Routed and Sandblasted Signs
Showcase your company or community with a high-end look using River City Advertising’s quality sandblasted wood signs and routed high density urethane signs. We typically make our sandblasted wood signs from cedar that can be manufactured to include various colors, sizes, and shapes to best fit your individual needs. Sandblasting shows off the natural grain of the wood. Today, many wood signs are being replaced with high density urethane (HDU). Sandblasted and routed HDU signs allows grains to be carved into the material, making realistic textures that improve the natural look and feel of your sign.
HDU provides many benefits including:
- Being completely waterproof
- Able to withstand extreme heat or cold
- Does not warp or bow
- Does not crack, rot, or decompose
- Has excellent edge definition
- Has low paint absorption and accepts any paint finish
- And is environmentally friendly
Our sign experts at River City Advertising will work with you to get the perfect look to match your professional image and brand.
Why choose wood over HDU?
It is rare that we recommend wood over HDU, however, wood is required when you want to see its natural beauty. We also recommend it if your sign will be somplace where it may get bumped frequently that could lead to the sign being damaged since SignFoam is not as hard as wood. Otherwise, with the ability to route a woodgrain into HDU and HDU’s other advantages, the choice to go with HDU far outweighs the necessity to go with wood.
can wood be routed or sandblasted?
Yes! Wood can be routed or sandblasted. In most cases, we CNC route the shape and then sandblast the sign face.
What Sizes and shapes do you make?
We can make your wood sign any size or shape!
How much are wood signs?
Our wood signs are priced based on materials + time. Send us an email with some details about your needs and we are happy to send you a custom quote. As a general rule, it is cheaper to make an HDU sign than a wood sign.
how long does it take to produce them?
Many of our wood signs are turned around within a few weeks.
Why Choose HDU over Wood?
Simply put, HDU is an amazing product. It doesn’t warp, crack, rot and is stable in extreme temperatures. The only concern about HDU is that it can be damaged (dented or broken) more easily than wood since it is a 15# or 18# urethane foam product. If you want it to look like a wood sign, we can add a woodgrain behind the graphics or we can apply a variety of other backgrounds, including pebble, stippled, smooth, and basket weave.
Can HDU be routed or sandblasted?
Yes! HDU can be routed or sandblasted. Sandblasting always produces a stippled background (unless a grain frame is applied); whereas routing can be used to produce a smooth background or a variety of other textures, patterns and grains.
What sizes and shapes do you make?
We can make your HDU sign any size or shape!
how much are HDU signs?
Our HDU signs are priced based on materials + time. Send us an email with some details about your needs and we will be happy to send you a custom quote for your sign. As a general rule, it is cheaper to make an HDU sign than a wood sign.
how long does ot take to produce them?
Many of our HDU signs are turned around within a two weeks.