It’s all computers nowadays

Luray-Cave Hill

September 24, 1987 — For one Luray business, a computer investment made a year ago marked a sign of signs to come.

Ed Showalter and Sons Signs and Silkscreening invested in a Gerber Scientific Products IV to die-cut virtually flawless lettering and revolutionize the old paint-by-hand method.

“With the right software, you can go as high as 48-inch letters or as small as one-quarter inch letters,” said Wayne Showalter, a son of the company’s founder. “Before, everything was completely hand-lettered. There’s no way you can reproduce the quality of lettering by hand that you can do with a computer.”

Producing high quality signs is a matter of a few simple procedures with the GSP device. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier


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