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How are Bag Sign/Lawn Sign Stands U Shape and H Shape made?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Mickey101, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Mickey101

    Mickey101 New Member

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    Hi all!

    I have done a lot of lurking around and I cannot find out how the U shape and H shape stands are made for the lawn signs. Are you guys buying thease from someone or are you bending thease with a machine? What is the cost to you for those wire frames?
     

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  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Unless you plan to make millions of them, I can guarantee you that it will be cheaper to buy them.

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  3. mfatty500

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    They remind me of Dura-Wall for masonry construction, minus the criss-cross version
     
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  4. Jeremiah

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    What's a Bag sign ? We do tons of Coro signs and have thousands of the H wire stands in the shop, they do not work to go in rocky desert soil, Too weak.
     
  5. tulsagraphics

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    Ever seen how newspapers/magazines are printed? The huge reel to reel paper roll / presses?
    It's a similar method for plastic bag signs... so unless you're really into huge production, buying them from a vendor is definitely the easiest / least expensive way to go.

    But if you're still interested, look up Flexo printing on YouTube....

     
  6. tulsagraphics

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    He's referring to the polybag signs -- mostly used for political / campaign signs. This is where I get mine from: http://polybagplanet.com/ (e.g. 10k single-color, double-sided 24" x 16" polybag signs, including the wire frame = [pricing removed from this post] all for less than the cost of your typical bulk H stake!)
     
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  7. tulsagraphics

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    Whoops. I just noticed I answered the wrong question. I don't know of anyone in the states that makes the cheap/basic wire stands. Every box from every supplier I've ever seen has a "made in China" sticker. You can see some of the wire manufacturing videos on YouTube. Just big factories/warehouses with lots of equipment.
     
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  8. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    There are several US and Canadian manufacturers of the stakes.

    Vermac, Parker Davis, etc.

    May I ask why you want to make your own? Would you like a truckload price on stakes?
     
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  9. Mickey101

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    Oh okay, yeah just a bag thats screen printed with a U shaped metal wire frame staked in the ground holding it up. Do you manufacture the H frames or do you just order them?
     
  10. Mickey101

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    Thank you! I appreciate your help. I was just wondering what everyone is doing because I assumed the steel wire is very heavy to ship. So I thought everyone makes them in house.
     
  11. Mickey101

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    I will look into it. The other day I saw an ad for one dollar per sign with stake included. So I was wondering if there is a small table top machine or something that everyone is using to hammer out the steaks. The poly bags are heavy and so are the steaks so I was thinking that the shipping cost would be alot. I just wanted to get some input from our fellow sign makers.

    Thank you all for sharing.
     
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