Acrylic is highly regarded as one of the most popular materials in the industry. It’s a beautiful material with high-end appeal, yet it is still an affordable option for many customers. The applications for this material are seemingly limitless and include product categories such as awards, gifts, name tag, signage and more. Using a laser or a rotary engraving machine, you can achieve truly outstanding engraved images from intricate logos to the super fine details of a photograph. Acrylic is a generic name for a heat-sensitive plastic material that is made by many manufacturers. Today, acrylic awards are made out of cast material because of its premium optical clarity and because the material turns frosty white when laser engraved. Cast acrylic products work best for engraving gifts and awards and extruded acrylic works best for profile cutting letters, blanks and special shapes where a smooth, polished edge is desired.
In many cases, all you need to do is show a customer a beautiful acrylic product and the sale is in the bag. What’s even better is that acrylic is an extremely versatile material that is easy to work with. Your design options today are many times greater than just a few years ago with more choices in colors and shapes.