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Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by Crown31, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Crown31

    Crown31 New Member

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    We just added sign making to our awards business and I have a basic question...I gave a price to supply ready to install vinyl storefront lettering. The contractor asked for a vinyl sample and "Cut Sheet" to show to architect. Should I assume that the cut sheet is simply a paper proof of the plotting paths that get sent to the plotter? Do these typically need to include any dimensional call-outs or any other info?
     
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  2. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Should include dimensions and other info like that on there to scale. Is this outdoors? What type of film are you going to use cast or cal?
     
  3. vid

    vid Very Active Member

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    Yes - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shop_drawing

    Typically, we show:
    • The dimensions of the sign and list the product specs on a scaled color drawing.
    • A scaled photo of the storefront/location with the image overlaid as it would appear in place.
    • Measurements of it's placement at the location.
    • Other pertinent installation info, diagrams or maps.
    • Company info, and signature areas for city, landlord, and customer approvals. (once you set this up, it's pretty easy to use as a template for future jobs.)
     
  4. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    Ok pay attention on how to deal with architects.

    do a to scale layout listing all dimensions and sizes and mention you will be using 15 year vinyl from 3M (architects love 3M) and call it something like 3M XM-568 15 yr rated exterior solvent film.

    after the job is approved and you get it, go out there and put up oracal 651 or whatever you normally stock on the window. Im not being a smarta$$ im trying to save you ALOT OF WASTED BS TIME ON THIS JOB.

    The architects will waste days on something insignificant such as this. Now do what I say or play their wasteful game, been there done that.
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Welcome from PA..........................
     
  6. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    true, another good suggestion. I hate architects. Their expectations exceed their clients' funds
     
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