Showing posts with label shhh it's vinyl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shhh it's vinyl. 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”

Paint Mask

Finally got some work done tonight, just samples and still can't find any X-ACTO knifes, had the weed these holding a blade between my fingers (oh ya find the extra blades), moving has it's trying times!

Studio

Spent a good full hour clean and organizing, now have about 10 sq ft to work in....
Got the vinyl cutter setup and have a couple paint masks to do later tonight.

And just about done the 'honey do list'.

Off to the races

I was asked to install vinyl on the UPS Battery Center Melges 24, I have worked with their Canadain store in the past.
They will be racing at Charleton SC this weekend April 18-21 2013, with over 250 boats on the water the large logo should get them notice.

Good luck this weekend.

Nice Weather

Did a work van today in the nice weather, 11 deg. is great this time of year!
All vinyl letters done on three sides for my friend Michael at NBB.