What is Acrylic?
Acrylic is an incredibly versatile substrate made from a bi-product from turning crude oil into petrol. To put it simply Acrylic is a thick sheet of quality cast plastic that can be heated to conform in many different shapes and used in many ways.
Common brands of high-grade cast acrylic include Plexiglas, Perspex & Repsol with a glossy finish. It’s the perfect product for achieving an effective, professional & sophisticated look.
What effects can be achieved?
With a little creativity there are lots of effects and colours that can be created. You can also combine acrylic with other materials like stainless steel to create whole new looks.
Why use Cast Acrylic?
Cast acrylic is a high quality acrylic. Lettering made from cast acrylic will come with a manufactures 10 year guarantee against fading, which is very important if you are to keep that clean fresh feel to your customers business and image.
Where is this type of Built Up Acrylic lettering used?
Acrylic lettering is used for many applications. It’s so versatile it permits you to use it in many environments, from shop fronts, reception signs to Monoliths.
The most common sign application for Built Up Acrylic lettering is shop fronts and internal displays.
What happens to the waste of cut acrylic?
100% of our acrylic is re-cycled, at Tradesigns UK we are extremely aware of the need for recycling to help the environment and run a strict green policy with 90% of all our waste products being recycled.
Trade signs UK uses leading brands of acrylic and holds a large quantity of QUALITY stock to help provide you with the fast service and cost effective product that you need to be successful. All Built up acrylic letters that need locators are bonded on with a 2 part fast drying structural adhesive that takes 9 minutes to cure allowing us to wrap and pack the items immediately for dispatch to arrive on your door step the next working day!
No other competitor offers this level of service within the industry and is a true testament to our companys goals of the ultimate customer service in manufacturing and sign making equipment supplies as on our online shop.
You supply the artwork in EPS Vector format to scale ready to cut and we will do the rest, using the cast acrylics to make the BEST flat cut letters on the market.
Why are our letters and logos are the best?
With over two decades of experience in the sign industry we have purchased only the best technologies and tooling for the job, primarily we cut all 3D letters with CNC routers with bed sizes of 3050mm x 2050mm but for high grade flat cut letters with that perfect flame polished finished we use high powdered LASER profile cutting machine which has a 3000mm x 1500mm dual changing beds to allow for continuous production, costing £250,000 this is technology only the best sign companies have to get the best results.
What colours and sizes can I have?
COLOURED ACRYLIC is available in 3mm & 5mm thick and it comes in sheets of 3050mm x 2030mm.
CLEAR ACRYLIC is available from 2mm to 25mm thick and it comes in sheets of 3050mm x 2030mm we can also produce specialist orders up to 100mm thick but these sheets tend to only be 2000mm x 1000mm.
OPAL ACRYLIC is available from 2mm to 10mm in different translucency ranges and it comes in sheets of 3050mm x 2030mm.
Which Acrylic brands do we stock and use?
We do have a wide range of acrylics available for making built up letters, primarily our main suppliers are Plexiglass and Perspex at present due to high levels of customer service and great delivery response, and we can also source other brands:
Repsol – Alutuglas - Madraperla - Setacryl.
What cutting restrictions are there?
There are not many limits due to the accuracy of the laser which has a 0.2mm tolerance and a beam that has a cutting diameter of 0.3mm which enables it to get into the smallest parts of the letters and logos. The only restrictions are the sheet sizes as above and the point where letters get to 35mm cap height.
Tradesigns UK is one of the largest suppliers to the sign industry of acrylic built up letters and logos and has been a market leader for over 7 years in this field. With over 3000 customers on our books it’s clear to see why customers choose Tradesigns UK for all their 3D acrylic letters and logos.