Have a question? Here’s some answers from ordering right though to delivery...
Placing an order
You can order acrylic image products online or by phone.
To order online simply click 'Get Started' from within the website and follow the step-by-step instructions.
Step 1 – Choose product
Simply choose what product you require, choose from Acrylic Print or Block Print.
Step 2 – Choose image
Your next decision is whether you want to create an acrylic print from one of your own images or order an image from our gallery.
If you select to use one of your own images you will be asked to browse your computer for your image and then upload it. It may take a few moments for your image to upload, this will depend on the size of the image and the speed of your internet connection. Once the image has been uploaded, a preview of you image will be visible in the 'Your order section' on the right hand side of your screen.
At this stage you will also be asked if you wish to make any basic alterations to your image.
Select from two free extras,
- Convert your color photo to black and white.
If selected you image will not be converted to black and white in the image preview screen, so don’t panic if you request your photo to be converted to black and white but the image in the preview box is still in color. We will convert your color photo to black and white in our studio. We make all image alterations in the studio, our studio team works on every image separately to get the best out of each print.
If you require a proof of the image once converted to black and white please let us know in the 'Further instructions' box.
If your photograph is suffering from red eye, select 'remove red eye' and we will repair it for you.
Further instructions box
Here is your opportunity to give us details of any further instructions you may have regarding your image.
Examples of further instructions may be,
- Crop image i.e. Crop the image close around the children’s faces.
- Darken/lighten image
- Remove blemish
(Our studio will happily carry out some basic retouching to your image, if the amount of work is deemed to much by our studio, we will get in touch to discuss your options. We may need to apply a small added cost depending on the volume of work needed.)
- Please provide a proof of the final image before it goes to print.
If you have asked us to make changes to your original image you may like to see a proof of the final image before it goes to print.
To select an image from the gallery simply browse the gallery and select an image.
Step 3 – Choose finish
Choose from either a 'Transparent' or 'Opaque' finish.
See product information further down for more information regarding product finishes.
Step 4 – Choose size
Simply select your chosen size.
As you complete these 4 steps you will notice your order details being updated in the 'Your order' column on the right hand side of the screen.
Any of your selections can be changed at any time, simply select 'Change' next to the option you want to change or simply navigate around the tab order system by clicking the tabs.
Step 5 – Add to cart
Once you are happy with your order simply select 'Add to cart'.
If you wish to order a further print simply repeat the process, if not, review your order details in the shopping cart and then continue to the check out to complete your order.
At Acrylic Image we take our customers security extremely seriously to ensure that shopping with us is safe and worry free!
We use PayPal to process all of our card payment transactions.
Once payment has been made you will receive an order confirmation via email.
If you are having trouble placing your order, please get in touch, we will be happy to guide you.
Acrylic Prints (Wall Hanging)
Acrylic Prints are a contemporary way of printing and displaying photography, artwork, signage or any other image on a wall hanging product. Acrylic Prints can either be produced from one of your photos/artwork or images can be chosen from the Acrylic Image art gallery.
Acrylic prints are produced using chunky 3/8" high grade acrylic.
Block Prints (Free Standing)
Block Prints are a contemporary way of printing and displaying photography, artwork or any other image o a freestanding product. Its ideal for desks, shelves and bedside tables etc. Acrylic Prints can either be produced from one of your photos/artwork or images can be chosen from our own gallery.
Acrylic Image produce 'Block Prints' by printing high-resolution images directly to 25mm thick acrylic (Plexiglas, Perspex) panels. The image is printed to the reverse of the panel and is viewed through the clear acrylic.
The edges of the panels are diamond polished to a clear glassy finish.
Here at acrylic image we produce our 'acrylic prints' by printing high-resolution images directly to 8mm acrylic (Perspex) panels. The image is printed to the reverse of the panel and is viewed through the clear acrylic.
The edges of the panels are diamond polished to a clear glassy finish.
Transparent Finish - Available on Acrylic Prints and Block Prints
The transparent acrylic print is surprisingly enough, slightly transparent. Any area of an image, which is white, will be transparent. The print relies on a white/near white wall (in which it should be hung) to act as a white background allowing any print detail on the acrylic print to stand out.
