Gold leaf transom numbers 1110 (glass gilding) in Washington, DC. Designs & Signs installs many genuine gold leaf address numbers in Washington, DC and the surrounding areas. First the black outline is painted onto the interior surface of the glass. 23 karat gold leaf sheet is laid by hand, and then the gold is backed […]
Gold leaf is gold that has been hammered into extremely thin sheets and is often used for gilding. In the sign making industry gold leaf is used to finish carved letters. It can also be used on glass, this technique is knows as glass gilding. Gold leaf is available in a wide variety of karats […]
3-Dimensional Cardboard Letters In drawing up the paper pattern, it is best to trace the outline using the dimensional letters you already have. Arrange it on a smooth table of level length and be sure to use a measuring tape, a level and a ruler or meter stick for tracing and longer measurements. Use a […]
Quarterboards are handsomely carved and gilded ornamental sign boards, originally made for the ships whose names they bore. They were sometimes referred to as sternboards, the difference being the place on the ship where they were located. Many of the antique quarterboards come from the maritime trade of the 19th century when huge five and […]
What is high-density urethane signs? High–Density Urethane is a strong, naturally waterproof sign material made for creating dimensional signs. HDU signs have a carved look, can feature smooth or textured backgrounds, and are available in a couple different thicknesses. The signs are designed to withstand water and other types of damage that a wooden or […]
Plexiglass Sign made by Designs & Signs, for Maryland Vision Institute in Hagerstown, MD. The second surface of the plexiglass is sandblasted with “The Berman Building” in relief. On the first surface brushed aluminum letters are installed with VHB tape. The plexiglass sign is mounted with four stainless steel bolts with decorative caps.