Acrylic Prints FAQ

What is the difference between plexiglass and acrylic?

Plexiglass is a brand of acrylic, just like Kleenex is a brand of tissue. They are the same thing!

Is acrylic made of glass?

Acrylic is a shatter-resistant and lightweight alternative to glass, making it shipping friendly. Acrylic exhibits the smoothness and transparency of glass.

What is the benefit of printing on acrylic?

If you like a modern look, printing on acrylic is a great choice. The colors are vivid, and acrylic creates a shiny and chic look.

Who would use acrylic prints?

Homes, offices, hospitals, institutions, trade shows, airports, hotels. Anywhere there is wall space, really!

Does the thickness of acrylic change the image quality?

We offer 1/8, 3/16, 1 /4” and 3/8 ‘’ acrylic. The print quality stays consistent with all thicknesses.

How is the image put on the acrylic?

We digitally print directly onto the acrylic via a flat bed printer. Colors come out superb.

Do you print to the edge of the acrylic?

Yes, we print directly to the edge of the acrylic. However, we can add a border if you would like. You can choose a 1” or 2” border in clear, black, or white.

Can you create custom sizes?

Absolutely. We print custom sizes up to 60”-96‘’.

How do I know how to select the best size for my image when ordering my acrylic print?

Easy. After you download your image on our website, you can use our crop tool to crop to your desired size.

Can you create custom shapes?

We can. Send us your ideas for a free consultation.

What display options do you offer with the acrylic printing?

We offer the float off the wall option, the standoff option, and the float frame option.

Can you create an acrylic in multiple panels?

We can cut an image into panels. You can view samples of this style in the Customer Creation section of our website. Just send us your photo for a free consultation.

How do I find an image to use for my acrylic print?

There are many sites that offer free images. You can find free images on Pixabay and Unsplash. There are also many sites where you can purchase images for a reasonable price. Shutterstock is a paying site which is user friendly. When you find an image you like us, send us a message through our consultation section with the image number.

What option is the most popular?

The float off the wall option is by far the most popular choice. We can create very large prints with our 1/8” acrylic. It is also a very user-friendly option–just take it out of the box and hang it up.

How do I know the color of my acrylic will match the image I see on my monitor?

Every printer and monitor see an image differently. In most cases, the color printed will be accurate and exceed your expectations. If you want an exact color match you need to send us a physical copy to match with, however 95% of our customers do not take this route.

Is acrylic scratchproof?

Acrylic is scratch-resistant, but not scratchproof. For example, if you take a key to it, this will leave a mark.

Do you offer an anti-glare acrylic?

Yes, but it’s a custom order and will cost you approximately 1.5x more than our regular acrylic.

Can I put my acrylic outside?

Our metal prints can be displayed outside, but our acrylic prints cannot.

Can I put my Acrylic in the bathroom?

Yes, as long as it does not get wet.

Will the color fade over time?

Our UV ink and digital printing method allow your acrylic print to look amazing for many years, even when exposed to direct sunlight.

How do I clean my acrylic print?

You can use Windex or a mild soap to clean your acrylic, using a non-abrasive towel or cleaning pad.

How long does it take to receive my acrylic?

It takes 5-7 working days for us to produce your print, and then it takes another 2-3 days for you to receive it by courier. With larger panels (greater than 60”x40’’) it can take a couple of extra days for us to produce your acrylic.

What type of file should I send to create my acrylic print?

You can use JPEG, TIF, PDF and EPS files. If the downloader on our site is slow because of the file size you can send your image through https://bigacrylic.wetransfer.com/

What happens if my acrylic arrives broken?

We package the acrylic beyond expectations so that it arrives without damage. In the event that damage does occur during shipping, just email us a photo of the breakage and we will redo the order.