Dennis on the left, after getting some installation help from Manuel Souza of Creekside Signs, Winters, California
½-in. thick brushed aluminum letters, 12-in.- and 8-in.-tall, finished with Matthews HP Clear
½-in. thick acrylic letters finished with Matthews Acrylic Polyurethane paint
½-in. thick acrylic letters finished with Matthews Acrylic Polyurethane paint
This sign and the two below use ½-in. acrylic letters finished with Matthews Acrylic Polyurethane paint that are thru-bolted to 12mm Sintra PVC board, [] with details in cut vinyl film. The fasteners holding the panel to the mounting are hidden behind the letters.
These two photos show Dennis’s office workspace.
Here’s one of Dennis’s typical sales proposal drawings.
Sandblasted 1¾-in. cedar sign face fabricated by Valley Sign, Orting, Washington
½-in. aluminum graphics finished with satin Matthews Acrylic Polyrethane paint
CNC-cut ½-in. acrylic letters stud mounted on black ½-in. Sintra PVC panel. Letters are finished with gloss Matthews Acrylic Polyurethane paint.

Profile: Dennis Stanworth

Walnut Creek, California

By signcraft

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

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Shop name:
Stanworth Signs

Shop size: 600 sq. ft.

Age: 53

Graphics equipment:
Roland GR540 plotter

While many sign business owners got their start doing commercial signs, Dennis Stanworth found his way into his sign business by doing design and production drawings for large electrical sign companies. After 20 years of doing designs and drawings for electrical signs, he opened Stanworth Signs, focusing on a market between large electrical signs and commercial work—storefront signs, dimensional letters, ADA signs, monument signs and channel letters.

He’s using his knowledge of sign fabrication and the help of a variety of wholesalers to serve his customers in the San Francisco Bay area. Just two years into the new shop, here’s what Dennis has to say about making it work.

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