April '21

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1 0 2 G R A P H I C S P R O A P R I L 2 0 2 1 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 countersunk ush with the surface of the items being mounted. If mounted over vinyl areas, we make small "dots" of the same vinyl, which become perfect matching covers for each screw head. I also carry a couple of parts organizers that have several colors of screws, pow- der coated stainless, that go with me on all jobs. ese stock powder-coated screws were mostly used in the black ar- eas of our printed cutouts. When we are nished with a job install like this, the fasteners are nearly invis- ible, and will stay that way a long time. e vinyl will eventually wear out, but the stainless screws will not cause any problems even then. is was a "one man" installation, like many of my install jobs are. But, getting away from the shop for installations like these is a pleasant break. My old bucket truck is loaded with cordless tools, hard- ware of all kinds, spacer material, and so forth. eir old metal building could have used a paint job, but the new graph- ics did improve the look of the place, and our client was a happy camper when the job was complete. PROJECT NO. 2 e second job was a bit dierent, and will have a long and useful life because every part of it was made from alumi- num sheet, CNC cut and all powder coat- ed. It involved no paint, no prints, and no vinyl. is was important and highly Our client's old building could have used a major facelift, but this large graphic gives the viewer something interesting to look at and promotes our client's products. All flathead screws were countersunk to be flush with the surface and less visible. Small spacers of plastic tubing offset all components from the wall. We proposed this large graphic for a local school's girls softball team's new field house. The three colors involved no vinyl, paint, or prints, just layers of powder- coated aluminum for extra durability facing Texas sunsets. Here our little colored dots come in handy and work well for hiding fasteners.

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