Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland

Trade Signage

Trade Signage Service

One of the main parts of our business is signage we provide a trade signage service to all local and national companies, we can produce any type of sign from large to small one off jobs to multiply batch productions, with over 23 years in sign making and manufacture to the trade we have seen and made pretty much everything you can think of but we are always looking for the next challenge, so if you're looking for a trade sign producer.

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Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
  • 23 years in sign manufacture CNC  & CAD work.

  • High quality work at sensible prices

  • Next day delivery with express production 

  • Large range of materials or you can supply your own

  • Fast, friendly, and experienced service 

  • Free advice if needed

  • Backup Service for other CNC owners

  • State of art CNC Routers

  • Strictly Trade Only

  • All work is fully confidential

  • All our work is guaranteed

  • Full Cad Design service

  • Digital Printing

  • Acrylic fabriaction

Signage we typically make

  • Cut letters (flat cut carved engraved)

  • Folded Sign trays

  • Carved signage

  • Engraved signs

  • Built up letters and logos

  • Totem signs

  • Lightboxes

  • Wooden signs

  • House signs

  • Projection signs

  • Sign frame working

  • Printed signs

  • Print and cut to shape signs

  • Vinyl lettering

  • Fully assembly or component form

GENERAL

We offer a vast range of flat cut lettering in a large amount of different materials given you endless possibilities, we are able to achieve a wide range of finishes with the highest degree of quality in a costly and time saving manor.

FINISHES & EFFECTS

Most materials come in large range of thickness, finishes and effects as standard, from gold stainless steel effect to powder coated metal and polished bevelled acrylic, we do it all in house to the highest standards, we can create new innovate effects by applying layers of different materials to each other to create a unique visual impression on your customer.

TEMPLATES

All letters requirs a template (fixing / drilling guide) to help you position the letters correctly, we make 2 main types a simply paper layout with drill hole positions pre fixed from the design stage (which means all letters are per marked on their back when machined the reason for this is we have the drill hole positions saved on file so if a letter gets broke or stolen we can replace it without you needing to redrill new fixing holes simply pop it back on). We also make a rigid remples which is very hand for small letters being applied direct to the surface.

CUT LETTERS WE SUPPLY
  • Flat cut

  • Carved letters (prismatic )

  • Engraved letters

  • Built up letters

  • Inlayed letters

  • 3d carved letters

  • Recessed letters

  • Vinyl cut letters

Cut Letters

FIXING METHODS

All flat cut letters come with range of fixing methods fitted in our factory ready for installation, the 4 most common types would be the standoff sign locators, long pin fixings, double side tape and direct glue to surface all methods have good and bad points just depends on your applications (please ring for advice if needed on this).

BASE PRODUCTION

The most common used materials for flat cut letters are acrylic, polycarbonate, Foamex, aluminium composite, aluminium, brass, copper, MDF, and plywood plus some types of hardwood we can basically machine any other material of your choice if needed.

Built up Letters

FINISHES AND MATERIALS

We make our letters and logos primarily from acrylic, dibond and aluminium which come in a wide range of thicknesses and finishes. From brushed silver to powder coated or colors matched sprayed with either choice of matt, semi-gloss or gloss, the possibilities are endless

GENERAL

We have been manufacturing and supplying 3D built up lettering & logos for many years now and have a high level of expertise & experience in building these complex letters.

INNOVATION

We are constantly innovating our products and production techniques to provide the very latest products to meet customer visions. From innovative ideas to building prototypes, we work hard to create products for you to make your customers stand out on the high streets.

FIXING METHODS

All flat cut letters come with range of fixing methods fitted in our factory ready for installation, the 4 most common types would be the standoff sign locators, long pin fixings , double side tape and direct glue to surface all methods have good and bad points just depends on your applications (please ring for advice if needed on this)

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Carved Letters

GENERAL

As well as the standard letters and built up letters we also manufacture a variety of carved 3d lettering this can range from letters with a chamfered edge to radiuses edges, we can recess or engrave parts of the letters tohighlight certain areas but themost popular would be the prismatic cut or triangle shaped letter this is where the letter is machined into a central point shown various angles ideally suited for gold leaf as it reflects the sun to make the letters standard out, this type of lettering is very popular and has been around since the 14th century so it has passed the test of time.

