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Backlit Building Sign for Hartford Truck Equipment by GForce Signs

Not all backlit channel letters sign projects are the same.  Some require additional consideration like Hartford Truck Equipment’s project for their new location.

The project called for backlit channel lettering, or halo lit signage. The picture shows what this looks like at night.

Backlit building sign by GForce Signs

There were other sign businesses competing for this backlit channel letters sign project. One of the factors that won G-Force Signs the job was catching a subtle but important detail regarding the building. Specifically, the corrugated siding where the sign was to be installed.

The corrugated siding was important to capture in the design process because, without proper installation of a backing material, the backlighting would have been less focused, or diffused, with light “spiking” along the valleys of the corrugated siding. We compensated for the buildings wall material finish by installing a backer panel, which you can view in the daytime picture below.

Backlit building sign on corrugated siding daytime

 

How the winning design was selected

We provided a few design options and the company turned to its Facebook fans for input on selecting the winning backlit channel letters sign design.

 

Weather presented a challenge

The project deadline was based on an opening day for the business in their new location. The weather decided to add a challenge for our installation team by bringing storms for the days we scheduled the installation work. We let Mother Nature have her storms and our crews came in over the weekend prior to the opening to ensure Hartford Truck Equipment was 100% ready to “open their doors”.

 

Who is Hartford Truck Equipment?

They are one of New England’s leading truck equipment distributors and a second generation family-owned and operated business in South Windsor, CT.  They stock the largest inventory of truck equipment in the Connecticut.  Learn more about Hartford Truck Equipment by visiting their website.  Their Grand Opening & Customer Appreciation Day was on October 13th.  They are located on 95 John Fitch Blvd in South Windsor, CT.

Examples of Channel Letter Signs

  • Front Lit Channel Letters
  • Backlit Channel Letters
  • Open Face Channel Letters

Learn more about these type of signs here.

Summary:

Not all backlit channel lettering projects are the same.  Understanding where and how the channel letter signage will be installed will affect the design specifications for the project.  It is important the company you contract with explores specifics of your building and sign project.

In this project with Hartford Truck Equipment, we won the contract because of our expertise and diligence, which brought to the client’s attention the impact their corrugated siding would have on the backlit channel lettering.

Contact us to discuss your business signage project.  Scroll down to see pictures of the Hartford Truck Equipment project as it progressed.


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Below are before and installation pictures of the project:
Hartford Truck Equipment building before GForce Signs installation Hartford Truck Equipment Building Sign installation by GForce Signs 1 Hartford Truck Equipment Building Sign installation by GForce Signs 2 Hartford Truck Equipment Building Sign installation by GForce Signs 3 Hartford Truck Equipment Building Sign installation by GForce Signs 4


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