Sign & Digital Graphics

April '20

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afford to buy a bigger machine but then she got another sign opportunity that she couldn't possibly rout on the small CNC. She and her husband decided to cash in her 401(k) to purchase a larger CNC. They decided that worst case sce- nario, they would use the machine to build the project they needed it for and sell it if it was just sitting in the garage collecting dust. That didn't happen and today Neathawk Designs is going strong. Neathawk works with customers to determine which substrate would work best for their project and budget. When a sign is painted, no matter what the substrate, it is hard to tell if it is wood or not, Neathawk says. "Wood has its own nostalgia whereas other mediums, PVC or HDU, the goal is to get the message out, but you can't get a feel from it as you can from wood," she adds. Images courtesy of KC Custom Signs. The Firehouse Café sign is 2'x4' with 1" PVC & 1" HDU Sign Foam -- four layers stacked on one another to give true depth with both the flames and the text. Featuring a custom in-house-made bracket to hold the sign. Image courtesy of Neathawk Designs. Images courtesy of KC Custom Signs. 3 0 • 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

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