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.
The sign was made of 3mm thick aluminium laminate. Vinyl faced with purple. The letters were gloss silver and the font used was called Bauhaus Md bt. The customer supplied the initial visual which we then adjusted to fit the size of the shop front. The new layout was then emailed back to the client for approval. The sign was then made and sent via TNT delivery service to London for the customer to fit.
The size of the sign was 1000mm high x 4850mm long.
A logo of a fish. Cut in self adhesive vinyl and applied onto a shop sign. The artwork came in as a small poor quality jpeg file. The customers original artwork was lost at their printers. We took the jpeg image and digitised it using Corel Draw version 12. After digitising it and converting it to a vector image we saved the artwork in four different formats for future use and to give a copy to the customer for free. It was saved as a corel draw file, eps, ai and pdf files.
Vector files are required for cutting logos in vinyl and they are useful with digital printing as well. The quality of a vectorised logos and lettering remains the same what ever size it is cut or printed at as long as the digitising was done properly.
The fish were cut between 250mm and 300mm high. Black vinyl detail was cut and then stuck onto the white vinyl sticker. It was then mounted onto the shop front sign. There were two different fish which were digitised and cut.
The Bostico sign was made from two sheets of plastic with a join in the middle and was vinyl faced, the sign was fitted into an anodized Panatrim Frame. The letters were made from 5mm thick silver cast acrylic with stand off fixings on the back to a depth of 20mm which gave the sign a 3D .
This image was taken from our photo archives, the size of the sign I would estimate to be arround 16′ long by 2′ high.
Layout for shop front sign in Times New Roman font, Gold lettering on Black aluminium composite, . 780mm x 5700mm. Supplied in three sections for DIY fitting by the customer. Delivered to Middlesbrough in the UK.
The size of the sign was 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 was not cheaper than a new panel but it did save landfill. Re using something is the perfect way to recycle.
The font shown on the layout was Edwardian Script, The small text was Gill Sans font.
To make the sign we covered the acrylic in a sheet of pink and then applied a sheet of black with the letters cut out.
The customer fitted the panels into an existing illuminated box.