- These materials are solid opaque coloured sheets of acrylic.
- The colour is the same on the front, the back and the sides.
- Some of the colours in this range have a matte front/top and a gloss back/bottom.
- Maximum usable area: 595mm x 295mm.
- Maximum sheet size: Approx. 600mm x 300mm.
- Thickness: 3mm (± 10%).
- Finish: Either high gloss or matt, depending on the colour. High gloss on the back/bottom.
These traits are typical of this material (and not something we consider a fault). Here we try to share with you everything we know about this material; we'd like to empower you with this information so that you may embrace it, and design within the scope of the manufacturer features.
Good to Know
- Where there is a high gloss finish, any marks/fluff/scratches/etc can show up quite easily on finished products. Our advice is to peel your pieces as late in the process as you can (such as do all your gluing and assembly that you can with the protective tape still on) and as late as you can, peel the tape, clean the pieces with a gentle microfiber cloth and seal them in something like a cellophane bag.
- The thickness of most acrylic types can vary, so creating 3D interlocking designs that fit snug together may be challenging.
- Best for using where skin tones are required! Think faces, hands, animals, etc.
- Well suited for neutral style jewellery, such as earrings and pendants to suit corporate work places.
- Soft creamy tones have a likeness to wood, so can substitute in for a wood 'look' while still being acrylic. Design and add an engraved wood pattern to amplify this.
- Cuts well and leaves a clean, smooth edge line that typically shows the core colour on the sides.
- Engraves well and can hold fine details (engraved areas typically have a frosted white appearance). Engraving looks most effective on darker colours (so that it will show contrast), or when used for paint filling.
- Comes with a protective tape coating that will need to be peeled off.
- It is difficult to capture colour correctly; allow for slight variation from monitor to reality.