However, there are 15 things you should keep in mind when creating your sign to ensure that it looks its best and lasts for years to come.
1. Choose the right type of acrylic.
There are two types of acrylic available for signs: cast and extruded. Cast acrylic is more expensive but it is also more durable and has a higher quality finish. Extruded acrylic is less expensive and not as durable, but it is easier to work with and can be cut into any shape.
2. Consider the thickness of the material.
The thicker the material, the more durable the sign will be. However, thicker acrylic is also more difficult to work with. If you are not experienced in working with acrylic, it is best to stick to a thinner material.
3. Use a vector file for your design.
When creating the design for your sign, it is important to use a vector file. This type of file can be resized without losing any quality, so it is perfect for signs. Vector files can be created in programs like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape.
4. Have your sign professionally installed.
Acrylic signs can be heavy and difficult to install on your own. It is best to have them professionally installed to ensure that they are done correctly and will last for years to come.
5. Clean your sign regularly.
Acrylic signs can get dirty quickly, so it is important to clean them on a regular basis. You can use a mild soap and water solution to clean your sign, or you can purchase a commercial cleaner specifically for acrylic.
6. Avoid using harsh chemicals.
Harsh chemicals can damage the surface of your sign and cause it to yellow over time. If you must use a chemical cleaner, be sure to test it in an inconspicuous area first.
7. Store your sign properly.
When you are not using your sign, it is important to store it properly. Acrylic signs should be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
8. Use caution when transporting your sign.
Acrylic signs can be fragile, so it is important to use caution when transporting them. Be sure to wrap your sign in a soft material like a blanket or towel to protect it from being scratched or damaged.
9. Do not place objects on top of your sign.
Acrylic signs can easily be scratched or cracked if objects are placed on top of them. If you must store something on top of your sign, be sure to use a soft material like a towel or blanket to protect the surface.
10. Do not lean on your sign.
Acrylic signs can crack or break if too much pressure is applied to them. Be sure to support your sign from the bottom when transporting it and do not lean on it when it is on display.
11. Do not hang your sign by the corners.
Acrylic signs can sag or crack if they are hung by the corners. Be sure to use two or more hangers to support your sign and distribute the weight evenly.
12. Do not place your sign in direct sunlight.
Acrylic signs can yellow or become brittle if they are exposed to direct sunlight for too long. It is best to store your sign in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight when you are not using it.
13. Do not expose your sign to extreme temperatures.
Acrylic signs can become warped or cracked if they are exposed to extreme temperatures. If you must display your sign outdoors, be sure to do so in a shady area out of direct sunlight.
14. Do not place your sign near heat sources.
Acrylic signs can become warped or melted if they are placed too close to a heat source. Be sure to keep your sign away from fireplaces, radiators, and other sources of heat.
15. Do not clean your sign with abrasive materials.
Abrasive materials can scratch the surface of your sign and cause it to become dull over time. If you must clean your sign, be sure to use a soft cloth or a mild soap and water solution.
By following these 15 tips, you can ensure that your acrylic sign looks its best and lasts for years to come.