Monday, August 20, 2007

Today I Made the Danger Sign

Today, I made two signs. This is one of them. I know it looks like two signs, but it's really one. It will be printed by a local sign company on 18" x 24" coroplast. I went to three sign companies today and decided to go with Sign-A-Rama. They had the best price ($30) for a full color, full bleed sign. If I want their metal stake it's another $2. I don't need to have it printed for another few months.

I debated for a few months on how to construct this sign...
We thought about a backlit sign which is similar to a lightbox. It would have been too expensive/time-consuming. I have so many other things to do. I also thought about doing a reflective coating on metal, similar to a stop sign. I decided against this because it would have been heavy to store, limited to two colors, and it would have shown up blurry in photos. We also thought about putting a homemade stencil on a sheet of lexan, then spray painting it, but that was pretty involved too.

We'll have to get a spot light to light this sign, but that's fine. I am thinking about getting a few scrap pieces of wood from HD to build a frame to put around the sign. A frame would make it look more substantial. We'll see.
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