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31 Mar
2016

Synergy Sign & Graphics: A New Angle on Branding

These days, branding comes in more varieties than you can shake several sticks at. There’s a dizzying array of social media outlets, email marketing techniques, and online advertising tactics that all promise to bring unparalleled exposure to your business. Now, there’s nothing wrong with pursuing new and exciting branding strategies, but they can make it..

30 Mar
2016

Weapons to fight for

The crew have been busy painting the first of the features for the Motiongate project in Dubai. As always it starts with a minimum of three base coats of color. The last base coat was blended down from light to dark to give the features some weight.

21 Mar
2016

Atlanta EnRoute Workshop

Home   |   Applications   |    Contact “The EnRoute workshop was worth every cent. The instructors patiently relayed, in detail, every aspect of EnRoute’s 2.5D, 3D, Rapid Texture techniques and the many other functions of Enroute. I am now able to take advantage of the tremendous features provided in the software. Thanks!” - Henry from H & S Marine Plastics New York/New Jersey Workshop Attendee Learn New Techniques From rapid texture to advanced toolpathing our workshop will provide you with a variety of new techniques for you to get the most out of EnRoute software. Learn More Atlanta Workshop Location 3123 Humphries Hill Rd

20 Mar
2016

Painting techniques

It's fun to design dimensional signs in EnRoute and pure magic to watch the MultiCam carve the sign unaided from Precision Board. The result looks pretty good. But that is really only half the way there. The real magic is in the painting process. The first step is to introduce some mild texture where it's smooth

17 Mar
2016

ISA Sign Expo 2016: Free Passes!

Visit Coastal Enterprises at Booth 272! In just 5 short weeks, we will be shipping out to Orlando, Florida to host our booth at the ISA International Sign Expo 2016. This is one of the most prestigious gatherings of sign and graphics professionals in the world, and has been for nearly 70 years. The best part is, we..

15 Mar
2016

Five more and the painting begins

The name plaques are all making their way through the painting process now. Craig's is the last one raw off the router. Because we use 30 lb Precision Board priming isn't necessary. Over the next while I'll be posting some progress shots of how the name plaques come alive through the painting steps. Even though pricing is not necessary we still do it to ad some subtle texture

14 Mar
2016

Four more name plaques

With the first Sculpting Magic Workshop now only four and a half weeks away we are in full get ready mode. Most of the name plaques are routed and sample boards are almost done. About one third of the name plaques are making their way through the painting department with more to follow soon. I thought a picture update of a few more of the plaques would be of interest. It is fun to come up with endless new ideas.

13 Mar
2016

Instant age

The rules of the Sign Challenge competition require that our pieces be shipped in a two foot by two foot box and then be pulled out and displayed on top. Rather than drape the box I decided to make it a part of the display. To maximize the size of the centre piece it meant the walls of the box needed to be as thin as possible. Steel construction was the obvious answer and with our MultiCam CNC plasma  handy the job was easy.

11 Mar
2016

The magic is in the paint

No matter how one's dimensional work is done, whether by using software and a router or if it is done by hand the real magic happens with the paint. The current Sign Challenge piece is a good example. The routed tracks and hand sculpted vehicle body and character look great un painted.