Low-tech letter production Michael James, Apple Signs, Pineville, Louisiana
Narrow the field to choose type quickly Dick Pentrack, Pentrack’s Graphics, Lancaster, Ohio

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Timesaving shortcuts from SignCraft readers

By SignCraft Magazine

Posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Low-tech letter production

Just wanted to share this tidbit with you about a job we did recently. The customer was in a big rush and wanted the letters installed as quickly as possible (as 80% do!). I didn’t have time to outsource the letters so I elected to cut them myself the oldfashioned way, with a jigsaw. Most of the straight cuts were made on the foot shear.

The letters were 32-in. tall and the aluminum composite panels were prefinished in red so there was no painting. During installation, a few areas didn’t have a vertical rib that I could attach the letters to. I simply cut a block from PVC square porch baluster as a spacer behind the letters. Conveniently they were the perfect thickness.

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