Signs of the Times - July 2020 - 38

LASER'S
EDGE
CLIENT EXPECTATIONS
ARE MET WITH PRECISION
LASER ENGRAVING.
BY ELIZABETH A. LOWRY

ASER engraving
isn't only precise;
it's fast. In fact,
the whole industry is making
improvements
along its supply
chain at rapid speeds. Because of
this, designers, fabricators and artists
can all now suggest signage concepts
that just a few years ago would have
been nearly impossible to produce. 
Some shops have been able to
keep up, while others have moved
on. For these three shops, being on
the cutting-edge of laser-engraving
technology has been a carnival of
creative projects. 

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES

JULY 2020

MAIDS OF MARDI GRAS
Year over year, the Mardi Gras celebration tries to one-up itself. From
the huge, decorated floats and the
grand costumes of participants and
parade-goers to the smaller elements
like the quantity and quality of beads
thrown to the hundreds of side parties
taking place along the way, the only
constant is the need to be bigger and
better than last year. 
This notion is something with
which All Signs Inc. (Gulfport, MS)
is familiar. Located in the heart of
Mardi Gras country, they are often
tasked by the Gulf Coast Carnival
Association (GCCA) with creating
signs for the maids and dukes of

Mardi Gras. "Every year we do different
types of signage for the participants,"
All Signs Owner/President Michael
G. Hage said. "The signs are used
mainly for decorations in hotel rooms.
They have a 'party floor' and every
maid and duke has their own room
and they transform these ordinary
hotel rooms into elaborate party
rooms for five days. Every year it
seems like the decorations get more
and more elaborate...this year's krewe
will have to outdo last year's krewe."
Even though the customer didn't
know what kind of sign they wanted
when they approached All Signs, Hage
said they usually go with laser engraved
for the unique, dimensional look and



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