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Thick outdoor substrate instead of HDU?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by SignProPlus-Chip, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. SignProPlus-Chip

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    We have an instance with a print that needs to be mounted on a thick substrate for dimensional purposes.

    HDU was requested, but it seem kind of a pricy choice for something just acting as a base for a vinyl graphic.

    Extira or laminated MDO would be too heavy...anything else out there that can be used?
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

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    hmm. 2 sheets of 1/2" sintra laminated together perhaps? what thickness are you trying to achieve?
     
  3. SignProPlus-Chip

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    1.5 to 2".
     
  4. J Hill Designs

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    Gatorboard? (if exterior, it says not to use black as it degrades quickly in UV light)
     
  5. Billct2

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    Aluminum pan on two layers of 1x1 tube
     
  6. ChicagoGraphics

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    25 mil PVC
     
  7. WB

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    ACM mounted to some Aluminum channel?
     
  8. GVP

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    If it's being mounted against a wall, I would consider folding a pan or tray out of alupanel/dibond. It looks good and is pretty lightweight. Make the returns as thick as you'd like.
     
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