Orange Letter ‘A’ made from vinyl faced card on white polystyrene HDFRA grade. The letters were made for a shop display.
The letters were 2oomm high and 50mm thick. The customer supplied the artwork as a vector graphic as an eps file. The letters were emboldened a little to allow for cutting.
Black acrylic letters and logos fitted onto existing shop front panels. The size of the panels was measured by the customer. The customer then gave us the wording required and the artwork for the logo as a JPEG, we digitized the logo and cut it in vinyl and mounted it onto the acrylic. The letters were cut on a CNC router machine. The lettering then had plastic studs solvent welded/glued onto the back of the letters, the glue melts both the back of the letter and the fixings together which makes a strong join.
A paper template is then made of the acrylic letters by drawing out the letters on our computer plotter, the location of the fixings is done by hand by placing the acrylic letters over the paper template and lining up the letters with the layout and pressing the letters into the paper. The stud fixings on the back of the letters leave a mark on the paper which is then drawn in with a pen as a cross to indicate where the fixings will be. A bag of caps is supplied which is the other part of the fixing system.
To fit the letters onto the shop front, take the paper template and tape it into position with masking tape, check all your measurements and make sure the template is straight and centered on the sign. Drill the holes where indicated with the crosses on the paper template. Remove the template. Take the cap fixings and put the screws through the cap which has a hole through it and fix it onto the shop front. Take the acrylic letters and offer them up to the fixings and push into position, the studs will snap into the cups and the letters are now fixed onto the shop sign.
Cariad is a family-run toy shop in the heart of Brecon, just on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons. They sell a range of traditional and contemporary toys, games and gifts for children of all ages. Their focus is on selling quality toys at competitive prices and providing excellent customer service.
Known locally as ‘the wooden toy shop’ they stock a wide selection of wooden toys from makers including Pintoy, Plan, John Crane, Le Toy Van and Orange Tree Toys, as well as ‘Creations in Wood’ by Colin Carlson, heirloom toys made from Welsh hardwood.
Traditional toys are back in fashion. From old fashioned tin toys like humming tops and tea sets, pocket money toys such as yo-yos and kaleidoscopes to traditional rocking horses and pedal cars. Come and take a trip down memory lane!
For something more contemporary there’s a lot to choose from. Award winning Wheelybugs are one of the bestsellers, and British made Skipper yachts are guaranteed to sail.
Cariad Toys also have a big selection of musical instruments, from castanets to baby pianos. For something to do in the wet weather there’s a great choice of games and jigsaws, or why not get creative with a kit from ‘The Little Experience’. For new arrivals there are lots of wooden baby toys as well as rattles from the award winning TOLO range. They also stock Moulin Roty soft toys and Shoo Shoo baby shoes.