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Screen Printing Street Signs

Discussion in 'Screen Printing' started by mopar691, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. mopar691

    mopar691 Member

    Sep 15, 2010
    Anyone have any experience screening things such as 24" and 30" stop signs?

    With the new MUTCD regulations my local community has came to me with the offer to bid on the replacement of said signage.

    I have researched and found compliant inks for this, Currently have a press theat will hold a 42" wide screen. But I have never screened these and wondering about the way the ink lays? I think larger shops that specialize in these are pad printing but unsure.?.

    Looking for any insight into this as not much information is available. Thanks in advance.
  2. We use cpcsigns.com
    DOT Grade and good pricing and customer service.

    It might be worth a call instead of going
    throught the headache of doing them in house.
  3. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

    Nov 28, 2007
    Middleburg, Florida
    Not pad printed. Simple flat screen print with proper inks.
  4. mopar691

    mopar691 Member

    Sep 15, 2010
    This job would be a nice, slow steady income. Projecting 20-40 per week over the course of 1.5 years. They do not want one bulk load as they dont have the manpower to go on a mass replacement schedule.
    That being said I would like to keep this in-house as would be a great filler and once a system is implemented and screens, platens and all is set up.
  5. SqueeGee

    SqueeGee Active Member

    May 27, 2005
    I would be surprised if you could make them for what you could buy them for at a wholesale price.
  6. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

    Mar 7, 2007
    Washington State
    Yep.....(emphasize PROPER INKS)... and UV Cleared.

    Having worked in one of the most well equipped and state-of-the-art road sign production shops in the country and a few other shops that produced and supplied spec signs for roadways and highways, I can tell you that it is much more encompassing than most envision. Make sure you fully understand the spec's...... being very familiar with the MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices). Be prepared for sticker shock when purchasing the proper grade Aluminum required as well as upgrading your insurance. Cutting the smallest corners on any materials whatsover WILL only bite you severely. Make sure you have all your "i"'s dotted and "t"'s crossed. If it were as sweet as it appears, everybody and their brother would be in that game. Beyond that...Best of luck!
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  7. Dwelltime

    Dwelltime New Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    We screen printed a ton of road signage in the past. We had very bad experiences with 3M Stop sign red on 3M Diamond grade and engineering grade materials. The ink was an air dry ink that just didn't want to dry. Very unforgiving. I agree with the above posting about buying this outside. We'd print anything but Stop Signs today...
  8. signs2trade

    signs2trade Active Member

    we can do it

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