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Colin Bland

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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:09 pm

Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

Hi constantly asked to supply thick letters on fascia boards does anyone have any solutions to this
Here is what we have done in the past

1) Built up 3 dimensional letter too expensive

2) acrylic - too expensive

3) Foamex ok price but horrible airated edge which doesn't finish well

Any solutions ??
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:35 pm

Re: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

I’ve seen polystyrene letters outside, looked like they were painted, properly to seal them. But tbh the prices were quite high.

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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:10 pm

Re: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

3D print them
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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:12 pm

Re: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

this is a sign we did 3 weeks ago for hairdressers.
19mm foamex with brushed 3mm aluminium composite 22mm thick on stand off locators
flat cut on our cnc router, quick and easy.
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Colin Bland

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Post Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:53 pm

Re: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

Have done similar Rob but not exactly what we need, after that built up metal letter look same colour face and return but without the massive cost
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Warren Beard

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Post Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:31 am

Re: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

The Sign Group do a painted pvc letter that is quite good, these are 50mm thick which is 2 layers of 25mm PVC.
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Post Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:50 am

Re: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

Thanks Warren - wasn't it the sign group I read about a while back that was receiving bad press?
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Warren Beard

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Post Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:15 pm

Re: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

Colin Bland wrote:Thanks Warren - wasn't it the sign group I read about a while back that was receiving bad press?


Not that I’ve heard, I’ve never had a problem with them, they not the cheapest but the quality and service has always been good.
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Post Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:48 pm

Re: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

We cnc cut 25mm signex (foamex), prime the edges with 3m primer, and wrap them. Works a treat.
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Post Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:18 pm

Re: Thick letters for external use 18 to 25mm

I’ve used a company called Indasol for a material called sign blok, it was similar to a dense version of oasis that flower arrangers use. Comes in 50 & 75mm thicknesses

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