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February '19

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • February 2019 • 27 the substrates that are selected and the complexity of the project, Auty says. The timeframe from conception to delivery of a donor display could range from two to three weeks up to six months or more for larger projects that include multiple levels of approval, he says. A typical order from start to finish includes the basic design, material selec- tion, cost quote and budget approval, art- work creation, multiple other approvals, fabrication and final delivery, Auty says. RCB Donor Recognition works with the client's design staff to make sure the final results meet the company or agen- cy's branding standards. "Once there is general agreement, we can create a concept design. This often will be tweaked by the customer until we have the design just right," Denevan says. "At this point, we can finalize costs and describe our scope of work." An order can be placed, and a final rendering is created and proofed for approval, Denevan says. The order is then produced through various production techniques, such as traditional metal casting, etched glass, laser cut letters and shapes, and cut acrylic, and the equipment to make the different substrates varies from shop to shop, Auty says. The sign company or company pro- ducing the order works with one or more committees, a foundation, donor relations manager or the marketing department to decide how donors will be recognized and at what levels and dollar amounts, resulting in a consultation type process through to the delivery, Sheldon O'Byrne says. "The selling process and involvement in donor recognition projects typically is much more than interior plaques or sell- ing exterior signage," Carey says, adding that the planning and design process, at least for donor walls, takes longer than the actual production. "The most impor- tant thing is you get complete approval from the client for every name and make sure they're spelled correctly. That's the most important thing before you send it to production. You do not want to upset a donor by misspelling a name." SDG A style of donor recognition with the trunk and branches as cast bronze and the leaves mounted as acrylic clus- ters, adhered with standoffs about an inch off of the wall. The plates can range from 24 to 600 as donors are added. (Image courtesy of RCB Donor Recognition) SDG • Maximum 140ips speed with powerful DC servo motor delivers superior precision and productivity • 40" x 24" extra large working area plus greater depth up to 11" • GCC dust protection technology and SmartLID ™ make maintenance a lot easier • Operation is easy and intuitive with the 4" touchscreen interface � GCC America www.GCCworld.com 1-909-718-0248 YouTube GCCWorld : • • I Feb.12~15 Las Vegas, NV. USA

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