Sandblasting is a very effective way to create a textured 3-D surface. It is more affordable than a hand-carved sign. When I sandblast wood this will accentuate the grain and this makes an organic looking product. Sandblasted medex board results in a rough pebbly kind of background such as the sign at the A Mano restaurant in Santa Fe.

a mano trattoria Italian restaurant
a mano trattoria Italian restaurant

"a mano" translates to "by hand" in Italian. The sign at this restaurant is sandblasted medex, the hands are painted in oils and letters individually cut and affixed.

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Frye's Old Town
Frye's Old Town

Frye's Old Town and the Jewelry Lady are a landmark destination in Red River, New Mexico. These signs are sandblasted medex with sculpted plaques affixed.

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Bristol Family Law Office
Bristol Family Law Office

Another example of the effectiveness of natural wood grain as a background feature.

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a mano trattoria Italian restaurant
a mano trattoria Italian restaurant

"a mano" translates to "by hand" in Italian. The sign at this restaurant is sandblasted medex, the hands are painted in oils and letters individually cut and affixed.

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