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PHOTOS COURTESY OF MICHAEL G. HAGE

ability to work in tons of details. The
process of making the perfect sign
for a maid or duke is pretty straightforward: The customer receives a
conceptual bitmap rendering from
GCCA that informs them of the theme
for the year. All Signs then takes
the rendering from conception to
something usable that can create artwork using SAi Flexi Sign Pro design
software. After proofing, the editing
process and client approval, the final
design heads into production.
All Signs depends on their Trotec
Speedy 300 45W laser for their engraving. Hage says they use vector-format
art whenever possible, unless they
have photographs, when they employ
a bitmap format. The shop engraves
using JobControl software. 
For this year's maid and duke signs,
All Signs used 3/16-in. Elmer's foamboard because Hage likes the way
it cuts (nice and clean) in the laser,
and he also feels it accepts flatbed
digital prints well. They also specified
ORAFOL ORABOND double-sided
banner hem tape to finish off the
sides of the foamboard. The taped,
double-sided elements were then
aligned and adhered to each sign's
backgrounds. Finally, All Signs installed
lights as needed, hot gluing them
into place around the perimeter.

All Signs Inc. (Gulfport, MS) uses the annual Mardi Gras extravaganza as a
chance to go bigger and better with their laser-engraved foamboard signs
for the celebration's maid and duke party rooms.
FORE SCORE
When Nancy Stokes Hearn, owner
of Stokes Sign Co. (Austin, TX), sells
clients on her shop's laser-engraving
capabilities, she focuses on their
production value first and foremost.
"The engravings have clean, precisely
cut edges, allowing for more crisp and

detailed lettering than other production methods," she said. "We can help
clients needing smaller sign applications with more elaborate logos and
designs [and], because we laser engrave
on-site, we offer faster turnaround
time without sacrificing quality."
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