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FranCisco Vargas
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Anyone have one of those charts that inform you the size of letter needed for the distance. I remember something like 3" letter can be seen from 40' but forgot the formula. I'm looking for something to be seen from about 500'. I know I should know this. but I don't remember, damn "partimers disease" kickin in..........

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FranCisco Vargas
aka: Cisco
aka:Traveling Millennium Sign Artist
2741 N. Winery Ave
Fresno, CA 93703
559 252-0935

"to live life, is to love life, a sign of no life, is a sign of no love"...Cisco 12'98



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Steve Shortreed
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If somebody has a chart like this in cdr. or some other comman file, send it in and we'll make it downloadable for all. Same goes for outstanding business forms.

In the meantime I'd try this Cisco. A person with 20/20 vision can read a 1" letter from a distance of 25 feet. Do the math. Keep in mind that this is only readable. Bigger may be required for maximum impact.

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Steve Shortreed
144 Hill St., E.
Fergus, Ontario
Canada N1M 1G9
519-787-2673
steve@letterhead.com
ICQ 316338
www.letterhead.com/chatpals/signman.html


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Santo
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I check my hardcopy notes because I had this puppy. I'll also check the NET on a couple of maybe's of where I think I originally found it. Maybe someone else will step up in the meantime, because it will be later tonite before I get back on the board.

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Santo Brocato
Promotion Graphics & Letters
Houma, (Bayou Country) LA.
We don't want any churchs, they will only teach us to argue about God...Cheif Joseph



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Kelli
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Cisco, I'm still working on a one to post on my wall, but this is the info:

Max.Readable Dist. Max.Impact Letter Ht.
100' 30' 3"
150' 40' 4"
200' 60' 6"
350' 80' 8"
400' 90' 9"
450' 100' 10"
525' 120' 12"
630' 150' 15"
750' 180' 18"
1000' 240' 24"

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Kelli Cajigas aka Janda
Dolphin deSigns Key West



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cont'd:

Max Readable Dist Max Impact Letter Ht.
1250' 300' 30"
1500' 360' 36"
1750' 420' 42"
2000' 480' 48"
2250' 540' 54"
2500' 600' 60"

based on info provided by California Institute of Technology. Distances vary approx. 10% with various color combos. 5,280 feet equals one mile. Max distance in color would be Red or Black on White background.

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Kelli Cajigas aka Janda
Dolphin deSigns Key West



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FranCisco Vargas
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Kelli, Thanks a Zillion!!! thats what I was looking for.
Thanks Steve, Santo, and to you too, Samazon for the web site address http://www.anicom.com/letter.htm

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FranCisco Vargas
aka: Cisco
aka:Traveling Millennium Sign Artist
2741 N. Winery Ave
Fresno, CA 93703
559 252-0935

"to live life, is to love life, a sign of no life, is a sign of no love"...Cisco 12'98



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Gary Aiken
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The mid-July 1998 issue of Sign Business magazine has a section called Charts & Graphs
that they describe as "Some helpful and quick-reference information for specifying sign projects." Included is a letter visibility chart and a color visibility chart. Their Letter Visibility Chart shows:
Maximum Readable Distance Letter
Readable for Maximum Impact Height
Distance
100' 30' 3"
200' 60' 6"
350' 80' 8"
1,000' 240' 24"
1,500' 360' 36"
2,500' 600' 60"

(Distances vary approximately 10 percent by color. Studies were done using black letters on white background. A car traveling at 25 mph covers 2,200 feet per minute; at 35 mph 3,080 feet per minute)

I also saw another chart in SignCraft Mag. When I run across it I will try and post.

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Gary Aiken
Hillbilly Signman
Can-Do Graphics & Signs
Swannanoa, North Carolina


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VICTORGEORGIOU
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There are actually three "official" tables, there is one in the Gemini letter catalog, then there is the one from the article in Signcraft a few years back which I think is the best table. Then there is one more from a University.The Signcraft table as I recall was prepared by Australian letterheads who made up signs and did a field test.

I had all this tabulated in a Corel file but it is lost. I do have a hardcopy that I would be willing to fax to anyone interested.
We are blssigns@verio.com.

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Victor Georgiou
Bob Loves Signs
Danville, CA
email blssigns@verio.com


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PKing
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Hey Cisco;The moon is visibile at 252,900 miles away and I can see that!!!!!!!

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PKing is
Pat King of
King Sign Design in
McCalla,Alabama
The Professor of
SIGNOLOGY


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Steve Shortreed
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Thanks to Al Checca for sending in this Gemini visibility chart. To save it to your own computer, just right click on the image and select "save photo as" from the drop down menu.

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Steve Shortreed
144 Hill St., E.
Fergus, Ontario
Canada N1M 1G9
519-787-2673
steve@letterhead.com
ICQ 316338
www.letterhead.com/chatpals/signman.html

[This message has been edited by Steve Shortreed (edited May 27, 1999).]


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