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Fancy Neon Fonts

Discussion in 'LEDs and Neon' started by Roto, May 29, 2019.

  1. Roto

    Roto Member

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    Hey there,

    We have been asked to supply some neon signage.

    The Sign needs to say VIP Gaming Room.

    I am looking for some fonts that we could use to have neon signage made.

    I have looked at Nickainley but I was looking for something more "Ritzy"

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    Roto
     
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  2. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

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    I always used a Helvetica thin rounded for a block font. But remember, if your having it custom bent, you can make it any font you want, just the corners won't be precisely sharp, and will have a slight radius to it, because the nature of the glass. You should be able to supply the bender a paper pattern, just in reverse. and I would let the bender decide the best places for the double backs.
     
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  3. Ready

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    Hello Roto or should I say Good Day Mate!

    Take a look at a font called Sidecar

    https://freemyfonts.com/sidecar-font-family/

    Greetings from a rather hot Clearwater, Florida... Bob P
     
  4. Vida Graphics Signs

    Vida Graphics Signs New Member

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    Hello,
    You can check the another sites for neon signage here https://vidasigns.com .
     
  5. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

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    Our company still produces neon in-house. But our neon guy is getting up there in the years and isn't far from retirement. It's really depressing how little demand there is for neon in most places anymore. There are some "oasis" spots with lots of new neon signs, like The District next to downtown Nashville. In most places customers just don't want to pay the cost for the neon, its power demands and possible maintenance issues.

    As to which fonts are best for neon, I generally use fonts that have a very very thin stroke width, like an "ultra-light" or "hairline" weight. Some sans serif fonts like Interstate or Helvetica Now have those. At full size those hairline letters can be outlined to to the thickness of the neon that will be used, be it 10mm, 12mm or something else. It's also possible to use decorative fonts that have an inline effect on them. Sometimes those can be handy if you're going to have printed graphics on the background and single stroke neon installed on top. I've designed quite a few store interior neon signs with vinyl decorated PVC faces with exposed neon installed on the faces.

    Scripts can be a bit more tricky. If the neon isn't going to have a printed background I'll often hand draw a single stroke script and then digitize single stroke vectors over the script sketches. I'll work with our neon guy to make sure each neon unit isn't too short or too long and won't have too many bends, double-backs, joins, etc.
     
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