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Templates and Drill Patterns

Images of pounce pattern being used for letter installation
Images of drill pattern being used for letter installation


Several types of drawings are available. Some of these drawings are full size while others are made on an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of paper


Each installation requires careful considerations of many options. Issues such as space, visible restrictions, building obstructions, and artistic interpretation play a part in determining the best layout for your letters. For Gemini to space a mounting pattern, that meets all your specific requirements, a detailed drawing is needled. Spacing, kerning of letters is an art. Please be advised that no two patterns will match due to this consideration.

PLOT: Full size plot drawing from the plant, showing actual style and size desired by customer. This drawing is then sent Fed-Ex or UPS to the customer as they desire. $67 FOR UP TO 100 CHARACTERS.

LINE DRAWING: An 8-1/2" x 11" drawing, made by a specific plant showing the letter style and copy desired. A description of the style, size and material will be provided on the drawing. The drawing also gives an approximate length, rounded off to the nearest foot. $34

POUNCE: A pounce pattern is an outline drawing of letters ordered, full size, made on a plotter with a pounce tool instead of a pen. This tool punches small holes into the paper, following the exact outline of the letters. The installer will the tape this drawing on the wall and "dust" the surface with chalk. The chalk will create a "dusting outline" of the letters on the wall that is then used as a guide for installing plain or pad mounted letters. $4.00 PER LETTER.

PATTERN: Full size mounting patterns are tracing of letters, either by hand or with a computer driven plotter. The letters, with studs screwed into the back or blocks, are then punched through the paper to show the exact location of the studs. Once taped onto a wall, the hole locations are then drilled and filled with adhesive for any installation using a threaded stud. $4.00 PER LETTER.

STENCIL: Full size cutout of letters under 6" high. Guide for installing plain or double face tape letters. Template is taped to wall, letters are set inside cutout, then adhered to wall. $60 FOR UP TO 100 CHARACTERS.

SPACING TAPE: A guide for plain, pad or double face mounted letters. The letters in a specified copy are spelled out and properly spaced on a long pattern table or computer generated. A narrow (approximately 2") piece of paper contains small hash marks or plotted lower portions of the letters. This guide is then secured to the wall with tape by the installer and provides a visual guide for installing letters. $10 - ANY QUANTITY.

NEON PLOT: A full sized plot of individual injection molded channel letters. The neon drawing shows critical dimensions used by the neon benders and those making their own channel faces. Three lines will be shown on the plot to show the draft of the can. Inside line = Bottom inside of can. Middle line = Top inside of can. Outside line = Top outside of can. FREE