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Sullivan’s Eatery & Creamery

   Last week, Sign Magic installed a brand new sign for Sullivan’s Eatery & Creamery. This restaurant was formerly called Swenson’s, but was recently changed to Sullivan’s. For those of you thinking “Oh no! Swenson’s was such a great place!” don’t worry, it is still under the same ownership and not much has changed other than the name. They still have the same great food and amazing array of ice cream choices for dessert!

   The signs are made of pan-channel letters mounted onto raceways and lit with LED illumination. The “pan” of each letter is crafted from aluminum. The faces were laser routed from sheets of acrylic and then trim-capped to securely fit each pan. The logo is a digital print of an ice cream cone, which we printed on vinyl using our large format digital printer. The vinyl was applied to acrylic after the shape was laser routed on our routing table. Each letter is lined with LED lighting and lights up each evening with a timer.

The finished, installed sign

The finished, installed sign

The sign's lighting being tested in shop before installation.

The sign’s lighting being tested in shop before installation.

 

Freakee T’s & Squeez

The finished project after install (This one lights up too so don’t forget to check it out at night if you are in the area!)

Covering faces like this can sometimes be tricky, especially when you are required to hand cut some of the vinyl to fit!

Here, the faces have been trim capped and are waiting to be fitted to the rest of the sign.

   Whoever said that custom-made t-shirts and fruit smoothies don’t mix?! We just finished fabricating and installing a sign for Freakee T’s & Squeez. This brightly colored sign is made of pan channel letters illuminated with LED lighting. The faces of this sign are laser routed here in our fabrication shop from a sheet of plexi. We printed the mascot and the coloring for the rest of the faces onto vinyl using our large format digital printer. Covering the plexi with the vinyl was tricky for this job and involved a lot of hand cutting to make certain pieces fit! After all the hard work in the shop, our install crew put the sign up and we can see the outcome! The sign isn’t the only fun and creative thing about this business; Freakee T’s specializes in custom-made t-shirts as well delicious, real fruit smoothies! Next time you’re in need of a refreshing treat, stop by (5385 S. Calle Santa Cruz, Suite #101) and you can check out the different t-shirt designs or make your own!