What Are Acrylic Signs?
Written by Craig B

What Are Acrylic Signs

Acrylic signs are made from a glossy finished plastic sheet known by the trademark, Plexiglass. When you are looking for a modern, hi-tech yet sophisticated appearance, acrylic with its wide variety of color options is a frequent choice for attention grabbing purchase, architectural and illuminated signs.

Sign Applications

  • Tradeshow exhibits
  • Signs and easels, all-in-one
  • Showroom signs
  • Retail signs
  • Restaurant signs
  • Point-of-purchase products
  • Office building signs
  • Nameplates and name badges
  • Menu boards
  • Directional and informational signs
  • Brochure holders
  • Boxes


You can enhance the visibility of your acrylic signs in the following ways:

  • Using non-glare acrylic to reduce glare problems
  • Using multiple layers of acrylic to enhance the image
  • Using bent easels
  • Incorporating a logo or graphic symbol
  • Designing custom applications
  • Creating a three-dimensional effect—giving the perception of depth to the finished product—using clear acrylic and applying a background color to the reverse side
  • Applying multiple lettering colors
  • Adding stripes and borders

Installation Methods

  • Using Velcro®
  • Using double-sided tape
  • Self-supporting (bent easel)
  • Hanging
  • Gluing
  • Applying suction cups


  • Use acrylic signs for long-term indoor use or for short-term outdoor use in areas protected by overhangs or awnings. (This does not apply to acrylic used in light box signs)
  • Handle acrylic signs with care because acrylic scratches easily and can shatter or chip upon impact
  • Do not leave acrylic in direct sun or in a hot car; it may bow or bend if not laying flat.