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What are Flex Face Signs and How do they work?

Posted by Frank Murch | Dec 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Most of the illuminated signs use plastic. The light comes through the plastic and the image is backlit. Flex Face Signs are the same, but we replace the plastic with a banner like material stretched like the face of a dumb.

These flex face signs have a number of advantages. They are lighter, and more versatile for large formats. Flex Faces can be printed in any pattern, any colors. How does this work?Electric Sign- Flex Face 4.jpeg

First the flex face material comes in rolls and in digitally printed. The material is like a dumb face or a plastic canvas. The flex face needs a frame to fit into. We build the cabinet with this, or we retrofit a frame on an existing sign. The sign face stretches over sign frames. This looks a little like a screen in a screen door.

The Flex faces are flexible, This means they are better in the wind. Flex Faces can resist winds up to 110 to 140mph. If you have ever seen how Acrylic breaks up, it can be dramatic and can shatter. The Flex Face will rip, but it is much safer way to fail.

Flex Face material is dirt resistant and looks cleaner and sharper. Most of the larger illuminated signs are now flex faces. You see them in shopping malls, in arenas, casinos, outdoor pole signs and freeway signs.

Do you need a Flex Face to replace your old Acrylic or Polycarbonate face?

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Topics: Illuminated Sign Cabinets, illuminated Sign, new sign face, illuminated billboard, neon signs, outdoor signs, Flex Faces, flexible face


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