Tips and Tricks: Big shadows make cutouts easy

By signcraft

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

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A cutout shape adds a lot of interest to lettering or a sign—especially a simple flat panel. Here’s an easy way to take advantage of that effect while minimizing the cutting involved and saving finishing time.

Simply add a large shadow and heavy outline to the lettering or graphics. The beefy shadow and outline will overlap to create a silhouette that is far faster to cut out than cutting out the individual letters. A jig saw works fine for the task.

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