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Another spelling mistake

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by The Vector Doctor, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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  3. CanuckSigns

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    always blaming the sign guy lol
     
  4. ams

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    It says "the sign was spelled correctly on the proof" which is interesting, how in the world did it get changed? I always send my proof files to production.
     
  5. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Same here... usually misspellings that make it on the final sign are misspelled in the final proof.

    And it's taking them a month and a half to fix it? Gez
     
  6. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    You kidding? I've got a customer that say's their corporate's sign company, which they are supposed to use, is a three month turn around.
     
  7. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    If you misspell something, it should be fixed pronto... not talking about normal turn-around time here.
     
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  8. unclebun

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    I liked the one about the airline Cathay Pacific misspelling their name on a plane. CATHAY PACIIC is what it said. The letter installer just didn't give an F.
     
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  9. HDvinyl

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    halfway house.
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  10. equippaint

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    There's no doubt that this was a publicity stunt
     
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  12. jfiscus

    jfiscus Map Wraster

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    Road signs like this aren't just "printed" from the digital file, the letters are applied (riveted?) to the surface.
    Probably just pulled from a box/bin of letters if they make a lot of these signs.
     
  13. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Must not be everywhere. I have a friend that works for an airport making road signs, and a family member that works for a county making road signs, they use a 10-year reflective vinyl to make them.
     
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  14. IDB Signs

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    We've never done any ourselves, but I'm pretty sure most of the MUTCD signs are with the Prismatic Reflective?
     
  15. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Yes, any some locations are using digital print which is crazy if you ask me.
     
  16. IDB Signs

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    Indeed. Definitely not worth skimping on the right material just so you can price it to win a state bid. Way too much liability..
     
  17. mjkjr

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    It's cheap now, clients always want the cheapezt ****. And then they'll expect it to last an eternity too.
     
  18. ikarasu

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    Generally it's cut letters out of 3M or avery Diamond grade - Sometimes high prismatic diamond grade.

    Latex printers are starting to get certified for printing these also. Usually in the 1-2 color construction signs for right now... but word has it that by the end of the year, Most road signs will be DOT/MOT complaint via latex.

    Theres also EFI printers from 3M That are completely certified.... They're UV printers, and cost from 1-250K, but they're nice...

     
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