So realistic they’d probably fool a magnet!

Atlas Signs and Plaques exclusively uses Precision Board Plus PBLT-30 HDU to create custom metal-coated signs and plaques for home, business, and gifts.  In addition to the most unique designs on the planet, the signs offer the look and luster of foundry castings at a fraction of the price.  Owner Janey Freid says. “Atlas Signs and Plaques is dedicated to the highest standards at every level, and high standards require superior craftsmanship and superior materials.”

The process begins by routing Precision Board Plus PBLT-30, then applying real bronze, brass, copper, iron, silver-nickel, or aluminum.  The piece is then hand-finished and clear-coated to completion. The bottom line is unique signage with the look and luster of foundry cast, but without the cost or design limitations.

Janey adds, “Because HDU is the foundation of signs by Atlas, Precision Board Plus was selected as its HDU because irregularities, such as pinholes, can be an issue with other brands. Coastal Enterprises’ Precision Board Plus results in fewer fills and repairs prior to the metal coating process.  The HDU consistency is great and the customer service is outstanding.”
















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How to apply gold leaf – Solidified Sunshine

The December issue of Sign & Digital Graphics magazine has an excellent article on how to apply gold leaf. Gold leaf is considered to be one of the highest forms of sign artistry due to the use of gold, custom paper writing service and because it is accomplished entirely by hand.

There are several techniques used by those “in-the-know” to achieve a picture perfect finish. Learn about them all in the article written by signmaker Francis Lestingi, of Signs of Gold Inc., in Williamsville, NY on page 74 in the December issue of Sign & Digital Graphics, or view it on the web here.

Here is a picture of respected sign maker Cam Bortz of Finest Kind Signs in Pawcatuck, CT at a letterhead meet in Scotland applying gold leaf to Precision Board Plus:

Applying gold leaf at Dan Sawatzky’s sign workshop. Dan is the owner of The Imagination Corporation, headquartered in Chilliwack, Canada.