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Old 05-18-2018, 10:59 AM   #1
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Backlit lettering?

Anyone have recommendations for someone to do backlit lettering? I'm in Annapolis.

I'm entertaining the idea for both the transom and the side panels. Or maybe just the side panels.

I know, it's a bit much for some, but I'd like to get something different this time instead of just static lettering.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:49 AM   #2
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http://www.designsandsignsonline.com...ry/boat-names/

Been looking at name boards, and their work is excellent.
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Old 05-19-2018, 04:41 PM   #3
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A little different than backlit lettering, but...

I had my girlfriend carve out a stencil on her laser cutter at work so we could spray paint our name boards. She used 1/4" plywood, and we used it to stencil the side panels as planned. We then realized - holy shit, we could use the positives that were cut out out to make the transom name boards. So, we just took the letters, painted them, coated them in epoxy, and stuck them right on the board. Finished up with a few coats of varnish. It looks super cool because instead of a real carving like most of the fancy boats would do, ours stick out.

Back to your question about backlit lettering, I think this would look pretty damn awesome if it was lit from above or below because the letters would cast a shadow - see what I'm saying? Anyways, might be something to experiment with anyways. We were able to use some seriously gold paint too so they shine like crazy.

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Most sign writing companies can do it. Here's one that offers it in 316 stainless letters with low voltage LED backlighting.
https://www.impactsigns.com/backlit-...ss-steel-halo/

Your right, It's a bit much for some, but others will love it.
I've never even got around to putting a plain label on my boat.
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I've never even got around to putting a plain label on my boat.
Ours never had a name on her when we bought her but there were several different lots of vinyl in a cupboard so after a year we put 2 of them on.

Not sure if I would do it again when we repaint, we know her name and stealth mode has its appeal.
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Here’s mine. Like this?
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Here’s mine. Like this?
Ummm, nice. Did the P fall off

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