Sign & Digital Graphics

May '17

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84 • May 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S ARCHITECTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL really good one is going to provide qual- ity and capacity that a cheaper one can't. A very helpful industrial service that sign makers need to avail themselves of is powder coating, a baked-on dry paint- ing method that is an ideal finish for metal parts of all kinds, and especially aluminum sign faces, letters and logos. Structural sign parts, base plates, sign poles, sign frames and hardware are best finished using this method as well, and if a local provider offers this service he will often cost no more to use than the cost of prepping and painting everything in-house. If there is a reliable powder-coating service nearby, it would benefit any sign maker to have a good working rela- tionship with that company. The sign maker will be able to provide better quality work to his clients, and elimi- nate some of the challenges of doing a good and eco-friendly job of coating his unpainted parts, while he goes on with other important aspects of his commer- cial sign business. CNC plasma tables are fast and fairly accurate, and make quick work of making structural parts for all kinds of sign making. Inexpensive plasma cutting was used for these parts that we use to make the special portable sign bases we fabricate in-house.

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