Step-by-Step: Custom signs for The Northern Way
Preston in Lancashire is all set to get a new pub in the form of free house The Northern Way and the owners, Amber Taverns, have commissioned Hartbrights to produce some custom signage for the exciting new venture.
Such was the brief from our client regarding the signage we knew it was going to be a lengthy and intricate project – just the kind we like as it puts our skills to the test.
In addition to a 12.3m long main sign displaying the name and advertising, two smaller circular signs were required.
The main sign is constructed of three lengths of Dibond, each 73.5cm high, UV printed with a blue wood effect. Mounted onto this are distressed steel letters with acrylic-mounted LED halo lighting behind them, spelling out “The Northern Way”, “BT Sports” and “Sky Sports” along the length. The overall effect is industrial and should look extremely eye-catching when installed.
Complimenting this are the aforementioned circular signs. Measuring 1m and 1.2m in diameter, they were each constructed in the same fashion.
A Foamex base was cut to house the lettering and circular elements and painted black. Meanwhile, more Dibond was cut into circles and the lettering cut out so it could sit over the projecting lettering on the Foamex base, before the blue wood effect was printed onto the cutouts. In addition, a central disc of Dibond was cut and printed too.
The third element of the circles involved cutting out circles, decreasing in size, lettering in brushed silver Dibond and applying a distressed effect via UV printing. The three elements were then brought together, almost resting on each other, to create the finished article. The gallery below shows the process in action.
At this point we want to cut to a video to show you how our swissqprint Impala 2 UV printer makes short work of printing directly Dibond:
Printing done, the sign is assembled.
Combining different finishes, skills and materials can create some truly outstanding signage that catches the eye and sticks in the memory. We feel The Northern Way will become a very popular venue, in part due to the signage we have provided.
Now ready to be transported to The Northern Way from our South Manchester HQ and installed by our expert fitters. A rather stunning illuminated projecting sign is also planned. We will, of course, follow up with photos of all this.
In the meantime, why not give us a call about producing some truly unique signage for your business? Call 0161 998 7092 or email us.