Acrylic mirror sheets can be used as an alternative to traditional glass mirrors for many applications. This sheet has a color tint which makes it great for design and decorative projects. Like all acrylics, they can be easily cut, formed and fabricated. When laser cutting, we recommend reversing your artwork and cutting with the backing side up (mirrored side face down) for best results. See our FAQ for more information on the differences between acrylic and glass mirror.
Acrylic mirrors are manufactured by applying a metal finish to one side of an extruded acrylic sheet which is then covered with a painted backing to protect the mirror surface. Note that the mirror backing can be easily damaged by solvents and other chemicals.
Mirror acrylic sheet
silver, gold, different colors
Acrylic plexiglass mirror is not rigid like regular glass mirror. Acrylic plexiglass mirror sheets will have some flexibility to it, especially larger sheets. If not properly mounted, this can cause distortions in the reflection (like a funhouse mirror). To help reduce distortions, the sheet should be mounted to a smooth rigid backing to keep it flat. There are several ways to mount the mirror sheet:
Mirror Mastic - Gunther Premier Mirror Mastic (be sure it is the mirror mastic for acrylic mirror and follow the instruction noted on the tube) – this is an adhesive made for acrylic mirror.
Screws – you can drill holes in the mirror sheet. Drill holes slowly and with light pressure. If possible, use a sacrifice board to put the sheet on to help reduce chipping or cracking as the bit comes out the other side. Drill holes a little larger than the size of the screw to allow for any expanding or contracting due to humidity and temperature changes. Do not tighten the screws to tight. If tighten to tight, the pressure will crack the mirror and/or distort the sheet.
Mounting clips – these can be purchased at most hardware or glass stores.