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Red Perspex Sheet (Fluorescent) 5mm x 1000mm x 600mm

Mars Red Fluorescent Perspex 5mm thickness. Size 1000mm by 600mm. These sheets have an edge that appears to glow under ambient light. Perspex colour ref 4T56.

Availability: In Stock.

43231 £22.50
(£27.00 incl VAT)

This flourescent 5mm Mars Red Perspex Acrylic Sheet measures 1000mm x 600mm. The surface of the sheet has a high gloss finish.


  • High gloss surface.
  • Very high light transmission.
  • Glowing edge under ambient light.
  • Easily laser cut, drilled and thermoformed.

Fluorescent sheets have an edge that appears to 'glow' under ambient light which can be used to create very striking designs. Fluorescent Perspex sheets are also see through, though the view is tinted by the colour of the Perspex. Kitronik stock a range of colours in our fluorescent range.


Fluorescent Perspex acrylic sheets have many applications such as point of sale, model making, signs, artistic and architectural installation, casings, etc.

Working with Perspex acrylic sheets:

Perspex is a versatile material that can be cut, drilled, laser cut and thermoformed.

Perspex is a thermoplastic which means that when it is heated above 140-180C it becomes flexible. This allows the material to be formed into the required shape or bent. Once the material cools below 85C it becomes rigid again.

Perspex sheets are often shaped using a CNC router or laser cutter. The edge of laser cut Perspex has a pleasing polished look. If you look carefully at the edge of a piece of laser cut Perspex you can often see slight vertical lines that are caused by the pulses a laser uses when cutting.

If you want to get a perfectly smooth finish on the edge of piece of machined Perspex a polishing technique can be used. Typical polishing techniques include diamond polishing and flame polishing.

It also possible to etch the surface of a Perspex sheet using a laser cutter. This can produce some very pleasing visual effects. The Perspex sheets have a protective film on both faces. If you are etching the material then this should be removed from the surface that is to be etched. If you are just laser cutting then this film can be left in place (if you wish) as it does not create any harmful gases when it is laser cut (unlike PVC).

More detailed information and resources on working with Perspex can be found in our resource section.


  • 1 x Mars Red Perspex Acrylic Sheet (Flourescent) 5mm x 1000mm x 600mm.

Perspex colour reference code:

  • 4T56.


  • Length: 1000mm.
  • Width: 600mm.
  • Thickness: 5mm (nominal).


The manufacturing tolerance for the thickness of cast Perspex acrylic sheets are the stated thickness +/-10% plus +/- 0.4mm. This means a 5mm Perspex sheet could be between 4.1mm and 5.9mm in thickness.



  • On all Plywood, MDF and Perspex Sheet Orders (excluding A4 size) there is a flat delivery charge of £6.50 per order in the U.K. (£18.00 for remote locations).
What to do with scrap Perspex?
If you've ever done any projects involving Perspex, no matter how careful you've been to maximise your usage, you'll always have at least some scrap Perspex left over. Harry Gowlett, a second year Secondary Design and Technology Education student at Nottingham Trent University, shares some excellent tips on how you might recycle your Perspex offcuts into useful items.
How to cut Perspex
This Kitronik University course is part of the working with materials course, and covers how to cut and scribe Perspex.
Perspex Preparation and After-care
This Kitronik University course is part of the working with materials course, and covers aspects of preparing Perspex before work, and after-care.
Engraving, Finishing and Polishing Perspex
This Kitronik University course is part of the working with materials course, and covers aspects of engraving, finishing, and polishing Perspex.
Drilling, Screwing and Tapping Perspex
This Kitronik University course is part of the working with materials course, and covers aspects of drilling, tapping and screwing Perspex.
Laser Cutting Perspex
Some detail into laser cutting and scribing Perspex Acrylic Sheets.
Machining and Routing Perspex
Some detail into sawing, machining and routing Perspex Acrylic Sheets.
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