and built-up Perspex lettering.

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