Can you make a metal fascia sign with a continuous illuminated led outline around the edge? Yes. E Signs easy. Manufacturing an 3mm deep by over 6metre long metal sign main fascia with a continuous illuminated outline should be simple for us right?. Right. The fact that no other sign manufacturer would make it didn’t matter to us. the fact that all the main steel fabricators didn’t understand how they could fabricate it and still carry the weight of the sign. But we made it.
we fabricated a folded metal chanel that was part of the main fascia into which we fitted the leds. then over the top of the fascia we fitted a metal frame . This left a gap of 1cm which we attached 5mm perspex behind and through which the leds would shine. We laser cut the design out of the fascia and then pushed through built up 5cm deep perspex letters made from 1TL2 perspex which is designed to allow no loss of illuminosity but which is opal white.
we powder coated the aluminium to matt finish to create a modern distinctive sign. the LEds we use have a t least a 5 year warranty and exceed 100 cool white lumens. They are run from exterior grade british manufactured transformers which sit inside the sign.