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Back lit sign

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by JLSignsLLC, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. JLSignsLLC

    JLSignsLLC Member

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    Got my first back lit sign job. 3ftx10ft double sided. Not sure what the best substrate to apply the vinyl on. I have read about lexan and acrylic board. Confused on what to use. Any help is help. Thanks, Jason
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I would use lexan since you can get a 75" roll stock and cut both faces out of it
     
  3. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    Polycarbonate (brand name: Lexan) is considerably stronger, which I would definitely want in your area. It's also much easier to scratch, so just handle it with a bit of care.
     
  4. JLSignsLLC

    JLSignsLLC Member

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    Once again you have saved the day. Thanks again Jhill. Much appreciated.
     
  5. mbarden

    mbarden Active Member

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    Just Curious, How did you price the job to get the job if you did not know what to use as the substrate for the faces? Also are you planning on building this cabinet yourself or are you jobbing it out to a wholesale sign co?
     
  6. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    You bet!

    ...oh, wait...
     
  7. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    yep, use lexan it is much better. :thumb:
     
  8. JLSignsLLC

    JLSignsLLC Member

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    I'm sorry Moze I did leave you out in the thanking process. Yes you also saved the day.Thank you very much for your shared wisdom. Big hug right at you man. It is my friends business so i have the job. I was confused on which material to use. The frame and lights are already in place.
     
  9. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    lol...all in good fun...just glad you got the job! Hope it works out well for you.
     
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