A type of sign that we have found popular with the Antiques trade has been our clear acrylic signs with gold lettering on produced in a Times Roman font. The signs are made from 10mm thick acrylic with polished edges and supplied with chrome stand off fixings. The maximum size for a panel is 3000mm by 600 high.
The signs are suitable for fixing onto timber shop fronts or flat masonry rendered shop fronts or any flat exterior surface.
Gold moulded numbers made from 3mm thick acrylic formed over a pattern to produce a 3D number. This number was part of a larger job for a Shop Front Sign supplied for DIY fitting by the customer. This number was used as part of the telephone number. The larger letters were 600mm high. The telephone number ended up 8″ high (200mm).
3D logo text, artwork was given to us as a jpeg file, we then vectorized it and converted it to an EPS file which allowed us to produce a mould to cast the logo from. The mould process only allowed for the production of one cast and that was all that was needed for the job. The logo was 100mm high and 12mm thick, brass locators on the back, supplied to the customer with a paper template for fixing onto a rendered brick shop front located in France. The logo was painted in a matt red finish. if the customer required more than one 3d logo we would have used the cast logo as a pattern to copy from and we could have then reproduced a number of their Logos for use inside the shop or for In-Store display purposes.
Correx letters are available custom made to order in only one font. Hollywood font. Available in any colour as long as it is white.
The correx letters are built up by using 4mm thick correx cut and glued together like a box. Strong and lightweight. For outside use we would recommend using weights at the bottom of the letters to stop them blowing away. We can supply solid resin cubes that weigh about 2.5kg each.
We have also supplied correx A-Board letters that also seem to work well and are fairly cheap to make and supply.
Brass engraved or brass etched plaques are a prestigious and classic way to celebrate or commemorate an event. Whether it is an opening ceremony, a naming of a building or office or historical house you cannot go wrong with a traditional engraved brass plaque. Brass plaques are also popular for use as memorial plaques and as memorial bench plaques.
Accountants offices, Dentist surgeries, Doctors surgeries, Solicitors, Architects in fact all types of professional bodies use brass engraved plaques to either advertise the presence of their offices or show their professional qualifications. Business plaques which show the registered office address.
Brass plaques are used in hotels to name the different suites or room areas – also on the doors to indicate either the managers /staff rooms. Public houses where the licensee has to be shown above the doorway.
In fact wherever a classic, traditional and high class look is required an engraved brass plaque does the job.
Brass plaques are all made to order and to the size required. Brass engraved plaques can be supplied cut to an oval shape if required as well as the traditional rectangle/square however this can limit the layout of the text.
Brass plaques are traditionally ink filled in black however when a company logo is required a colour fill can be used however this has to balanced against the colour of the brass. (Not all colours show up well on a brass plaque).
Nearly any font can be used on a brass engraved plaque although when a large amount of text is required it is generally better to use a standard Arial or Helvetica font for legibility.
Where a logo or very small text is required the brass plaque will be chemically etched. This process enables very fine detail to be achieved. This process is also used for crests, coats of arms, school branding or industry body logos.
Brass is characterised by its versatile properties which are modified by changing the ratios of copper and zinc and with the addition of other elements such as tin and aluminium. For high quality plaques specific engraving brass CZ120 is used. (59% Cu + 39% Zn + 2% PB) with a small amount of lead.