Radiant Specialty

Information Specific to This Colour

  • This material is made from sheets of transparent black acrylic with an iridescent film applied to the front. The effect is a semi-transparent acrylic that looks different colours depending on the light it catches. It’s quite magical!
  • IMPORTANT: This material arrives to us with an increasing amount of small (1-3mm) ‘bubbles’ over the surface. This is due to how the effect is made (it is a film applied to acrylic); it’s like when you apply clear contact to a book and some bubbles appear. This trait is typical of this material (and not something we consider a fault).
  • Apart from the contact issues, the finish is otherwise high gloss on the front and back. The iridescent film in on the front. From the sides, the material looks clear.


  • Specialty acrylics are a variety of different types of acrylic sheets that don't quite fit into our other categories.
  • They are typically all made differently, such as varied mixes or 'ingredients' (like fabric pieces, glitter shards, and glow in the dark).

The Specs

  • Maximum usable area: 595mm x 295mm.
  • Maximum sheet size: Approx. 600mm x 300mm.
  • Thickness: 3mm (± 10%).
  • Finish: As described above.

Recommended Uses

  • Specialty acrylics really fit into anyway that you can envision them! They're quite varied and lend themselves to a variety of different designs and styles.
  • These materials can be a little tricky to order, so if you need something for longevity (such as you're planning a design that will stay in manufacture for 1-2 years), this range may not be the most suitable long term option.

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.
  • 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 Specialty 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.