The size of the sign will be 3000mm x 600mm in 3mm thick opal acrylic with pink and black vinyl applied. The existing old sign panel was delivered to us for cleaning and re-using. It is not cheaper than a new panel but it does save landfill. Re using something is the perfect way to recycle.
The font shown on the layout is Edwardian Script, The small text is Gill Sans font. We made the Edwardian Script bolder than the original version as the font was very thin. The customers gave us their business card as a guide to the layout required for us to work on.
To make the sign we shall cover the acrylic in a sheet of pink and then we will apply a sheet of black with the letters cut out.
The customer fitted to fit it into an existing illuminated box.
Pavement Signs can be revamped when they get tired. A clean up with t-cut on the paintwork and some new graphics will give the sign a second life. We also find the panels get bent and dented especially if a car has run over them. It is surprising what a rubber mallet and a flat sheet of board can do to flatten the panel and make it usable again.
Gold letter ‘E’ made from gold vinyl faced card on brick red colour painted styrofoam. The letters were made to order for a customer who used them for a shop window display in London. The letters were 300mm high 75mm thick. www.arro-signs.co.uk
Take2 sign layout. The letters are in a Monotype Corsiva font and were used on a shop front sign. They were made from solid cast resin and measured 250mm high and 25mm thick. The letters had brass locators on the back and were supplied with a paper template for DIY fitting.
15″ high letters in Garamond Bold Font. 20mm thick made from cast resin.
Visual of what the letters will look like when done.
The customer wanted Garamond Bold. We had Garamond in our standard list for moulded letters but not Bold, so we have offered the customer the letters in cast resin instead. Making letters in cast resin will allow us to produce the letters as requested.
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.
A comment from our customer at Broadwater Osteopathic Clinic. “My new sign from Arro signs is fabulous – A good price and delivered promptly. The office staff were very friendly and helpful and the sections of the frame were clearly marked – making it easy for DIY installation.”
As it happens – a sheet of instructions as to which bits to fit first and that the sign should be slid in from the end with the short screws would have been a nice touch.
The lovely lady I spoke to about installation before the sign arrived was very helpful in describing this to me verbally and we had no problems, but for the cost of a piece of paper I think you could impress customers even more and get good PR.
A brief description of our business:
The Broadwater Osteopathic Practice is one of the busiest and longest established clinics in the area. We have six osteopaths, four massage therapists and a chiropodist – so are able to after a fully comprehensive “body repair and maintenance” service to the local populace. Whilst the premises are modest all of the rooms are in full use from 8.30am to 8.00pm six days a week. It is important to us that visitors are impressed by our cleanliness and efficiency. We all know how important first impressions are, so keeping the outside of the premises inviting and attractive is important to us – and good signage is part of this. Being sited on the corner of a busy roundabout it was crucial that the sign was big enough and clear enough for passing drivers to make note of our name (the absence of capital letters was deliberate to match our “online style”).
Broadwater Osteopathic Practice. www.bop.uk.netThe sign was made from 5mm thick plastic, vinyl faced in blue with white vinyl lettering. The sign was made to fit into a new aluminium frame. It was supplied for DIY fitting for the customer who employed a local builder to fix for them. The sign measured 16′ x 2′. The font used was called Avante Garde.