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Martin Grimmer

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Post Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:17 pm

curved wall problems

Hi,

Not sure how to approach this job, and dont' want to bite off more than I can chew.

Client has a very curved wall (if you can imagine quarter of a circle it is that rounded) and the current fascia is raised, joined lettering (seems foamboard with simplefix) applied to painted plywood or similar. This is currently lit externally with swan-neck type lighting (which I don't particularly like).

They want the fascia renewed, and are after back-lit lettering. Cannot see how this can be done, given the curve and the fact that the joined lettering will be quite long.

Guess my questions are these:

Can it be backlit at reasonable price?

Is there any external lighting apart from the swan-neck style, that looks good - contacts appreciated.

Ta.


Martin

p.s. guess you could have back lit routered di-bond trays, with the curvature cut out top and bottom - although obviously would be flat face on
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Post Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:28 pm

Hi Martin, sounds like you are after a curved lightbox, kind of like the things yo see on garage forecourts, and at Tesco's etc?
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Post Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:18 pm

Hi Lorraine,

Guess curved lightbox may be an option (any supplier details?) but it is the back of the sign that must also be curved to follow the wall contours - guess the bespoke nature of such a sign likely to push prices up?

Martin
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Post Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:28 am

Martin, give Northern Lightboxes a ring, they will be able to tell you.

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