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Browsing Archive: October, 2012

We had lunch at Ed's Cantina, and you know what that means!

Posted by Mark I on Monday, October 29, 2012, In : Project Showcase 


John is putting in the last lag bolts that will anchor the steel frame that connects with the sign panel for a secure, worry free installation.



Leveling it down onto the frame, then attaching the anchor screws that will prevent the sign from shifting in the wind, or earthquake... you never know.
 
 
The signs are in, and the workshop table is clear for the next project!

Things went along very smoothly, and the experimental mounting bracket worked very nicely... Steel mounting bracket that will sec...
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T Minus 12 hours

Posted by Mark I on Friday, October 26, 2012, In : Project Showcase 



We've rescheduled the Ed's installation a couple of times, and tomorrow it will come to life! After laying out the letters destined for the high wall, we'll pack everything up and load up early tomorrow before the traffic descends on that little parking lot adjacent to the restaurant. After a quick survey today it appears that everything we have planned will 'slide right in' and make for an easy installation.... I'm making fun of myself there- one day about 18 years ago I told a friend that w...
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This Cantina sign is getting OLD!

Posted by Mark I on Friday, October 5, 2012, In : Project Showcase 

You'll see how this sign became old in an afternoon, shortly...

But first, the weather:



I know, it's just a trace, and it will be gone once the sun hits, but it happened. For several weeks the Continental Divide has been bathed in regular snowshowers, bringing the crisp white snowy peaks back to brilliant life (the dingy remaining snow from last year had almost completely blended in with the rest of the mountains). And so it goes, officially tromping back toward the inside work season. 
 

And now...
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Signs of Life, Inc   Estes Park, Colorado   (970) 586-6995 

... meet the signmaker


Mark Igel It all started in 1992, I was working full time as a Paramedic and made a few signs on the side. The word got out, so I made a few more... People will pay me to make signs? I was in! This business is an exciting creative outlet that has allowed me to use cutting edge technology and release the ideas from inside my head- while offering effective signs to our customers. Today alongside my wife Kelly, we're doing our best to raise 7 children from 8-17 years old. I continue to volunteer with the Fire District, and enjoy Scouts with our sons.