June '20

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3 4 G R A P H I C S P R O J U N E 2 0 2 0 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S I G N A G E & P R I N T I N G S H O P T A L K Dry powder applied by electrical charge seeks an even coating. Once coated, the parts are baked in an oven at 400 F, producing a superior finish. For a cleaner install, flathead screws, which were later countersunk, are powder coated at the same time as the logo cutouts. The background panels are powder coated using a special textured, or hammered, black—which added some character to the final display at no extra cost. Scraps of black vinyl from a previous install were the right thing for making the spacer hardware nearly in- visible. Ready to go to the jobsite, the finished elements are carefully packaged for transport. In this photograph, but impossible to see, is a spacer now camouflaged. All the spacers were covered be- fore using. The background panels are merely tacked in place with a couple of well-hidden black screws. The green coated screws go through both layers, which are sepa- rated by spacers. The bright green and glossy waterjet cut logo contrasts well against the hammered black background. At extreme angles, the plastic tubing spacers are vis- ible and need to be disguised.

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