Acrylic signs are made of an extremely versatile plastic sheet with a glossy finish, which is also known as Plexiglas®. Acrylic is the perfect choice when you want signs with a sophisticated, high-tech look. Highly durable and available in a variety of colors, acrylic is often used for illuminated, architectural, tradeshow and point-of-purchase signs.

Acrylic Sign Applications

This plastic product can be heated to form many shapes. Use it to create:

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

Acrylic Sign Ideas

Increase the visual effectiveness of your acrylic signs by:

  • Adding stripes and borders
  • Applying multiple lettering colors
  • Incorporating a logo or graphic symbol
  • Using multiple layers of acrylic to enhance the image
  • 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
  • Designing custom applications
  • Using bent easels
  • Using non-glare acrylic to reduce glare problems


Acrylic signs may be displayed in several ways:

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


  • Do not leave acrylic in direct sun or in a hot car; it may bow or bend if not laying flat
  • Handle acrylic signs with care because acrylic scratches easily and can shatter or chip upon impact
  • 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)