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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.

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.  

09 Mar
2015

Construction progress going well.

  Hey all! We’ve been working on our expansion and happy to report that it’s going well. The walls are up for our new Vehicle Wrap bay and the paint shop will be right next door. We’ve more than doubled our capacity for wraps! We’re all very excited and we’re close, very close. Waiting on some snow to thaw so we can put the overhead door in.

20 Feb
2015

A Pig… With a Mustache

Not totally sure why but my 8 year old is obsessed with pigs. And if you throw a mustache on it she’s even more happy. So I wanted to make something that we could hang on the wall here at the studio that would make her smile when she visits – and give us a bit of a challenge to make. I started by finding a basic 3D model of a pig then did a little digital sculpting to make a “friendlier” shape.

05 Dec
2014

Still “Frozen” this Christmas…

Once again we had the great fortune to work on the “Frozen” display at the Disney Store in Times Square. This was a lot of fun as usual and my daughter Mary got to meet Olaf in person! The client gave us sketches of the Frozen Castle and our challenge was to make a display out of acrylic. We came up with a few concepts and started building it half scale to work out the kinks. Once we had the design down it was time to build it full size which was about 8′ tall. Here is the main structure made out of gator foam.

25 Nov
2014

Full 3D Dolphin Art Piece

We recently had a great opportunity to work with an artist client of ours.  His piece incorporated a  five foot long three dimensional dolphin. Of course we immediately said yes to the project and jumped right in. We started by sourcing a 3D Model of the “perfect dolphin” for the job – the client reviewed all the options and once he settled on the final shape we began our work. In the 3D model we removed the fins which will be cut separately and attached later.

24 Nov
2014

Callahan’s Is Coming….

Every day that goes by Dan seems to be making great progress on his storefront. Our temporary window graphics are holding up and today we got the light box sign installed. Now that the cold weather is setting in we need to complete the awning then focus on the graphics inside. This will be an awesome project and we will surely be paid in free Callahan’s hot dogs for life (wink, wink). Rad and Mark were busy cutting the graphics and applying them to the sign face

24 Sep
2014

Sign Recreation: Ben & Jerrys

Technology is truly awesome! We were recently contacted by a retail store that had  their sign damaged beyond repair in a storm. The client had to have the same sign recreated – this was a hand carved Ice cream cone and logo. She decided to ship me the parts to inspect so I could recreate it. The package arrived and yes it was beyond repair and covered in dirt and… mold. As I was putting the parts together to get measurements Rad, our Production Manager, walked by and said “Just 3D Scan It”.  I hadn’t thought of it but that sounded like a fun way to reproduce the sign. So I put together the broken sign on the floor and ran our hand held Cubify Sense 3D scanner over the face of the old sign and it appeared on the screen in 3D model form.