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mall sign help needed

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by dakotasignwerks, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. dakotasignwerks

    dakotasignwerks Member

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    I have a dilema. My client wants rear-lit letters with this logo. he also wants the city scape to be lit as well as the lower tag line. We proposed a cabinet sign to look like the top drawing. response was anything but positive. I have been told by multiple channel letter guys that the stroke is too small to back light. anybody have alternative options to suggest? Thanks for looking and replying.
     

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  2. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    first thought of mine would be to do an acrylic sign face routed to shape, cover it in black vinyl to block out that you want black letting the white show through

    make standoffs to hold it out and have lights, LED or whatever behind it, makes the letters glow and will do a halo effect around the sign for the most part
     
  3. idsignsil

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    Custom shape cabinet, LED illumination, white acrylic face, black vinyl
     
  4. TwoNine

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    Aluminum Can, CNC routed aluminum face, fabricated aluminum retainers, LED lighting, push-thru acrylic lettering/logos.....We're making some like this right now. I'll PM you with my info for more details...
     
  5. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    after all these suggestions he will get a coroplast sign with black vinyl and place a table lamp behind it!...yeah you know it.

    seriously I would do an all black face and stroke the outline of the city thicker and then the lettering like in option one, he cant have his cake and eat it too. what hes asking for is not reasonable if Im reading this right
     
  6. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    This... looks like a pretty straightforward job to me. You need to find different channel letter guys.
     
  7. TwoNine

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    +1 - We're for hire! :thumb:
     
  8. nwsigns

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    yep - thats the way to go. It is way to small for channel letters but they should have given you some suggestions. Malls are usually very picky about the signage with strict requirements so you probably dont have that many options.
     
  9. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    Mall sign rules!

    First things first! According to the LEASE, what is he allowed to do; NOT what he THINKS he is allowed to do; or what he THINKS they SAID he was allowed to do
     
  10. buckssigns

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    Sorry, I cannot help asking why a cityscape for a business called "Out of Town"?
    I'm sure its blindingly obvious to everyone else so, I'll be hunting for my dunce's cap as soon as maybe.
     
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