I'm searching something like acryl but cheaper if possible. Are there any good alternatives? Something like this: Google image search for "reflecting undergrounds"

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Are there any good alternatives?

There are all kinds of reflective surfaces available. Drive over to the nearest home center and look around; you'll find:

  • window glass
  • sheets of various plastics such as Lexan
  • metals like stainless steel, aluminum, and copper
  • plastic laminate
  • glass tiles and glazed ceramic tiles
  • mirrored glass

For that matter, look around your home before going anywhere. Even a sheet of acetate film that's often used to wrap flowers and other products can provide a good reflective surface. Place that on a sheet of colored paper and you've got a nice shiny surface for your product to sit on.

  • This is a nice starting list. I would add metalic wrapping paper for gifts. And autoadhesive vynil.
    – Rafael
    Jan 8, 2016 at 19:01
  • You also can use the hood of your car! Well, if you do not have a car this will be more expensive...
    – Rafael
    Jan 8, 2016 at 19:03

I use ceramic bathroom tiles every time I need to create a similar product shot.

I use all different colours for different products and use the lighting to determine the level of reflection needed for any given shot.

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