Other than the brushed versions of AluPanel, the stuff is perfect for
Flat shapes in a large palette of colours and gloss. The back can be v-
carved to within the face foil and then folded as a box or beam. There
are v-bits made just for that. http://acmesignsupplies.com/file_library/prods/156_Belin%202008.pdf
The no-paint and durability makes it a good choice for letters to be
put on stand-offs on walls. Easy to cut as well and about $100.00 for
a 4' x 8' sheet x 0.125"
Often times, I don't do a thing to the edges, but if they're indoors
and people get close, some filing and sandpaper will clean the edges
their distributor who runs a truck our way weekly... so no direct
charge when *I* need a sheet or two.
SignFoam costs me $60.00 - $ 90.00 depending on 1-4 sheets per
The shit that kills me is the Extera. I won't be handling any of that
for while. Dirty, expensive, and heavy.
Extira: wood, phenolic resins, zinc borate, water repellent, and other
ingredients. Yum! Sounds like chem-petrified Ipe. I don't blame you
for not liking it. --== But it's RENEWABLE/SUSTAINABLE ==--, right?
The ultimate result of shielding men from folly
is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer
That's positively a real issue with quoting prices for a sign. Wow!
MDF is always a bitch to work with. Heavy, dulls bits quickly, full of
formaldehyde, butt-ugly grain. ;) Is MDO what you're referring to? I
haven't yet worked with it but have heard it's made for outdoor
signage. I'd think the foams and AluPanel were better for that
Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are
based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that
I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as
I have received and am still receiving.
-- Albert Einstein
Nice flat, clean surface (usually one side) ready for primer/paint.
A lot of guys primer then high gloss colour paint then vinyl cut
letters. A relatively low-cost durable sign.
Edges are often coated with epoxy to waterproof them.
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