Sign & Digital Graphics

July '17

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • July 2017 • 77 ernment entities. Local sign shops can do their part by taking an order and passing along the basic design and dimensions to an expert builder, and when the job is complete and shipped back, easily do all the installation work for a client. Just south of Atlanta, Fayetteville's Custom Foam Fabricators has spent many years creating prefab monuments, with a team of builders working to cre- ate pieces that really do look like they've been hammered, chiseled or forged. CFF's CEO, Kristin Babb, says the process is quite simple for sign shops who need the work done and can pass along a client's specs; manufacturing, however, is another matter entirely, and involves some specialized equipment. "We start with a client's design in a vector format and import it into our computerized cutting tables," Babb says. "We use one-pound polystyrene foam blocks and cut all of the sign compo- nents, including the body of the sign, trim, graphics and text, all using a com- puterized hot wire." In order to ensure a long life out in the elements—intense sun, rain, snow or Photo courtesy of Custom Foam Fabricators Photo courtesy of Custom Foam Fabricators

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