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30 Jan

The Ice Cream Laboratory

Mark Blackford, owner of Signcraft in Santa Maria, CA sent us some excellent in-process pictures of a sign they made for Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab in Orcutt, CA. The sign was hand-carved from Precision Board Plus PBLT-15, except for the border which was cut on their ShopBot CNC Router. It was then painted using 1-Shot..

27 Jan

A 30″ x 240′ Replica of The Hong Kong Skyline

Wolfpack Sign Group in Vista, CA is working on a very exciting project for a cultural center located in Hong Kong.  Once complete, it will be 30″ tall  x 240′ in length. Joseph Parrish, Director of Operations, explained that the customer wanted to reproduce the city skyline, which is quite extensive, in a bronze casting...

11 Jan

Check out this beautiful sign from Piccadilly!

Paul and Kelsey Martin of Piccadilly Signs, located in Winnipeg, Canada, sent us several pictures of a beautiful sign they crafted using Precision Board Plus HDU. Using PBLT-15, they handcarved a 24″ x 32″ piece in two layers, and stacked it to 2″ thick. They then used Magic Sculpt for the birds eyes and small..

05 Jan

Garden Railroad Creations

Rainbow Ridge creates a variety of impressive model railroad buildings, scenery and kits for garden railroads from Precision Board Plus. Using PBLT-15, PBLT-18 and PBLT-20, they offer pre-patterned surfaces such as stone, brick, shingles, wood, logs and planks. See their amazing work at:!      

20 Dec

The Elegant Possibilites of HDU

Scott Brady, owner of SharpSigns in Forsyth, MO sent us a great picture of a sign he crafted out of Precision Board Plus for a bakery. They started by sandblasting PBLT-18 and adding smalt to the background. The letters were routed out of Precision Board Plus and gold leafed. To finish, the bagels and bread..

13 Dec

Hand Carving HDU – Quality & Elegance

Curt Stenz from Curt Stenz Graphics, in Marathon, WI sent us a picture of a recent hand-carved sign he made for a customer. Hand carving is considered by some sign makers to be the epitome of craftsmanship in the industry. The hours of patience and the amount of skill involved in finishing a hand-carved sign..

07 Dec

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..

07 Dec

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..

06 Dec

New How To Video: Texturing With TSF-45

  Looking for a tough yet flexible product that easily allows you to simultaneously add texture, protection and value to your signs? Whether for environmental reasons or the desire to use a material that lasts longer and performs better than wood, Sign & Model makers are increasingly turning to wood substitutes like Precision Board Plus...