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Parking Sign with Changeable Slot

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by joninmichigan, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. joninmichigan

    joninmichigan New Member

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    Hello,

    Does anyone know where I can purchase signs similar to these? They are parking signs with a changeable slot in them. Any and all help is appreciated!

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  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Just make it. You're a sign shop, correct ??
     
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  3. joninmichigan

    joninmichigan New Member

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    Yes, just wasn't sure if anyone had any that were prefabricated.
     
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    The one thing that people like about our shop is that we make anything they want. If we just buy items and resell them. It makes the items less custom or less valuable . Anyone can resell someone else's work .
     
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  7. greysquirrel

    greysquirrel Active Member

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    made them myself last year...not that difficult
     
  8. joninmichigan

    joninmichigan New Member

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    Any recommendations for materials? I am happy to build them in-shop, just wanted to know any best practices from others.
     
  9. Johnny Best

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    I use scraps of pvc. Just get yourself some pvc glue and doublestick tape to attach to your panel. Use 3mm pvc for your changeable slide in copy panel.
     

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  10. MikePro

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    paper-inserts for an exterior sign? seems chintzy....
    seems easy enough to do in-house, however, but I've never seen it as an "off the shelf" item from any supplier.

    edited to add: both pics appear to be simple extrusions, cut to size & bolted/screwed/rivot'd on, with a piece of acrylic/polycarb that's thicker on top/bottom than in the center by adding a strip of <1/8" material.
    if it were me needing to make this for a client on the fly, maybe design it around the standard cut sizes of Avery peel&stick material that comes off the shelf at local walmart/officesupply. client can print a sticker for their special instances, and slap it on. won't fog-up with humidity, or fill up with debris over time.
     
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  11. Billct2

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    We use standard .080 blanks & pop rivet or VHB sign track.
    You can also get steel blanks and do it with magnets.
    I have to raise my prices.
     
  12. JBurton

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    I concur. I make 6x12 ADA signs with a 1" window for a hospital, they consistently turn down the engraved sliding panel and just print paper and hand cut them out. They look like chit...
     
  13. greysquirrel

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    everyone beat me too the answer :)
     
  14. CanuckSigns

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    Check out an engraving shop and see 8f they will sell you an aluminum name plate holder, then vhb it to your sign.
     
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