I volunteered at silicon valley code camp to create some signage for the event, which has about four thousand people registered.  We decided to go the more expensive route - using vinyl media - because it was more durable.  We will re-use the signs many times in the upcoming years.

Because techshop has menlo park this printer, the vinyl stock, and knowledgeable dream coaches this was easy to do.    The Canon iPF (image prograph) oversized printer is a great machine.  Unlike the smaller models with capstan drives it has a large drum.  Once I got the job set up it was smooth sailing - but there were a few key points (in the setup).

for more information on the printer contact  www.techshop.com

Step 1: Project Overview

>  The first thing i did was to drive the campus and determine signage requirements.
     It does pay to plan this out - as there are a lot of changes in the process

>  Decided to use 18" x 24" as well as 36" x 36"

>  Used Corel Draw to create the artwork - with a custom size (as above)

>  Exported to pdf

>  Printed

>  Mounted signs to 5mm ply (underlayment was $12/sheet) using rubber cement

> sealed with acrylic spary

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