Sign Builder Essentials August


It’s more than simply the shirt color of our favorite sign maker!

Forgive us if we sound a bit cynical, but we take our environmental performance seriously. Look behind the logos, the slogans and the clever plastic bottle counters and what do you find? With Precision Board Plus its hard data. Make a meaningful environmental statement and craft your signs with Precision Board Plus HDU.

    · Certified with 18.9% Rapidly Renewable Resource content

    · Certified Carbon Balance of 3:1

    · Precision Board Plus now assists in meeting LEED requirements for
                                      obtaining USGBC and ICC 700-2008 building credits

Request a Free Sample of Precision Board Plus or visit our new website for more information at


ORACAL® Series 970RA Wrapping Cast with RapidAir® Technology is a 4-mil film that delivers superior conformability over uneven or curved surfaces. Series 970RA comes in 38 vibrant, high-impact colors-the most in the industry-and is ideal for long-term fleet and motorsport marketing applications, providing a lightweight, economical alternative to paint. Our RapidAir® release liner makes applications easier by reducing the incidence of bubbles and creases. This durable film also offers long-term removability from painted surfaces and does not require an overlaminate. For more information, call 888-672-2251 or visit us online at

ShopBot: Engraving Precision

Don’t let the small size fool you. The ShopBot Desktop offers:

    · Engraving-level precision

    · Power and rigidity to handle wood, foam, plastic,  

          aluminum – just about anything

    · Signmaking add-ons such as plotter pen, drag knife and 

          etching accessories 

    · ShopBot-compatible software

    · Knowledgeable and friendly customer service

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Gravograph Adds New Product to Engraving Line.

The latest innovation from Gravograph, Flexilase, is a high-resolution engraving material that gives incomparable results. Just .01-inch thick, this laserable and ultra-flexible material is the ideal solution for all your internal engraving needs on curved surfaces. The standard Flexilase range includes 15 solid or metallic colors and is an ideal material for all your industrial or personalization engraving needs. An affordable price makes Flexilase an attractive buy, so make sure to ask for your FREE sample when you contact us.

Create Powerful backgrounds with Chemetal.

Metal Designs from Chemetal are great for interior signage backgrounds and letters. Many Chemetal designs are solid aluminum, so they can be easily formed, and you can create cleaner edges and sharper letters. Shown here is 504 Grasshopper in a Real Red Tint. It’s one of 150 Tint combinations Chemetal offers in its collection of over 200 metal designs that includes anodized aluminums, copper and brass oxidations, deeply brushed metals, and more. Visit us to see them all at

3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Graphic Films


No matter what the application, when you need to brilliantly reflect a message, choose from a wide selection of 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Graphic Films.


Industry leading long-term film series 680CR offers:

  • Slideability
  • Air release technology
  • Removability
  • 3M™ MCS™ Warranty

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For more information on how to get your product listed in

Sign Builder Essentials,

contact Laura Connolly, Midwest & West Coast Regional Sales Director,  

at (609) 613-4642 or [email protected]

or Jeff Sutley, East Coast Regional Sales Director,
at (212) 620-7233 or
[email protected] 



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