Acrylic Signs FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions/File Requirements

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1. What are Acrylic Signs?

Acrylic boasts a variety of high-performance properties, among the most important being its optical clarity, low UV sensitivity, and overall weather resistance. Acrylic offers clear, glass-like brilliance and translucence, but is much lighter and much more durable than glass.

2. How do I set up my Acrylic Signs artwork file?

Color Spec Option: 4/0 (with No Mask) - Artwork must be reversed prior to submission.

  • Ensure you have 0.5" bleed on all sides of your artwork.
  • Do not add crop marks.

Note: Since 4/0 is printed without a White Mask and is printed directly on the material, the image will have somewhat of a transparent appearance due to the Clear substrate.

Color Spec Option: 5/0 (with Mask) - Artwork must be reversed prior to submission.

  • Ensure you have 0.5" bleed on all sides of your artwork.
  • Do not add crop marks.

White ink can be used as an overprint so your printed graphic can be opaque in some areas and transparent in others. This will allow for vibrant, crisp color. Make sure to create your mask file the same size as your color art file. This will prevent alignment issues during printing.

Note: White Masks must be made in vector format and be saved as EPS or PDF and use 100% K. 

Use vector paths/shapes to create black color areas that will indicate where the white ink base will go. The rest of the area will represent the Acrylic Sign. 

  • White ink base will be printed behind any color that’s in your Artwork Layer. 
  • Areas with color but without a White Mask will be printed with color directly on the material. These areas will have somewhat transparent color due to the Clear substrate.
  • Areas with color and a White Mask will be printed as opaque or solid color.
  • Areas with a White Mask and no color will be printed as white.
  • The black for the White Mask file must be 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K or it will not be recognized by preflight.
3. What color are the Acrylic Signs?

Our Acrylic Signs are Clear.

4. Are there any finishing options available?

Yes. We currently offer the following options:
3/8 " Drill Hole with hole placement 1 inch from each corner, Round or Straight Corners, Contour Cuts and 5/8" X 1" Stand Off hardware.

5. Can I use the Acrylic Signs Outdoors?

Yes. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor usage. We recommend testing before using outdoors.

6. Are there any mounting options available?

Yes. 5/8" X 1" Stand Off hardware is available, but be sure to select "drill hole options" so that the hardware can be installed.

7. What sizes are offered for Acrylic Signs?

Sizes offered range from 4" X 4" - 46" X 36"

8. How are the Acrylic Signs Printed?

UV cured inks are used to print directly on to the surface of the Acrylic making the product last longer outdoors.

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