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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:13 pm

Choices for illuminated signage

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Been asked by a client (one I want to keep on side!) to supply an illuminated sign for their reception area...... this is as much as they have given me.

Is anyone able to hold my hand on this as I've never dealt with illuminated signage at all. Maybe some links to suppliers, suggestions, pics.

Any help would be gratefully received.
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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:51 pm

Aside form the obvious 'get a lightbox' - try backlit lettering / halo etc.

Take their logo - get it machined and fit LEDs to the rear.
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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:05 pm

With a lightbox, presumably I need to use translucent vinyls?
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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:16 pm

Hi Andy,
what size can you engrave? Get clear perspex engrave it with logo and run led in aluminium channel at the bottom, it gives a great effect! Modern and clean
here are a couple we did using shot blasting!
sit it on a ledge hiding all the fittings and transformers!

cheers

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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:19 pm

What channel is that Dan?? Looks very cool!

Might be a touch too big for our engraver but my brother in law has a huge glass sandblast unit so thats an option too.

Are the LED's easy enough to put together?

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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:23 pm

Hey Dan I like that. Is that a prefabricated extrusion you have The Lounge one sitting in, or did you make the base yourself. Neat!

We used to do similar ones way back using the small strip lights but nothing as neat as that.
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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:45 pm

Hi Guys, its a doddle! We buy the extrusion in, the leds fit into a slot in the extrusion connect to transformer and go! We buy from www.luznegra.net in spain, but i am sure you will find it in the uk. If you are sandblasting just be careful with letter size or detail as we find the sandblasting vinyl a little tricky with the small stuff. we have found it is an excellent way of getting rid of perspex off cuts!!

http://www.luznegra.net/en/catalogue/il ... /index.htm

have fun!

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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:53 pm

Does it not matter that the bottom of the letter isnt smooth then Dan? I always presumed (incorrectly obviously) that these had to be lasered.

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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:13 pm

we couldn't find anyone with a laser (local) so we tried shot blasting and have been blasting ever since! Get a sample of shotblasting vinyl sent out and go visit your brother in law! whatever is not polished (edges, shot blasting etc will glow!)
i will try and dig out a photo of one we did with just the edges of the letters and the edges lit and the middle of the letters filled with metallic mirror bling bling finished vinyl, it looked awesome!

cheers

Dan

it is also relatively cheap and low labour to produce and you can charge handsomely for it as they look so swish!
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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:14 pm

you can also fit colour changing led's if you really want to go to far!!!!
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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:21 pm

Dan, I think my brother in law (another Andy) just uses double layer of vinyl as a sandblast mask, he carves down a good half inch on some items and it doesnt seem to move. Could just feed the cheapest vinyl through a laminator and bond 2 layers together before cutting.

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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:27 pm

will try that next time! might help with the smaller letters etc! thanks matey!
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Post Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:35 pm

Hi Dan,

The other Andy is round ours now, he says most gloss vinyl doubled up is fine for sandblast - just test on a scrap piece obviously :wink:

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Post Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:36 pm

I have been looking on Google all morning fro some profile like this but so far been unsuccessful :(

Has anyone seen this in the UK?

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Post Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:36 pm

Hi Andy,
did you get my email in response to your pm? I cant pm as I am not in the uk!

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Dan

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