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Updated by lajretrade on Jul 12, 2018
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Acrylic Prints Buyers Guide - 5 Key Questions

Acrylic prints have become a popular and elegant way to display your photography, but there are now many companies out there providing them with varying degrees of quality. Below are five key questions and things to look for when researching a company to produce these for you.


What is the manufacturing method? Direct printing or face mount?

What is the manufacturing method? Direct printing or face mount?

The face mount method offers a much higher end look with richer color, but comes at a higher price. Direct to acrylic printing is faster and easier to create and offered at a much lower price point.


Where is it made? Is out outsourced?

The best acrylic prints are often made in the USA and Europe while those coming from China and India are mass produced with direct to acrylic printing. Know where your product comes from and if it's produced by the company directly or outsourced.


What is the guarantee?

What happens if your print arrives with imperfections? How about if it's damaged in shipping? Does the company make you jump through a bunch of hoops to get a replacement?


Are quality components used?

In addition to differences in how the acrylic print is produced, there are quite a few differences in the quality of components including acrylic type, paper type, inks, backing material and hanging hardware. There are many questions to ask within this question. A great detailed acrylic prints buyers guide can be found here.


Does the company have lots of legitimate online reviews?

First look to see that the company is well reviewed and if so where those reviews come from. Are you reviews on the company's website which can be altered and curated? Do they come from a 3rd party like Shopper Approved or Facebook? Look for reviews in many places like Yelp, Google, Facebook, 3rd party sites, the Better Business Bureau, 3rd party blogs, etc.