03 Sep 3D Freestanding signs
3D Freestanding signs
Are you after some large 3D signs for an event or promotional purposes? 3D letters when used on stage for an event give a lot of impact. Generally foam letters are used as they are light weight and cost effective. The foam can be cut to different letter styles suitable to easily stand alone on a flat surface. The foam letters can also be painted to any colour and to match pantone specifications following company guidelines. Polystyrene foam is available in various grades and thickness. Usually free standing foam letters need to be from 150mm thick up to 600mm subject to the height of the letters.
Exterior grade foam is suitable for exterior building signs. Letters must have at least 2 coats of exterior grade acrylic paint. This is to give them UV protection from the sun and make them long lasting.
Interior grade foam is cheaper and not as hard as the exterior grades. It is more cost effective and suitable for promotional signs and Event signage.
First impressions count!
This laser cut acrylic sign has custom made clear brackets fabricated to hold letters 300mm off the wall. The faux garden wall was then applied to let the letters float above and surrounded by the green leaves.
The example below is a free standing foam sign around 10mtrs long. The University of Notre Dame engaged us to create an impressive sign to use on open days and special occasions. The foam letters needed to be large and stable but light enough to move around and store away.
This example shows a 3D logo installed on site for Under Armour at this years City2Surf at Bondi Beach, Sydney.
Foam letters are a cost effective option when compared with 3D fabricated acrylic or metal letters. They have the same look without the big budget needed for metal and perspex fabrication.
For a greater impact lighting can be used to cast dramatic shadows and highlight the foam structure.
Polystyrene foam can be cut or machined to shape. The letters can be painted in any colour.
For those wanting to really make a statement, foam letters can be painted and also have an acrylic face colour coded to match. Foam letters can be up to 2.5mtrs high and up to 600mm thick. Large foam letters are lightweight, therefore easy to move and are often used for events and promotional signs. Logos, branding, hashtags and symbols can be cut in solid freestanding foam and painted in corporate colours. These are then placed on stage in venues or can be pegged into the grass on ovals and arenas.
We can advise on what sort of foam letters will work best for your project.