Mark Jenkins is owner of MBS Mountain Boards in Colorado Springs. Their primary business is high-tech off-road skateboards, but they also pursue other action sports. They recently bought a graphics system for number plates on motocross bikes, promotional displays, etc, and asked us if we could provide a surfboard shape out of V11C. They ordered about 30 of them for a winery promoting their products. We’ve discovered a market for doing these in relatively small quantities in V11C, as wood displays are expensive, have high minimums, and lead times usually run about 8-12 weeks.
At Colorado Industrial we can turn these around in less than a week. We have a router, so we can set these up on our table and knock them out in a hurry. With the vinyl graphics, the V11C board is rigid and able to take abuse, but is very lightweight and easy to work with.
We are exploring developing this market in partnership with MBS. They have the art and creative skills, and we have the tooling. Between the two of us, we anticipate growing this niche market-space for small companies looking for a strong visual impact in an inexpensive package.