We often get asked if LED Neons can be created with no backing. Unlike glass, LED Neons require the tubing to be fused to a backing board to allow us to shape the tubes identical to your design. Without the backing, the LED tubes cannot support themselves.
All LED signs have a backing board and more often than not, you don’t even notice it. There are 3 types of backing options available.
Cut to shape: The acrylic board is cut to the shape of the neon providing stability. (most popular)
Full acrylic board: the sign is mounted to a very solid square or rectangle acrylic board
Hollow out: Invisible and minimalist, but much more fragile. This backing holds the letters together and hangs your sign to the walls. Only recommended for simple designs under 100cm in size.
We typically recommend the Cut to Shape backing for most designs. However, our creative team will always recommend the optimal backing to look minimal with your design.