“All the components on our sign are plasma-cut steel,” says Brent, “with various powder coat finishes, on a natural wood background. The base is lava rock, which is native to our area, with powder-coated steel posts, backing brackets and caps. Bridge washers add to the rugged character.”
“This is just a basic composite aluminum projection sign,” Brent says. “The customer came up with the fish drawing and Max [Clark] did the rest.”
“Our good friend Kathleen came up with the name and the truck,” Brent says, “We supplied the design and the vinyl.”
Negative relief plasma-cut steel faces with a copper powder coat finish. The inside of frame is lined with LED lights so that the letters glow at night.
The color portion was printed on clear vinyl and mounted on router-cut brushed Dibond aluminum composite panel. The bracket is plasma-cut steel.
Router-cut white PVC graphics; background and mirror-shaped border are high density urethane board.
“A local designer provided the concepts for both this and the attorney’s sign below,” says Brent. “We came up with the treatment of the components.”
“We came up with the design for 100-year commemorative arch for our town,” Brent says, “using art from Mike Jackson’s “Centennial” collection. We had just six weeks from concept to completion. We couldn’t have gotten it done without the amazing help and cooperation from our partner craftsmen.”
T-shirt fresh off the Epson garment printer
“We’ve done a lot of hats for our sign customers,” says Brent.
“We did Diego’s in stages,” says Brent. “ We did the sandblasted wood hanging sign on a steel frame first. Next we did the arched sign, recycling the framework and adding router-cut PVC letters. Later we added the LED lighting, which really added a lot to the storefront.”
This is a new router-cut Dibond aluminum composite material face mounted over an existing sign face. The letters are router-cut PVC board mounted on standoffs.

Profile: Brent and Judy Grenfell

Redmond, Oregon

By signcraft

Posted on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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Shop name:
Dana Signs, Redmond, Oregon
MC Smith Signs, Bend, Oregon

Shop size:
Dana Signs: 3600 sq. ft.
MC Smith Signs: 4500 sq. ft.

Graphics equipment:
Roland Eco Sol VS-540 printer/cutter
Gerber Edge printer
FlexCam CNC router
Two Graphitec plotters
Gerber Envision plotter
Epson SureColor F2000

Direct to Garment printer Online:
When Brent Grenfell first told Judy, his wife, that he thought they should buy Dana Signs back in 2001, she had a natural reaction. Brent was a contractor turned-realtor with no experience in the sign business.

“I thought he was crazy at first,” Judy says. “Neither of us had experience in sign making. But Brent likes to learn new things and tackle interesting projects, so here we are— 16 years later with two sign shops.”

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