How Does Contour-Cut Signage Work?
Having a sign with your company’s name on it is an important part of bringing new business in. As a business owner, you always want to make sure your customers are able to find your location with ease. Your business is not like the others around you, so why use the same sign? Contour-cut signage is a great way to begin showing your business is unique at first sight! With your sign designed and cut exactly the way you want, you can communicate the type of business you have to your customers before they ever set food in the door.
Using our CNC Router, we are able to make precision-cut signage that will be identical each and every time. For businesses with multiple locations or multiple sign placement, it’s important that signs have a consistent look. This technology also allows each piece to have a clean cut and no need to polish up the edges compared to other methods. If you’re not sure where to begin with your signage, SpeedPro LA North walks you through the entire process from design to the installation of your signage!
What is Contour-Cut Signage?
Contour-cut signage is cut along the edges of the shape, or contour, to create a unique figure. All this means is the cutter cuts along the outer edges of your design and this produces only your design and not any unnecessary white space. Most big name companies use contour-cut signage because of its clean lines and professional look.
While contour-cut signage can be achieved by hand, multiple copies of the same sign may not look identical due to hand cutting the signs. We use a Multicam CNC Router to ensure that every sign is cut cleanly and accurately. CNC Routers are machines that are computer-controlled and have a variety of “bits” that are used to cut different materials such as PVC, acrylic, wood, foamboard, metal and more. Your design is created on a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) program and then translated to G-Code on a CAM program (Computer-Aided Manufacturing). The CAM program creates a code that will give the machine horizontal, vertical and perpendicular coordinates. Once that information has been created, the material will be placed on the CNC Router’s flatbed and cut exactly as was programmed.
Depending on the type of material being used on the CNC Router, it may either be “cut” or “routed”. CNC Router bits used for “cutting” resemble the tip of an X-Acto knife and cuts in the same manner. The bits used for “routing” resemble drill bits and arrow tips. These bits can cut the harder materials such as acrylic and wood, but can also create designs in the materials as well.
How Can I use Contour-Cut Signage?
Outdoor Signage: Your customers being able to find your business should be a no brainer, but many businesses do not have a clear sign of their company name. When customers can’t find you, they’ll find someone else, and you don’t want to lose that sale! Use Contour-cut signage to create a clear and professional sign which can even be backlit! These signs are durable and made to withstand the outside elements.
Decor: Who says we just cut out words? Contour-cut signage can be purely decorative as well! With the technology that CNC Routers have, we can cut just about any shape out of any material. Give your business a better branded space by using these decorative elements in tandem with your company’s name or slogan. Your employees will enjoy the change of scenery and be reminded of the values the company holds.
Event Signage: We can create many different types of fun signs with our Contour-Cut Signage, which makes them perfect for events! Grab your guests’ attention with giant fillable acrylic letters or brightly colored signs with your organizations name on it!
Wayfinding: Contour-cut signs are great for hospitals, apartments, and other hospitality-based industries for their sturdiness as wayfinding signs! Making sure that your customers can find their way around your business is important. You don’t want your customer to feel the anxiety of being lost. Make it easy for them by using unit numbers on the sides of walls, directories, and large, clear building name signage.
Branding that packs a punch
SpeedPro LA North’s primary goal is to make your business pop. We want you to stand out from the competition, rise above the pack and achieve your business growth goals.
We know how important branding is in this business growth equation. Your branding is the first impression you’ll make on prospective customers and it’s the best way to leave a lasting impression. At SpeedPro LA North, we specialize in crafting messages that are eye-catching, relevant and compelling. We’ll remind your audience exactly what you have to offer and why they chose your business instead of your competitors.
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