FINISHES AND MATERIALS

We can machine a range of different materials for our carved letters from MDF Foam PVC and Signblock all have their own good points and bad just depends on the application and size of the sign in question if you need any advice simply give us a call to discuss your requirements

Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
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Carved Panels

Another favourite type of signage panel is the v-carved sign mainly used for shop fascia and projection signs, This type of sign has been very popular over the years and rightly so if done correct it is a beautiful piece of signage that will last a lifetime with virtually no maintenance the origins of this type of sign predates the 14th century, so you know it passes the test of time.

PROCESS

We take a piece typically 19mm foam and v carved or engrave into the panel to form the shape of the letters and logo, once the panel is machined it is then spray to the desired background colors, after the main colour is laid down and dried we mask of the panel leaving the machined lettering to make it stand out, the most popular colors and traditional colours would be the gloss black background with gold leaf lettering, simply nothing more beautiful than this combination which always makes people stop and admire it especially the gold leaf as it really pops in the sun light

Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland

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Sign Trays

BLANK SIGN TRAYS AND BOXES

One of the most common services sign companies require is for basic fabricated aluminum and dibond sign trays, we can machine the trays in component form for you to fabricate depending your budget or we can fully form the panels and leave them just ready for you to apply your graphics, whether you need them powder coated or sprayed we have the means to supply you with what you need.

STENCIL CUT

We also supply stencil cut trays, manufactured as above with detail routered cut out of the face of the tray. We then back these areas with coloured acrylic. For illumination we can supply them with aluminium back trays or dibond back trays with fluorescent tubes or leds, This technique allows the light to come through the stencil cut areas only, making it's face illuminate in a very effective manner

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Inlayed Trays

We can then take the sign a step further by adding inlays into cut areas to give the sign some texture/3D effect, and with bevelled edges and stainless steel faces we can create unlimited effects.

For a more creative look we can make shaped trays where we cut and build up shapes to create bespoke fabricated tray systems, giving customers a totally unique product. We also mirror and replicate the process to create back to back or double-sided sign systems which can be mounted on post or projecting bracket.

Engraving

MECHANICAL ENGRAVING

Another popular source of revenue is the typical engraved sign, plaque or name plate a lot of our trade customers do not take this type of work on because they do not have the means to produce these items well fear no more we can do this to, we engrave a large range of different materials from stainless steel to brass to aluminium to plastic to wood you we have engraved it at some stage.

The beauty of and engrave sign is that it will never fade due to the nature of it you are remove a small amoun of material leaving a recessed area in the shape of a letter or logo this area can then be left as is showing the machined out area or colour filled with various types of paint and waxes, simply email us your requirement and we can take it from there.

Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland. Photo by Citrique Photography, Mauricio Alanis.

Laser Engraving

With a new addition to our state of the art workshop we can now offer you a laser engraving service, this gives us the ability to engrave photographs, logos and text onto a large range of different materials like acrylic, glass, marble and wood to name just few, so what does this mean for you, this new service gives you the abilty to customise products and gifts for your customers with their photographs and names on them just an extra way to generate more profit.

Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland
Signage. Cutting Edge Designs. Northern Ireland

Projection Signs

A projection sign is a very common sign type found on the high street you can’t miss them as most shops would have one the beauty of a projection sign is it sticks out from the wall typically 90 degrees to the shop front hence this called the projection sign. The great thing about these signs are you can see the company logo or information from down the street you don’t have to be standing in front of the shop to see to see the sign this is what makes them so good, projection signs come in all sort of shapes and sizes, from simple basic graphics to complex  multi layered illuminated signs we have made them all so If you need a projection sign made why not give our sale team a call we will be glad to help or advise on the best option for your projection sign.

Totem signs

Totem signs or monolith sign are freestanding structures that can be made in a variety of different materials. These freestanding signs and can be illuminated to increase their presents and impact.

The use of these signs guarantees maximum visual impact for your business and presents important brand and business information. 

 

Typical totem signs would be used close to the road side to allow maximum customer impact when passing.

 

Here at cutting edge designs we can design and manufacture custom bespoke totem signs including all steel work, internal electrics and finishing to achieve the perfect signs for your customer.

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Lightboxes

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