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Where to get faux neon sign?

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by nolanola, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. nolanola

    nolanola Member

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    Hello!

    We are hoping to outsource an imitation neon or faux neon sign and want to see if anyone has had a good experience with a specific company? We attempted to make the sign on our own & did not get the results we wanted. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Neon is neon, what is fake neon ?? Or at least can you picture up an idea of what you are looking to do ??
     
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  3. nolanola

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    Something similar to the product in image attached. There are many different brands to choose from that offer LED tubing. Looking for recommendations on which are best.
     

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  4. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    just did a project where we replaced all the neon in a set of 8ft tall letters in Milwaukee with Sloan FlexiBrite LED tubes. the silicone encasing has a hollow-channel at the rounded-top that helps diffuse the light diodes, lights up super clean & bright with zero "christmas-tree" effect.
     
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  5. henryz

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    LED-Neon-Flex-Slim.jpg Faux neon acrylic letters.jpg Like Mike mentioned, depending on what you are trying to achieve is the product you will need to use. We've used both flexible and rigid like GE and Sloan. GE contour product need to be heated but hold the letter shape really well. You can also route the acrylic and routed to give the neon look too. If you like to upload the design I can gladly help you out.
     
  6. nolanola

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    Hey All - Thank you for the help thus far, but we are looking to specifically outsource the product.
    We have successfully creates imitation neon signs in house with GLLS products but are not interested in continuing making products in house.
    Does Sloan or GE offer finished products?
     
  7. JBurton

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    If it is for something like Biglari signature that they put on Steak n Shake, that is a routed letter, filled with leds. You'd have to be careful finding fab shops that won't try to poach your customer from you. GE and Sloan do not offer finished products. You'd have to call someone like Bitro or SteelArt. This Biglari is no fun if it is fabbed badly. There is nothing to service except the power supply, so any outages means you have to refab the whole thing...
    [​IMG]
     
  8. henryz

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    You still haven't posted pictures or drawings of what you need.
     
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  11. Bradley D

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    Hello JBurton, I own a small company that specializes in trimless channel letters that can be fabricated with clean edges and even illumination similair to the aforementioned acrylic block letters but with some distinct advantages.

    20190920_145520.jpg
     
  12. CalverleyDesign

    CalverleyDesign President - The Calverley Group

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    Can you provide a few examples - Trace@NorthStarSignsandGraphics.com
     
  13. Custom Boxes Zone

    Custom Boxes Zone William Spencer

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  14. Custom Boxes Zone

    Custom Boxes Zone William Spencer

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    the cambo of fonts are super. the sign is looking good and made nicely
     
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