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How are the various sign graphics made?

Started by Scarfwearer, Feb 12, 2009, 09:44 am

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Feb 12, 2009, 09:44 am Last Edit: Nov 25, 2010, 11:11 am by Scarfwearer
It's possible to either paint the signs, or cut the letters out of a stencil. Some people just print the signs on paper with a laser printer (to avoid the banding you get with large blocks of colour on most inkjet printers).

The best solution is usually to make a prototype with paper and take it or an image file to a professional sign-maker and ask for something suitable for a light box. A thin dark vinyl layer stenciled and stuck to a clear plastic does a good job. Sometimes a thin white vinyl can be stuck over the back as a light diffuser.

We should get some suitable graphics together as a resource for the forum in due course.