factory signage: premier pet foodsPosted by eddie cotter on August 13, 2002 at 10:46 pm
right then, did this one a few months ago the green is two pack auto paint
sprayed on to 5mm foamex, primer is flexible
it stuck to it like glue did a few designs & the client chose this
the phone no is a bit low.
MemberAugust 18, 2002 at 9:10 pm
Have you ever tried colouring Forrex boards using vinyl.
I do this quite a lot – wet, the board and the sticky side of the vinyl with a weak soap solution, then apply the vinyl as a single sheet and squeegee out the soapy water with a cloth covered (to avoid scratching) applicator. The result is a board with a glossy painted appearance – done much quicker than using paint, and ready to letter straight away as you don’t need to wait for the paint to dry.
MemberAugust 18, 2002 at 9:36 pm
Good tip here:
instead of using a rag, get yourself down the market on a saturday and buy some of those really cheap sports socks (the smaller the better) and put your squeegie inside that, works better than a rag in my opinion.
Or you could just buy felt squeegies!
MemberAugust 18, 2002 at 10:18 pm
yeah but, phill, i use 610 wide vinyl, wont i have a gap, will it stick out
MemberAugust 18, 2002 at 11:41 pm
Only problem with floodcoating foam with vinyl is that you end up with white edges, so you still have to do a little painting.
Andy I find the felt squeegees are to soft so I don’t use them anymore, what I do is attach a piece of velvet to a plastic squeegee using double sided tape. You can still apply a fair bit of pressure without fear of scratching the vinyl.
MemberAugust 19, 2002 at 4:55 pm
I thought that too mate, the ones I got from APS were about 1/4″ thick and were too flexible but the ones I got from vinyl logistics are about 1/2″ thick and are bang on, the problems with them at all.
MemberAugust 19, 2002 at 9:22 pm
Weve all been discussing vinyl and not commenting on Eddies sign.
Coulpe of points Eddie if I may, you have already mentioned the phone number, why did you not carry the border straight across the top of the sign? also the fixings were a bad choice, what you could have done is paint them the same as you have painted the board. This way the fixings would have been almost invisible.
MemberAugust 19, 2002 at 9:31 pm
At least the fixings are neat and evenly spaced. However, has the panel warped at all Eddie? – If so, maybe you could consider recomending to your customer to use a panatrim type of frame in future 😀
MemberAugust 19, 2002 at 9:55 pm
martin, i felt that if i carried the border completely across the sign, it would be to close to the lettering & felt it might clash,
now as for fitting, i only supplied the sign, the factory maintanance man fitted it, when i saw the sign a few days later i met the manager
and pointed out to him about the white caps over the screws
i told him i would touch them up in green, he was happy enough with that
now in the next week or two i must get up to do it, the factory
is only around the corner from me. so its not realy a problem. 🙂
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