David DeMeo
Cut-out ½-in. acrylic letters over an aluminum frame; bottle skyline is router cut and carved high density urethane board [HDU].
Multi-dimensional HDU board sign over an aluminum frame; lettering is finished with 23K gold leaf.
Carved HDU panel over an aluminum frame with 23K gold leaf letters and border. Pole cover and light fixture were custom made.
Channel letters on fabricated aluminum cabinet illuminated with LEDs. Neon-look accents are flexible LED tubes.
Carved HDU sign over an aluminum frame with 3D bee, flowers and honeycomb background; letters and border are 23K gold leaf.
Logo and flames are a digital print with a chrome film outline.
Carved HDU sign over an aluminum frame with cut-out acrylic tree and leaf elements; custom aluminum bracket and post
Combination of digitally printed and cut vinyl
Carved HDU sign face over an aluminum frame with 23K gold leaf lettering with custom molding at top and bottom
Combination of digitally printed and cut vinyl
Carved HDU sign over an aluminum frame with 3D cross appliqué; cross, lettering and border are finished with 23K gold leaf. Secondary sign is all aluminum with 22K gold leaf film lettering.
Carved HDU sign over an aluminum frame with custom moldings and faux posts; lettering is finished with 23K gold leaf.
Digital Print
Digital Print
Digital Print
Lettering and graphics were hand painted and airbrushed.

David DeMeo

North Billerica, Massachusetts

By SignCraft.com

Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2018

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Shop name:
Sign Effects

Shop size: 5000 sq. ft.

Staff: 3 full-time and 2 part-time

Age: 47

Graphics equipment:
Roland 545 printer/cutter
Roland 640 printer/cutter
Gerber Sabre 408 router
Gerber Edge printer

Online:
www.signeffects.com

Dave DeMeo got an early start in the sign business, attending Butera School of Art for sign painting at 18 and doing signs in the basement of his parents’ home. Trucks were lettered in the driveway, weather permitting. He worked in a few area sign shops for five or six years, then went full time into his own sign business.

Twenty-three years later, Sign Effects is a busy full-service sign shop serving Billerica, Massachusetts, and the surrounding communities, which lie just outside of Boston. SignCraft talked with David on a busy afternoon—in the midst of getting a few jobs out the door on time:


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