3D built up letters are a less common method of executing signage due to the specialised nature of equipment and skills needed.
Leading Edge possess both the design and production capability to produce metal and plastic built up letters, using both halo and face lit illumination.
3D - These signs are generally fabricated from acrylic and internally illuminated using neon or more recently, using 12v LED lighting modules. Other sheet materials and fabricating processes can be deployed depending on the designer requirements and application. The way the lettering uses illumination can also vary. Lettering faces and sides might be decorated with translucent coloured film, printed film or actual translucent acrylic.
Lighting can be fixed to the letter backing that is fixed direct or spaced of the backing / wall or on the back of the letter face in application of halo and / or side illumination.
Halo illumination – light through letter sides and or back of lettering spaced off wall
Side of letter illumination – lighting through letter sides only.
Face illumination – lighting through face of lettering only.
Combination – of any or all of the above!
3D lettering might also incorporate other materials such as extruded gold or silver / chrome finished letter edge materials. In this instance the letter face only is illuminated.