To create that 3D lettering effect the popular material of choice is now a form of plastic called ‘Foam PVC’ made from a high-density polyurethane board. Previously available in 10mm, 19mm and up to recently the thickest material being 25mm but we are really excited to announce that it is now available in a 50mm foamex. Combined with advancements in lighting options we can provide a faster and far more economical alternative for high end shop front signage which can appeal to the masses instead of it only being an financial viable option for the big brands with big budgets.
Traditionally to produce high end signage such as halo effect lighting around shop front lettering a hallow 3D metal character would be painstakingly hand crafted from aluminum or steel and power coated to the colour of choice. The light sources either neon or LED would then be housed inside the metal character to protect the lighting from the elements. Now we are delighted to be able to offer our customers an LED lighting option available in a range of colours that no longer needs to be enclosed or sealed from the elements. The LED is completely robust and durable enough to be fixed to the reverse of any material. With a manufactures guarantee of 5 years LED is fast replacing NEON given its robust nature when fitting and the low cost to run. It doesn’t create that smooth continuous line of light like neon but this disadvantage is out weighted by the multiple gains.
Foam PVC accepts paint well and can be painted any Pantone or RAL colour required. It is an extremely economical alternative to 3D metal lettering. It has the versatility to recreate individual elements of a design with ease as the material can be custom routed to a design agreed with a straight, rounded, beveled or prismatic edge finish. The individual characters of the designed signage are CNC routed for exact precision.