Design & Fabrication

We pride ourselves on being a service-oriented company willing to tackle nearly any project that comes our way.

Everything we do is designed to help you make the best impression possible. And we've thought of every imaginable way to do it. We use brilliant, fade-resistant inks, along with premium materials, state-of-the-art technologies, and a host of imaginative ideas to create the kinds of images you'll be proud to display.

We manufacture in our own facility and work in partnership with the most established custom fabricators in the Eastside and greater Seattle area. These are companies with whom we have developed long term partnerships and whose quality and attention to detail are unquestioned.

Fabricating Custom Sandblasted Signs

Morup Signs can assist you in the design and layout process for your custom sandblasted sign. Once these stages are completed, we begin a five-step fabrication process that produces a one of a kind custom sandblasted sign for your home or business.

STEP ONE — The Sign Blank

The sign blank defines the overall shape of the sign. Morup uses clear grade lumber that has been kiln dried to prevent warping and checking. Warping is a distortion of a board due to unequal shrinkage during the drying process.

Checking is the result of unequal shrinking of the board that causes cracks at the ends or on the surface of the boards. Specific kiln drying practices for each species helps reduce the warping and checking of sign blanks. We purchase lumber for our sign blanks from our reputable suppliers who we have been dealing with for decades.

STEP TWO — Masking

A computerized design is created in order to make a rubber mask to cover the sign blank. This mask does two things when it is cut according to the digital design.

One: raised areas, or areas not to be sandblasted will be covered by the mask and Two: areas cut out of the mask will allow for a small layer or layers of wood to be removed by sandblasting creating different depths of detail.

STEP TWO: Masking The Sign Blank

STEP THREE — Sandblasting

Sandblasting is the process of using compressed air combined with fine-grained sand, which is then forced through a ceramic nozzle.

This abrasive removes layers of wood off the sign blank. When the desired effects are completed, Morup Signs cleans and prepares the blank for priming and finishing.

STEP FOUR — Priming

Where the sign will be installed and the look you want from your sign will dictate the way we prime each sign. For sandblasted signs that will be painted and exposed to weather, we prime the sign using only the highest quality priming products.

After each coat of primer is applied, we allowed it to dry and then sand each coat before the next application. By building layers of primer, we are able to create a strong protective barrier for your wood sign.

STEP FOUR: Priming The Sign Blank

Often the natural wood grain is what is important in the overall sign appearance. To bring out the beauty of the wood we offer a wide selection of stains and natural finishes to protect natural wood signs.

STEP FIVE — Finishing

Finishing is the final step that will further protect your custom sandblasted sign and make it maintenance free for years to come. Morup uses commercial grade enamel for painted signs and we offer a wide range of stains and clear coats.

STEP FIVE: Finishing The Sandblasted Sign

Morup Signs, Inc. has been providing top quality signage to the Seattle/Bellevue and surrounding areas for over 50 years. Please call us at 425-458-5192 or email us. We look forward to creating a unique and custom sandblasted sign.

      

Morup Signs Inc.

12824 NE 14th Pl
Bellevue, WA 98005
425-458-5192
morup@wolfenet.com