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Perspex Sheets


Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2006 10:13AM
Where could I find perspex sheets that cut to size, I want to use it to do still life photography?

Thanks.

* something not expensive please..;o)

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mad-dogs 18 2.2k England
6 Sep 2006 10:20AM
Perspex or plexiglass is not cheap. You need to look via Yellow Pages for plastic suppliers in your area.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2006 10:30AM
Whats the difference between acrylic plastic perspex and plexiglass?
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 684 England
6 Sep 2006 10:35AM
None, the actual polymer material is called polymethyl methacrylate. Perspex is a registered trade name for it (and I think plexiglass is an RTM too).
BOB S 18 2.6k
6 Sep 2006 11:05AM
Amari Plastics are good, they may have some off-cuts that would suit your needs, google them.

BOB
mshepherd 16 667 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2006 11:22AM
I’ve used this ebay seller: Red-Display - the postage ramps it up a bit for single items so its worth ordering a few bits at the same time (but it did come next day by courier)
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2006 11:25AM
Matt, I have been looking at that. Is it any good? is it mirrored?
csurry 18 9.2k 92
6 Sep 2006 11:49AM
Got mine from Eagle Plastics in Leicestershire. They cut the sheets to the size I requested. Much cheaper than perspex and just as good, especially when you consider the price.

Also much cheaper to replace when you accidentally scratch it Smile

Cheryl
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Sep 2006 11:55AM
Cheryl, did you buy a sheet or a pack? What size did you get and how much? Is it mirrored?
kevan 18 447
6 Sep 2006 12:09PM
Have you tried B&Q?

Kevan
theorderingone 16 2.4k
6 Sep 2006 12:19PM
It will depend on how big you need, but I've always gone to a supplier like Amari Plastics and asked if they have any off-cuts.

Amari Plastics

If you give your local branch a ring in advance, they'll normally save you what they can so you can go pick it up.
mshepherd 16 667 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2006 12:23PM

Quote:Matt, I have been looking at that. Is it any good? is it mirrored?


I’m not a plastics expert so I couldn’t say if it “mirrored” but it is quite shiny - The Black sheet I have will give a low key reflection. But as Cheryl does point out it does scratch easily!

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