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PatrickElsender
PatrickElsender e2 Member 569 forum postsPatrickElsender vcard Germany
19 Jul 2014 - 4:02 PM

I noted some excellent photo's where the photographer had used acrylic as a reflective material. Could someone please advise the best outlets for purchasing acrylic. Better still if you live in Germany. However all answers will be appreciated.
Thank you.
Patrick.

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72277 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2014 - 4:37 PM

Why not contact the photographer who is using the acrylic as a reflective material ?
You would get something much more precise that way.

PatrickElsender
PatrickElsender e2 Member 569 forum postsPatrickElsender vcard Germany
19 Jul 2014 - 4:51 PM

Thanks for the advice arhb. There is more than one photographer. I'll have to wade through the gallery's.

arhb
arhb e2 Member 72277 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2014 - 5:16 PM

I would be interested to see what you're liking -
can you remember the photographers name?
Or link when you find an example?

PatrickElsender
PatrickElsender e2 Member 569 forum postsPatrickElsender vcard Germany
19 Jul 2014 - 5:34 PM

Hi. I'll see if I can a pic but it will take me some time. But when I come across some examples I'll let you know.
Patrick.

bppowell
bppowell  122125 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2014 - 5:37 PM

I had a Photo of my granddaughters printed on acrylic by Photobox, I am more than happy with the result.

Barry

PatrickElsender
PatrickElsender e2 Member 569 forum postsPatrickElsender vcard Germany
19 Jul 2014 - 5:54 PM

Thanks bppowell. What I am after is coloured acrylic, especially black because a contributor or maybe more had some pics on here where the subject items were reflected in the acrylic base. I think there was a chess set or pieces and a line of those Russian Dolls that fit inside each other.

GarethRobinson
GarethRobinson e2 Member 8992 forum postsGarethRobinson vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2014 - 6:13 PM

Ebay has all colours listed. Simple search will reveal all.

PatrickElsender
PatrickElsender e2 Member 569 forum postsPatrickElsender vcard Germany
19 Jul 2014 - 6:20 PM

Thanks Gareth, unfortunately I do not deal with ebay. But yes you are correct.
I found two photo's so far while I'm trawling.
Check out the gallery of ANDYSNAPPER, two nice pics of roses reflected in a black tile he bought. Good idea and nice pics but the reflective properties of acrylic are greater.
Thanks.
Patrick.

GarethRobinson
GarethRobinson e2 Member 8992 forum postsGarethRobinson vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2014 - 6:24 PM

Patrick you can also use clear acrylic or glass and put coloured paper under it then you have a choice on the cheap and still produce the same results.

PatrickElsender
PatrickElsender e2 Member 569 forum postsPatrickElsender vcard Germany
19 Jul 2014 - 6:30 PM

HI Gareth, GREAT TIP. Must admit my grey matter did not consider such an option. Glass table I have. Paper I can buy and I suppose whereas acrylic might easily scratch, glass will not. Good Tip.
Thanks.
Patrick.

Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10577 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2014 - 8:55 PM

Try these people Trent Plastics

PatrickElsender
PatrickElsender e2 Member 569 forum postsPatrickElsender vcard Germany
20 Jul 2014 - 10:23 AM

Thanks Terry. I did check them out although I am not a user of ebay. They have plenty of options for colour and sizes but also it looks like they do not post outside the U.K.
Thank you for the input.
Patrick.

arhb
arhb e2 Member 72277 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2014 - 6:46 PM

I misunderstood your OP Patrick - I'm pleased you got some help in the right direction.

PatrickElsender
PatrickElsender e2 Member 569 forum postsPatrickElsender vcard Germany
27 Jul 2014 - 6:11 PM

Thanks arhb. No probs. Scouting around electro scrap yards now, looking for acrylic lids and stuff off old printers etc.

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