Acrylic Letters & Bespoke Logos

acrylic shop signs and acrylic logos

Choosing the right Acrylic Letters, Logos or other Acrylic Signs

At Surrey Shop Signs our plastics are used as either a shop sign surface or as the text itself in the form of acrylic lettering. Using acrylic as a sign surface is usually chosen as an alternative to glass if glass is deemed too heavy or a safety issue. Acrylic such as Perspex is also commonly used for illuminated signs for night lighting.

Acrylic lettering is a great method of signage and is widely available in a whole range of colours, sizes and finishes. It also comes in translucent colours which is great for creating lighting effects.

Acrylic lettering is fantastic for displaying a clean, new, modern feel and for providing a splash of colour which brings your sign to life. It's even possible to use shiny metal-effect Perspex to simulate a range of metals. Because of the advantages of lower costs and maintenance compared to metal, acrylic lettering is used in all kinds of indoor and outdoor signs such as shop front fascias.

Acrylic is simply a brilliant versatile material which is made from a bi-product by turning crude oil into petrol. In simple terms, Acrylic is a thick sheet of plastic that can be heated to form many different shapes and sizes and can be used in a whole range of ways.

With your goals and our creativity and industry knowledge, there are lots of effects, shapes and colours that can be created. Whether it’s just a standard name on the front of a shop or a name and logo, the possibilities and options available are endless!

Acrylic lettering is used for many applications because it’s so versatile and it allows you to use it in many environments, from shop fronts fascias, help desk and reception signs to Monoliths. This is the most common signage method used for shop fronts and internal displays. 

Common brands of acrylic include Plexiglas, Perspex & Repsol which all have a glossy finish. It’s the perfect product to use for achieving an effective and professional look for your shop sign.

   

 

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Types of Acrylic Letters, Logos and other Acrylic Signs

A lot of the signs we're asked to manufacture are usually made with flat cut acrylic letters as they're relatively cheap to make and they're available in a number of colours and sizes. We're also frequently asked to produce 3D Acrylic Letters for those who want something that will stand out - literally! Also known as Built Up Acrylic Letters, the manufacturing process is very similar to the way a 3D Metal Letter is fabricated where the shop sign letters or logo is cut from a single flat sheet of acrylic using a CNC router which has a large cutting bed so you get the best results and it allows for extra-large letters and logos to me machined. Here are a few common options available:

 

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Flat Cut Acrylic Shop Lettering

Manufactured from a vast range of coloured acrylic, our Perspex flat cut letters are bespoke and made-to-order in a range of shapes, sizes and styles. A flat sheet of acrylic is cnc-cut to the shape of the text or font typeface and then hand polished.

Suitable for both internal and external use.

The acrylic letters can then be fitted to the wall in a number methods such as flush fixing for a non-raised finish or fitted with raised wall brackets so that the letters are raised off the wall to create a 3D raised effect.

Some designs are available in a flame-polished finish for a super-smooth edge. Flat cut bespoke acrylic letters are also available in a number of sizes and thicknesses. Acrylic is typically produced in a range of thicknesses such as 3mm, 5mm, 7mm, 10mm and 25mm however if you need an alternative size then please speak to a member of our sales team.

 

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Flat Cut Acrylic Lettering with Coloured Vinyl applied to face

Manufactured from a vast range of coloured acrylic, our Perspex flat cut letters are bespoke and made-to-order in a range of shapes, sizes and styles. A flat sheet of acrylic is cnc-cut to the shape of the text or font typeface and then hand polished. A coloured vinyl or printed vinyl is then applied to the face of the letters to portray the desired colour or image of the logo.

Suitable for both internal and external use.

The acrylic letters can then be fitted to the wall in a number methods such as flush fixing for a non-raised finish or fitted with raised wall brackets so that the letters are raised off the wall to create a 3D raised effect.

Acrylic is typically produced in a range of thicknesses such as 3mm, 5mm, 7mm, 10mm and 25mm however if you need an alternative size then please speak to a member of our sales team.

 

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Flat Cut Acrylic Company Logos

Manufactured from a vast range of coloured acrylic, our Perspex flat cut logos are bespoke and made-to-order in a range of shapes, sizes and styles. A flat sheet of acrylic is cnc-cut to the shape of the logo and then hand polished.

Suitable for both internal and external use.

The acrylic logos can then be fitted to the wall in a number methods such as flush fixing for a non-raised finish or fitted with raised wall brackets so that the logo is raised off the wall to create a 3D raised effect.

Some designs are available in a flame-polished finish for a super-smooth edge. Flat cut bespoke acrylic logos are also available in a number of sizes and thicknesses. Acrylic is typically produced in a range of thicknesses such as 3mm, 5mm, 7mm, 10mm and 25mm however if you need an alternative size then please speak to a member of our sales team.

 

Built Up Acrylic Letters and Logos

 

 

Acrylic Built-Up 3D Letters & Logos

Manufactured from a vast range of coloured acrylic, our built-up 3D acrylic letters or logos are bespoke and made-to-order in a range of sizes, shapes and styles. A flat sheet of acrylic is cnc-cut to the shape of the text or logo and then a strip of acrylic is heated and formed around the shape to create the desired depth - ideal for both internal and external use.

Acrylic logos can then be fitted to the wall in a number methods included flush fixing or fitted with raised brackets if you’d like it to be raised off the wall to create a 3D floating effect.

