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2 2 G R A P H I C S P R O A P R I L 2 0 2 2 G R A PH I C S - PR O.C O M O ver the years, you've cor- rectly provided your servic- es to your client base, and you have built up a nice, loyal book of clients who trust you and your team to provide solutions to them for their (insert your spe- cic service or product here). However, you have been consider- ing taking the leap into providing limited, simple, easy electric sign options for some of your clients' marketing needs. We're talking about electric sign projects such as channel letters, wall cabinets, an electronic message board or a small ground sign. And, if you've done a few of these already, you may have discovered that there are a heck of a lot of details to wrap your brain around, and your designer may be scratching their heads as they page through UL Standards on how a channel letter is installed. In addition to the mechanical specications, there are details that must be obtained before anything So You Want to Dabble in Electric Signage? ASK QUESTIONS BECAUSE THE DETAILS CAN BE OVERWHELMING If you've ever been sent to a job site without having all the information, then you can relate to why it's important to open up the access panel and look behind the sign band wall to determine what is back there, and how the channel letters are to be mounted. (Images courtesy Matt Charboneau) S I G N A G E & P R I N T I N G B Y M A T T C H A R B O N E A U

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