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  • Block acrylic illuminated letters.

    Posted by David McDonald on April 5, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Hi all

    We are making more and more of this style of letter but I particularly liked the look of this small sign due to how well it worked on the slatted timber background.

    First time using the mini acrylic block LED’s from Khalid at Citi-LED, thanks, much better than the edge lit side emitting ribbon we’ve used before. Note, in the real world there isn’t any light spotting on the coloured triangle element – I just cant take photos of illuminated signs without over exposure.

    Cheers Dave

    Gary Forbes replied 2 years ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Leslie Anderson

    April 6, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    I love this, looks so cool. ❀
    i would love to be able to design something like this and then actually manufacture it.

  • RobertLambie

    April 6, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    The sign looks excellent, Dave!
    I think it is great how LEDs bring signs to life, without much extra effort or cost to us lot. πŸ™‚

    is that just a block-out vinyl you have applied to the face? I’m guessing then cut composite or similar for the face? the reason I ask is the uneven impression has me lost. πŸ€”I’m a nosey sod, i know! 🀣

    great work, good to see what you have been up to mate.

  • David McDonald

    April 7, 2022 at 6:40 am

    Hi Rob

    We wet sprayed the letters front face/returns white to help reflect more of the light out the back of the letter and sprayed them black for a light block, it’s just a build up of paint. They wanted a non illuminated white face so 1mn white engraving laminate was bonded to the face to hide this.

    The halo worked better having the LEDs still facing into the block letter, rather than pointing to the rear – more diffused. The triangle logo face was left without any spray and printed translucent white vinyl.



  • Mark Johnston

    April 7, 2022 at 9:10 am

    cracking job dave. nice one mate.

  • RobertLambie

    April 7, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks for explaining, Dave. That makes sense mate.
    I forget the correct term for it but is the acrylic you used the LED opal that helps enhance and spread the light better? I was tempted to buy some at around 20mm but the price was very steep for a small sheet of it and I imagine with current price hikes it must be worse, as that was about two years ago that I was going to buy some.

  • Peter Cassidy

    April 8, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    that looks great david. 😎

    i imagine this is expensive and timely to manufacture?

  • Gary Forbes

    May 27, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Love this, looks very well made David. πŸ‘

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