Some designs are available in a flame-polished finish for a super-smooth edge. Our 3D acrylic logos are also available in a number of sizes and thicknesses. Acrylic is typically produced in a range of thicknesses such as 20mm, 30mm, 50mm and 100mm, however if you require an alternative size then please speak to a member of our sales team.

 

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Painted Acrylic Letters & Logos

Manufactured from acrylic, our painted acrylic letters and logos are bespoke and made-to-order in a range of sizes, shapes and colours. A flat sheet of acrylic is cnc-cut to the shape of the logo or text and then painted to your desired RAL colour or Pantone colour. There are also a range of paint finishes available such as gloss, satin and matt.

Suitable for both internal and external use.

The acrylic signs can then be fixed to the wall in a number methods included flush fixing for a non-raised flat finish, or fitted with raised brackets if you’d like it to be raised off the wall to create a raised 3D raised effect.

Our flat cut acrylic logos are also available in a number of sizes and thicknesses. Acrylic is typically produced in a range of thicknesses such as 3mm, 5mm, 10mm and 25mm however if you require an alternative size then please speak to a member of our sales team.

 

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Illuminated Acrylic Built-Up 3D Letters & Logos

Manufactured from a range of coloured acrylic, our built up illuminated acrylic letters and logos are bespoke and made-to-order in a range of sizes, shapes and styles. A flat sheet of acrylic is cnc-cut to the shape of the logo or text and then a strip of acrylic is glued around the shape to create the desired depth - ideal for both internal and external use, the acrylic letters are fitted with an L.E.D lighting system which fully illuminates the acrylic making the sign highly visible amd eye-catching.

The acrylic logos can then be fixed to the wall in a number methods included flush fixing for a non-raised finish, or fitted with raised brackets if you’d like it to be raised off the wall to create a 3D effect.

Some designs are available in a flame-polished finish for a super-smooth edge. Our 3D acrylic logos are also available in a number of sizes and thicknesses. Acrylic is typically produced in a range of thicknesses such as 20mm, 30mm, 50mm and 100mm, however if you require an alternative size then please speak to a member of our sales team.

 

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Polished Acrylic Plaque with Chrome Fixings

Manufactured from clear acrylic, the acrylic plaques are bespoke and made-to-order in a range of sizes, shapes and styles. For transparent plaques, a clear Perspex is used for the face of the sign with the logo or text applied to the reverse side to protect it from getting damaged. The logo or graphics can be digitally printed to create a high resolution image or individually cut from a range of pre-coloured vinyl. The plaques can also be manufactured in a range of non-transparent Perspex colours to which vinyl graphics are applied to the face of the sign. For a 3 dimensional plaque, individually cut acrylic or stainless steel can be applied to the face of the sign if you’d like to create a raised 3D logo on your office sign.

All clear acrylic plaques are flame-polished for a super-smooth finish and can the mounted to a wall using a range of fixings including chrome barrel fixings or with adhesive tape, should you wish to hide the fixings. Our acrylic plaques are available in a number of sizes and thicknesses. Acrylic plaques are typically produced in a range of thicknesses such as 3mm, 5mm and 10mm.

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Perspex Colours Available

There is a vast range of Perspex Acrylic coloured plastics available for your shop letters or logos. If a specific colour is needed then it's likely that we're able to get a close match using an existing coloured acrylic from the Perspex range. If we're unable to get a close match then the acrylic can be painted to achieve a particular pantone or RAL colour. 

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Perspex Acrylic Letters Logos

Installation of Flat Cut Letters

Flat acrylic letters and logos can be fitted to many different surfaces providing the surface is clean and grease-free. The surface doesn’t necessarily need to be entirely flat, however this does help and ensures the lettering is displayed correctly.

Acrylic Flush Fixing 

After the acrylic letters are cnc-cut and polished, a commercial-quality double sided adhesive tape is applied to the reverse side of each letter. Upon installation, the protective film which covers the adhesive tape is removed so the letters can be easily fixed onto the surface.

A template is supplied which is placed into position on to the wall which indicates exactly where each letter needs to be positioned.

By using the adhesive tape, it ensures a clean method of fixing and avoids any contact with messy glue. The adhesive tape forms a strong bond between the letters and the wall surface which ensures the letters are firmly fixed for the foreseeable future.

Acrylic Raised-off-the-wall Fixing

After the acrylic letters are cnc-cut and polished, a two part wall bracket (known as a locator) is used to securely fix the letters to the wall. The male part of the fixing is fitted onto the reverse side of each letter and the female part of the fixing is fitted onto the surface of the wall with a small screw and wall plug. Upon installation, a paper template is positioned up onto the wall which clearly marks out where all the female fixings need to be positioned. Then, once all the female fixings are in position, the letters with the male fixings pop into place. This method of installation allows for the sign to be moved at a later date (providing the template is kept).

The fixings ensures a strong fixing for the foreseeable future, however for a more permanent fixing, an adhesive can be used to fuse the fixings together so that they can’t be removed. The distance to which the letters are raised from the wall is between 12mm to 25mm depending on which fixing is used. If a greater distance is needed then please contact us where a member of the sales team will be able to advise you on an alternative method.

 

   

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Photos, Ideas & Product Gallery

Please see below for a range of photos which should help illustrate how the above various signage options look when in situ. If you require more photos or close-up photos to help you make your decision then please feel free to contact us where a member of our team will be happy to help you with your enquiry.

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