So once the main building sign for the Salon was made and hung, we moved on to the road signs, and which are backlit acrylic.
Now- here is where we do things different. We could have done the standard vinyl laminated to acrylic- and that would have been fine- but we wanted to do something a bit different and something that will last almost indefinitely. This is something that is unique to us (currently) to the best of my knowledge:
We machine pockets directly into the surface of sign grade cast acrylic, and then flood those pockets with a special paint that bonds to the acrylic. There is a few hours cure time, and then POOF- a sign almost as resilient as the King Star Board substrate signs, but which can be backlit!
And- the process is cheaper than laminating vinyl to acrylic!
These are “do-able” when the colors are limited- likely no more than three. They also work best with lots of neutral (white) space surrounding the graphics.