Perspex fronted stainless steel built-up letters
Built-up stainless steel lettering with Perspex fronts are also referred to as “rim and return” letters. The basic idea with this type of lettering is to create a stainless steel case into which a Perspex letter is fitted.
Built-up stainless steel lettering with Perspex fronts are ideal if you want to achieve a stainless steel letter with an illuminated face.
In this example, the stainless steel built-up lettering is made from Mirror/ Chrome finish material with Orange Perspex as the face lettering.
How Perspex fronted stainless steel built up lettering is made
Built-up stainless steel lettering with Perspex fronts are made in the same way as a normal, solid faced stainless steel built-up letter; a face letter is cut from stainless steel and a solid stainless steel return is welded to it.
To get a workable Perspex front into this type of lettering we simply inline the face by a suitable distance. This distance is called the shoulder width.
The shoulder-distance needs to be large enough to allow the Perspex front letter to sit flat onto the inside of the letter, avoiding the welds which hold the stainless steel letter to the returns.
Built-up stainless steel lettering with Perspex fronts advantages
Built-up stainless steel lettering with Perspex fronts allow you to combine a stainless steel built-up the letter with a Perspex built-up letter a hybrid system.
Using built-up stainless steel lettering with Perspex fronts you can deliver a completely illuminated face letter we call this face illumination. If you don’t want to use a halo lighting effect then a halo illuminated design is another option.
Whatever lighting effect you are looking for we can help.
Make use of the Perspex and Plexiglas colour palette
Built-up stainless steel lettering with Perspex fronts allow you to go beyond standard led colours. Because the lighting colour is dictated by the Perspex face letter you can simply use white led’s inside your built up stainless steel lettering with Perspex fronts and let the Perspex create the colour.
You should be aware that not all acrylics (Perspex) are suitable for illumination.
Create striking face illuminated effects
Sometimes you need something a bit bolder than halo lighting. Built-up stainless steel lettering with Perspex fronts deliver a bolder lighting effect; at night you see the illuminated Perspex very clearly.
We supply this type of built-up lettering complete with led light sources at very competitive rates.
Built-up stainless steel lettering with Perspex fronts can be made in most styles and sizes using either polished or satin stainless steel. Any suitable Perspex colour can be employed for the fronts.