Sign & Digital Graphics

July '16

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • July 2016 • 63 Each letter was a two-part item, made from 1/4" acrylic x 2 = letters 1/2" thick. The bottom letter layer was painted only on its edges, since that's all that would show, and each letter was drilled and each hole tapered with a countersink bit. The heads of the small wood screws that were used to simply screw the letters to the sheetrock (no anchors were used or needed) were ush with the surface or recessed slightly. The top layer of each letter is of course ¼" thick and easily adhered to the screw-mounted layer with thin double-sided tape (we used banner Something installed where no one will be touching it can simply fit over raised screw heads using keyhole shaped slots in the backplate. Regular banner tape was used as a thin, permanent adhesive, but quite a bit was used on the ETxADRC display. The smaller letters in this display were light and only ¼" thick, and mounted with double-sided tape. But the larger ones were heavy and ½" thick. The larger, heavier letters were in two layers, and the bot- tom layer was screwed to the wall with flathead counter-sunk screws. It was not as hard as it looks to line up the top layer with the bottom layer of each of the larger heavier letters.

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