Creating signage is one of the most popular applications for Epilog Laser systems. As more and more shop owners will attest, using the laser to create sophisticated, multi-dimensional signage is significantly faster than using traditional sign-making methods.
Here we're highlighting a basic design for a guest lounge - ideal for use in hotels, airports, etc. This type of signage is easy to recreate - simply find and cut common symbols that correlate with the purpose of a room (we used a chair and martini glass to symbolize a lounge area.) Another example could be used for a business center sign - you could locate graphics of a computer, keyboard, telephone or fax machine. This particular sign is made from a variety of laser cut materials - when combined the elements of plastic, acrylic and laser foil create a clean, simple, yet sophisticated piece of signage.
For this project we used a 50-watt Helix and followed the manual's recommended settings for wood, acrylic and plastic. Remember to consult the owner's manual for your machine to determine proper settings.
Begin by opening the file. Insert the wood laminate acrylic in the machine and cut the back of the sign.
Perform the same steps with each layer of the sign and respective materials.
Assembling the sign: Use double-sided tape to adhere the frosted acrylic to the center of the wood laminate acrylic (this is the only area double-sided tape is needed. The other materials have adhesives on the back.) Then, assemble the graphics and letters on the frosted portion. Finally, adhere the silver laser foil to the corners of the frosted piece. Adhere a foam core backing to the sign for stability (optional) and you're all set! .