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We offer acrylic prints in custom sizes. We accommodate images as small as 6 inches or wide as 10 feet. If you’d like something bigger, we can print your image in panels. On our website, we offer thicknesses of ⅛ and ¼ inches. We also carry ½ and 1 inch acrylic (if you’d like either of these, please call our sales staff), but ¼ is by far the most popular. That’s because the larger and thicker your acrylic substrate is, the more expensive it’ll be. The 1 inch acrylic looks awesome, but we understand that the price is too rich for most people's blood.
The acrylic prints can be mounted any way you like, but keep in mind that any adhesive applied to the back of the acrylic will be placed on the printing, endangering your image. As acrylic can sometimes be heavy (depending on the thickness and size) we recommend standoffs, as the print is kept away from direct contact with the wall. Did you know that 858 Graphics also offers installation services?
The acrylic face protects the face of your print; do not clean the backing/print itself or you may risk scratching the print. The face can be cleaned with a feather duster or soft cloth. Do not clean the acrylic with anything abrasive. Refrain from using chemicals on the acrylic. If your acrylic print is particularly grimy, clean with a diluted solution of vinegar.
Acrylic is pretty indestructible (that’s not a guarantee; just our personal experience). With regular usage, acrylic will not shatter, crack, or break. The glossy surface may scratch over time if it is not cleaned with the proper materials. The archival print is protected by the facing acrylic. Though both the acrylic and the print are UV resistant and waterproof, your image will stay vibrant and intact longer if kept away from direct exposure to the elements. In short, it should last you a good long while. Theoretically, because it's printed in UV-cured archival ink, it could last up to 75 years, but none of us have been printing long enough to personally vouch for that.
That means that we print your image on the back of clear acrylic . This gives your the prismatic look of being behind glass. If you’re mounting your print, that means that the printed part of the acrylic is against the wall and is protected by the acrylic face. Though the print itself is waterproof, reverse-printing safeguards against scuffs and scratches.