How to create neon signs (2023)

How to create neon signs (2023)

Alex J. Alex J.
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Neon signs are a type of electric sign that uses neon gas or other gases to create a bright and eye-catching display. They have been popular for more than a century and can be found in a wide range of settings, including businesses, events, and homes.


Neon signs are made up of a series of glass tubes that are filled with neon gas or other gases, such as argon or krypton. The tubes are bent into various shapes and designs and are connected to a power source. When the power is turned on, an electrical current is sent through the tubes, causing the gas to ionize and create a bright light.


One of the main advantages of neon signs is their high visibility and attention-grabbing qualities. They are also energy-efficient and have a long lifespan.


Here’s how easy it is to order your neon signs with us.


Prepare your design

Provide us with your logo or artwork to be printed on the sign. You may also want to provide a detailed sketch or drawing of the sign if you have one. This will help us understand your vision and create a sign that matches your aesthetic.

Decide on the size and shape

Choose the size and shape of the sign that best fits your space and location. Consider the visibility and readability of the sign from a distance and how it will look in the environment.

Choose the colors and font style

Select the colors and font of the sign that will complement your logo or artwork and match the overall aesthetic of your business or event. You may select the colors and font in your order form or simply inform your account manager about your choice.

Mounting options 

Choose from a variety of mounting options such as wall-mounted, hanging, or freestanding. Consider the location where the sign will be installed and whether it will be visible from all angles.

Choose a backboard style

A neon sign backboard is the surface on which the neon tubes are mounted. There are several different styles of neon sign backboards that can be used to create a custom neon sign. Some of the most popular styles include:


Clear acrylic - a popular choice for backboards as it allows the neon light to shine through, creating a bright and vibrant sign.

Metal backboards - such as aluminum or steel, can be powder-coated or painted to match the color scheme of the sign. They are durable and can be shaped to fit the design of the sign.

Wooden backboards - gives the sign a rustic or natural look. They can be stained or painted to match the color scheme of the sign.

Glass backboards - a premium option that can give the sign a sleek and elegant look. They can be frosted or clear and can be shaped to fit the design of the sign.


The choice of backboard style will depend on the overall aesthetic of the sign and the location where it will be installed. Clear acrylic or glass are popular choices for a bright and vibrant look, while frosted acrylic or fabric can create a softer, more subdued look. Metal or wood backboards can give the sign a more industrial or rustic look.


Delivery and Installation

Work with us to schedule the delivery and installation of the sign. Make sure to have a plan for the installation, and ensure that we are aware of any special installation requirements.


Overall, neon signs are a unique and visually striking way to promote a business, event, or personal message. With proper maintenance, they can last for many years, making them a worthwhile investment.


By considering these specific requirements above and working closely with us, you can ensure that your custom neon sign is of the highest quality and meets your specific needs.


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