*PlexiFoto Direct Impression Specs and FAQ

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CNC Milled: 3 MM High Gloss, Framing
Grade Acrylic:
All hanging Hardware

For precise sizes, polished edges and unique shapes for your picture mounting needs.

Sourced from the best of the best. Highest caliber of clarity and vividness, free of imperfections such as dust and bubbles.

Acrylic wall art up in minutes. Just grab a hammer.


Precision Crisp Lightweight Guarantee
Impeccable Precision Crisp with Depth Lightweight & Easy to Transport 5 Year Guarantee


  • 3-5 Business Days 
  • Local pick up or shipping available at check out
  • 3 mm high gloss plexi (acrylic) 
  • 3 mm white Komatex (PVC) backing for rigidity, structure and support
  • ½” or 3/4” aluminum subframe for distortion-free prints
  • All hanging hardware included. Get it on your wall within minutes!



Direct prints are great for homeowners who are looking to decorate their walls, or for commercial, office and retail settings, as well as entry-level photographers and artists who are looking to test the medium. Direct Impression PlexiFoto has the same frameless yet powerful look as Fine Art PlexiFoto but differs mostly in the technique by which the image is applied to the Plexiglas. Direct Impressions may also be used for promotional products, locations, or elegant signage and logos.

  • Excellent for medium-term (5 years+) printing
  • Durability & Brilliance with a UV-cured ink printing process
  • Crystal clear and subtle depth of 1/8” (3mm) which protects and promotes the range of color



     The direct impression acrylic print is achieved by laying down a sheet of framing grade Plexiglas on a flatbed printer and ink is sprayed directly onto the substrate and then cured by trailing UV lights. Thus the image is printed directly onto the rigid substrate. While Direct Impression PlexiFoto looks equally stunning, archivability, resolution and color gamut are slightly less refined than the Fine Art PlexiFoto combination.

  • The best  name brand materials sourced from the best vendors in the industry
  • Meticulous  attention detail paired with the best materials ensures a dust and bubble free print
  • Comparable look and feel to a Fine Art PlexiFoto


What's included 
Direct Impression PlexiFoto:

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3 mm High gloss, framing grade Plexiglas (acrylic)

We source from the best vendors and use only the best name brands in the industry to ensure you get the highest caliber of clarity and vividness, free of imperfections such as dust or bubbles.


CNC milled for precise sizes, polished edges and unique shapes

Every Tropicolor Big Ass Print comes precisely cut with polished edges for comfortable handling. Computerized cutting achieves exact and precise sizes and professional grade polished edges. If you have several prints of the same size such as in the case of triptychs, only CNC cuts can guarantee that your prints will match in size.

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All hanging hardware included.
Up on your wall in minutes.

With every Tropicolor Big Ass Print comes the promise of rigid, structurally sound hanging hardware. We put our mounting hardware through rigorous testing to ensure your print will not bow, warp or fall off your wall no matter how large your print. Our aluminum prints come with a 1” or ½” aluminum subframe depending on the size of your print. Each subframe comes complete with D-rings and art hangers rated to safely hold the weight of your print.


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 General FAQ 

  • Will the Plexiglas yellow over time?

In short, no. Have you ever seen a bar top with resin that has yellowed over the years?

Plexiglas will not suffer the same as it transmits 92% of visible light. In an aging study, it was determined that in the span of over 10 years in the harshest sunlight, Plexiglas will only lose about 2% of its clarity which you cannot detect with the naked eye. In fact, Plexiglas is so clear you can look through the edge of a thick sheet and read a business card easily.

During World War II, acrylic / Plexiglas sheets were used in aircraft manufacturing and those old planes have been sitting in the sun for 60 years and the Plexiglas is still clear.

This is what helps the final PlexiFoto print look so vibrant and we invest in name brand, high-quality Plexiglas sheets to ensure your print will look its absolute best.

  • Is Plexiglas the same as acrylic?

Similar to how there are many varieties of wood and metals out there, there’s a lot of variety in plastics. Acrylic is the generic name for the optically clear plastic known as clear methyl methacrylate resin. Names such as Plexiglas, Plexiglass, Plex, Plexi Glass, Flexi Glass, Perspex, Polycast, Lucite, Optix and Acrylite are all synonyms and brand names for different acrylic sheets. All these terms mean are interchangeable for this thermoplastic material.

  • How do I clean my PlexiFoto print?

To clean you print on plexi do not use Windex or any cleaner with ammonia or alcohol. Doing so will cause your Plexiglas to become opaque over time. We recommend cleaners such as a Novus. If none of these are readily available a little bit of dish soap and water and a soft, non-abrasive cloth will also work.

  • I’m worried by photo will not look sharp enough. Or that there isn’t enough resolution. How can I check?

The easiest way to check your photo for resolution and potential print size is to submit it for a photo analysis or email us: Simply let us know the final size you intend to print and we'll take it from there.

If you're interested in learning how to analyze your photo visit: FAQ - How large can I print my photo? Does it have enough resolution? What is viewing distance?

  • What are some other terms and descriptions for PlexiFoto?

There are a ton of different ways of describing PlexiFoto which may get confusing. But should any match the listed descriptions below, then there's a good chance it is the PlexiFoto finish we offer at Tropicolor.

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Why Tropicolor?

Shop around and obtain other quotes. We are confident our price is very competitive considering how much quality, care and time we put into our product.  If you can get a better-written offer with the same specs and materials, let us know and we can try to come close to their quote. However, be sure to compare apples to apples since there are a lot of subtle things that you cannot see at a glance but will notice in person or will affect the longevity and archivability of your print.

Exceptional Quality. Exceptional Service:

  • Experience. Founded as a family-owned business since 1986, Tropicolor’s original owners--the Chien brothers--have almost three decades of experience to offer you. View Tropicolor's history.
  • Excellent service and knowledgeable staff. Our staff is here to help you with any printing questions you can think of. From technical questions to general inspiration. We are happy to consult with you.
  • Color correction provided for all images, unless they are professionally taken and already come color corrected.
  • Turnaround: All ready to hang prints are completed between 3 - 7 working days.
  • Professional, gallery quality work: Tropicolor is the proud printer of the Art Basel VIP Collector’s Lounge and numerous museums and galleries in Miami and internationally. View Tropicolor's portfolio.

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Miami Beach, FL

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