Coastal Enterprises, manufacturers of Precision Board HDU, is proud to host guest blogs written by some of the signage industry’s biggest movers and shakers, posted to the Precision Board Blog. This guest blog is written by Kevin with Mayfair Signs based in Chilliwack, BC, Canada. Kevin tells us how they gave a dimensional sign some extra dimension by routing prismatic letters and attaching them to the sign afterwards. By using Precision Board urethane foam and a powder-coated bracket, Kevin is ensuring that this sign will also stand up to the test of time and the elements.
In Kevin’s own words…
The customer came to us looking for a company to help design and create a sign with dimension. We started off with a rough outline and progressed from there. Using our Enroute Pro software and PBLT-30 Precision Board urethane, we got to work. The dimensions of the sign would be 72’’ x 42’’ x 1.5’’. The prismatic letters were cut separately from the sign itself using 1″ thick Precision Board, also 30lb density. We would glue the letters to the sign to give it the depth we and the customer wanted. Next up was routing the material, which took about two and a half hours.
Before painting the prismatic letters, we did a test fitting to make sure everything fit right.
Once all the painting was done on the sign, we then sprayed the letters using a HVLP gun loaded with metallic gold from Modern Masters. Every color gets a minimum of three coats to extend the longevity of the sign.
The sign was to float in the middle of two wood posts so a mounting bracket was fabricated using 2’’x 2’’ aluminum angle and welded together. Once we sandblasted and powder coated the bracket green, it was time to screw and glue it to the sign.
The sign was delivered and installed and the customer was thrilled, as were we. We love using Precision Board HDU for adding dimension to signs because it cuts like buttah!
Mayfair Signs is family owned and operated. They have been making and selling carved dimensional signs, solid cast aluminum house signs, cottage signs, custom garden plaques and address plaques for over 30 years. They have over 40 different sign shapes and sizes and more than 450 emblems in their cast aluminum line of signs. They guarantee high quality workmanship on all the signs they produce. All work is done on site. Visit their website, drop them an email, or give them a call at 866-823-4141.
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