Acrylic Polishing Can Give Your Business a Boost
Acrylic is a sturdy type of plastic which can be readily moulded and shaped, and is thus an ideal material for durable signage. It can be left as a transparent finish, tinted to a range of gorgeous colours, or have logos and images embedded in it through acrylic polishing.
All About Acrylic
Acrylic has a number of other descriptive names, including:
• Acrylic glass
All of these are ultimately a thermoplastic material, chemically known as polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA. The great thing about acrylic is that it is incredibly stable and almost shatterproof. Acrylic plastic polish is the name given to a number of different treatment processes which are commonly used to create a stunning finish.
Flame Polishing Acrylic
Flame polishing involves a clean flame passed lightly over the surface of the acrylic in order to melt it very slightly. Once the material hardens again, the flame polishing acrylic treatment leaves any minor bumps flattened and creates a smooth, crisp appearance. Flame polishing acrylic edges look absolutely fantastic. A flame polish is not only a simple process, it’s also a very quick, which makes it particularly attractive if you’re looking for a fast turn around.
A diamond edge polisher uses sharp diamonds, rotating very quickly, to polish the edges of the acrylic material. This can result in unbeatable smoothness on your surface. However, it’s important to keep in mind that an acrylic diamond polishing machine will only work on straight or sloping sides. So a diamond polish treatment cannot be used to produce rounded corners.
Where Can Acrylic Signs Be Placed?
Your acrylic sign can be placed almost anywhere, and offers plenty of advantages over other materials. It is durable enough to withstand the weather as well as traffic fumes in busy locations. It is easy enough to clean acrylic signs because they can just be wiped down with a damp cloth and a little soap if needed. Acrylic signs look just like sheets of glass with the company information or logos embedded within it, and when acrylic polishing has been used to finish the sign, it will gleam even more attractively. The huge benefit of acrylic over glass is that it is virtually shatterproof, so there is little risk of breakage and subsequent harm to passers-by, customers, or employees. It is also extremely lightweight, so your signs can be made to look large and impressive when fixed securely in place. Also, the lightweight nature of the product means there is little threat of serious injury should the sign fall down for any reason.
Get in Touch Today!
At MGM Baltic, we’re happy to help you with your acrylic sign needs. We can help you design and produce your sign, as well as providing the right type of polishing to ensure that the finished product looks fantastic. If you’re still not sure what kind of acrylic polish treatment would be appropriate, please contact us now and we’ll talk you through your specific situation. We can’t wait to hear from you!