Custom metal signs are great for businesses that want to stand out from the crowd and have durable signage. This video shows how the metal sign-making process works.
The first thing to consider is the type of material you will use. In this video, the fabricators use 14 gauge steel. This sheet of steel is loaded onto a plasma table and secured.
The design is then drawn up on a computer using digital software. The programmer uploads the design to the cutting machine and makes sure all of the cut paths are lined up. Once everything is programmed, the plasma cutter is run to cut the metal.
The cut out sign is removed from the plasma table and put on a towel to be dried, cleaned, and sanded. The fabricators use a hand-polisher to make sure it’s extra sharp. If the business chose a raw metal sign, this is the end of the line.
If the business wants the sign painted, then a coat of surface cleaner and acetone are added after sanding. Coats of paint are then added and the sign is left out in the sun to dry. The sign is then placed on a plastic backing which is cut out and adhered to the back of the sign to make the colors pop.
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