About Acrylic Photo Printing
Make an impact with your design printed in an acrylic block. Acrylic prints UK made are a modern and stylish way to display anything from artwork to photos. The beautiful clear blocks have a matte white backing, which looks chic and contemporary. Made from 2 cm thick acrylic with a diamond polished finish, your designs will look flawless encapsulated in the elegant, crystal clear acrylic. With a free standing display, images are given a 3D glass effect, which adds depth and interest.
These durable blocks are unbreakable, so are a great choice if you have a busy household or gallery and are worried about them being knocked over. The highly transparent, glossy finish of the blocks will reflect the light and bring new life and vibrancy to your designs.
At a glance...
Clear acrylic blocks
Diamond polished acrylic
3 year guarantee
Vibrant, high quality print
Handmade in UK
How Acrylic Photo Printing is Made
Handmade in the UK, your new blocks are printed, polished and hand finished to ensure your designs look their best. Your designs are printed directly into the clear acrylic, essentially creating a long-lasting and fade-resistant finish. Our specialist printing method ensures your designs will have incredible print detail, with fine lines and colours reproduced to the highest standards. The reverse of the block has a matte white backing. Your image is still visible through this backing, but it is not fully transparent.
To keep your blocks looking their best, we recommend giving them a wipe if they get a little dusty or dirty. It is also advisable to keep them out of constant direct sunlight.
Acrylic photo printing is a modern and fun way to display anything from artwork to photography. The different size options are perfect if you want to print a range of designs or photographs from a series. Go from large to small or create a contemporary triptych style display. Your designs are printed into the acrylic, so they will be given a glossy finish, thanks to the highly polished encasing. This adds vibrancy and depth, so it is ideal for highly detailed designs.
Reviews for Acrylic Photo Blocks
based on 2 customer reviews
Very good looks and quality.
Fast delivery to Switzerland. Exactly as pictured. Happy with purchase. Good quality and a very good seller. Thank you. Will order again.
How does this product enhance my...
Adding art and photography to your home can help show off your artistic and personal taste. It is very easy to pop a photo or a print in a frame, or even a canvas and while these do look nice, they don't tend to stand out very much. Make your designs and photography pop in a contemporary and unusual way with acrylic photo printing. Create photo blocks in all different sizes, and make display areas in your home showing them off. We guarantee they will look stunning, whether placed on a coffee table, fireplace or your desk.
Do you own a photography studio and are looking for new products to offer your clients? The photography business is very competitive and with so many different studios around, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. Offer your customers a quirky way to display their brand new photos, with photo blocks. Perhaps you could include one of the smaller sizes as a free gift to your customers when they order a photography package from you. There are so many ways to make these acrylic photo blocks work for your business.
As a designer or artist, it is always a good idea to offer your clients a stylish way to display your creations. If you are stuck in a rut and are looking for a new way to print your artwork, then acrylic photo printing could be just what you are looking for. The diamond polished finish of these blocks will make your designs shine, and the crisp, high quality print will show off every details, fine line and colour to perfection. Offer them in all 4 sizes so your customers can select the best dimensions for their space.
Frequently asked questions:
What are the blocks made from?
Your new blocks are made from acrylic. Acrylic prints UK made right here in our studio in London. The block has a diamond polished finish, which gives it a glossy and smooth appearance.
What are the sizes of the acrylic photo blocks?
We offer acrylic photo printing in 4 sizes. Choose from A7, A6, A5 or square. Why not opt for several sizes for different designs and create a beautiful display for your home?
How quickly can I receive a photo block?
Photo block printing is available with a very quick turnaround and delivery if required. It is possible for us to make them on the same day of ordering and we offer a next day delivery service.
Browse Designer Photo Blocks
Our talented #ContradoCreatives have produced this captivating range of stylish acrylic photo blocks, featuring their own unique artwork. Enhance your home with this bespoke collection.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important, choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.