Sign & Digital Graphics

November '12

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The bulk of the logo would be drawn by hand with a string compass, but patterns for the center of the logo and the company name were drawn on a plotter with felt tip pen. A simple pounce wheel would do the job, but we are lucky to have an old Electro-Pounce machine to perforate the patterns with. An electric pen connected to a transformer perforates the paper, which is placed over a grounded piece of sheet metal. My old brush box was only slightly brought out of retirement, but only one real let- tering brush would be used. The bulk of the painting of this large and simple design would be done with a good quality house painter's trim brush. The 1" flat lettering brush was used for lettering the company name. A 50/50 mix of Light Blue and Brilliant Blue Bulletin Enamels would produce the correct color of blue for our client's logo, and are ideal paints for this type of work. Here are some of the tools of the trade, including our chalk dust filled pounce bag made from stuffing one crew sock inside another. SIGN & DIGITAL GRAPHICS • November 2012 • 23

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