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picture of acrylic sandwich boards installed in line at a software company. the images within can be replaced by removing the top sheet of acrylic

Acrylic sandwich boards are extremely elegant display frames. Off late, there are being used pretty extensively, in modern retail stores. Acrylic sandwich panels have a USP wherein, the image within can be easily replaced even by anybody in the store. After the initial cost of the frame, the cost of the print within is negligible and the same can be repeatedly changed.

Modern retail stores continually need to update their visual communication. This new communication could be about new product launches, changes in the prices or simply new product photography. If the vinyl used for this communication is pasted directly on the wall, the store owner will have to call a fitter every time he or she needs to change the print. Acrylic sandwich boards are a solution to this problem.

components and material specifications of an acrylic sandwich panel
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Acrylic Sandwich Boards

As the name suggests, the display frame is made of two sheets of clear acrylic. Both the sheets can have the same thickness. Although at Orchid we recommend the use of a thicker base sheet. What we typically use is a 3 / 5 mm sheet of acrylic for the base and a 2 / 3 mm top sheet. The top sheet is what gives the acrylic sandwich boards their typical shiny finish. The entire frame rests on the base plate. You get open able stud caps on four corners of the frame. We also include ‘risers’ beneath the studs. This increases the height of the frame by creating a gap between the acrylic sheets and the wall. Once installed, the frame give a beautiful 3D effect.

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The sheets are cut on our laser our CNC router machine. This gives the acrylic a very smooth and even finish. The frames typically have a ‘crystal edge’ which looks very good, when viewed from the side. The frame has four 10 mm holes on the corners. One inch risers are fitted beneath these holes. The risers are hollow and you can screw in a cap screw or stud in it. The two sheets of acrylic are held between the riser and stud cap.

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Modern retail stores continually need to update their visual communication. This communication could be about new product launches, changes in the prices or simply new product photography. If the vinyl used for this communication is pasted directly on the wall, the store owner will have to call a fitter every time he or she needs to change the print. Acrylic sandwich boards are a solution to this problem.

Changeable prints in the Acrylic frame

As described in the paragraph above, the store employee simply needs to unscrew the stud caps on the corners of the sandwich acrylic frame. The top sheet comes off and the print within can now be easily replaced. The whole process of removing the top sheet, changing the print and putting back the top sheet, can be carried out in less than five minutes. Shown above are installations of sandwich acrylic frames done at a Jehangir Skincity Clinic and offices of Girivan Resorts.