PRACTICAL SIGN AND DIGITAL GRAPHICS
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5. Drill a hole into the sideof the lightbox where youwould like the power supplycable to run through. Fit theplastic insulating grommetonto the external cable andthen insert into the drilledhole. Connect the externalcable to your chocolateblock as per correspondingcolours. (As illustrated inthis picture Red – Live, Gold– Earth, Black – Neutral)
Please note: Only an AccreditedElectrician is allowed to connect a lightbox to a power supply.We strongly recommend your Accredited Electrician inspectsall wiring of your lightbox as a precautionary measure.Always obtain a wiring certicate after installation.
oPTIoN 1 :LIGHTbox WITHPALGLAS RIGIDoPAL ACRyLICFACE
A Attach either the Baby-h (If you need a 3mm PalglasAcrylic Face) or Big-h (If youneed a 5mm Palglas AcrylicFace) extrusion to the frontof the lightbox. Attach 3sides of the h-channel aspermanent xtures andthe fourth section withself tapping screws to beable to remove acrylic for maintenance to the lighttting on a later stage.B Remove the protectivelayers from the Palglasacrylic sheets, andapply the vinyl onto thePalglas Acrylic, beforeinserting into the Baby-hchannels. Attach lasth-section to lightbox.C Power up your illuminatedlightbox, and marvelat your creation !
oPTIoN 2 :LIGHTbox WITHHEx-FLEx PVCbACkLIT FACE(FLExIbLESUbSTRATE)
( Important Note:Depending onthe length of your lightbox and in order to avoid any concavingoccurring along the length or widthof a large lightbox, additionalinner cross section supports may be required to add strength and accommodate the tensioning of the exible substrate.)Do not underestimate the tensioningstrength of 1000D Hex-Flex PVC.
A You will need to purchaseProl lengths, whichcomprise three components:Prol TSW – bottom channel,
in the shape of a C.Prol Gripp – middle
white plastic extrusionto grip the PVC.Prol Key – top aluminium
section, to add nal doublelocking tension with anaesthetic aluminium nish.2.2 Position the lengths(Sandwich of ProlTSW+Gripp+Key) 90
eachother, along the four corners of the box. Wherethe lengths meet, cut eachcorner at a 45
mitre. After cutting the 45
angles onthe corner of each length,check again that each mitremeets each other perfectly –then you have a perfect 45
mitre cut on each corner. Itis crucial now to mark eachside with a number, so thatwhen you are installing alltogether, each side matcheseach 45
mitre corner 100%accurately, as planned.B First attach the Prol TSWchannel to your box usingat head self tappingscrews. Important to notethat the self tapping screwsmust be narrow enough tot into the channel withoutcausing the channel to bewidened or disgured inany way as this will reducethe effectiveness of thewhite plastic Prol Gripp.C Position your printed BacklitPVC onto your lightbox.Using a pair of gardenscissors or sheers, cut your plastic Prol Gripp 20mmshorter on each side thanthe length of your ProlTSW. Ensure your PVC printhas at least a 100mm bleedaround the printed area toensure easy tensioning, aswell as preventing the outer border of the graphic imagefrom being cut out or skew.D Start from the top middlesection of the box andknock in the Prol Gripp ata 45° angle with the smoothside facing inwards towardsthe lightbox, with thetoothed ribbed side facingoutwards (i.e. towards you).
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