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  1. nolanola

    Suggestions Back after several years, what cutter?

    Uscutter now, summa later.
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    Where and how many LED lights should I attach inside a box to create evenly distributed light?

    That's a cool material! Thank you! We cut aluminum with a chop saw. I think aluminum would be a little stronger, the client wants to be able to hang it. It will be used for photoshoots. For the corners I want to use metal furniture protector corners. And glue everything with weld mount glue...
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    Where and how many LED lights should I attach inside a box to create evenly distributed light?

    It's a job. There's the current blueprint. I'm interested in having a project like this on our portfolio.
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    Where and how many LED lights should I attach inside a box to create evenly distributed light?

    What materials would you recommend for this? Backlit banner or backlit polycarbonate?
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    Question What is a good company to outsource custom ADA sign?

    We would like acrylic and for it to include braille. It has a custom shape and font and color.
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    Where and how many LED lights should I attach inside a box to create evenly distributed light?

    Fabric sounds like a great idea. Where I can order the tension fabric that's used in backlit light boxes?
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    Where and how many LED lights should I attach inside a box to create evenly distributed light?

    The total calculated weight is close to 80lbs if we use 1/8" acrylic. I'm thinking we should try this plastic instead. Who knows how it's called?
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    Where and how many LED lights should I attach inside a box to create evenly distributed light?

    The budget is is $2200.00 I thought 5 sheets of acrylic, RGB LED's, and a battery pack. The client wants the remote to change the colors of LED's and it to work from batteries.
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    What is a good company to outsource custom Neon sign?

    The design includes a bird and some text. It will be displayed outside so it must be durable.
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    Where and how many LED lights should I attach inside a box to create evenly distributed light?

    The box has 6 sides. The bottom will be the "service" side.
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    Where and how many LED lights should I attach inside a box to create evenly distributed light?

    The question is how to attach them in the middle of the box. It's 38" x 38" x 57" Should we make a smaller box out of clear acrylic inside and glue the LED's to it?
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    Where and how many LED lights should I attach inside a box to create evenly distributed light?

    Where should the LED lights be attached within a box to create evenly distributed light? We know how to glue the box together.
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    How to attach LED lights inside a box to create evenly distributed light?

    What is the best way to attach LED lights within a box to create evenly distributed light? We know how to glue the box together.
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    How do you hire?

    Hello Everyone! We are a quickly growing sign shop and have had some success hiring but it usually feels like more effort is being expended than necessary. We are currently looking into hiring a recruiter to at least filter through resumes and perform initial phone interviews. Does anyone here...
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    We are adding subcontractors

    Also, to clarify, we are subcontracting out primarily electrical signage projects or too large or high up projects for our team to handle alone. LED retrofits, bulb and ballast replacements, pylon sign face replacements, etc. We pay our subcontractors right after their work is done. So far...
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    We are adding subcontractors

    This is all great information. Thank you everyone! One other aspect of this that is subjective but we would like to get opinions on. Where is the line of letting a subcontractor go? Is there a structure that any of you use for this? Do you let the subcontractor know of this system before hand...
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    We are adding subcontractors

    So we're talking about the second situation you mentioned. Removing or installing signage, performing service on electrical signage, site surveys, etc. Other question: who is responsible when things go wrong? i.e. sign being damaged during a service call
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    We are adding subcontractors

    Hello Everyone, We have recently began out sourcing some projects to subcontractors. As we have grown this group and are working with a wider variety of people and companies we are finding there is too much variance between communication methods, techniques, dependability, etc. We've been left...
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