Authentic plexiglass acrylic sheets are offered in various shades of opaque black and white for lighting, lighted signs, and solid signs. Black sheets are available from 1/16" to 1.00" thick and white sheets from 1/16" to 1/2" thick. Most thicker variations can be ordered through special order.
Please note: light transmission of white plexiglass sheets (also known as white acrylic plate) change with thickness. Therefore 1/8" 2447 lighting white will transmit more light than 3/16" 2447. Basically the thicker the white, the less the light transmitted. This is true with all white and translucent color sheets. There may be small differences in color between manufacturers and between batches, but the colors do not change with thickness.
White plexiglass color and application guidelines:
2447 - 50% light transmission for lighting, light boxes and tables
7328 - 31% light transmission for backlit signs
7508 - 9% light transmission for non-lit signs
3015 - 3% light transmission for non-lit signs
We cut to size all sheets we sell. In fact, by cutting down the material for you at our factory our customers save on shipping costs since the final package is smaller and ships more economically. To benefit from this, simply add the sheets that you need to the cart and enter the measurements in the "Cutting Info" box on the product page. Then add a cutting charge line item for the number of cuts you need. Straight cuts are displayed as single selection buttons on the product page. More complex cuts (such as circles) can be found here.
1/8" = .118" = 3mm
1/2" = .472" = 12mm
3/16" = .177" = 4.5mm
3/4" = .708" = 18mm
1/4" = .236" = 6mm
1" = .944" = 24mm
3/8" = .354" = 9mm
Thickness tolerances are +/- 10% on acrylic sheets and can vary throughout the sheet. Normally we see variations less than 5%. Sheets sizes can vary from the manufacturer and some are cut from larger sheets. Because of this, the sheet dimensions are nominal and might be +/- saw cut. Call 1-800-474-3688 if you have any questions before placing your order.