What is the LED resin sign, How to make, the advantages and disadvantages of the advertising resin sign

Recently, the attention to the resin luminous LED sign has been increasing. However, most people are not clear about what resin signs are, the structure, and the production process. Don’t worry, through this article, the questions will be answered one by one for you, to help you to choose the best-led sign solution for your business, and which signage lighting effect, outlook will meet your requirements.

The structure of the led resin letters, resin shop signs

There are 3 parts for the resin signs, logo shells/bottom house, filling material, and the led light source.

 

The sign shell/bottom house part

It’s welding formed by plastic (ABS) injection moulding, or metal material (iron sheet, stainless steel, titanium, etc.). It’s made by the laser cutting machine according to the clients provided file. After laser welding, the edge shall be grooved, the LED sign letter bottom house welding must be firm and flat, and the three-dimensional edge must be accurate to achieve the docking and coincidence of the interface. Moreover, the resin led sign’s bottom house needs to be polished and then painted with white paint inside.

Distribute ultra-high brightness LEDs and electrode of the resin light sign

LED resin sign must pay attention to the uniform lighting when distributing the LEDs light source, especially for the thin strokes, that need to be encrypted and preferentially installed outside the strokes. To ensure the uniform lighting effect, we need to pay attention to the uniform wiring and the fixation.

The filling material in the shell is modified liquid resin casting

After distributing the LEDs inside, put a transparent acrylic face on the bottom house, seal the surrounding gaps with glass glue, and start pouring the resin after the glass glue solidifies.
After the resin is prepared, we need to make the air extracted through the vacuum machine. When pouring the resin, pay attention to whether there is resin leakage. And if has, it shall be filled in time. Pour the resin until the surface is obviously convex. When the resin is solidified and formed, the production is completed.

Final check the lighting effect and start trial adjustment, must wear organic gloves when checking, so as not to leave fingerprints and affect the appearance.

Remarks:

The resin letter shell should ensure the filling material’s casting and solid form, as well as effective reflection. Moreover, the filling material should ensure the penetration and uniform diffusion of the light; the LEDs should be installed and fixed at the bottom of the letter, and need to achieve a good diffusion effect so that the light maintains brightness and uniformity during the penetration of the resin. The finished resin characters have a smooth surface and a complete structure. There is no splicing mark between the surface and the shell, lighting evenly and bright.

How to make the led resin sign

  1. Do a good job on the metal shell. The resin letter shell is generally made of stainless steel (mirror or brushed), titanium, iron, etc. Requires fine workmanship, and the shell inside is coated with reflective paint to gather lights.
  2. Well distribute the LEDs and the electric circuit, LEDs need high brightness. When we made the very small and very thin strokes, asked to use the ultra-thin, and super-bright LED strips.
  3. Filled with liquid resin. Note: Stop casting when the resin level is 5MM from the top of the mould. The thickness of the resin casting layer is about 2CM. This layer is cast as a colourless and transparent cast layer, which can be called a light guide layer.
  4. Start the second layer casting, after the light guide layer, is cured. Resin + curing agent + homogenizing agent + colour is the second layer of the resin system. This layer is cast to fill the entire font and is called the homogenizing layer.
  5. Wait for the curing of the homogenizing layer to be completed.
  6. Clean the overflowing resin of the signage, polish and do the ageing test for 1-2 days.

The advantages of the resin LED signs

Resin signs do not need to be spliced when making big shop signs. Suitable for all kinds of small logos and Seiko logos. Can make all kinds of Seiko resin luminous characters. Exquisitely crafted, extremely small characters can also be produced, suitable for indoor image signs. Also can be adjusted to any color to meet clients requirements of the corporate image.

  1. Uniform lighting effect – reflect and transmit light with a unique light-transmitting, ensure the uniform light effect on the surface.
  2. Highlight – the luminous brightness can reach 500-1500Mcd (differs on the colour). Compared with traditional acrylic luminous characters, the same light source has nearly double the brightness.
  3. Ultra-thin – Has a light-transmitting and homogenizing layer, which can achieve an even lighting effect within a minimum distance of 20mm
  4. Superfine – good workmanship, the thinnest stroke can reach 6mm;
  5. High efficiency – maximize the use of light efficiency through reasonably led distribution and effective reflection of LEDs inside
  6. Energy-saving – LED light source, each led is only 0.1W, only 30W per square meter, and the power consumption is one-tenth of that of traditional neon lights;
  7. Safety – DC 12V, low voltage, safe and harmless to human body;
  8. Long life – with the super long life of 100000-200000 hours, waterproof, dust-proof and anti-static, ensure the best working environment of LED and maximize the service life of light source;
  9. Environmental protection – all anti-corrosion materials, no harmful gas vocalization, no light pollution and chemical pollution.
  10. Applicable – it can work normally and safely in harsh environments from- 40 ℃ ~ 80 ℃, with high intensity, and can resist heavy rain, hot and other climatic environments, strong wind resistance and good sealing, greatly enhance the wind resistance in the sky. It can be installed on buildings such as indoors, high altitudes, pools, walls, etc.

