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Edge Lit Led With Frosted Vinyl

Discussion in 'LEDs and Neon' started by BingoBrewster, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. BingoBrewster

    BingoBrewster New Member

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    Newbie question, I have searched but not found :)

    Edge lit LED glass or perspex signs seem to be mostly engraved, but I see some that can be written on with markers.

    Will it work with cut vinyl, frosted or other, instead of engraving?

    Thanks in advance for any tips, advice.
     
  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    IIRC a forum member uses etch vinyl and LED's instead of engraving. Not sure if that helps you.
     
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  3. Chasez

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    it works... slightly, but best done with engraving/sand blasting (glass). If you want a writable surface, do the engraving on 2nd surface and install a dry erase material on 1st surface.

    Chaz
     
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  4. henryz

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    We, had to do a lot of playing around with these until we perfected them to sell retail, here are a few sample we still have in our shop. These are engraved but it can be done with vinyl. Very tricky but very cool. You can see on the close up of the groove the angle gives it a neon look. The register trade mark is vinyl but still lights up.

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  5. bigben

    bigben Very Active Member

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    How do you make the color change?
     
  6. BingoBrewster

    BingoBrewster New Member

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    Thanks, that's really useful to see the etching and viny side by side. So for the cheaper signs, vinyl is definitely an option.
    Does it only work with frosted vinyl?

    Do you know if there are size limits to edge lit? Its hard to tell the size or your examples.

    Many thanks
    (Missing my former home in San Pedro :) )
     
  7. henryz

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    The different colors are created by different paint fills on the routed groove, even if I told you how it was done you would think we were crazy! these are 24" x 24" we made a few larger ones with leds on all 4 sides these are top and bottom only, we did color vinyl on some frosted works best with colored led.
     
  8. ActionGraphics

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    This is around three feet wide. Cut vinyl.

    Henryz, those are AWESOME!!
     

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  9. ActionGraphics

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    Another one, all cut vinyl.
     

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  10. SIGNTIME

    SIGNTIME Active Member

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    Anyone try the led stand offs such as the ones Outwater sells, if so how did they work?
     
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  11. henryz

    henryz Member

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    Those are nice as well, have you seen the led stand offs?
     
  12. ActionGraphics

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    Just now, thanks for turning me on to them. Very sweet, I'm going to order some! I've thought about doing something similar with automotive led bulbs...
     
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  13. ActionGraphics

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    By the way, I just use reverse cut 3M 7125 white vinyl...
     
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  14. BingoBrewster

    BingoBrewster New Member

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    Just ordered some, I'll post when I get a chance to put them together.
     
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  15. bigben

    bigben Very Active Member

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    I know this post is old, but did you make some test?
     
  16. BingoBrewster

    BingoBrewster New Member

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    Seems to work ok. Sorry its a bit rushed
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  17. BingoBrewster

    BingoBrewster New Member

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    Yes with silver frost vinyl that I would normally use on windows.
     
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  19. steven jackson

    steven jackson New Member

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    i am very intersed to purchase this vinyl sticker , it will save a fortune on engraving large glass panels ,
    were can we buy it from ,
     
  20. steven jackson

    steven jackson New Member

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    this is the application ,
     

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  21. steven jackson

    steven jackson New Member

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    can anyone help
     
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