Frosted Acrylic

Description

  • Tinted acrylic that is slightly translucent. The translucency is typically consistent across all colours.
  • The matte top/front gives the colours a ‘frosted’ appearance’.

The Specs

  • Maximum usable area: 595mm x 295mm.
  • Maximum sheet size: Approx. 600mm x 300mm.
  • Price Range: $$ Medium.
  • Thickness: 3mm (± 10%).
  • Finish: Matt top/front. The back/bottom varies between gloss or matt finish.

Gallery of Frosted Acrylic Colours

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.
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What’s Behind Will Show Through

Due to the translucency, anything placed underneath will show through (so layering designs may give an undesirable effect).
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Matt Finish Not Recommended for Paint Fill

The protective tape doesn’t adhere well to the matte surface, which can be problematic for techniques like paint fill. We typically don’t recommend doing paint fill on matte acrylic (unless you’ve done some testing on samples first and are savvy with the process).
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Matt/Matt OR Matt/Gloss Top/Bottom Varies

The finish for the back/bottom varies between gloss or matt, which means you may have the option to use a matt or gloss finish. If you’d like to check this, ask before ordering so that we can double check for you at the time.

Recommended Uses

  • We most often see frosted acrylic used for simple hanging pieces (so that seeing glue through the transparency isn’t an issue).
  • The style of this material is pastel and light; when used with curvaceous and organic shapes it creates a stunning ‘soft’ end product.
  • Looks great when used as ‘connecting’ pieces for hanging earrings, especially when contrasted with materials that have a bold and/or gloss finish.

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).
  • 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.

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