Material and Fabrication
We use 20 gauge enameling steel (18 gauge and 24 gauge available upon special request)
Most signs are 1-2 square feet; maximum size is 32” x 30”
Signs are sheared, punched, and die cut. Water jet cutting can be used for custom shapes
Standard mounting holes are ¼” diameter finished with 3/16” I.D. eyelets
A minimum of one hanging hole is required in the sign to run through our furnace
Minimum of 100 signs per run
Silk Screened Porcelain Pastes
Unlike most paints, porcelain enamel color pastes are composed of inorganic minerals (capable of withstanding the intense heat). This is what gives porcelain signs their incredible durability. The colors are applied to the sign using the silk-screening process. Each individual color requires its own screening. A 3 color sign requires 3 screenings. Each time a color is screened, the enamel must dry before the next color is applied.
When all the colors are applied, the sign is run through our furnace for a final firing. The final product is glossy, vibrant, and incredibly durable.
The porcelain sign blank is white and is not typically considered a color in sign pricing.
We offer a variety of colors from which to select. Sample colors available upon request.
Electronic art files must be provided in a vector art format such as “.ai”, “.eps”, or vector PDF files.
Raster files cannot be accepted, such; as “.tif” and “.jpeg” files.
We will send out your electronic artwork files to have “film” created. This is an opaque black image on a transparent plastic material used to create silkscreens. The film will incorporate the appropriate sequence of color applications with the proper “trapping” or overlapping of colors.
We recommend that you contact your marketing/graphic design professional to create your artwork. We can however, help facilitate simpler requests such as reproducing your existing logo on a porcelain sign.
Give us a call to discuss your project. Be prepared to email a representation of the artwork or design that you have in mind. Even if you’re just getting started, we can probably help you settle in on a direction or next step.
Not familiar with porcelain signs? We can also get a porcelain sample in your hands, and then you’ll appreciate the quality and uniqueness of porcelain enameled steel signs.
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