Transparent acrylic prints produce a fantastic effect, allowing light to interact with the image. (See images on the product page). The transparent style does suit some images more than others, i.e. images made up of a lot of white or light colors with little tonal differences are usually better suited to the opaque finish (with white backing).
N.B. Transparent prints are suitable for hanging on white or near white walls.
Opaque Finish - Available on Acrylic Prints and Block Prints
The Opaque acrylic print is backed in white ink making it opaque. The print displays an image just as a standard photograph does, it is not transparent and therefore can be hung on any wall color.
Images/photos made up of large areas of white or light colors are more suitable for the Standard style.
Where can Acrylic Prints be hung?
Acrylic prints can be used in any room, including bathrooms, kitchens and swimming pool rooms. They can also be used outside and are weather proof.
The prints will last a lifetime if looked after correctly, but they are delicate, so be very careful when unpacking and hanging them. Make sure to pay special attention not to scratch either faces of the acrylic or knock any of its corners or edges. Do not remove the protective filming from the face of the acrylic print until it is hung in position on the wall.
Acrylic prints are hung using four polished chrome supports located in the four corners of the acrylic.
The supports are made up of two parts, the base of the support is screwed into the wall, the second part goes through the hole in the corner of the acrylic and screws into the base. The acrylic is sandwiched between the two parts of the fixing, supporting the print slightly away from the wall.
Use the template supplied to locate the hole positions required for the fixings.
Attach the template to the wall in the position in which you want the acrylic print to hang. Be careful to ensure it is level either by using a spirit level or by lining it up parallel with the floor and ceiling.
Using a 5mm drill bit, carefully drill four holes in the positions indicated on the template.
Once all four holes are drilled, remove the template.
Insert a wall plug in each of the four holes. (Standard wall plugs supplied)
Unscrew the supports into two parts.
Screw the base of each support into the four holes in the wall. (Standard screws supplied)
Ideally two people are needed for this stage.
One person, lift the print towards the fixings on the wall being careful to locate the holes in the print against the support bases in the wall. Be careful not to scratch the back of the print against the wall or the supports.
The second person can now place the other part of each fixing through the panel and screw it into its base, sandwiching the print between each part of the supports.
There is a little room for the prints to move around while being supported by the fixings, so if the print is not quite level, slightly loosen the supports and adjust the print until it is level. Then tighten the supports. Finger tight is fine but if you want to tighten the supports further there is a small hole in each support in which an Allen key can be used to tighten them.
Looking after your Acrylic Image prints.
Your acrylic prints will last a lifetime if looked after correctly, but they are delicate, so be very careful when unpacking and hanging them.
Use a soft damp cloth to clean your acrylic print. If necessary you can use slightly soapy water.
File Format, resolution and image size.
Please send you photo, artwork or digital file in its original format, size and resolution. We will resize your image, insuring it is printed at its highest quality.
If for whatever reason we don't feel your image is suitable for print or the desired size cannot be achieved we will get in touch to discuss your options.
Most digital cameras, especially those that are 5 mega pixel or above, produce images that can be used to produce acrylic prints. If however we feel your image is unsuitable for print, or the image cannot be enlarged to the desired size, we will get in touch to discuss your options.
You image will be cropped in our studio so it works in proportion to your chosen size. If you want the image to be cropped in a certain way please enter a description in the 'further instructions box'.
If you wish to scan an old photo, scan your image at 300 dpi resolution. Save the file in RGB mode using jpeg format at the highest quality setting and lowest compression.
If you have an old photo but do not have a scanner, simply take the photo into a photo lab and ask them to scan the image at 300 dpi resolution (as above) and put it on a CD. You will then be able to transfer the image to your computer where you will be able to upload it using the website.
To produce our acrylic prints we use industry leading flatbed inkjet technology. We use UV cured inks, which make our products last a lifetime. Our direct to acrylic print quality is the best available.
Shipping / Delivery
Acrylic Image ships Worldwide.
Orders are delivered within 10 days.
When your order is dispatched you will be emailed with a delivery date and tracking code so you can track your order.
Acrylic Image products are shipped by UPS couriers and will need to be signed for.