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The skill and knowledge of sign craftsman/contractors, normally can be related to the years of diverse shop skills, and vast amount of field experience. I started out sweeping floors and helping out on installations, just watching and learning, so I have grown up in the sign industry and have over 30 years experience, and I still come across new challenges in design and fabrication. I was able to learn from experienced sign crafters who had the family business for several generations. With skills ranging from: designing, drafting, layouts, engineering of footings, construction and installation of custom signs. With no two signs alike, it can be a challenge.
A good 3d Letters graphic designer should become familiar with the various sign fabricator/contractors in his area. This will not only give you contacts for networking possibilities, you will be able to gain more insight into construction possibilities with different sign products, which are constantly improving with technology. This information will be especially helpful to designers interested in architecturally integrating Dimensional letter signs into the overall scheme of the building design. They is such a variety of possible sign system materials and methods of fabrication, it may require many different fabricators, to build it. Below are sign type specialties:
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Aliso Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Laguna Hills, San Juan Capistrano,
OC, Fountain Valley, Laguna Niguel, Santa Ana,
Balboa, Fullerton, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach,
Brea, Garden Grove, Mission Viejo, Stanton,
Buena Park, Huntington Beach, Midway City, Sunset Beach,
Cerritos, Irvine, Newport Beach, Tustin,
Corona Del Mar, Ladera Ranch, Orange, Trabuco Canyon,
Costa Mesa, La Habra, Villa Park,
Coto De Caza, Lake Forest. Placentia. Westminster,
Cypress, La Palma, Rancho Santa Margarita, Yorba Linda,
Dana Point, Laguna Beach, San Clemente,
Other counties and Cities Served
Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego Counties,
Corona, Ontario, Chino, Long Beach, Pomona, Walnut,
Diamond Bar, City of Industry, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk,
Downey, and all of Southern California
A majority of signs
in a signage system tend to be basically two-dimensional or panel
like, but most involve some three-dimensional aspects. Nearly every
system contains some three-dimensional signs - Letters, such as a
freestanding directory or large project identification sign, which
is usually seen from many directions.
Sign Models, Signage Mockups, and Sign Letter Prototypes or a scale model of such items, is often used in the design phase to visualize relationships with surrounding buildings. During design development, a full-size mockup of small items is often more helpful than scale models. Quickly made mockups of cardboard can show much about scale relationships and indicate where design details are needed.
Better than mockups are sign prototypes made from actual construction materials to exact dimensions and specifications. On large jobs, you can Install letters on building can be required by the specifications to make prototypes for approval of certain sign types prior to making them in quantity. Although mockups are primarily for the sign designer's use, prototypes benefit both sign designer and sign fabricator in terms of working out design problems. However, there isn't always time or necessity for prototypes.
One-of-a-kind signs or large signs are usually worked out on paper or by a CAD program, often with the help of a knowledgeable signing fabricator. He can determine feasibility of a sign very quickly and will often suggest alternate ways to build the sign at lower cost. Sometimes cost savings can be dramatic. On one large project which was about $20,000 over the budget, the fabricator suggested leaving metal seams of all exterior signs unfilled. This changed the appearance of the joints but not the overall design appearance or durability. By reducing hand labor, this change held costs within the budget.