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1. (WO2005102734) METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SIGN DISPLAYING SIGN INDICIA

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/102734    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2005/001530
Publication Date: Nov 3, 2005 International Filing Date: Apr 22, 2005
IPC: B44C 5/04
G09F 7/00
E04H 13/00
G09F 7/16
Applicants: HPH LIMITED
HOLDOWAY, Lindsay, Iain
BATES, Alexandra, Anne
Inventors: HOLDOWAY, Lindsay, Iain
BATES, Alexandra, Anne
Title: METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SIGN DISPLAYING SIGN INDICIA
Abstract:
A method of manufacturing a sign (10) comprises the steps of providing depressions and/or projections defining a desired indicia (12) on the surface of a sign plate (11), then coating the sign plate (11) and formed indicia with a protective coating, for example, titanium nitride, and subsequently highlighting the indicia by applying a contrasting colouring to the or a least a part of the coated substrate. The protective coating is applied using a vapour deposition process, (eg PVD). The colouring is a cellulose enamel paint and is applied by hand or by spraying using a mask.