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Vacuum Formed 3D Signs

Vacuum formed signs

Vacuum Formed Signs & Bespoke Logos

Standing out from your competitors and creating a logo which is both unique yet easy to read and eye-catching is always a tricky task for graphic designers but it can really pay-off when achieved. Transforming that logo into a three-dimensional sign is often a task sign makers constantly struggle with depending on the complexity of the logo.

Most signs and logos produced as a flat top three-dimensional shape often consist of a flat face surface and flat sides at a 90 degree angle which make up whatever the shape is you’re trying the create whether it’s a logo of letters. However if your logo is round or has curved sides then built up flat top fabrication may not be the right method as vacuum forming enables you to create a much more detailed design.

Vacuum Formed 3D Signs

To create a logo or set of letters, a flat sheet of plastic is heated and stretched over a mould and forced against the mould by a suction of air whilst it cools down and hardens. The vacuum forming process can be used to make a wide range of shapes.

Depending on the shape and size of the logo will determine whether it’s achievable to use this method of production as the vacuum forming machines can only produce shapes which are at a maximum of about 1 metre in diameter.

The plastic used to create the shape is available is a range of pre-coloured acrylic, subject to the colours in the manufacture’s colour range however the casts can be painted in a specific colour or vinyl wrapped in a digital print displaying your desired image.

LED lights can then be mounted behind so that the logo illuminates to create either a halo-illumination or a face-light illumination.

  

Vacuum formed logo

Flat Top Fabricated 3D Signs

To create a logo or set of letters, a flat sheet of plastic is cut to the shape of the logo or text. A strip of acrylic is then heated, bent around the circumference of the shape and fabricated into position to create the desired depth.

This method ensures the shape has a flat face surface and flat sides which are at a 90 degree angle. The depth of the letters or logo can be in a range of sizes, typically they’re between 20mm to 100mm however usually they’re proportionate to the size of the letters produced.

The plastic used to create the shape is available is a range of pre-coloured acrylic, subject to the colours in the manufacture’s colour range however the casts can be painted in a specific colour or vinyl wrapped in a digital print displaying your desired image.

LED lights can then be mounted behind so that the logo illuminates to create either a halo-illumination or a face-light illumination.

 

built up acrylic sign logo

Photos, Ideas & Product Gallery

Please see below for a range of photos which should help illustrate how the above various signage options look when in situ. If you require more photos or close-up photos to help you make your decision then please feel free to contact us where a member of our team will be happy to help you with your enquiry.

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