Sign made of acrylic and Dibond | Laser cutting and routing
Illuminated external signage
External signage comes in many different forms, and a wide range of colours and materials are used. Individuality and recognition are required anywhere where a retail business, restaurant or doctor’s surgery e.g. needs to attract attention.
Eye-catching, individual design is required in order to stand out and attract attention, particularly in heavily-frequented areas such as shopping malls and busy roads.
This example shows a combination of lasering and milling.
The base plate of the sign is made from Dibond®, an aluminium and polyethylene compound. This material is particularly outstanding because of its light weight and weather resistance. It was milled using the Zünd R45s-P20 tool head. The inscription is made from acrylic material and was cut on the same system using the CO2 laser.
Your benefits at a glance:
• Use of milling cutter and laser in one system
• More choice of materials
• Extremely fast tool changes (from milling cutter to laser)
• Easy actuation from the same file
• Precision cutting
• Other mechanical tools can be used (knives, diamond wheels and many more)
In order to give the sign particular emphasis, it is backlit. This reinforces the visual stimulus and highlights the inlaid acrylic material. LED's, which are being used with ever-increasing frequency in advertising, provide a long-lasting and low-cost solution in this case. Enhancing the sign with lighting effects draws more attention and sets the scene perfectly.