Articles by Fabrication: Saw Cutting
Bruno Dede, president of Metro Signs, Inc., in Hollywood, Fla., has been creating “Signs, Graphics, Everything”, according to his company’s tagline, for the past 20-plus years. Metro Signs serves a wide range of clients located in South Florida – including the NFL’s Miami Dolphins – as well as clients nationwide.
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.
Dibond Material can be cut using various methods common to both the metal and woodworking industries. These methods include cutting with table saws, panel saws, multiple operation rip/V-grooving saws, portable saws, reciprocating and band saws, and routing and shearing equipment. No cutting lubricants, oils or coolants are required with any of these cutting operations.
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.
When Marcus Akinlana was commissioned to create a large mural for the Denver International Airport (DIA), he selected Dibond Material for the painting substrate — material which has been used for a wide range of exhibit and display applications.
"The client, New Balance, wanted 500 displays to feature soccer shoes in their own retail outlets, as they were introducing this product to the U.S. market," said Steve Mann of Henschel-Steinau, Inc., Point of Purchase Advertising in Englewood, New Jersey. "The client wanted a high-quality image to compete against other brands of soccer shoes."
There’s just something about pennants flapping in the breeze at a new home community that gets the attention of passersby and helps to welcome newcomers. Debbie Fisher of Marketshare Inc., in Roseville, CA, wanted the effect of windblown fabric, but she and her client wanted something more durable.
At the dawn of this new millennium, a company with more than a century’s experience under its belt in the jeans business has chosen to move forward by embracing its heritage. Levi Strauss & Co., the venerable San Francisco-based apparel maker founded in 1853, has launched a global branding campaign focused on the traditional Levi’s® red Tab Device that has adorned the company’s jeans for decades.