- 1/8″ or 1/4″ acrylic available
- Framer’s grade UV stabilized
- Choose from 3 HD photo papers
- Interacts beautifully with light
- Unmatched detail and durability
Plexiglass Acrylic Face Mounting
Starting at $36.43 per sq. ft.
We know that having a lot of options can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Especially when deciphering how to best customize your own artwork with all of our various print products and styling options. This is why we’ve implemented our brand new Print Recipes functionality!
Choose from one of our three professionally crafted preset recipes within the upload configurator or customize and save your own. Your go-to favorites will always remain stored under “Recipes” when logged into your account. Designed for a simpler ordering and checkout process!
ArtisanHD’s Preset Recipes
Entry-Level: “Emerging Artist”
Fuji Gloss, 1/8” Acrylic, Vinyl Encapsulation & Wood Museum-Back
Let your inner artist shine by printing your photographs and artwork with impeccable high-sheen and rich colors. Your print will then be applied to the back of an 1/8” thick crystal clear plexiglass sheet, complete with an affordable lightweight protective vinyl barrier and wooden museum-back for clean and easy hanging.
Mid-Grade: “The College Grad”
Kodak Metallic, 1/4” Acrylic, Sintra Encapsulation & Black Wood Museum-Back
Graduate your artwork to the next level by creating striking, three-dimensional pearlescent metallic photo prints with a deeper than glass effect. The ¼” thick layer of acrylic paired with lightweight 3mm Sintra provides your images with professional protection and exceptional clarity. The museum-back will have black painted edges and is easy to hang.
High-End: “The PRO”
FujiFlex, 1/8” TruLife Acrylic, White Dibond Encapsulation & Black Aluminum Museum-Back
Create pro level gallery quality artwork with our top selling HD photo paper and anti-reflective acrylic combo! Add depth, and give your photos a true to life appearance that other acrylic products simply cannot match. Protect your investment & ensure durability with our professional Dibond metal encapsulation finish. We supply this version with a black powder-coated aluminum museum-back frame and Z-clip for easy hanging.
Customize & Save Your Own Print Recipes
Do you have a favorite print combo that you’re constantly reaching for?
Kodak Metallic paper mounted to 1/4″ plexiglass acrylic? FujiFlex paper and Trulife (non-glare) Acrylic? Or perhaps direct to dibond brushed metal?
Whatever it may be, now you can customize your favorite go-to’s and save them for later.
Name your and save your own recipes! (example: “John’s Favorite Combo” or “My Gallery Prints”)
Trulife Acrylic prints and/or standard plexiglass acrylic prints are beautiful and durable art for the home, offices and even museums. Like any artwork, it needs to be cleaned regularly to keep it’s luster and quality.
So what are the best methods to clean plexiglass acrylic prints? Follow these three steps to get scratch-free clean artwork:
- Wipe down the plexiglass with a microfiber cloth. This removes any built-up dust or debris that may have accumulated.
- Spray plexiglass with plastic cleaner. Do not use harsh chemicals like ammonia or alcohol-based cleaners.
- Wipe off plexiglass with a microfiber cloth. Make sure the surface is wiped dry to prevent streaks.
Can I use a paper towel to clean my plexiglass print?
No. Paper towels vary in softness and absorption, they can leave scratches or streaks on your plexiglass. Always use a microfiber cloth to clean plexiglass.
Can I use eyeglass cleaner to clean my plexiglass print?
Yes. Any gentle monitor or glass cleaner will work just as well as a plexiglass plastic cleaner on your art. Never use harsh cleaners with ammonia or alcohol.
Plexiglass Encapsulation Layer Protection
Want even more protection for your plexiglass acrylic prints? Consider adding an encapsulation layer during the printing process. It will offer both an additional layer of protection to your print PLUS opacity. Opacity is important when you choose a museum-back (hidden floating frame) since the back could create a darker (i.e. visible) line where the wooden frame touches the print.
- Long-lasting durability
- Gallery-style look
- Rigid, frameless finish
Protect your investment with the right cleaning products and an encapsulated print from ArtisanHD. Transform your artwork into long-lasting, museum-quality gallery prints.
