Product Line 2 - Carved Three-Dimensional (3-D) Bas-Relief High-Density-Urethane (HDU) Signs & Plaques
Custom Carved 3-D Sculptured Bas-Relief High-Density-Urethane (HDU) Signs & Plaques
Welcome to our photo Gallery 2 where we show over 200 examples of our carved Three-Dimensional (3-D) High-Density-Urethane (HDU) signs & plaques, which we refer to as Product Line 2. Our 3-D HDU signs are our premium dimensional HDU signs with 3-D sculptured bas-relief (curved surfaces) carving. They are elegant, beautiful, and add interest to any sign or plaque. About 20% of the signs and plaques we sell are carved 3-D HDU signs or wall plaques.
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We have over 2500 photos of signs of this type of sign or plaque shown in our application Photo Galleries 10 through through 35 on this website. They are much in demand for government and organization seal wall plaques (Gallery 7 and Galleries 30-35) , where the entire plaque is carved in 3-D. However, many clients also wish to have carved 3-D trees & flowers, horses, dogs, wildlife, fish, birds, etc. mounted on their 2.5-D signs. We have 45 Photo Galleries of various applications that show 3-D carvings such scales of justice on attorney signs, sea-life on beach-house signs, horses on equestrian signs, flowers and trees on home address signs, etc. These appliques, which are mounted on 2.5-D signs, are which have much lower costs (typically $50 to $75 in additional cost) than full 3-D signs or plaques.
You can visit these and other photo Galleries by clicking on the numbered gray boxes in the lower left margin of this page (scroll down to see all the Galleries). If you are on a cell phone, click on the 3 red bars on the top right of your screen to see this menu. You might also wish to visit photo Gallery 1 , because it shows Product Line 1, 2.5-D multi-level flat relief carved and sandblasted signs which are about 25%-40% less expensive than 3-D signs & plaques but can be interesting and attractive. If you like wood signs, please visit Gallery 3, which shows examples of our natural, stained and painted Cedar, Mahogany, Redwood, and Maple wood signs in Product Line 3.
The signs and wall plaques in this photo Gallery 2 have styles that range from formal and elegant to commercial to rustic. Many of our original and creative 3-D designs are true works of art. After all, we are "Art Sign Works". If you are looking for a specific application for a sign or plaque (e.g., lawyer, CPA, business, residence, vacation home, park, golf course, church, ranch, restaurant, pub, government seal, military crest, college, etc,) you can click on one of our Application Galleries in the numbered gray boxes in the lower left margin. You can go to our Photo Gallery Overview page for a complete index of these applications. Our 3-D HDU signs are shown interspersed with types of signs & plaques (Product Lines 2 through 7) in application Galleries from Gallery 10 to Gallery 35; only about 10% of our 3-D signs are shown on this Gallery 2 page. After the title on each photo, the Gallery where other similar signs for the same application (e.g., beach and seashore signs) are shown is listed in parentheses. Please click on a numbered title in the gray navigation menu in the left margin (scroll down) to visit an Application Gallery.
HIGHEST QUALITY - OUR HDU SIGNS ARE MADE OF THE FINEST MATERIALS, AND HAVE LONG LIFE & MINIMAL MAINTENANCE. We use the very best materials and manufacturing processes to create signs which have a very long life (20+ years) and require very little maintenance. We provide a warranty of 2 years, and we expect our HDU signs to last for several decades. We carve our HDU signs and plaques out of premium ultra High-Density-Urethane (HDU) Precision Board Plus sheets made by Coastal Enterprises, in Orange, CA. We use 20 lb/ft3 HDU for all our signs & plaques, about the density of Redwood, The premium grade of HDU we use is 30% denser and stronger than the 15 lb/ft3 HDU used by other sign manufacturing companies. Our signs carve cleaner, last longer, and are less susceptible to impact damage than HDU signs made by other companies. We use exclusively Ultra Low VOC Matthews automotive-grade 2-part polyurethane acrylic paint and clear-coats , which are UV and graffiti resistance, so there is very little fading when the sign is exposed to direct sunlight, and graffiti can usually be cleaned off with acetone. Matthews paints cost $200/gallon, compared to house paints which cost $40/gallon that most other sign companies use. Matthews MAP will last 20 years or more before re-painting. We use 1-Shot Low VOC Oil-Based High Gloss Lettering Enamels for text and artwork. 1-Shot is simply the best (and most expensive) lettering enamel in the world. It costs nearly $200/gallon.
OUR PRICES. Our custom designed smaller 3-D signs, 18 inches to 24 inches wide, have retail prices that range $200 to $400+. Medium size single-face signs, from 24 inches to 48 inches wide, have retail prices from $300 to $900 and up. Large signs, from 48 inches to 96 inches, have retail prices from $800 to $2000+. Our sign prices depend primarily on sign area, whether they are single or double-faced, their design detail and complexity (e.g., depth of carving, complexity and fine detail, number of paint colors and amount of hand-painting, and any special features (e.g., steel reinforcements and frames, overlays, gold leaf, etc.). These prices do not include posts or support structures, which we sell separately. There is a nominal $30 design fee, which goes towards the price of the sign if you order it, so the design is basically free, if you use any of our stock 2000 stock 3-D images for artwork. However, if you want us to develop a new 3-D computer geometric model for an object not in our library (i.e., not shown on our website) or not available from commercial 3-D modelling companies such as Vector Art 3D (www.vectorart3d.com), there is a one-time custom modelling fee that ranges from $80 for simple objects to over $400 for large 3-D plaques with complex scenes, objects and people, etc. For duplicates of the same plaque or sign, including larger or smaller versions, this 3-D design fee is only charged once. We can design and carve almost any 3-D bas-relief person, animal, object or scene. More detailed information on sign retail prices, along with their design features, are described on the Prices & Design Options page.
WE HAVE GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE - PLEASE CONTACT US. Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific sign or plaque. We will work with you to design and build the exact sign or plaque you want. Our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie, Regina and Liz, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can fill out and submit our on-line Request an Estimate Form. We would like very much to make your sign or plaque, and we are confident that you will be pleased with it. We take great pride in every sign or plaque we make for our valued clients.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE. You can scroll down the page to see more sign designs by using the slider in the right edge of this page. You can expand a photo and get information on the sign by clicking on the photo or title. After you expand a photo, to return to this Gallery page, click on "Return to List" at the bottom right of the sign or text.
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