Is acrylic mirror similar to glass mirror?
Acrylic mirror offers the same reflective qualities as glass mirror, however acrylic mirror is more flexible. Due to this, acrylic mirror needs to mounted to a completely flat surface with no imperfections. One of the major advantages of acrylic mirror is the fact that acrylic is over 30 times stronger than glass and therefore will not shatter like glass does - this makes it a great choice where safety is an important factor.
How should acrylic mirror be mounted?
Acrylic mirror sheet is flexible so must be applied to a perfectly flat surface to minimise the chance of distortion.
Available in both 3mm and 5mm thicknesses we recommend opting for the more rigid 5mm thickness for larger sheet (larger than 1200mm x 1200mm) sizes as it’s easier to keep flat.
To help keep the mirror sheet flat and rigid, we recommend applying mirror sheet to a perfectly flat sheet of plywood or MDF of at least 3/4" thickness. This should be done with good mirror adhesive such as Evo-Stick Mirror Adhesive or a good quality VHB double sided tape. Any adhesive used must be applied evenly across the entire surface of the mirror (we recommend using a Gloss roller brush to spread the adhesive evenly) to help achieve a flat finish therefore minimising the chance of distortion.
Both mirror adhesive and VHB double sided tape are readily available in all good hardware stores.
Will I be notified when my order is out for delivery?
Yes. Simply Plastics will send you an email when your order has been dispatched. If your shipment is trackable the email will contain tracking details and a link to the delivery couriers website, where you can track the progress of the shipment.
I need my order urgently, can I pay for faster shipping?
Yes. We offer an express delivery service which aims to deliver all orders in 1-3 working days. Orders are delivered by a recognised courier company and may require a signature on delivery.
Can I collect my order from Simply Plastics?
Yes, of course. At the final stage of the checkout process there is a delivery option labelled "Collection/pickup" which is free. When your order is ready for collection you will receive an email to notify you, which includes our opening times and address.
Can Simply Plastics help me with a fabrication project?
Yes we can. Customised, cut-to-size materials can be ordered directly through the website, but if you require further fabrication we can help you with this too.
Our fabrication services include,
- CNC routing
- Diamond polishing
- Flame polishing
- Intricate laser cutting
Examples of fabricated products include,
- Acrylic display cases
- Point of sale
- Retail display
- Lighting applications
- Brochure holders
- 2D/3D Acrylic lettering
- Office Interiors
For enquiries regarding any project from prototypes to large production runs, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.