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Curt Stallings
08-19-2007, 4:05 PM
I'm using Rowmark's Brushed Antique Gold/Black Metalgraph Plus for outdoor plaques. I can get more out of the sheet if I can run the grain vertical, but seems I've only seen the grain running horizontal. Should it always run horizontal?


Nancy Laird
08-19-2007, 4:40 PM
Curt, we tend to run the grain for anything in the longest dimension. If the plaques you are making are taller verticallly than horizontally, then run the grain vertically...and vice versa.

Nancy (124 days)

Curt Stallings
08-19-2007, 5:04 PM
Thanks for the help Nancy.


Brian Conklin
08-19-2007, 6:32 PM
I have to disagree on running the grain vertically. In my opinion it just never looked right.

Not saying it's wrong.......it just ain't right:D

Mike Null
08-19-2007, 6:56 PM
I try to run the grain in the direction of the text. That generally means horizontal and always wastes some material.