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Acrylic Prints: What You Need To Know

November 19, 2019

What is Acrylic Print? 

In this digital modern era almost everything we interact with is easily forgotten. It is hard to visit a place that can truly mark you; a place that has that wow factor to make it memorable. If you are thinking about fancy interior design or Hogwarts-like architecture, you are right but what if there is a better way? (Yes, we work magic!)


Here’s the answer you are looking for: Acrylic Art Pieces. Before opening a Google Page to know what that is: Don’t; we got you covered. 


In this article, we will talk about what acrylic printing is and how does it fit into the whole being unique story. Let’s take things slow and start with what acrylic painting is? 

What is acrylic printing?

This is where the part you want to pay attention to. For you professional photographers out there, you know what this is about. However, if you are new to this or you are an amateur trying to understand the industry a bit more: you came to the right place. 


Basically, an acrylic print or an acrylic art piece is your artwork whether that is your photograph or else mounted being printed directly to an Acrylic substrate. That’s it. Of course there is a lot of thought that goes into deciding on which printing process to be used because this depends on factors such as the quality of the original art piece. Acrylic art pieces have a very neat finish which gives life to the pieces and makes it very unique. A big advantage of this is that any piece can digitized and printed to showcase. So if you are a photographer, you now know where to go. 

In a nutshell, what makes acrylic pieces so unique is that they can be right about any pieces brought into life through the magic of digital means. For your convenience, here are some examples of some acrylic pieces that we love: 

Here is another way you can look at this form of art. Acrylic pieces can be considered, or are, a form of wall art. They are the ideal contester from home or office decoration due to their versatile nature. They can go from pop art to full classical art like Botticelli’s map of hell. 

You might be wondering how they are different from the canvas art. Well, the only thing that acrylic art and canvas have in common is simply that they are both hang; that is it. Acrylic prints are a different ball game altogether. The highlight of acrylic paintings is their ability to complement trendy and modern looks of the current interior design trends. This makes them the go-to art if you want to decorate your home or workplace and bring a unique vide into it. 

Now that we understand what acrylic paintings are and what makes them unique and stand out from the crowd. It is time that we dig into the second part of this article and see how acrylic paintings are the best option if you are trying to bring you artwork to life and how they make it so memorable. It is important to keep in mind that whilst acrylic prints are very unique, this does not render canvas printings obsolete. On the contrary, each has its own merits. 

Stand out from the crowd: the acrylic factor

First and foremost, acrylic prints are bright and have a glossy look. The light reflecting through the acrylic sheet onto the image itself makes it very eye-catching and an element of distraction as well as attraction for the eye. The process that goes into making these prints is quite straightforward. They are made by printing the photographic image onto high quality photo paper. The following step would be pressure bonding the paper to the back of a diamond polished acrylic sheet. But you already know that, so let us break down for you even more which will make things clearer for you. We will talk about the following aspects for acrylic paintings and how they make them special: 

  • The Process: Acrylic printing involves printing onto photographic paper and sandwiching between two sheets of 5mm acrylic. The back sheet of acrylic can be of different colour that is black, white or transparent. This really depends on which best suits the style of the image. Aluminium standoffs are used to attach the acrylic frame to the wall, giving it and outstanding look and the visual depth you are looking for.
  • The Appearance: In terms of delivering the final product to your customer or displaying it in your gallery, the most important aspect to think about is the aesthetics. Acrylic prints have a sleek and modern look that provides vibrant and sharp images. Acrylic photo printing is growing in popularity and use, both but it is still not widely used as canvas printing. Acrylic prints are of substantial importance for professionals that give a great deal of value in presentation. 
  • Durability: When it comes to longevity, acrylic photo printing is the go-to option. This form of printing is does not shatter, lighter than glass and provides UV protection which protects your image from sunlight. Some acrylic prints are even scratch proof which is amazing!
  • Price: While canvas prints are the most popular choice out there, there are a lot of factors that you should consider before deciding which printing format best suits your work. If you are a working professional, amateur or just an art enthusiast it is safe to assume that acrylic prints are the way to go. The prices of acrylic prints may be a bit higher but it is definitely a good bargain. 

 There is no winner between canvas and acrylic art prints. Some people prefer the more traditional style of the canvas prints and they work in just about any interior space thanks to their timeless appeal and ease to fix to the wall. Acrylic prints are gaining ground in terms of sales, especially with people who want more modern looking wall art for their new homes or indeed their office wall space. Acrylic art looks great where there is plenty of natural light as it reflects and absorbs it to produce a really glossy, dynamic looking piece of wall art.

At the end of the day, acrylic prints are hot on the wheels and are gaining more and more popularity due to their modern look! But, some people still prefer canvas printing as they like their traditional aspect. But, whatever your preferences may be, at WallCandy, we got you covered. Let us dress your walls and make your living or working space more alive than ever. 




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