Best material for sign making

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alexndera
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Best material for sign making

Postby alexndera » Sat May 14, 2016 3:50 pm

Last night a friend of mine called me and asked that I make some signs for her. She wants them 2m long by 2m high. I was thinking of using MDF but then I thought of the weight. I need to recess the face of the sign in by 12mm. this will leave a raised edge border. I will the v-route the words for about 10 mm. I will then mount the sign between two posts. I am yet to decide on the material of the posts but I am inclined towards steel posts. Should I use MDF or is there any other light material that I can use? I welcome your views.

Hippolytus
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Re: Best material for sign making

Postby Hippolytus » Sat May 14, 2016 3:52 pm

Foamed PVC would do.

soverinHo
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Re: Best material for sign making

Postby soverinHo » Sat May 14, 2016 3:54 pm

Use MDF and your customers will go elsewhere next time. Marine ply would work better.

CheesyPeeps
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Re: Best material for sign making

Postby CheesyPeeps » Sat May 14, 2016 4:02 pm

soverinHo wrote:Use MDF and your customers will go elsewhere next time.
Or perhaps get regular replacement after every six months as MDF won’t last longer than that :lol: :lol:

soverinHo
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Re: Best material for sign making

Postby soverinHo » Sat May 14, 2016 4:04 pm

CheesyPeeps wrote:Or perhaps get regular replacement after every six months as MDF won’t last longer than that :lol: :lol:
You are surely not encouraging Alexandra to do that.


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