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Backlit Signage 4' x 8'

Posted on 2013-11-13
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I need some suggestions.  I'm looking for some options.  I have an empty sign with 4 fluorescent bulbs.  I found this site http://bingbanners.com/graphicbanners.html which does banners in full color at $53 per side but not sure that would support back-lighting.

Thank you for any suggestions you can provide.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Regular Sign companies do the signs on plastic for fixtures like that.
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Too expensive locally
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Shop signs are often made with a printed transparency stuck onto a piece of perspex. I think the transparency printing can be expensive and sticking one that size is a bit of an art. It can be done with two people and a spray of water mixed with methylated spirit and some washing up liquid to prevent it sticking instantly. It gives a chance to reposition the transparency before permanently placed.
There are companies that print 'wrappers' for road vehicles now so the printing may be cheaper than it was, you just need a rectangle instead of a complex shape but the inks are likely to be the same. You might find one of these to quote for you.
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by:frugalmule
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Ok, so the sticky part here pardon the pun, is really the printing and the material to print on.  Once I figure that out, the rest is less complicated I guess.  If I can find a company that can supply that, I have a home run.
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This is a Uk site that has prices, a lot lower than I expected so it must be a more competitive business than it used to. I found it by searching 'shop sign printers'

 http://www.hfe-signs.co.uk/digitalprint.php
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HFE Signs says that they do not do backlight products or at least not in my size of 4 x 8.   I just got an email this morning with that information.

I did locate these rolls http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Vue-Thru--38in-x-150ft/dp/B005VT5LGI/ref=sr_1_2?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1384469327&sr=1-2&keywords=backlit+material.  Unfortunately, we don't need 150' of the stuff.

If I could find a good price for a non-local printer, then I would be home free.
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