Have you ever wondered how exactly your Lucites are made? In order to ensure that we deliver a quality product, a lot of highly skilled work is involved in making Lucites that you’ll be proud to display in your office. The exact timing and order of the production steps of Lucites can vary according to the specific design. But, for the most part, they follow the basic sequence below.

Making Your Lucites: The Initial Steps

  • The production process of Lucites starts with the blending of two ingredients: an acrylic resin powder, and monomer, a clear liquid. The resulting mixture is a thick, opaque liquid, roughly similar to toothpaste.
  • This liquid mixture is then poured into molds.
  • Items to be placed within the Lucites—whether paper or acetate containing text, or pewter castings etc.—are layered into the mixture by hand.
  • Another layer of the mixture is then poured over the objects and allowed to harden.
  • Lucite tombstones: how they are made, step 1

    Making the Lucite

  • Lucite dealtoys, how they are made, step 2

    Pouring the Lucite

  • Financial tombstones: how they are made, step 3

    Baking the Lucite

  • Lucites: how they are made, step 4

    Sanding the Lucite

  • Lucites: how they are made, step 5

    Screening and printing art

  • Lucites, how they are made, step 6

    Placing art and pouring more Lucite for second casting

Making Your Lucites: The Initial Steps (Cont.)

  • Once the acrylic mixture has hardened, it is placed into ovens called autoclaves. The autoclave functions like a kiln, the process can take up to 7 hours.
  • The Lucites are then cooled and removed from their molds.
  • Once cooled, the Lucite deal toys goes through initial stages of sanding.
  • The Lucite tombstones then have their artwork screen printed and placed.
  • If the Lucites requires additional artwork, the artwork is placed, and more liquid Lucite is poured for a second casting.

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