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Post Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:44 am

Best way to produce lightbox graphics?

I need to make a 1.9m x 430mm h lightbox which will be fixed to a ceiling.
It will most likely have a black background with white writing.
Is it best to use opal acrylic with stencil cut black vinyl or clear acrylic with translucent white on the inside and stencil cut black on the outside.
Would it be better to use translucent black so that it has slight illumination as well?
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Post Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:52 am

Is it best to use opal acrylic with stencil cut black vinyl


thats what I would do :D
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Post Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:43 pm

John Harding wrote:
Is it best to use opal acrylic with stencil cut black vinyl


thats what I would do :D


Agreed, that is the way to go.

Translucent black, is there such a thing?. ( got a feeling this was mentioned recently on the boards)


I guess it's what effect the client wants. Block out black will look good but just the lettering will be illuminated obviously
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Post Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:53 am

Martin there is Translucent black your correct, I have never actually noticed it let any light through.

It does go down better on acrylic I feel when covering a large area and ties in
with the more satin type finish translucents have.
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Post Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:22 pm

Thanks for the input.
Have to say I'm not keen on gloss black.

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