Thursday, July 25, 2013

Stencil your signs when looks are not important.

Stenciling is one of the fastest, cheapest, and most versatile methods of sign making. It has the flexibility of hand- painting, allows for extensive reproduction, and can be used for almost any kind of surface. All negative areas of a letterform must be connected to the outer edge of the character by the characteristic stencil “bridge.”
Ink can be applied to the surface of the sign with a stenciling brush, spray paint, or roller. Hand rollers produce the most precise image and should be used on relatively smooth surfaces. Stencil brush application is the most time-consuming process and is not recommended for large quantities. It works well on rough surfaces such as concrete or burlap. Spray paint is the most commonly used method because the ink is applied quickly and dries fast. This technique is use for those on a budget, and don't really need a professional looking sign. If you are looking for professional sign service, contact us for a free estimate.