SIGN MANUFACTURING METHODS
Green Dot Sign® developed patent pending 3D printing technology for ADA sign applications. Combining this innovation with our wood manufacturing and commercial sign expertise means that beautiful, world class sustainable signage are now an option for all buildings and brands.
Almost all our use wood or metal as their primary material, and use a combination of the below manufacturing methods. Methods can be combined to provide an amazing variety of signage in bright colors, natural textures and everything in between.
CNC routing and cutting – Reductive manufacturing method that cuts letters, logos and design elements. Uses a spinning bit, so inner corners will have a radius.
Laser etching and cutting – Burns images, logos and letters into a wood surface. High resolution, so can be used for photographs as well as vector content. Laser cut elements have a carbonized black edge.
Flat digital printing – White plus CMYK printing direct to metal or wood. For bright colors or traditional looking sign faces, letters and logos print a white undercoat followed by CMYK. Many CMYK colors direct wood create a transparent, colorful and attractive appearance.
ADA tactile character 3D printing – Raised letters with a screened CMYK top, and braille may be clear of in color. Note ADA contrast requirements when deciding background and letter color.
ADA metal characters on wooden background – Machined aluminum, bronze or brass letters adhered to wood, generally in conjunction with clear braille.
Inlays – metal, commercial laminates, wood strips or veneers, as well as material with brand, historical or emotional value can be easily inlaid into sign bases.
Wood Dyeing – We offer any color using this set of dyes. Not all wood species deliver vibrant results, so please start with your desired color and contact us. Signs are sealed after dyeing with bio-based or blended bio-based oil options.