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Polycarbonate Flat Sign Face replacement for Electrical Cabinets
LEXAN and CHEMCAST are brand names for polycarbonate plastic sheets. For signage, it is white with transparent properties and is used in electrical sign cabinets where bulbs are at least 5″ from sign face. It is impact resistant & flame retardant. It is manufactured in sheet form and by roll where is it cut to size by the distributor. Standard sizes are 48″ x 96″ and 75″ x 100″. The standard thickness for flat sign faces is .177″ (approx 3/16″). Sign faces under .177″ thick tend to warp and wave in cabinets.
The image can be created by translucent pressure-sensitive vinyl or full-color, photo quality, large-format digital printing.
Plexiglas and other acrylics not listed are not recommended for exterior, electrical cabinets.
To replace a sign face in an existing cabinet, the old face must be measured by pulling it out of the cabinet (partially or fully) to ensure accuracy.
Sign Faces are also called Marquee Signs.
Polycarbonate Pan Sign Face replacement for Electrical Cabinets
Pan Faces exhibit the same qualities as the flat faces. It is called a “pan” because if you lay it face down it gives the appearance of a “pan”. The “Pan” allows the image to be “pushed away” from the bulbs where the electrical cabinet is too thin and would not correctly diffuse the light source.
A vacuum process is used to form the pan face. It may formed to have a white, smooth face so translucent vinyl may be added or with in clear with the content (letters, graphics or logos) molded along with the face. It is then painted on the inside to finish the image. Pan faces tend to “yellow” over the years due to the ultra-violet rays.
Wagner Zip Change is a brand for changeable lettering systems that are added to the bottom of your branded sign, back-lit or not. This system has stood the test of time as being the most cost-effective way for quick-change messaging. Schools, Churches, Banks, Restaurants and Theaters use changeable lettering systems everyday for community reminders, daily specials, new rates and what’s playing. Much more affordable than electric, programmable systems.
Usually added to the bottom half to two-thirds of your sign, tracks are installed to create lines of copy. Stock Letters/Numbers come in packs of 50 in 4″, 6″ or 8″ size. Depending how far the system is off of the ground (6′ to 24′), a telescoping Letter Changer will be needed to easily swap out your message.
Our facility is located in Metairie, near the Jefferson/Orleans parish line (see map at bottom of Welcome page) , Our personal outside sales call radius serve the entire New Orleans metro area including: Kenner, Harahan, River Ridge, Gretna, Louisiana. Parishes include Orleans, East & West Jefferson, St. Tammany, St John and St. Charles. We have satisfied customers from New Jersey to Los Angeles and a few points in between so you folks out-of-state don’t hesitate to call.
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