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Sign Systems SECOND PLACE Fabricator Sawatzky's Imagination Corp. Chilliwack, BC, Canada (604) 823-2216 Designer Dan Sawatzky Client WhistlePunk Hollow Adventure Golf Featuring Dan Sawatzky's work in the contest gallery is always a pleasure. He constantly expands the possibilities of signage; his work doesn't just identify a space, it defines and becomes the space. Signage for miniature-golf properties, where over-the-top environmental graphics are standard procedure, represents a significant part of his business, and his latest project provides a textbook example of onsite theming. After having developed the concept art using Adobe Creative Suite 4 software, he prepared the files for production using SA Intl.'s EnRoute 5 Pro 3-D-fabrication software. Sawatzky and his team fabricated the 3-D panels using Coastal Enterprises' 30-lb. PrecisionBoard® high-density urethane (HDU) that's CNC-routed with the shop's MultiCam 3000 machine, and they MIG-welded the steel components in place. To create the support structure, Imagination Corp. sculpted fiberglass-reinforced concrete. They coated the signface features with General Paint acrylic paint, and created the rust-colored backdrop with Modern Masters reactive-iron, patina-finish coating. 70 SIGNS OF THE TIMES April 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - April 2014

Signs of the Times - April 2014
Columns & Departments
ST Update
Technology Update
ISA Sign Expo 2014 – Making the most of it
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Electric
LED Update
Software Update
Technology Review: Roland’s SOLJET Pro 4 XF-640 printer
Technology Review: EFI’s VUTEk GS2000/3250 digital-hybrid printers
Sign Museum News
New Products
The 2014 Intl. Sign Contest
2nd Annual Readers’ Choice Award
For the Record
ISA Expo Adds SEGD Component
Surprising Evidence about Neon’s History
Editorially speaking
Advertising index

Signs of the Times - April 2014