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Build for under Bypass Backlit signs for rent

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by rivasm, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. rivasm

    rivasm New Member

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    We recently received permission from the municipality to build these lightboxes under a highway, its right on the main intersection of the city, we used this montage to show what the project would look like.

    My questions is: how would go about manufacturing these curved lightboxes?

    Our action plan right now is to use galvanized sheets (8x10 ft), drill to columns, go out around 8 inches and use a a plexi sheet (also 8x10ft), curve it around the structure. My main concern right now is how to put the advertisement on it:

    Use transparent on white plexi?

    Use normal white/white banner inside and stick to transparent plexi using double sided transparent vinyl (much like a diasec)?

    on whether to use a flexface banner and just wrap the front?

    How would you guys go about this, any advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!
     

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  2. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Are the faces going to be curved?
     
  3. rivasm

    rivasm New Member

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    Yes, They need to be curved around the column so that they can be seen from the two corners. Also to differentiate the signs from the ones that are commonly made here
     
  4. rivasm

    rivasm New Member

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    Since the plexi is flexible we can curve it a good amount, and hold them with an extrusion, on all four sides
     
  5. rivasm

    rivasm New Member

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    This is how we did it, in case anyone is interested

    We did the curved frame with 1in galvanized tubing, painted white inside and placed led tubes along structure. Used the 4x8 clear acrylic as the front. Printed on clear vinyl on reverse and placed it on the inside part of the acrylic and then used matte white vinyl behind it...

    Then attached them to the columns using a ring and 4inch screws ever 8 inches.

    The results were great. The key we believe was using 4 pass on our ronald advance jet when printing the transparent AND the MATTE vinyl on the back gives it a solid look to the colors during the day and the night. It looks specially good during the night since the acrylic is very glossy.

    We started installing this week; attached are pictures of the first one mounted, they go on all columns.
     

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  6. John L

    John L Very Active Member

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    Good work on the sign. But if you are able, could you fully elaborate on the permit approval process you undertook here? I would consider that fantastic reading. Is this in Miami?
     
  7. kustomsigns&designs

    kustomsigns&designs Member

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    Nice
     
  8. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    SWEET! Are you doing the rentals?
     
  9. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    the island of Hispaniola is where this is
     
  10. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    They let you drill random holes in the structural concrete pillar holding up the highway?!
     
  11. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    hope these guys' driver is watching for the clearance signs while admiring your ads!
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  12. MikePatterson

    MikePatterson Head bathroom cleaner.

    That is what I was thinking!!! USDOT would rip your a$$ for that. And my luck an earthquake would take the whole bridge down and we would take the blame.
     
  13. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    uh.... two doods riding on the top of bags of grain stacked high on the back of a truck. im not thinking this is in the US.
     
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