Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another unique project finished this week. 12' diameter center court decal, 3ft.x50ft end zone decals and two 3 ft x 11 ft sideline decals all designed, printed and applied. The 12 ft. decal was produced in three sections and tiled together. The end zone graphics needed to match the special Vegas gold color that was used on the rest of the graphics. We digitally printed the vinyl and used our cad cutting equipment to render the lettering. To save material and keep cost down the letters were squeezed close together then applied individually with the kerning done manually.


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What I do

The morning I was born my mother was screen printing 7 foot bus benches, so you could say I have been in the business all of my life. I began to help my father Arlie Edwards hand letter at the tender age of 5 by filling in his lettering. As time passed I began to graduate to higher forms of lettering. By the time I was in 9th grade my lettering was on par with the old pros.

Our business has evolved over the last 60 plus years from brushes and paint to the digital age of rips and vinyl. By the way we began printing on pressure sensitive vinyl in the 50's Some of the first police decals ever made were printed by my mother Rosemary. Only the brushes have changed, not the art. A computer is mearly an expensive pencil in which to express a design. In much the same way as a piano is with a song. Some can play it, some think they can.

I love my work, it is my life!