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31 Jul
2013

Whistle Punk Hollow Theming Job by Dan Sawatzky

Whistle Punk Hollow Adventure Golf in Squamish, BC is the newest recipient of an Imagination Corporation 3-D makeover. Precision Board Plus PBLT-30 was heavily incorporated into many aspects of the designs, including a massive train complete with Precision Board railroad tracks that turned out beautiful! As a side note, here are a few of Dan’s..

12 Jul
2013

Sculpting A Flatbed With Dan Sawatzky

Signcraft Magazine recently published an excellent article featuring a special truck Dan Sawatzky made for us to display at ISA 2013. Made from PBLT-30, the truck was a big hit, and was what we used to display the free Precision Board Plus HDU samples for attendees to evaluate. Take a look at the Signcraft feature/breakdown here...

07 Jun
2013

Ever Wonder What Happens at a 3-Day Sign Camp?

Last week signmakers got together in Bridgeton, IN. Held in a county known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of the World“, over 50 signmakers from all over the world were together for a creative learning experience. Thank you to Rob Jones, owner of Covered Bridge Signs for putting this whole thing together. Also thanks to..

16 Apr
2013

A Hand-Carved Crawdad Creation

When speaking with our latest Facebook contest winner Jon Peterman about his very unique “Crawdad Festival” sign, I found out that the sign was not made for a customer, but as a sign he keeps in his shop for customers to see (his town has an annual “Crawdad Festival”). For this showpiece, Jon was able..

09 Apr
2013

Why PBLT-30? Ask Dan Sawatzky!

As many of you know, Dan is a much respected signmaker in the industry, well known for his 3-D and CNC expertise. Dan owns Imagination Corporation, in Yarrow, BC. and is quite fond of Precision Board Plus HDU, specifically PBLT-30. Dan explains just what it is he likes about Precision Board Plus PBLT-30 HDU in a..

05 Apr
2013

ISA 2013 Recap

ISA 2013 saw a huge turnout. With so many exhibitors and attendees, people really had a great chance to network with old friends and meet new ones. One of the highlights was the release of our new Precision Board Plus PBST-15 HDU. Faster and easier to prime and paint, PBST is a sure step forward..

12 Dec
2012

Multicam East – 3 Day Sign Magic Workshop

MultiCam East will be hosting Dan Sawatzky’s 3 day Sign Magic Workshop in Hackensack, NJ, Jan. 15,16 and 17 2013. Dan shares not only his CNC routing “secrets”, but also the many tools and methods he uses to finish his signs and themed environments. Along with Dan, EJ Nodurft from will provide instruction on 3D..

03 Oct
2012

Dan Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation

Perhaps one of the most innovative forces in the signage industry today, Dan Sawatzky and his Imagination Corporation are a household name among many sign makers. Dan has been a friend of Coastal for many years and is a huge fan of Precision Board Plus, especially the higher densities such as PBLT-30 and PBLT-40. Kellie Miller, our..

01 Jul
2011

Some Assembly Required

Dan Sawatzky’s Triangle Contracting Co. Sign Takes First Place! Dan Sawatzky’s excavator is an excellent example of planning out a yield strategy and using PB Bond-240 urethane adhesive to put it all together. Working from a sheet of 1” thick PBLT-30 Precision Board Plus, Dan relies on his CNC router to cut the individual pieces to..

20 Mar
2011

More Detail + Higher Density = Greater Profits

Offering a sign made of 30lb Precision Board Plus instead of 15lb is great way to increase profits. The denser material machines as easily, yet generally requires less priming and sanding. And since the material cost is only roughly 10-15% of the cost of a sign, the added value of a 30lb Precision Board Plus..