Sign & Digital Graphics

November '19

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44 • November 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S SPECIALTY IMAGING DIGITAL GRAPHICS From film positive to finished prints, the process doesn't take very long. Here a stack of several hundred metal sign blanks we have cut and punched stands ready for moving to the little screen-printing area of our shop. After printing the first color of this two-color job, the signs are placed in grooved 2x4s, which are our simple drying racks for metal sign screen jobs like this one. Setting up the second color involves registering the design in the second color to align with the sign blank and the image from the first color. Small registrations tabs made from several layers of masking tape will mark our registration for printing each sign accurately. Our M&R Saturn screen-printing press has been a major asset for our sign shop for many years. After the second color is printed, each sign blank is carefully placed back in our simple drying racks, and will stay there for a couple of days to allow the enamel ink to cure.

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