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01 Sep
2015

Adding a little character to a sign

When working on larger projects it’s the little details that really make the difference for both the client and for us! Our current project is no different. We are creating a “themed” environment for the Fox Island Creamery & Café in Hewitt, NJ.  We’ve  created a nice little storyline and have developed some characters which should make the experience fun for both the kids and parents. This sign is for a little beaver character that we created and his boat company. The Chubby Beaver Boat Building Co.

27 Jul
2015

I’ll take a Wrap and a Giant Hot Dog Please

This project allowed us to meld two of our skills, vehicle wraps and 3D Sign Making,  into one “unique” looking vehicle.  Our client Callahan’s Hot Dogs in Norwood was in need of a new vehicle wrap to match their now famous Hot Dog Truck. So Nanette dove into the design then Dan called and asked… “Can you build a giant hot dog for the top of the van?”. Of course I said yes This is how we did it.

23 Jul
2015

bfree Sign: A Dimensional Sign of Metal and Wood (or maybe not)

I am lucky enough to live in the great town of Warwick, NY – we have wonderful restaurants and shops and its a destination for many people on weekend getaways. There is a new trendy shop opening, bfree  and we were lucky enough to be called to help with her “new” look. The clients logo needed some tweaking and unfortunately wouldn’t work on the sign.  We started by taking the logo and reformatting it to match the “feel” of the store and to better represent what you would see inside.

21 Jul
2015

Custom Logo Sign

Oh how we love our friends at Jura ! Not only are they wonderful people but they make the greatest coffee makers on the planet! As they are building out their new headquarters they requested KDF to fabricate a large logo for the reception area.This logo is approximately 4’x8′. We are making it out of 1 piece of 15# Precision Board HDU which is 2″ thick. We remove excess material from the back to reduce the weight.

01 Jul
2015

Vehicle Wrap Color Change

  A complete vinyl color change on a vehicle is a great way to change things up without the huge expense of repainting. There are so many color and texture options to choose from making your combinations almost endless! You can full wrap or just accent your vehicle with a huge assortment of colors, metallics, matte, carbon fiber, even chrome! This wrap began as a red ford fusion sport. The materials chosen were the Avery SW 900 Supreme Cast Garnet Matte Red and Carbon Fiber as accents. Once again great job to Rad and Greg! – Steve      

27 May
2015

Let the Wrapping Begin! KDF Custom Wrap Sign

The shop is all abuzz with the news! We’re very excited  to announce we have completed the construction of our new wrap area! We’ve tripled our capacity and we’re ready to wrap! Of course now we need a sign for the 18′ walls and you know a small sign won’t do.  So… we went with a 6′ x 7′ footprint.  Nanette came up with a real nice design that we could work with to make a printable dimensional sign. Here is the original design Once Rad setup the file for production it was time to cut the foam. We started by cutting the elements of the sign out of simple white gator foam of varying thicknesses.

12 Mar
2015

A Wrap Fit for Kings

Cheesy I know but I had to say something.  Spring is almost here and we are wrapping like crazy over here – the first of Kings Supermarkets fleet has just been completed and ready to hit the road. Great job Rad and Greg! – Steve

11 Mar
2015

A Trip to the Police Station!

Don’t get the wrong idea. KDF is honored to have been chosen by the great Borough of Northvale, NJ to create some custom signage. Here are some of the signs before they go out the door for install.  We used Precision Board HDU, both 15lb and 30lb,  and cut the relief of the patch with a 1/6″ Ball end mill on our MultiCam 3000 CNC.  Everything was painted  with Modern Masters Metallic Paint.