Push-Thru Acrylic Graphics are manufactured on a CNC Router at Holiday Signs.
Once a design is approved, the raw aluminum sign face that becomes the background for the push-thru graphics is routed so that the letter areas are cut through. The metal centers of letters are saved as applicable and later re-attached with adhesive.
Next, the acrylic sheet is routed leaving a flange so that the face of the acrylic graphics will push through the openings in the aluminum. After everything is cut and dry-fitted, the aluminum panels are primed and finished and are ready to accept the flanged graphics, which are cemented to the backside of the aluminum panel.
The thickness of the acrylic graphics material varies, but ½” is the most common.
The aluminum face panels are part of an enclosed light box. When the sign is illuminated at night the edges of the acrylic protruding through the sign panel produce a soft glow.
The acrylic faces can be left white or can be dressed with translucent or opaque vinyls for various color effects.
Push-Thru Acrylic Graphics can be specified in all sign types. As shown in the photo examples above, applications for push-thru graphics include monument signs, pylon signs, hanging signs, and wall-mounted signs.
Architects and their design teams are always welcome to arrange a field trip at our manufacturing facility in Chester, Virginia, where they can see up close how a push-thru panel is prepared.
Our design and production teams regularly collaborate with architectural and engineering teams to create effective signage for clients throughout Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
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