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Clean, Crisp and Contemporary: Get the Look with Art Printed on Acrylic Plexiglas®

Because of the great advances in print technology, the ability to create beautiful art prints is accessible and affordable to all of us, from the DIY hobbyist to the most skilled artists. And no matter our experience, we all confront the same design decisions: color (or lack thereof), size, texture, finish. Even the shape of a print must be decided. We make all these decisions in the context of what we hope to achieve with the work aesthetically and, ultimately, emotionally. This is what makes printing both challenging and exhilarating: it extends the creative process on through installation and display.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve created an abundance of content designed to guide you through designing a print. Our resident experts have blogged and tweeted about the ins and outs of proofing and paper or canvas selection. There are so many ways to make an impact with a photo or digital art reproduction and I hope that this month’s series has inspired you to try something new in the realm of printing.

But before we leave this subject, I want to call out our most innovative substrate: clear, archival reflective Plexiglas . Many people don’t realize that Plexiglas, which usually protects artwork, can also be printed on, and with amazing results!

light print on plexiglas

Much like canvas, printing on acrylic Plexiglas doesn’t require a frame. This allows artwork to truly stand on its own without distraction, giving it a minimalist, sculptural quality. In addition, as a substrate it gives artwork luminosity and unique elegance. Pieces can be printed extra-large, up to 4’ x 8’, which is absolutely stunning in light-filled settings. All of these qualities make Plexiglas a wonderful option for contemporary interiors and industrial-like spaces.

darker print on plexiglas

We’d love to help you take advantage of all Plexiglas has to offer. To that end, samples are available on request.

If you choose to print on Plexiglas, keep in mind the longer lead time when ordering. It generally takes about 3 weeks or so for production.

If you’ve experienced printing on acrylic Plexiglas as a substrate, we’d love to hear your reactions. Or maybe you have another favorite print medium? Lend your insight and your inspiration. We look forward to hearing it.

Want to learn more? See our other printing articles:

Fine Art Printing Technology- Giclee to Archival Inkjet Printing
How to Order Custom Digital Printing and Framing at AmericanFrame.com
Choosing the Right Paper for Your Project- Part 1
Choosing the Right Paper for Your Project- Part 2
Choosing a Print Size and Determining Framing Prices: Two Easy Methods
How Do I Order a Print Only at AmericanFrame.com?
What Is the Largest File Size I Can Send You for Art Printing
Do You Stretch Large Canvas?
How to Set Up Print to Canvas Gallery Wraps with Mirrored or Colored Borders
Digital Printing: How Do Megapixels, Resolution, Pixel Dimensions Relate to Print Size
The Vocabulary of Giclee- Digital Printing Technology

AubreyK | 5/30/2014 9:57:18 AM | 4 comments
Comments
AubreyK
Mike,

They are very beautiful pieces.
6/2/2014 9:53:18 AM

AubreyK
Alice,

You sure can! We also offer printing on aluminum as well.
6/2/2014 9:52:49 AM

AskMike400
This makes for a real gorgeous effect
5/30/2014 12:07:41 PM

Alice
These are beautiful! I never knew you could print on plexi glass
5/30/2014 10:19:17 AM

About this blog

Laura Jajko

Join in and let’s bond over our love of art and framing. Here, I’ll be sharing design inspiration and decisions, twitter chat summaries, and happenings with the company, among other things. With more than 40 years of practical experience, I bring a unique perspective in a straight-forward style that I hope will spark lots of interesting and relevant dialog in our online community.


For more tutorials and articles, take a look at our other blogs -  Ask Mike or At Your Service


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