Showing posts with label Lettering. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lettering. Show all posts

When Science Fails

“Why is my red signs fading”  it’s true red does fade much faster than anything else no matter the material, but not to worry, there is a work around and it’s quite effective.

The science behind it is rather interesting but I will not bore you with the details, I’ll let an expert do that! "The red dyes are more susceptible to fading because they look red and thus absorb blue, and blue is the higher-energy light," notes David Erhardt of the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education.

Well there you have it, all your burning questions have been answered;  I have seen a lot of faded red signs that are faded and I’m sure you have too.

The work around is an easy fix for your ‘sign guy’ should be able to help you when you’re the sign is built, the process can be different depending on the materials used and simply put it’s a UV coating to protect the colour pigment.


If you have a red sign please make sure you get it UV coated and remember ”A business with no sign is a sign of no business”

Winter Time

Is the best time in Canada and if you do not think so you are missing out!

I had the pleasure of lettering a long time friends Sled late last night, it was parked just long enough for the reg numbers to be redone.

First paint in months

I have to admit I have not been able to paint for months, even with doctors orders to stay home most of December the pain has shot my energy and the pills have shot my mind. I have not been able to paint a damn thing. 

This is how I feel. 

I'm happy to have painted but the lettering screams do over!


Ed Hamburger

Tonight's letter job was on an old original stock class drag car, I was asked to add the 'Hamburger' back on two sides of this Duster! It was very cool working on this old car!
The owner has taken so much time and dedication to get it back to its original state, finding and talking with past owners and even getting original parts to put back on to this old girl.
Life is good!

New Toy

Moving soon and got a new toy for when I setup shop, bought this Electrio Pounce machine to speed up the time it takes to make stencils.

Sandwich anyone?

New sandwich board for Way Cool Tattoos Uptown, at it's new home on the street and bringing people in!

Way Cool Tattoos Uptown

Way Cool Uptown has a new local,
4710 Yonge St. And I've been asked to paint a couple things for them.
Did the front door on a warm but windy Sunday.

Some New Weapons

I've been doing a lot of fill in with my good lettering brushes and had to replace one (expensive)... So I bought a set of mixed hair brushes 169's, Mack has made these a cost effective alternative to the all natural brushes and there not bad just did a hour of fill ins... More spring then the 189's great for the carved letters I've been painting.