Looking for more information? Check out the related FAQ: Do I need backing or an encapsulation layer on Trulife Acrylic?
Yes, when you select a plexiglass design and your print is directly mounted to the plexiglass, the museum mount is also bonded directly to the back of the print.
You also have the option to add another before the museum mounting. This is called Acrylic Print Encapsulation. If you are interested in this specialized plexiglass design and mounting option, please contact our Artisans directly at (877) 948-0009. We will gladly create a custom design and quote for you. No matter how your artwork is mounted and displayed on your walls, the plexiglass print will make your images truly shine and stand out!
We offer two types of plexiglass or acrylic prints: direct to print and paper mounted.
Direct to Print
Our most popular plexi print is direct to plexi, or direct to acrylic. For this print type, we print your photo directly to the back of 1/4″ plexiglass, without paper. This option includes a 2″ border and stainless steel standoffs.
We also offer a plexiglass print solution where you first choose your high definition photo paper, then we mount the paper to the back of the a 1/4″ piece of Plexi. This option is called paper mounted and covers 100% of the plexi. It is mounted with a museum back.
For more information, visit our Product Page.
To help your hd photo prints last as long as possible, follow a few simple tips. Keep your digital prints away from any environment that has excessive moisture or heat. To prevent fading, do not place your photos in direct sunlight. You might even want to move your photos from place to place within a room or house to ensure that no one print receives too much sunlight. You can dust your hd photo prints with a feather duster or a lint-free damp cloth. Because acrylic glass surfaces can be easily scratched, take care to be very gentle when you clean them.
Mounting photos on plexiglass / acrylic is an art form in itself. We use face mounting – a labor-intensive method that requires an experienced professional to do it perfectly. This method is often used in art galleries and museums around the world.
Plexiglass is a type of highly durable transparent acrylic plastic that can be formed and used in various applications. It is often used in place of glass and has unique properties that make it a better-suited option in many instances.
Plexiglas? Plexiglass? Acryclic? Acrylic Glass? What’s the difference?
The differences between these terms are largely semantic: Plexiglas is a trademarked term for a type of acrylic glass, plexiglass (with two ‘s’) is a generic term for acrylic glass. while acrylic is just short for acrylic glass.
What is commonly known as “Plexiglass”, is really a brand of acrylic and today it is sold under many different names, including Acrylite, Lucite and Perspex. In most applications “plexiglass” or “acrylic” can be used interchangeably as they are both referring to a strong clear plastic.
But why use plexiglass for art and photo prints?
A stylish and eye-catching alternative to canvas prints, acrylic glass prints provide superior results for high-definition custom prints. In many ways and for several applications, prints on acrylic glass are a better choice than canvas. Advantages of plexi over canvas include:
- More durable
- Unique look
- Different mounting/framing options
We encourage you to try it as it’s a wonderful alternative to printing on canvas. Want to know more about why to choose plexiglass aka acrylic; check out this blog post: What is the difference between a photo print mounted to acrylic vs. a direct digital print on acrylic?
Face mounting photos to acrylic, also called second surface mounting, is a superior method for ensuring longevity and for giving a professional finished look to acrylic prints. Although it is a delicate process and requires time and a great deal of professional experience, we feel it gives the final product an almost three-dimensional, museum-quality result that is difficult to surpass. The glass also protects the photo from fading, dust and scratches.
With face mounting, we apply a special silicone glue archival crystal clear film adhesive to the print and then mount the front of the acrylic photo to it. The bond between the UV-resistant glass and the photo is airtight. Because of the airtight bond, there is no light reflection between the glass and the photo. It adds depth and makes the photo look like it is part of the acrylic. When paired with our Metallic or FujiFlex photo paper, face mounting photos to acrylic creates a look that has to been seen to be believed. This ensures that vivid colors achieved by the acrylic printing process are not compromised.
We then attach a wooden museum backing to the print. The backing creates a 1″ space between picture and wall, which makes it appear as if it is floating away from the wall, giving additional dimension to the photo.