Carved and Sandblasted HDU Sign

October 4th, 2013 by Dan Marquis

sandblasted HDU sign for Lisbon Library

This sign for the Lisbon Library, located on Main Street in Lisbon, Maine, is fabricated from 2″ thick high density urethane (HDU) and sandblasted with a method that makes it look like wood. The open book is a secondary piece of HDU dimensionally carved and finished in 23k gold leaf, and applied to the surface of the main sign.

HDU is a relatively new product to the sign industry, however it has pretty much become the material of choice for most all dimensional signs. HDU carves and shapes very easily, and it has no grain to work against; this makes it easier for the sign maker to fabricate.
Also, its composition makes it rugged and stable; it does not absorb moisture like wood will, so it will not warp, expand and contract, or split or crack, It also holds paint far better than wood. All in all it is a far better choice for the customer.

” I made a special trip from Sabattus yesterday afternoon just to see our new sign!!!! You bet I fell in love with it the moment I spotted the beautiful book when I came down the Main St. hill. I parked out front and gazed at it for some time. It is just what the Governing Board and Friends of the Library wanted and envisioned.
Our new “Marquis” sign will serve our library and the Lisbon community for many years to come. It kept the integrity of who we are and our Main St. location. Job well done.”

Regards,
Diane Nadeau
Lisbon Library

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