According to incomplete statistics, more than 65% of the guide logos are currently designed with acrylic materials. “Acrylic” is a transliteration foreign word, English is ACRYLIC, it is a chemical material, which is polymerized from methacrylic acid. Its chemical name is “PMMA”. It is allyl alcohol, commonly known as “specially treated plexiglass”.


Coco Liu


Acrylic Signs


April 15, 2018



“Plexiglas” is derived from English Organic Glass. Plates made of transparent plastic are collectively referred to as plexiglass and are incorrect. Acrylic is specifically referred to as pure polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) material, and the PMMA sheet is referred to as an acrylic sheet. PMMA has the advantages of a lightweight, low cost and easy molding. Its forming methods include casting, injection molding, machining, and thermoforming. In particular, injection molding can be mass-produced, with a simple process and low cost. Therefore, its application is becoming more and more extensive.

Acrylic is a highly malleable polymer material. It is a glass-like plastic. The chemical syrup combines transparent plexiglass (acrylic) with colored organic sheets. When molded, transparent plexiglass and colored The organic sheets are carved separately, or they can be first bonded with a chemical syrup and then engraved together. The acrylic surface is bright and lustrous, rich in color, with good transparency, high light transmittance, crystal-like transparency, chemical stability and easy dyeing, easy processing, and beautiful appearance.

Acrylic crystal characters are usually engraved with a thick layer of transparent acrylic and a layer of swatches with regular colors. The crystal letter adopts advanced laser engraving, and the artificial cost advantage is obvious. It is a high-end advertising letter with a favorable price among all kinds of advertising words. The crystal color swatches have ordinary plates and special plates, ordinary plates: transparent plates, dyed transparent plates, milk-white plates, and colored plates. Special plates: mirror panels, cloth panels, super wear plates, frosted plates, pearl plates, metal effect plates, etc. There are mainly red, yellow, blue and green color series and the classic black and white ash, flash gold brushed silver effect.

Clear acrylic letters thickness: There are 3, 8, 11, 15, 18, 21mm and other different colors of acrylic swatches and plexiglass combination carved crystal characters, high precision, fast speed, bright color, beautiful and affordable, is to do One of the most widely used materials for company wall markings and acrylic letters for outdoor signs, usually quoted in crystal letters of 8+3mm thickness.

Acrylic letter features:

  • Strong light guiding, diverse colors, bright and beautiful;

  • It has a crystal texture and a special color saturation: the bottom layer is thicker plexiglass, it can be light-transparent, it looks crystal clear and has a crystal effect, hence the name crystal letter;

  • Lightweight, convenient transportation and installation; material like plastic, lighter in weight, lighter than glass, easy to install, small sign are usually fixed with glass glue, large sign need to be fixed by hot melt adhesive;

  • Strong plasticity and various forms of expression: Acrylic is easy to engrave and form, and it has strong plasticity after heating. It can be made into plastic signs. The hollow interior can be made into a mini-lighting letter or the bottom of a back-illuminated letter.

Acrylic letter production method:

  • Original swatch: acrylic plastic fillable letters or directly use a color acrylic plate when making, you can make colorful crystal sign;

  • Stainless steel plate paint: Cut the corresponding stainless steel plate according to the glyph, then paint the paint, and finally paste it on the surface of the crystal letter;

  • Photo paste: Correspond glyph cuts the photo and pastes it on the surface of the crystal letter.

Acrylic signage letters installation :

  • Lay the 1:1 drawing on the ground, and put the crystal letter into the 1:1 drawing one by one to check whether the letter strokes to be installed are correct;

  • Stick the 1:1 drawing to the position to be installed, and fix the 4 corners of the drawing with paper glue;

  • Then draw two diagonals of each stroke of the letter with a wallpaper knife. After the pair is finished, remove the installation drawing, and then apply the glass glue to fix the letter on the wall slowly;

  • After installing for 3 hours or according to local weather conditions, remove the paper glue and clean the site.