Best Signs’ proprietary Graphic BlastTM engraving process enables black and white artwork and text to be carved in most man-made materials including: engineered plastics, solid-surface materials, stone and wood. The surface of the substrate material is sandblasted and background material is removed leaving 1/32″ raised characters, graphics and ADA Braille. The resulting raised graphics are an integral part of a single-piece sign and cannot be removed from this virtually indestructible sign. Flame resistance, durability and UV resistance are determined by the performance specifications of the substrate material.
In Best’s proprietary thermoforming process, heat and pressure are intensely applied to acrylics, engineered plastics or other materials and pressed into a mold. The resulting product is a single-piece sign with crisp, clean edges and graphic detail. Raised text and graphics are part of the sign and cannot be removed by vandals. Combined with integral color and fingerprint-resistant surface texturing, the technology offers a wide range of design flexibility and it resists impact, scratches, and gouging. The process is extremely efficient and provides for economical large-run projects such as hotels, hospitals or universities.
Photopolymer is both a material and sign-making process. The desired graphics and raised characters are exposed via UV light to a photopolymer material substrate. A negative litho-film resist exposes all of the raised characters to the UV light which hardens the exposed elements. Unexposed parts of the sign are removed with water, leaving raised characters, graphics and Braille. The resulting sign is painted and raised characters are tipped or stamped to create a readable, ADA conforming sign.
Best Signs is a US manufacturer of proven architectural signage products that have been consistently specified by architects for more than 40 years. The organization offers an innovative and flexible portfolio of products and processes to create completely customized solutions and provides best-in-class, fast and reliable service to sign solution providers in all 50 states.
The company was founded in 1924 and is located in Montrose, Colorado.
1202 N. Park Avenue Montrose, CO 81401-3171
Tel. 970-249-BEST (2378)
Tel. 800-235-BEST (2378)
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