Material In Depth: Acrylic

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Acrylic is a hard, brittle and stiff thermoplastic. It is extremely versatile in application and structurally strong.

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We cut with the Matte side up, unless instructed otherwise.

We generally process acrylic jobs with both sides of the protective paper intact, however we tend to peel off the top layer on engraving jobs for clear, white and opal acrylic. We find that this produces a cleaner result as engraving through the protective paper often leaves a dark residue on the acrylic. Note that frosted acrylic does not come with protective paper applied, you can add transfer tape if required.[/vc_column_text][cmd-space height=”30″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row cmd_padding_top=”50″ cmd_padding_bottom=”50″][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]