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March '19

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • March 2019 • 79 easily replaced with a pile of self-drilling screws by one man in a bucket. The last step was to fully enclose the edges of the sign with strips of black .040 aluminum to keep out birds, bugs and rain, too. The customer decided he might light it like a billboard, so I had to return to weld electrical fittings in place to give his electrician the means to install the lighting. The completed sign, way too big to miss, will be a local landmark for decades to come, but few will know that this large structure was basically a solo performance. It was a lot of work, of course, but it was straight-forward and fun, and the kit approach used can be modified easily to fit any sized sign of similar construction. In the end, the client was very happy with his new plus-size sign, and will con- tinue to be satisfied with the years and years of advertising his initial investment will continue to provide. SDG Visit to read Rick's first installment on this topic. http://sdgmag.ly/qcl9f Almost done, but quite a few sections of 10" wide black .040 aluminum would be installed around the perimeter closing and protecting our sign from the elements and pests. • High-energy magnetic sheeting has twice the strength of regular 15 mil, and half the weight of 30 mil used for vehicle signs • Prints brilliant color and clarity with UV, solvent, eco-solvent, and latex ink systems • Ideal for vehicle graphics, POP displays, wall coverings and applications where lightweight printable magnetic sheeting is needed Your Best Source in the Magnetic Field PRINTABLE MAGNETIC SHEETING Learn more at magnetsource.com/thinforce or 800.525.3536 ThinFORCE TM THINNER, STRONGER & Lighter

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