YESCO Wins First Place in Best Unique Signs of 2011
3/25—SignWeb.com—From the Editors of Signs of the Times
The proprietors of Wild Ivories, a Denver dueling-piano bar, promise “an interactive, action-packed sing-a-long that will get your heart racing and keep it going.” YESCO’s glitzy entry sign upholds its end of the hype. John Cifarelli, YESCO Denver’s router specialist, fabricated all structural and decorative elements. The body comprises 0.125-in.-thick aluminum with a satin-finish, gold Wrisco laminate.
The piano face entails 0.125-in.-thick aluminum painted with DuPont’s glossy white with first-surface, digital graphics printed on 3M cast vinyl with a Mimaki JV-3 solvent-ink printer. The signface’s black keys were flat-cutouts made from ½-in.-thick PVC that’s painted with glossy, black DuPont paint. YESCO’s paint crew coated the returns with DuPont gold metallic paint. The crown is part of the same flat-cut-out curved panel that houses the reverse, pan-channel letters. The panel is painted three colors, and features gold vinyl overlays decorated with 3M’s Scotchcal™ Electrocut™ #7725-131 satin-gold film. The scroll work was built as a flat-cut-out panel on a 90" radius with a 1-in.-diameter, square-tube, curved frame for support. Victor Casarrubias handled the sign’s welding and construction, and Mike Benzie cut and applied the vinyl elements.
To illuminate the piano’s perimeter, YESCO installed Litetronics MB-301 cold-cathode, frosted-white, 3W bulbs, which provide a 2,700K light temperature. Installation Manager Bill Ferguson and his team installed the sign with an Elliott G8 bucket lift that’s attached to an International MaxxForce 10 truck.
Fairpoint Graphics produced the digital graphics on its Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 with 3M’s Scotchcal™ Electrocut™ 7725-10 cast vinyl.