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Old 05-15-2019, 02:24 PM
customsigns@teknology.net customsigns@teknology.net is offline
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Default Push thru acrylic.

Has anyone used 2" acrylic for backlit letters? I'm redoing our storefront sign & my largest letters are 30" tall. I've used 1" with success, but may cover letters with translucent white, or light grey for dim halo effect. Still in the works. Will be using leds for lights.
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:45 PM
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I max out at 1" acrylic and really see no reason to go any thicker. The attached photo is 1" with a .1875" lip pushed through 6mm ACM. Give a good 1/2" return that is more than enough to still give texture and depth. 2" acrylic besides being ridiculously heavy is way over priced. There is a company here in Indiana that is producing push through acrylic with window perf on the outer surface so the sign is black during the day and light passes through so the letters are white @ night. Looks really cool to a sign guy but I also know the window perf will fail in 3 years no matter what they try and do and will have a very unhappy customer. They use 1-1/2" acrylic so the push through is a little deeper but no real advantage.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:10 AM
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Thanks for sharing.
Appreciate the input.
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