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    Thursday, April 17, 2008

    SignGurl Makes A Sign

    We are working on a large sign for a church. It is 5 feet high and 10 feet wide. Most of the signs we make are 4' x 8', so this one is kind of a monster.

    When working with vinyl, the artwork must be clean and not have pixilated edges, otherwise the plotter that cuts the design would cut jagged edges instead of smooth ones. Every color must be laid on separately. This logo has three colors. We have a chemical that we spray on the back of the vinyl that renders the adhesive stickless (I know that's not a word :P ) so that the colors can be floated into position before sticking. If you would like to know more about how a sign is made, you can read it here.



    The finished product:

    9 comments:

    lime said...

    that is big. great job though. i enjoyed your how to make a sign film way back when i watched it. i always liked those 'how they make stuff' films.

    Bunny said...

    That looks really, really good. We should have called you when my parents needed a new sign for their ice cream shop! Of course, you were probably in high school then . . . (they've since sold the shop).

    I envy your creative and technical abilities.

    Evening said...

    WOW, that is a big sign and it turned out beautifully.
    I guess, I never thought about what it takes to make a sign. It really is a technical art.
    So cool to see you at work.

    xo

    barman said...

    I did not realize you removed the stickum. I assume this is something to do with the three part color rather than just one piece of vinyl. The sign, despite it's size, turned out super. You are the queen of sign making.

    Flyinfox_SATX said...

    So now I know how its done....Very Interesting...

    Flyinfox_SATX

    BTExpress said...

    Great job!

    Sicilian said...

    I love seeing your work. Outstanding sign.
    Cia

    katie said...

    sign gurl in action!! excellent work, my dear!

    Strumpet said...

    That was HOT!

    ...getting to watch you while you work...

    Do you whistle?

    Way cool end product and VERY interesting to see the process.