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Post Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:36 am

stainless lettering with blue halo leds advice please

hi all a customer has aked for the above signage
fabrication is not a problem
the building is painted and i am worried that the lettering will be lost in the daytime

any recommendations
i was thinking of mounting all the lettering on a coloured pan tray
just not sure what colour to get the best results day /night

any pointers apreciated

derek
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Post Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:54 pm

Hi Derek,

The best halo you can achieve is if the background is a matt light colour - looking at the building this seems to be the case, although a tray painted matt white would give the optimum halo.

Halo illuminated signage is meant to look delicate and understated rather than in your face like a face illumination but with the halo being blue rather than white I think this would stand out quite well. You could also oversize your backtrays to create a key line as well as a halo which will give it an extra punch. See picture...

Hopefully this will help :D

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Post Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:00 pm

Brushed rather than polished would help it stand out a bit better during the day especially in the unlikely event that the sun shone on it. :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
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Post Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:33 am

hi kate and martin
thanks for the info
all food for thought
more and more customers asking for this sort of thing
so all info appreciated

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Post Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:10 am

Derek Heron wrote:h

more and more customers asking for this sort of thing


derek


Your a lucky man Derek, I'm finding them few and far between.

I have done a few stainless on cream with LED and find they look good in daytime aswell
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Post Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:43 am

i like the look of that keyline effect kate, almost looks like a neon band.
i am guessing from the picture this is a polished edge acrylic, looks a nice effect against that dark back.
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Post Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:07 pm

Speak to fabricut, they can make edgelit and backlit stainless letters,and they work really well. the "f" is the example! Goodluck

All the best

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Post Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:12 pm

Robert Lambie wrote:i like the look of that keyline effect kate, almost looks like a neon band.
i am guessing from the picture this is a polished edge acrylic, looks a nice effect against that dark back.


No polished edges Rob, just 4mm opal polycarbonate back tray that is oversized by a few mm rather than sunken.

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Post Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:10 pm

Katie Waterhouse wrote:
Robert Lambie wrote:i like the look of that keyline effect kate, almost looks like a neon band.
i am guessing from the picture this is a polished edge acrylic, looks a nice effect against that dark back.


No polished edges Rob, just 4mm opal polycarbonate back tray that is oversized by a few mm rather than sunken.

Katie x
Great idea...can see that being offered to a few customers :)
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Post Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:20 pm

Robert, if you polish the edges you won't get the same effect, to get that sort of effect the edge needs to be a bit rough but obviously not to rough :lol1: :lol1:

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