2022 Sign Contest: Best Outside Design/Shop Fabrication, Illuminated

2022 Sign Contest: Best Outside Design/Shop Fabrication, Illuminated

FIRST PLACE

This project teams twin 20 ft.-high x 9 ft. 4 in.-wide compositions and identical 20 ft. x 7 ft. 4-in. blanks using “woven” welded aluminum panels with red perimeter cove lighting. ARTfx combined polycarbonate, latex prints, red translucent vinyl, red and 5,000K white Bitro Group LEDs, sprayed mesh and Axalta acrylic polyurethane to craft the piece, employing multiple Miller welders, an HP Latex 700 printer, a Roper Whitney Autobrake 2000, a Roper Whitney power shear, and a DeVilbiss spray booth and spray gun.

Fabricator
ARTfx | Bloomfield, CT | artfxsigns.com

Designer
Russell and Dawson
East Hartford, CT

Installer: ARTfx

Client: OSF Flavors

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: Multiple Miller welders, HP Latex 700 printer, Roper Whitney Autobrake 2000, Roper Whitney Power Shear, DeVilbiss spray booth and spray gun

Installation Equipment/Tools: Elliott 60-ft. crane, Versalift 28-ft. bucket, Altec 40-ft. bucket

Materials/Components: 1 x 1-in. aluminum angle, various aluminum structural components, .125 aluminum plate, 3/16-in. polycarbonate, latex prints, red translucent vinyl, red Bitro Group LEDs, 5000 Kelvin white Bitro Group LEDs, sprayed mesh, Axalta acrylic polyurethane

Software: Gerber Omega, CorelDRAW 22, ONYX Go

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SECOND PLACE

Basing the design on a drawing from The Beck Group, Don Butler had to color and number coordinate each individual acrylic piece that was receiving digital print so all the shapes would line up. CSD created a custom channel letter backlight solution, then Andy Christel single-handedly fabricated and assembled the entire sign, which features the names of Tampa Preparatory School’s graduating class.

Fabricator
Creative Sign Designs (CSD) | Tampa, FL
creativesigndesigns.com | Andy Christel

Designers
The Beck Group
Dallas
Don Butler, CSD Technical

Installers: Matt Whitney, Rhyan Masonet

Client: The Beck Group

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: HP Latex 360 Printer, Graphtec FC8000-130 Plotter, Vanguard VK300D Flatbed UV printer, MultiCam Series 3000 router, SDS Automation Super ChannelBender, RAS TURBObend Brake/Folding Machine, RAS PRIMEcut Shear, AkzoNobel Paint System

Installation Equipment/Tools: Scissor Lift 27 ft.

Materials/Components: .040 prefinished white aluminum returns, .125 sheet aluminum backs and sides, 1⁄2 x 1⁄2 x ⅛-in. aluminum angles, ⅛-in. clear acrylic faces with direct flatbed printed transparent colors, 1 x1 x ¼-in. angle brackets with suspension aircraft cabling and shrink-wrap covering, 3M digitally printed graphics and laminate

Software: CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, SAi FlexiSign Pro, SAi EnRoute, IntelliMAX, KeyedIn, Smartsheets

Other Components/Tools: Hanley Phoenix Series LED Lighting Modules and Power Supplies

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THIRD PLACE

The result of an ongoing partnership with SeaWorld’s parent company, Busch Gardens, CSD created this 17-ft.-tall main entry feature set within the center of a fountain to play up the waterpark theme. The multi-phase installation required getting the sign foundations and anchor bolts in place prior to the fountain being poured.

Fabricators
Creative Sign Designs (CSD) | Tampa, FL
creativesigndesigns.com | Jordan Maffit, Andy Christel and Jason Robel

Designers
SeaWorld Entertainment
Tampa, FL
Don Butler, CSD Technical

Installers: Johnny Dalton, Matt Whitney, Kaleb Kemp

Client: SeaWorld Entertainment

Fabrication Equipment/Tools: HPLatex360 Printer, Graphtec FC8000-130 Plotter, Vanguard VK300D Flatbed UVprinter, Edwards Manufacturing 55-ton IronWorker, MultiCam Series 3000 Router, RAS TURBObend Brake/Folding Machine, RAS PRIMEcut Shear, SDS Automation Super ChannelBender, OMAX 1530 MAXIEM Waterjet, AkzoNobel Paint System, Miller Tig and Mig Welders

Installation Equipment/Tools: Altec LS63 Crane Truck

Materials/Components: .250 waterjet cut aluminum, 1⁄2-in. white trimless acrylic, 3M translucent vinyl, 2 x 2 x 3/16-in. aluminum support tubes, ⅛ x 1 x 3-in. aluminum tube railing support, 1⁄2 x 5-in. x various sizes aluminum base plates, CMU wall construction with footer, .125 routed aluminum, 1.5-in. angle framing, 3M Latex printed vinyl film with gloss overlaminate, 12 x 30 x ½-in. aluminum plates

Software: CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, SAi FlexiSign Pro, SAi Enroute, IntelliMAX, KeyedIn

Other Components/Tools: Hanley Phoenix Series LED Lighting Modules and Power Supplies

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