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Old 05-28-2014, 07:51 AM
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Thanks, Matt. The round tees do look unusual on a tee sign, but the tee pads will actually be circular instead of rectangles. They make it easier to hit different lines off the tee and are great for safari rounds.
I'm sorry for assuming, if the Teepads are circular, your signs are perfect.
Again, nice work, I like them alot.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:52 AM
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I am considering this option at my local course too. Where are you getting the graphics?
I took the distances for the landmarks on the hole using a measuring wheel, then made the map using Excel. Everything on the map is made with standard Excel objects, textures and fonts.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:07 AM
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Interesting, I will have to look into it because those look like what I had envisioned but thought I would have to go to a Landscape architect or graphics place to produce those images. I think those look very professional and even just laminated would be better than most signs I see.
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I started with Corel PaintShop Pro but it took a really long time to finish a sign and I wasn't happy with the way it looked. Then I remembered how well Excel does graphics so I switched programs and made the tee sign shown in the op with Excel. It only took a couple of hours to complete and it looks a lot better than the original PSP version. It's not as nice as those made by graphic design artists but I think it's passable.
I'm doing pretty much the same thing, using plexi glass etc, but I had no idea you could use Excel. Please elaborate a little more if you don't mind - I think your sign looks awesome. Where do you start with Excel? I had tried the same thing using publisher and was not happy with the results at all.
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If you don't have a high quality laser color printer I would have the images done at a fedex or USPS type office (some drug stores also offer printing). Inkjet prints will smear and fade MUCH faster than laser prints which don't smear at all when wet either..
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If you don't have a high quality laser color printer I would have the images done at a fedex or USPS type office (some drug stores also offer printing). Inkjet prints will smear and fade MUCH faster than laser prints which don't smear at all when wet either..
I didn't know that, but good tip. I think the resolution might look better too with a laser printer than with my cheap inkjet printer.
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Nice looking sign. Your plan (ie: print yourself, laminate and plexi) is pretty much exactly what we did. Works well, but I'll echo another comment and say go ahead and print two now. They will fade and they will get damaged. But the $2-$3 it cost you is easier to swallow than what a professional sign would cost.

Also- I love round tees. Concrete? Size?
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I didn't know that, but good tip. I think the resolution might look better too with a laser printer than with my cheap inkjet printer.
if the signs are a full page as well then you would use a ton of ink with the inkjet and cost savings for printing your self IMO would be a wash unless you make your own ink lol.
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I used Sketchbook for the graphics, and am having them printed on corrugated plastic sign material.


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Great looking design. Another option is to laser print the signs on waterproof paper which is more like plastic than paper, it's durable stuff, but probably more expensive than laminated paper. Here it is on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-Pap.../dp/B008SGOL7Q

Also, I have seen signs with plexiglass facings and they start to look really bad with time. Moisture gets behind the plexiglass causing fogging and mold. I think you would be better off just stapling the signs to a wood backing, but maybe there is a way to do the plexiglass right.
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