The disadvantages of the resin LED signs

  1. High cost
  2. The trouble with maintenance, Once the light source inside is not bright, pry the resin on the surface layer, replace the light source, and pour the resin again; therefore, once a problem occurs, the maintenance cost is extremely high.
  3. Have difficulties with the large logos installation, the sizes are big, and the weight is very heavy.

Throughout the above advantages and disadvantages of resin letters, there is still a large space in the market. But it can’t completely replace other led signages.

For more information, pls contact us via [email protected], to get more detailed info.

What is LED signage – types, advantages and disadvantages of LED signs

What is the LED signage?

LED signages are a relatively large concept. In specific usage scenarios, we need to decide what kind of LED signs to use according to the actual needs of the scene. Normally, LED signages are mainly made of metal materials or acrylic materials. The light beam is emitted under the action of the LED light source, so that the overall luminous sign looks more attractive.

Types of LED signages available on the market

So what are the characteristics of different types of LED signs? Fog lighting will tell you the characters of the 14 common LED signs in the market:

  1. LED resin signs (liquid signs)

The sign body is poured with unsaturated resin, while resin, galvanized sheet, stainless steel, etc. can be used for the shell, and LED lights are installed inside. It has good airtightness, and the color can be adjusted according to specified needs. Can be used to make some special luminous effects, such as: white in black, red in black, gold, silver and so on.

Advantages of LED resin signs: good light transmittance, more complicated production, solid performance and better waterproof performance, and small signs can also be made.

  1. Flat luminous LED signs

The front and side are at right angles, and the front is illuminated. Use light-transmitting 3mm acrylic to make the front of the sign, and use the engraving process to shape the text. The front corners of the word are flat and right-angled. The edges are surrounded by iron paint. The bottom is made of iron paint. The general thickness is 7mm. LED lamp is installed in the upper position. The color of LED chips can be changed according to customer requirements or different colors can be selected to match the color of the sign body.

  1. Acrylic blister 3d LED signs

The acrylic surrounds are illuminated on three sides. Use light-transmitting 3mm acrylic to make the front of the sign, and use the engraving process to shape the text. The front corners of the word are flat and right-angled, and the light-transmitting 3mm thick acrylic material is used for the surrounding edges. LED lamp is installed in the upper position, the color of the LED chips can be changed according to customer requirements or different colors can be selected according to the color of the sign body.

  1. Acrylic blister front luminous LED signs

The sides are painted with lacquer, and the front is luminous. Use light-transmitting 3mm acrylic to make the front of the signs, and use the engraving process to shape the text. The front corners of the word are flat and right-angled. The surrounding edges are made of iron sheet paint. The base is made of iron sheet paint. The general thickness is 7mm. LED lamp is installed in the upper position, color of the LED chips can be changed according to customer requirements or different colors can be selected to match the color of the signage body.

  1. Combination LED signs

Use transparent 3mm acrylic for the front of the signs (flat engraving or blister), use iron sheet or acrylic material for the periphery, iron sheet or snowboard as the bottom, generally 7mm in thickness, LED lamp is installed in the upper position, the color of the LED chips varies according to customer requirements, or choose different colors to match the color of the sign body.

  1. LED acrylic flat luminous signs

The surface is made of acrylic sheet, the side can be made of acrylic, galvanized sheet, stainless steel, titanium, etc., and the bottom shell is made of PVC, galvanized sheet, stainless steel. With the built-in LED chips, its price is different according to its material and material brand. In addition, the installation environment also affects its price.

Advantages: good light transmittance, simple production process, and short lead time.

  1. LED acrylic blister LED signs

The sign body is made of acrylic and is formed by blister molding. The sides can be made of acrylic, galvanized sheet, stainless steel, titanium, etc., and the bottom shell is made of PVC, galvanized sheet, stainless steel. Built-in LED lights, the thickness of the material, the brand of the material, the amount of blister, and the installation environment all affect its price.

Advantages: good light transmittance, more complicated production, durable, long lead time, suitable for large-scale projects.

  1. Full body luminous LED signs

Three-sided flat acrylic luminous LED signs: The front and sides are flat, and all three sides are illuminated. Use light-transmitting 3mm acrylic to make the front of the signs, and use the engraving process to shape the text. The front corners of the word are flat and right-angled, and the light-transmitting 3mm thick acrylic material is used for the periphery. LED chips in the upper position, the color of the LED chips can be changed according to customer requirements or different colors can be selected according to the color of the sign body.

  1. LED exposed luminous LED signs

The sign body is made of acrylic, aluminum-plastic plate, galvanized plate, stainless steel, titanium, etc. The lamp hole is cut by laser or plasma. The light source is available in F5, F8, F9, F12 and other specifications. The material, spacing density, stroke size, and difficulty of installation affect the overall effect of the signs.

