Last year we were honoured with a first place IAAPA Brass Ring award for best booth in our category. We were so pleased we decided to have a large sticker made to put on the front carpet of our display. We also proudly displayed the beautiful glass trophy in our booth. When we ordered the decal for last year's win we decided to order a second one - just in case. Our hope was that this year's booth might just be good enough to be honoured once more in the next category up, for the 200-299 square feet booths. Competition there would be even tougher.
We received word that we had indeed been honoured once again. The head judge was very amused by our self-congratulating decal we had printed in anticipation and was gracious enough to help us stick the new decal (which had been in hiding) on the carpet beside last year's announcement.
It is hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated and simply had to have one! Although I had been in the creative end of the three dimensional sign business for most of my life I didn't really know what I would do with one of these machines - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.
Along with the CNC router I discovered the wonderful material called Precision Board and the glues, primers and other companion products they offer. Since then we have gone through many tons of the material using it in most signs and projects we tackle. This journal will chronicle our many adventures both past, present and future. I'll talk from the perspective of someone who pushes these products to the creative limit on a daily basis. I'll be adding to the stories two or three times each week. -dan