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DekHog
24th May 2013, 03:54 PM
I've just had an acrylic made for the first time (18" x 12") - I think it looks absolutely fabulous, and well worth the money - well impressed! These could be addictive though, so could make an expensive hobby even more expensive! :)

Does anyone know how these are actually made, as it's semi-transparent if you hold it up to the light? I've tried to show this in the third pic below.....

My only regret is being a cheapskate and getting 5mm rather than 10mm thickness....... but the special offer was only on the 5mm, so maybe next time.

http://i44.tinypic.com/i4kbuo.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/10nayzc.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/fk3z44.jpg

StephenL
24th May 2013, 06:27 PM
I've a feeling they're laminated, but I could be wrong. Often thought about having one done.

Chevvyf1
24th May 2013, 06:28 PM
I think the "picture" is between two sheets of acrylic :)

Chevvyf1
24th May 2013, 06:29 PM
I've a feeling they're laminated, but I could be wrong. Often thought about having one done.

Snap :D Stephen :D

greyhound
24th May 2013, 07:03 PM
Sounds like the same offer I've just sent away for from DSCL. I've had a look at their website and this is what it says about their acrylic prints.
"Your print is pressure bonded onto the Acrylic panel using special ultra thin double sided optically clear mount film."
Sounds like the print is actually stuck to the back of the acrylic panel with a high tech double sided tape.

StephenL
24th May 2013, 07:15 PM
Sounds like Blue Peter with sticky-backed plastic!

DekHog
24th May 2013, 08:29 PM
Yeah, it looks like the 'print' is stuck to the back of the acrylic..... but you can't see through a normal print (methinks), so I'm guessing it's not printed on photo paper..... very nice anyway. Yup, it was from DSCL, and not really possible to show how nice it is unless you see it in the flesh.....

sponner
24th May 2013, 11:03 PM
never really understood the acrylic thing as I have never seen one, nice to know you rate them.

Imageryone
25th May 2013, 06:51 AM
No idea of the process, but a stunning result indeed.

Chevvyf1
25th May 2013, 07:55 AM
Yeah, it looks like the 'print' is stuck to the back of the acrylic..... but you can't see through a normal print (methinks), so I'm guessing it's not printed on photo paper..... very nice anyway. Yup, it was from DSCL, and not really possible to show how nice it is unless you see it in the flesh.....

I have Acetate Slide sheets A4 for printing slides to be used as overlays in a report :) ... so they use something similar and sandwich it between two sheets of Acrylic "glass" :D