Digital print on 18-by-24-in. aluminum composite panel, hung on a bracket that Bruce made
22K gold leaf film on a framed 4-by-16-ft. Alucobond aluminum composite panel with hand lettered shading and airbrushed graphics
Sandblasted 3-by-5-ft. panel of 1 ½ in. HDU board
CNC-cut PVC letters backlit with LEDs on 6-by-8-ft. painted faux wood background, in the shop and ready to install
Digital print on 3-by-8-ft. aluminum composite panel, framed with PVC molding
Cut vinyl lettering and digital print graphic on 3-by-4-ft. aluminum composite panel, hung on a bracket that Bruce made
Sandblasted 5-by-8-ft. panel of 1 ½ in. HDU board mounted on 6-in. aluminum columns
Cut vinyl graphics on cut-out 4-by-8-ft. aluminum composite panel
Digital print
Cut vinyl graphics on 1-by-2-ft. framed aluminum composite board. “This sign is in an historic district,” says Chase, “and was limited to two sq. ft. Dad made a large custom bracket to make it a little more obvious.”
Gilded acrylic letters by on sandblasted 4-by-8-ft. panel of 1 ½ in. HDU board. “This sign has been up for over 15 years,” Chase says, “and has held up fine.”
Cut black and chrome vinyl lettering with a digital print graphic
Digital print with cut vinyl secondary lettering

Profile: Ottway Signs

Murray, Kentucky

By signcraft

Posted on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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Like a lot of sign people, Bruce Ottway found his way into the sign business through an interest in art and design. Forty years later finds him still in the business and working with his son Chase. They’ve worked together for the past 15 years, and more recently Chase has taken the reins of the business.

Over the past few years, they’ve added staff and moved into a big, new shop. They’ve expanded the types of work and the services they offer. And they’re facing the challenges that most shops face: restrictive sign ordinances, educating customers and dealing with customer-provided designs.

Located in the southwest corner of Kentucky, Ottway Signs serves the city of Murray, which has a population of about 37,000. They also work in some of the surrounding small towns, doing all types of commercial signs as well as some electrical signs.

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