Sign & Digital Graphics

April '20

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2 8 • A P R I L 2 0 2 0 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S things now," he says. "Having other com- panies making signage for them, they are charged for more materials than if they had their own machine." It is also safer to use a router to carve dimensional than to do it by hand, he adds. "You don't have employees with their hands inside saws or things like that," Friesen says. Having a router in the shop is like having an additional employee. "It comes to work every day and does exactly what you tell it to," he says. Thanks to newer technologies that allow for the creation of low-cost archi- tectural signage with a high-end appear- ance, dimensional-style signs have grown in popularity over the past few years. It runs the gamut from ADA and wayfind- ing signage to interior signs or outdoor monument signs. The Balance Rock is made of two 4'x6' double-sided 1" PVC signs. The "B" is made out of 1/2" PVC in which the grey was milled out, leaving the B and "frame" raised. "BALANCED ROCK" letters are all prismed out using a 120-degree vBit. "Investment Group" was v-carved into the sign base. Image courtesy of Neathawk Designs. The Trailhouse Sign is 8'x4' and made out of 1.5" fir with 1/8" steel powder coated letters, that stand about 1" off the surface. It is double-sided with 6'x6' posts to attach each side to. The tree board is 2'x5' 1.5" fir sitting on top. Image courtesy of Neathawk Designs. This Underledge sign is 2'x1.5' and 1" PVC v-carved and embossed with 23K gold leaf. Image courtesy of Neathawk Designs.

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