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Graphic Display USA How To: Cutting Sintra

Sintra® Material, an expanded PVC sheet product, can be cut using common methods for plastic materials. These methods include, knife cutting, sawing, and routing operations. Shearing with a guillotine shear is generally not recommended.

Sintra Expanded PVC Board Made Into Comic-Con Convention Costume

Sci-fi enthusiast Cris Knight built a costume using Sintra expanded PVC board for the Comic-Con convention in Las Vegas. The character “Bender” from the popular animated television series Futurama, written and designed by Matt Groening, was the inspiration for the costume.

GATORFOAM® Rides Rails Of Success As Rigid-Yet-Lightweight Substrate For Model Railroading

Dave Myers cut his teeth, so to speak, on Gatorfoam® graphic display board as an educational-TV set designer in Hagerstown, Md., in the ’70s, when he used the industry’s leading heavy-duty foam board to create cut-out letters and 3-D props. Myers later opened his own commercial sign shop – DMG Studios in Hagerstown – a business in which he often turned to Gatorfoam as his rigid substrate of choice for sign-making, including such memorable point-of-purchase displays as 4-foot tall milk cartons for a local dairy.

Detailed Mayan Pyramid Display Designed with SINTRA®

When 3A Composites USA launched its “Legends” marketing communications campaign in 2004, company executives reviewed a wide field of internationally recognizable graphic arts icons to be recreated in print advertisements with one of the company’s leading graphic display boards, including those in the Sintra®, Dibond®, Gator™ and Fome-Cor® board lines. Choices included everything from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to New York City’s Statue of Liberty and Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis transatlantic record-setting airplane.

Exhibits Lead to Sintra® Material Artwork

In 1995, when James B. Campbell started working as an exhibit designer for Channel-Kor Systems, Inc., of Bloomington, Indiana, he became intrigued with the properties of Sintra Material –– for fine art projects as well as exhibits.
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