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Coastal Enterprises HDU Coastal Enterprises (Orange, CA) produces Precision Board Plus HDU in 10- to 30-lb. densities, in sheet sizes from 20 x 60 in. to 5 x 10 ft., and in ¼-in. to 2-ft. thicknesses, for sign fabrication. According to the company, HDU signs don't absorb moisture or contaminants because of their closedcell structure, and they won't crack, rot or peel. The material may be routed, saw-cut, or processed with hand tools, and it meets ASTM D-1692-74 flammability-burn-test safety requirements. According to the company, approximately 24% of Precision Board's content is made from rapidly renewable resources, and it's chemically inert and contains no VOCs. (800) 845-0745; Encore Products Foamboard Encore Products (Statesville, NC) offers ½-in.-thick, black or white foamboard for varied signage applications. The substrates' polystyrene cores' "memory" allows them to regain their shape after having been cut, which provides clean edges. The material may be hand-cut, machinecut, painted, inkjet-printed with UV-cure inks, screenprinted, decorated with applied vinyl, machine-cut or used as a graphic-mounting surface. White panels are clay-coated, and black sheet's are acid-free. Available sheet sizes range from 20 x 30 in. to 5 x 10 ft. (800) 873-4868; Sign Arts Products HDU Sign Arts Products (Laguna Hills, CA) manufactures Sign*Foam 3® high-density urethane (HDU) in 10-, 15- and 18-lb. densities (denser material offers higher surface strength) for monument signs, and post-mounted, wall-mounted or hanging, dimensional-sign applications. The material may be cut with table, circular, band or saber saws (carbide blades recommended), routed with a CNC machine, sandblasted or handcarved. The company also offers numerous complementary decoration and accent materials. (800) 338-4030; SIGNS OF THE TIMES 53

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

Signs of the Times - May 2014
Columns & Departments
St Update
Technology Update
Typography Foe Wide-Format Design
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Commercial
Lighting Techniques
The Moving Message
Technology Review: The Mutoh ValueJet 1617H printer
Technology Review: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Design Matters
New Products
Advertising Index
Editorially Speaking

Signs of the Times - May 2014