Material Spotlight - Mirrored Acrylic

We stock a variety of materials at LCC including acrylic, wood, cardboard, MDF, mat board, etc. This is the first post in our series of Material Spotlights. Each Material Spotlight will feature a different material and all of the details about it!

Mirrored acrylic is the perfect for signage, invites, event backdrops and more! It’s definitely a customer favorite (specifically the gold mirror). We have 3 different types of mirrored acrylic - gold, silver, and rose gold. We stock 1/8” thick mirrored acrylic, but it is also available in other thicknesses (1/4” and 1/2”).

Mirrored Acrylic Options - Gold Mirror, Silver Mirror, Rose Gold Mirror for laser cutting

Mirrored acrylic is NOT double sided like most other acrylics, instead it has a light grey backing. This is what creates the mirrored effect.

 
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Typically after cutting/engraving mirrored acrylic, the light grey side will have a few light black smoke marks on it - these can be removed with a damp cloth.

When we engraved mirrored acrylic, we actually flip the design/text and engrave on the back (grey) side of the piece. When we engrave, we’re actually engraving the grey, reflective coating off, which gives the text or design more contrast on the mirrored side.

 
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When you received your mirrored pieces, they will have a protective mask on the mirrored side, which helps to keep the surface clean/scratch free until you’re ready to use your pieces. If you’re installing a sign with mirrored acrylic, we recommend keeping the protective mask on the surface until you’ve installed everything. Mirrored acrylic CAN scratch.

 
Laser Cut Mirrored Acrylic with Protective masking being peeled off
 

Still have questions about mirrored acrylic? Contact us!