Signs of the Times - April 2014 - (Page 82)

Electric Freestanding Signs FIRST PLACE Fabricators Tony Rose David Mattingly Andy Bryant Don Rush Xpressive Graphix Zanesville, OH (740) 452-6804 Zanesville, OH's Olde Falls Inn proudly touts itself with an illuminated 3-D sign not commonly found in small towns. Mattingly said, "Originally, the owner just wanted a digital print, but we convinced him to be different from nearby businesses." Xpressive MIG-welded the 3/16 x 2-in., square-tube internal frame, and constructed components with a panel saw, a Porter Cable circular saw, Milwaukee Tools' Sawz-All electric saw, orbital and air sanders, and battery-powered drills. Chain-fall rigging suspended the sign from the shop's ceiling during fabrication. Rose and Mattingly devised the design with Adobe Illustrator software on a Wacom Intuos 5 drawing tablet based on an initial pencil sketch. They made patterns on the shop's Roland DGA VersaCamm 54-in. printer/plotter. The sign panel comprises layers of 18-lb. Coastal Enterprises PrecisionBoard® HDU, bonded with E-6000 adhesive; the letters were constructed from 15-lb. material. The figures were sculpted with Magic Sculpt modeling epoxy, and all elements were coated with Pittsburgh Paints exterior-latex paint. Sylvania's BackLED Plus chain modules provide the letters' backlighting. Designers Tony Rose David Mattingly Client Olde Falls Inn Selling Price $15,000 82 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