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3D Printers for ADA Signs

Discussion in 'Dimensional Signs' started by benedictmt, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. benedictmt

    benedictmt New Member

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    We're looking for a better way to create ADA signs. Kodak has bumped Photopolymer prices up by 29% in the past month.

    Does anyone know of any larger scale 3d printers or other solutions to get us away from Kodak's PP??

    Thanks.
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    heh i doubt a 3d printer would be any cheaper

    sandcarved perhaps
     
  3. benedictmt

    benedictmt New Member

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    The the price of Photopolymer getting up to $20 psf and the large labor costs of processing it, it's becoming an option.

    Does anyone have any other input?
     
  4. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    We use the raster method, along with a rotary engraver for the raised text.
     
  5. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

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    3D printer isn't going to do it for you. There's now way a 3D printer will make 1 sign in the time you can make dozens with Photopolymer.

    There was some really interesting stuff out there using vacuum forming I looked into about 6 months ago. I think it was an article in a sign magazine about it and it lead me down the path. They talked about it replacing Photopolymer. I didn't bookmark any of the sites, but I do know that's how it was being done and the stuff looked awesome.
     
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