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How About A Life-Size Cutout Of You!
"Realistic" and "life-like," describe the full-color, weatherproof "standup" signs that Mike and Kathy Wood make. Producing "cutouts" of children, adults, pets and even objects is a booming business for this West Salem, Ohio, couple.
  "Most people just have fun with them and they make great gifts. But one serious use for them is to help control speeding in urban neighborhoods by putting up a deputy with a radar gun, or cutouts of children," Kathy says. "These life-like signs really get attention and the choices are limitless on who or what you can represent."
  The weatherproof signs are made with full color outdoor ink on durable vinyl and plastic.
  "Our standups can be used inside or outside and retain their rich, vivid colors for years," she says. "Sizes can range from 12 in. tall to actual life-size."
  When ordering a custom standup, the best quality results are obtained by supplying a high resolution digital photo rather than a snapshot. Custom orders can take from one to three weeks to complete and will be shipped to you.
  A 20-in. high replica sells for $39 plus shipping, or a 73 to 84-in. replica for $139 plus shipping.
  "Stock" models are available for customers who are trying to slow speeders in their neighborhood. They consist of life-size cutouts of Mike and Kathy Woods' own children. The "Small Kid Standup" is 36 in. tall and costs $42.75 (including shipping). The "Large Kid Standup" is 48 in. tall and is priced at $48.75 (including shipping). The "Deputy Standup," is of Woods' son, the sheriff deputy, who is 6 ft. tall. This one costs $89.40 (including shipping).
  Double sided standups are also available.
  "We've also been making many life size cutouts of soldiers on deployment for use at family functions where they can't be present in person," Kathy points out.  
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mike and Kathy Wood, 160 N. Main, West Salem, Ohio 44287 (ph 419 853-7002 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Eastern; questions@csohio.com; www.25kids.com/).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #2