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13MM Sign Board??

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Jake26, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Jake26

    Jake26 New Member

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    I have a customer who has requested 13MM Sign Panels be installed around their local ball park. At first, I thought I could use Econolite but that only comes in 10MM.

    Can anyone suggest another option to a simular material in 13MM?

    Thanks!!
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    13mm ~ 1/2" -- MDO maybe?
     
  3. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    You might ask if there is some particular reason that 13mm is required, is it some number they pulled out of the air, or is it a measurement from some other flavor of substrate? For that application even 10mm econolite/alumalite is overkill. 6mm would work just fine.
     
  4. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Possibly they meant 13-oz. banner material. More and more of these little league parks are going with banners.

    We general only use 1/2" MDO because they take a beating from players running into them and balls denting them. We never use Sintra, Komatex or any of those products because of warping and if they don't take them in over the winter months, they'll generally crack. Cor-X is a No~No.


    The thing I don't like about aluminum or the econolite/alumalite products is a person get hurt on them under the right conditions. They have very sharp corners and when reaching over or running along the warning path... you can really do some damage to an arm or eye if the player falls.
     
  5. wes70

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    Sounds like they want 13mil pvc. As stated, way overkill!
     
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