Advantages: good water resistance, high brightness, long viewing distance, energy saving and safety, easy to maintain and repair, and long life.

  1. LED colorful signs

The sign body is made of acrylic plate or blister, the side is made of acrylic, galvanized sheet, stainless steel, titanium, etc., and the bottom shell is made of PVC, galvanized sheet, stainless steel. The built-in LED colorful lights can change seven colors from one color to another.

  1. LED acrylic flat luminous signs

The sign body is made of acrylic, and the side can be made of acrylic, PVC, galvanized sheet, stainless steel, titanium, etc., the bottom shell is made of PVC, galvanized sheet, stainless steel, and LED lights are installed inside. The price is different depending on the material.

  1. LED full-color luminous signs

Full-color luminous signs can be divided into acrylic internal luminous LED signs and LED exposed full-color luminous signs. The full-color is spot-controlled, and can realize flow, chase, jump, gradual, scan, diffuse, pull the screen, open, etc. effect.

  1. LED signs with special craftsmanship

Black to white LED signs, blue to white luminous LED signs, resin casting and acrylic panels in the craft, such as: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, China Mobile, etc.

  1. Back lit LED signs

Most of them stainless steel back lit LED signages, stainless steel as the frame, built-in LED chips, and back lit. There are flat and three-dimensional panels, and the three-dimensional back lit LED sign production process is complicated, so the price is higher.

Shenzhen Fog Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. specializes in the design, production and sales of all kinds of LED signages. We have our own design team, injection molding machines, CNC machines, and surface mounting machines. We are able to provide high-quality LED sign products and various industry signage solutions to customers around the world. . If you have LED signs requirements, please feel free to contact [email protected] .

ABS Shell

How to Make the ABS Injection Molding LED Signs’ Shell

Today let me introduce how to make the shell of ABS mould LED signage so that you can know more clear about this craft.

Nowadays, using the injection moulding machine to make the ABS moulded shell is a very popular craft in the LED signage market. The ABS shell is injection moulded by a fixed size stainless steel mould, and if we only judged it by the naked eye, many people will mistakenly think that the injection moulded ABS shell is a metal paint baking material. When you take the ABS shell in hand, touch and knock it with your hand, and listen to the sounds, you will find that it is not metal material. We called the material of the injection moulded letter shell ABS material. It is a kind of synthetic resin and belongs to the category of plastics. To make it easier to understand and make sense, let me make an example, like the TV’s house, our computer display’s house, and our computer mouse’s materials are also the ABS materials.

ABS Injection Molded Shell

Firstly, the injection moulded ABS shell is heated and then solidified according to the formulated stainless steel moulds. And as ABS belongs to plastic, its thermoplastic performance is better compared with other metal materials. Moreover, ABS material is easier to process and shape the logo/signage’s shell without a too high temperature, which reduces the difficulty of production.

ABS’s full name is Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, it is a thermoplastic polymer structural material with high strength, good toughness and easy processing, also known as ABS resin. And ABS also has good dimensional stability, is not easy to deform, and its surface is easy to paint and colour, which provides a variety of colour choices for injection moulded sign shells.  Because of these superior specifications, the biggest application fields of ABS resin are automobiles, electronic and electrical appliances, building materials and DIY manufacturing. And ABS led letter sign is one of the innovative use.

Moreover, the weight of ABS material is greatly reduced compared with the metal materials, which makes the injection-moulded LED signage more lightweight, but has excellent mechanical properties, good impact resistance and toughness. Although it is plastic, it is not easy to break. At the same time, ABS injection moulded letter shell also has strong wear resistance and oil resistance. It is not affected by water and inorganic salts. The colour of the letter/signage shell can remain stable for a long time.

These characteristics of ABS materials determine the unified, standard and stable functions of ABS injection moulded LED light signage. At present, most chain brands choose the ABS shop sign, the bottom boxes/shells of their shop signs, fixture signs, desktop signs are made of ABS materials. And most important thing is that FOG Lighting is using good stainless steel materials to make the moulds for your logo, which means the stainless steel moulds can be multiple recycling use, only the 1st time need open moulds for your logo.

However, FOG Lighting has many ready-molds for the famous chain brands, if you want to order the SAMSUNG, APPLE, SIEMENS, SONY, PANASOIC, HUAWEI, OPPO, VIVO, Haier etc. brands, FOG already has the ready-moulds, no need you to pay for the molds cost again, save the time and cost.

If you want to order the ABS shells or the ABS LED signage, welcome to contact via [email protected] to get the quotation. Or if you want to order other chain brands led signage, welcome to contact us to check more info. FOG Lighting is the 1st in the world to create this ABS injection moulding process, we have the most quantity ready-made moulds in our factory, and rich experience to help you to work out your signage solution.