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Advice on a way to create this Illuminated sign please?


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Post Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:44 pm

Advice on a way to create this Illuminated sign please?

Afternoon all.

Hope all are well.
I’ve been asked to quote for 2 of these signs illuminated. I’m looking for some ideas how to make it. I have a cnc router. Would you go down the route of using a cut out sign tray and acrylic inserts in the 3 colours or block out vinyl on an acrylic front

Any ideas much appreciated

Thanks in advance

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Post Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:45 pm

Re: Way to create this Illuminated sign

your brief says you want easy too attach and remove, why not go for flex face that way you get a lit sign with the gradient as per the pdf

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Post Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:10 pm

Re: Way to create this Illuminated sign

I think a fret cut tray would look best, would suit the design well!

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Post Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:35 pm

Re: Way to create this Illuminated sign

Print the whole thing on a clear or white backed digital vinyl and mount it to acrylic.
illuminate with LEDs sourced from Amari or similar.

If you have a CNC router and work with acrylic, you could route the face and returns and assemble like an acrylic letter/lightbox.

Use a folded aluminium with 1-inch returns for the rear tray and secure with screws in from the sides.
Make sure the face of the tray inside is white. A bit like a biscuit tin lid, but the large returns attached to the face.

it's not big and you could do the whole thing in-house relatively quickly.
the only tricky part for you may be the corners with the radius, but I would give a price with and without the radius, you will find them may just go with the square corners if this is not following a brand etc.

as for their request of easy remove and move location.
Fitting and removing is easy other than the electrics. you screw the tray/pan to the wall and slip the acrylic face over and secure with screws. do same in reverse to remove.
just leave them 10ft of cable coming out the back and Let them arrange an electrician to hard wire it into their mains, as you will not be covered anyway. so will be the same exercise for them if they leave.

alternatively, you could outsource the whole thing.

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Post Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:20 am

Re: Advice on a way to create this Illuminated sign please?

I'd do it as essentially a large built up letter, rim and return aluminium sides, with an acrylic front, allows for the curved corners then, or a shaped flex face but I don't think it would like as smart, all comes down to budget I guess

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