Which is better acrylic or lexan?

Acrylic, with its highest surface hardness, is common type of Thermoplastics, ideal for signage projects.

Lexan, generally considered a shatterproof material, is the brand name for a Polycarbonate Resin. Lexan is both strong and durable compared to traditional glass or Acrylic.


First off, Acrylic is a scratch-resistant material, whereas Lexan is ideal for anybody who is looking for high impact resistant material. Acrylic and Lexan come in standard colors and are considered cost-effective materials.


Acrylic Plexiglass is available in many standard colors with frosty, milky or glossy finishes.

Lexan (Polycarbonate), on the other hand, has far more limited color choice– clear and white.

High Light Transmission

Lexan transmits light extremely well. In fact, it is believed to transmit light better than its acrylic counterparts. Lighted signs with Lexan® sign faces have both even illumination and superior optical brightness, which can enhance your sign design. It can also allow you to use less LED lights and other light sources inside your sign cabinet, which lowers your production costs. Plus, because it’s more difficult to see light sources beneath Lexan® panels, your end result is an impressive completed sign with great visibility. And, as an added benefit, Lexan® provides excellent UV resistance.


Acrylic with its lower cost – when compared to Lexan polycarbonate, makes it an appealing choice for the business institutions.

If affordability is high on your decision-making list, the polycarbonate will have to take a backseat. It is more expensive than high impact acrylic. Lexan® is more costly because, in addition to the higher impact resistance, they also offer higher light transmission and superior optical brightness. So, if price is important, go with a high impact acrylic. It costs less and has a few distinct advantages of its own.

Impact resistance

Acrylic and polycarbonate both have a remarkable level of damage resistance. Lexan has 250 times more impact resistance over glass and 50 times over Acrylic. Acrylic falls short of the strength proven by Lexan. Although acrylic is high impact, the polycarbonate is virtually shatter-proof. It’s so impenetrable that the clear version of it is often used as bulletproof glass.


For signage solutions where safety is essential, Lexan has the incomparable strength – true victor.

How long does it take to make a wood sign?

Orders typically leave our warehouse within 1-2 weeks after being placed as each sign is handmade. You will receive an email confirmation when your order ships. Please allow an additional 1-5 business days for shipping.

The turnaround time of your custom sign varies depending on the project size, materials, complexity and installation requirements, if there are. Some signage projects may take less than 24 hours to complete, whereas some may require longer to finish. Please, contact our team of specialists for any urgent projects. We are here to provide you with fast signage manufacturing and quality graphics the best we can!

NOTE: Delivery dates are approximate and not guaranteed. Once your package leaves our warehouse, we do not have control over how it is handled by the courier or delivery delays due to COVID-19, weather, emergencies, labor strikes, and so forth.

How will I know what my sign will look like?

We will send you a proof via email, within a day or two to view exactly how your sign will look, this is the point where any changes can easily be made. We don’t start your sign until the final layout is exactly what you want and approved by you!

Can I have a custom sign made for me?

Of Course! We will consult with you to get your specifications. We love working with customers and creating custom signs! Each sign can be completely customized to your requirements. Fonts and colors of existing signs in our shop can be changed to match your requirements. To order a custom sign, please go to the “Customize First” section of our shopping cart.

What do you need to design my sign?

The best looking signs begin with quality artwork. We prefer to have a PSD, PDF or EPS file to use when designing your sign. We are very fortunate to have talented graphic designers on staff, so if you do not have the proper artwork, we can usually create it. If additional graphic design will be required for your project, you will be informed and provided with an estimate.

Do you accept refunds on wood signs?

Yes, you can cancel your order up to 3 days after purchase of a stock sign, as we start on our signs as soon as they are ordered. If you have ordered a custom sign, we will not be able to refund your money. On custom signs, no unfortunately.

Do you own the design that you have created for my sign?

It depends. Usually we own the design created. But if the customers pay for the design, we do not own the design anymore. All the rights are given to the customer.

Will you keep my design for further productions?

Of course! We keep all the designs of the signs that we produce for a certain period of time. We will keep your design, in case you need to get a sign or a printing with the same design in the future.

What size of signs do you make?

We make all sizes, but the larger signs are only sold locally because shipping for bigger signs is cost prohibited.

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