The short answer is not a lot different. In our world a contour is less detailed and usually on piece where a dimensional sign is usually quite detailed, normally individual letters or parts of logos. There can be multiple layers and ways to mount to create different effects.
Yes they can be both. Some materials can do double duty and work in both situations. With our terrible winters in Alberta you need sign materials that will last- but it is budget based.
Some common materials are Foam, Acrylic, PVC, Aluminum Composite, Metal (Aluminum and other coatings). These can be routered (CNC), laser cut or cut by hand.
Depending on the size and weight and surface they are being mounted to, they can be
From the approval/deposit step an average dimensional sign will take 2-3 weeks minimum.
Yes there are ways to light dimensional signs for inside or outside purposes. If this is something you are interested in please mention it early on as it does restrict material usage. ALL of these signs can be lit externally as well by internal spot lights or external Shepard lights.
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