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Anyone have experience with Designboard HDU?

Discussion in 'Dimensional Signs' started by walters signs, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. walters signs

    walters signs Member

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    I read about a HDU product called Deisngboard. I have used SignFoam and PrecisionBoard, but not Deisgn board, is Design board easier to handcarve or is basicallythe same product under a different brandname.

    Also anyone have any reccomendations on quality sculpting clay for signs?
     
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  2. mshi

    mshi New Member

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    It is basically the same, usually costs a little less than the Precision Board. The only complaints I have heard is that the Designboard has had some consistancy issues, mainly not finising well, large pits, etc. The company that makes them though is continually working on improving the product. I would find distributor that carries and have them order you a workable size sample for you to test.
     
  3. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    I've used a lot of it over the years. I haven't had any problems with it.
     
  4. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Corafoam by Duna is better. Magicsculpt from Abracadabra Signs works well for sculpting.
     
  5. rkguy

    rkguy New Member

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    who makes it?

    Who makes Design Board?
    Are there any distributors in Western Canada?
    Thanks
    Ryan
     
  6. cartar929

    cartar929 Member

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    We get Designboard from N.Glantz and Son(http://www.nglantz.com/) and use the 18lb density. That is what I would recommend using, because I feel there is a big difference in quality from the 15 to the 18.

    We use to use Sign Foam III in the 18lb from Harbor, but the price was just too much. I feel that the Designboard is a pretty equal competitor. We don't really hand-carve anything all of our dimensional work is done using a CNC.

    Here are some pictures of some signs where we have used Designboard.
     

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    cartar929 Member

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    thanks pat
     
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