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High Gloss Acrylic For Kitchen Splashbacks
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High Gloss Acrylic For Kitchen Splashbacks

Posted on Tuesday 7th of March 2017

High Gloss Acrylic is a great glass alternative for kitchen splash backs. High Gloss Acrylic Sheet provides you with a luxury, high quality finish. It is designed by having a layer of vibrant colour permanently printed on to one side of the crystal clear acrylic. This results in a brilliantly reflective and high gloss finish and so is a great money saving alternative to Glass. The High Gloss Acrylic has a higher price tag compared to our normal coloured acrylic sheet because you...Read More

Laser Cutting In To Acrylic Perspex
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Laser Cutting In To Acrylic Perspex

Posted on Tuesday 8th of November 2016

Laser cutting in to a variety of materials is becoming increasingly popular, most often used within industrial manufacturing companies the laser cutter is starting to make its way over to small design businesses, artists and schools as well as being a sought after piece of equipment within universities for art and design students. Using a laser to cut or engrave in to any material offers an extremely versatile, accurate and precise method if you want to create shapes, designs or images on...Read More

Raspberry Pi Magic Mirror Project Gallery
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Raspberry Pi Magic Mirror Project Gallery

Posted on Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

At Cut Plastic Sheeting we love to see our materials being used in clever and creative ways. One of our favourite uses for two-way mirror is to create a magic mirror powered by the tiny and affordable Raspberry Pi computer. Most people only know about two-way mirrors from the interrogation rooms in crime dramas. They are of course great for surveillance, but artists and tech craftsman have also come up with incredibly clever ways to use these unique, reflective acrylic sheets. Whether you...Read More

Dibond Painting Substrate: The Ideal Art Surface?
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Dibond Painting Substrate: The Ideal Art Surface?

Posted on Sunday 21st of June 2015

A poor painter should never blame their tools, however only with the right materials can an artist truly realise their vision. For artists looking for a new surface to work on, Dibond painting substrate is quickly becoming a popular choice, not only for its stiffness, but also due to its supreme smoothness and the superb results of its graphic finish. Available on Cut Plastic Sheeting in various colours, we've explained the benefits of printing on aluminium composite sheets before, but...Read More

A Guide To Plastic - Perspex Cut To Size
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A Guide To Plastic - Perspex Cut To Size

Posted on Wednesday 15th of April 2015

Renowned worldwide as a superior alternative to glass, Perspex is a clear plastic material with a wide range of properties and potential applications. Though many people know the name 'Perspex', it is actually not the name of the material at all, but rather a manufacturing brand. What we know as Perspex is actually 'Polymethyl methacrylate', but for rather obvious reasons it is often shortened to simply acrylic. Chances are you have heard of acrylic plastic but never knew that Perspex and...Read More

How To Build A Drinks Bar With Acrylic
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How To Build A Drinks Bar With Acrylic

Posted on Wednesday 8th of April 2015

Over ten times stronger than glass and available in a range of different colours and finishes, acrylic plastic is the ideal material for fabricating bar tops and bar shelves. Acrylic is an easy material to work with and can can be cut to size using common household tools, not to mention it can be installed on to a number of substrates – either horizontally or vertically – using a variety of different fixing methods. Building a drinks bar with acrylic is incredibly simple, and the...Read More

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