(Topic ID: 254386)

Can EL paper be cut to shape?


By MustangPaul

7 months ago



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    #1 7 months ago

    I have a Star Wars plastic sign that I want to light up and would like to know if el paper be cut to shape to put on the back and light it up.

    #2 7 months ago
    #3 7 months ago

    Thanks northvibe those 2 were really informative. The second one shows exactly what to do. The sign is big so it will be an expensive exp. but it really does need to be lit.

    #4 7 months ago

    The illuminated aprons that are sold through pinball dreams have an EL sheet which is cut to shape to fit the underside of a metal apron precisely so I would say yes.

    #5 7 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    I have a Star Wars plastic sign that I want to light up

    How big is the sign? You can use an old led tv.

    #6 7 months ago

    It's 23x11. The boarder around it is solid black and no light shines through it which is perfect cuz it gives me an area to tape the el to.

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    #7 7 months ago

    You can find a 30 led TV in the junk yard for free. Spend 10 minutes tearing it apart. Cut the plastic diffusing layers to fit your sign and then add a small strip of leds around the inside of the outside edge of the sign and finish with a light masking cover on the back. Your done for 5 dollars. Use a RGBW string if you want to change colors once in a while. This may cost an extra 5 bucks tho.

    #8 7 months ago

    Personally I would stay away from EL paper because it's usually very noisy.

    I would lean more toward something LED illuminated, either something like what grumpy suggested or an edge-lit Light Guide Panel.

    https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/light-guide-panel.html

    #9 7 months ago
    Quoted from RobertWinter:

    Personally I would stay away from EL paper because it's usually very noisy.
    I would lean more toward something LED illuminated, either something like what grumpy suggested or an edge-lit Light Guide Panel.
    https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/light-guide-panel.html

    Yes that would work nice but it would have to be cut in that shape.

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