Acrylic Signs

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 colours, acrylic is often used for illuminated, architectural, exhibition and point-of-sale 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-sale products
  • Menu boards
  • Exhibition/Trade shows
  • 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 colours
  • 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 colour 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 an extremely warm vehicle; 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)

Sign products and materials may vary by location. Contact your local SIGNWAVE® centre for more information on product availability.