Candy Pearlescent

Description

  • These materials are solid opaque coloured sheets of acrylic, with a pearlescent tint.
  • The back is is slightly different to the front (similar, but less pearlescent).
  • 'Matt' in the names of some of these colours is used to describe the colour tone, not the finish texture. That is, they have a gloss surface regardless of the name.

The Specs

  • Maximum usable area: 595mm x 295mm.
  • Maximum sheet size: Approx. 600mm x 300mm.
  • Thickness: 3mm (± 10%).
  • Finish: Gloss on the front/top and on the back/bottom (regardless of 'Matt' in name).

Good to Know

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.
  • 'Matt' in the names of some of these colours is used to describe the colour tone, not the finish texture. That is, they have a gloss surface regardless of the name.
  • We find that tightly cut corners show dark marks (in reaction to the laser cutting), which is visible on lighter colours.
  • Any materials with a high gloss finish will mean that 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.

Recommended Uses

  • Is great as a substitute for solid acrylic when you want to give pieces a 'fancier' look.
  • Is a subtle way to bring in a little more 'glamour', so can work well as jewellery pieces for corporate work environments.
  • Looks great when paired with natural finishes like bamboo, as the contrast between shiny/made-made vs. natural, soft textures is highlighted.

More Information

  • 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.

Other Pearlescent Acrylic Acrylic Colours

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Festive Season Key Dates: Turn around times are currently a guide, typically extended due to peak workload. Last date for 2019 orders is the 6th Dec. Cut off for orders is the 13th December (may ship 2020). Closed: 21/12/2019 - 2/1/20. Website re-opens 3/1/20. Laser cutting & engraving re-commences from 6/1/20.
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