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What about your sign?

Discussion in 'Portfolio Board' started by wildside, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    so i am working on the design for a new sign to be put on the side of the building that can be seen down the hill onto mainstreet.

    and it got me to thinking, we all build signs for everyone else, but what do our own signs look like?

    i would love to see what everyone has in front of the shop/office?

    ours is cut dibond with digital print applied and mounted to the huge granite arched wall with about a 2" standoff with the lights above shining down on it.
     

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  2. mudmedia

    mudmedia Active Member

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    Wild that looks great...What did you use to cut the di-bond may I ask been wanting to do something like this myself.
     
  3. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    a jigsaw actually, the wall makes proportions look small, but the wildside is 9ft across
     
  4. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    nice.
     
  5. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Have been in the new shop about six weeks already. Just got around to putting up a sign last week. Made from scraps in a few hours, 1/4" PVC and some dimensional lettering stuck on top. Background graduated blues are direct print on the flat bed. Costs about $100.00 to make.
     

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  6. D&Tgraphics

    D&Tgraphics Very Active Member

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    Ours is Alumilite panels for the long pieces and dibond for the logos. We used a jigsaw to cut them out and they have 3" standoffs. We're having the siding fixed up next week and some new paint on the building.
     

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  7. Jillbeans

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    I've had this up for about 2 years but I think I'm gonna change the colors this summer. It's hand painted MDO with aluminum flashing to give it a thicker look.
     

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  8. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    I think I need a new sign. All of your examples are great!

    JR
     
  9. Marlene

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    ours looks like crap as we are in a duplex of a building and the owner of the building wanted plastic Gemini letters for both our and his company and wanted them look the same. it is OK looking but not what I'd like to see
     
  10. shakey0818

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    Great idea for a thread.Your sign looks very nice.
     
  11. idsignsil

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    Here is ours. Internally illuminated, router cut brushed alupanel with standoff. Halo lit around alupanel and the I.D. lights around the edge of the letters.
     

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  12. kstompaint

    kstompaint Active Member

    The structure is from treated 4x4's and the rest of it is 1/2" RTG. The raised panels are wrapped in Nikkalite reflective and have the edges routed and then painted with One-Shop. The base panels are wrapped in Oracal 3551.

    A friend of mine who has a landscaping company built the retaining wall and is supposedly coming back to finish next week (after he's done at my house!).

    After we get some dryvit on the building I'm going to do some lit Gemini's.
     

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  13. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Due to the mishap last week (posted here: http://signs101.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96558&highlight=friday+the+13th) I'm in the process of rebuilding mine and have come to the conclusion that I'm kinda happy that my old one was destroyed by an errant car tire bouncing off the trailer of a passing truck.

    The new sign will be a low profile driveway marker / monument style sign constructed with Unilok landscaping block with just one pillar. The main part of the sign will be engraved gray granite. Overall dimensions of 4' wide by 3' high. The block is already laid, and the granite will be done next week.

    I'm in a rural setting and prefer something not too obtrusive with the surroundings...and besides that, I lean heavily toward Frank Lloyd Wright's "Prarie School" of design....which is typically "low profile and wide".

    I'll post photos next week.


    JB
     
  14. john1

    john1 Guest

    Why do we have thousands of shops on here and yet only a few posted their sign? Hmmmmm
     
  15. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    I don't even have one.:rolleyes:
     
  16. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Here's our current sign: 476036_3385124739135_286687126_o.jpg
     
  17. john1

    john1 Guest

    Awesome as always Joe!

    Weasel, How come when i see your avatar i think of Christmas and overlook the S&M gear it's wearing lol
     
  18. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    here is my old shop (I was on the second floor, not fun moving a 64in GBC titan laminator up and down stairs.
    This location was in one of the busiest intersections in RI and it didnt really bring in much more business, so I moved out after 6 months.
    Now I'm working out of a non-commercial space so i cant really put up a big sign (but my customers dont care).
     

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  19. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    A business with no sign...is a sign that you're too busy....well....maybe.



    JB
     
  20. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    hahaha :thumb:
     
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