External Signs Case Study
NatWest Bank, Market Street Manchester external hoarding signage
Styles & Wood Group, Sale, Manchester
Supply and fit temporary window and hoarding graphics
Supply and fit wide format printed vinyl graphics sporting: Natwest logo and text to read “Your new Manchester Market Street Branch” to external hoarding panels and glass windows located on Market Street Manchester.
Provide all relevant Health and Safety documents for the works & access equipment in order to carry out the works safely and efficiently.
Typical External Signage Price Examples
Flat Aluminium Composite Panel Signs
8’ x 4’ / 2440 x 1220 mm Aluminium composite Panel sign sporting full colour graphic and text, supply only: £150.00 ex VAT
A typical supplied and fitted price within a 10 mile radius of Prescott Graphics would be £350.00 ex VAT
10’ x 5’ / 3025 x 1525 mm Aluminium composite Panel sign sporting full colour graphic and text, supply only: £200.00 ex VAT
A typical supplied and fitted price within a 10 mile radius of Prescott Graphics would be £430.00 ex VAT
Please see example above of 10’ x 5’ / 3050 x 1525 mm Aluminium composite panel sign sporting full colour graphic supplied and fitted in St. Helens, Merseyside.
Aluminium Composite folded tray panels
2340 x 1120 mm with 50 mm returns supply only: £190.00 ex VAT
A typical supplied and fitted price within a 10 mile radius of Prescott Graphics would be £420.00 ex VAT
Please see example above of 4 m x 500 mm sign sporting full colour graphic supplied and fitted in St. Helens, Merseyside.
Standoff CNC machine cut sign lettering
110 mm high Charisma Gents Barbershop stand off lettering with stand off CG logo supply only £295.00 ex VAT
A typical supplied and fitted price within a 10 mile radius of Prescott Graphics would be £395.00 ex VAT
Please note: These prices are for low level fitting. If access equipment is required for excessive height, this would be at an additional cost
External Signage is Important for any Business, First Impressions Count!
When choosing an external sign there are many options available, the general things to take into account when choosing an external sign would be:
What type of image would I like to project to potential customers?
What is my budget?
Which sign is best suited for my purpose?
Benefits of external signage include giving customers the right impression, whilst also promoting brand awareness.
External signage that truly reaches out to potential customers
External signs can help you reach out to customers (and potential customers) in the most psychologically powerful way – visually.
Not only do you need to make a powerful first impression to take advantage of the passing trade, you need to use your exterior space to tell the right kind of brand story about your business, and make a lasting impression that will make the ones who do walk on by come back when they require your services.
Prescott Graphics Services can do that for you, and in a way that substantially improves your business’ curb appeal. This is something that is almost guaranteed to improve footfall for most types of businesses, and gives a strong ROI for any organisation.
External Signage Types & Examples
Aluminium composite panels is a great cost-effective signage solution. Aluminium composite panel is a very durable material which has shatterproof properties, making it ideal for any external signage requirements.
Aluminium composite has a range of uses:
Aluminium Composite Flat Panel Signs
Aluminium composite flat panel signs are great cost-effective way to promote your business. Aluminium Composite Panel has great fixing properties and is also shatterproof.
The external flat panel sign images above show how effective standard signage can be when combined with the right design and full colour quality prints and vinyl cut lettering.
Another effective way of using flat cut panel signs is to contour cut the edges of the aluminium composite panel as shown in the Mere Day Nursery sign image.
Folded Tray Panels:
Folded tray panels are made from one single piece of aluminium composite panel. The depth is determined by what we call in the sign trade, “returns” The images above have 50mm returns and are manufactured from a metallic silver aluminium composite panel and fitted with vinyl graphic.
Folded Tray Panels can also be illuminated using various techniques, such as LED lighting systems with CNC cut lettering sporting corporate lettering and company logo.
Photographs below illustrate LED lighting being used to illuminate folded tray panel sign
Stand off Lettering:
CNC machine cut stand off lettering can be manufactured from a wide range of materials, both contemporary and non contemporary sign making materials.
The image above shows stand off lettering manufactured from stainless steel.
The image below shows 5mm fixed aluminium wet painted fixed lettering.
Common materials would likely be:
- Aluminium composite panel
- Stainless steel
Projecting Signs & Door Plaques:
Projecting signs are a great way of getting your message across, particularly on narrow streets where potential customers are not always able to see your main fascia sign.
There are numerous types of projecting sign, and many materials to choose from, and are available in all shapes and sizes.
Door plaques are an excellent way of showing brand identity, and also giving potential customers required information.
The image below is a sign manufactured from 5mm thick clear perspex, with radius corners and flame polished edges. This sign also has frosted vinyl applied to the rear of the perspex to give a decorative effect, whilst also sporting a full colour corporate graphic.
Temporary Hoarding Signs:
Temporary hoarding signs are a great way of letting potential customers know about your up-and-coming business plans.
They are a great way to promote your business whilst works are being undertaken.
A cost-effective signage solution, giving excellent return of investment.
Prescott Graphics Services offer a professional fitting service for all your signage requirements. We are happy to meet any of your Health & Safety requirements and provide all the relevant documents on request.
Prescott Graphics Health & Safety Documents
External Signage FAQ
How much do external signs cost?
A typical price guide for a aluminium composite panel external sign
2440 x 1220 mm or 8’ x 4’ sign with full colour print and 30 minutes design time would be £150.00 ex VAT supply only
3050 x 1525 mm or 10’ x 5’ sign with full colour print and 30 minutes design time would be £200.00 ex VAT supply only
Can you call out to do a site visit?
Yes we are happy to call out for a free site survey
What is the best way to provide any measurements?
Please provide all measurements in Millimetres or Feet and Inches by email
What material would be best for my sign?
A large percentage of external signs are manufactured from Aluminium Composite panel because of it’s shatterproof properties and durability
More uncommon materials include foam-ex, perspex and Opal Acrylic
Do you provide a fitting service?
Yes we provide a professional fitting service with over 12 years experience. The cost for this is £30.00 per hour, per operative
Can you provide RAMS and Method Statements?
Prescott Graphics Services is happy to provide any relevant Health and Safety documentation upon request.
Can I provide my own artwork or design for my sign?
Yes, you can provide your own artwork for the sign, however artwork is required to be supplied in:
Adobe .ai, .pdf or .eps file formats or a suitable resolution pixel based format.
What is the process when ordering my sign?
Once artwork document is approved supplied via email in a .pdf file format
Agree a supply only delivery date
Use our professional fitting service and agree a date for our fitting team to attend site
How long will my sign take?
2 – 10 working days dependant on size of order and Prescott Graphics current workload at the time of placing order
How can I pay for my sign services?
You can pay for your external signs by cash, card or bank transfer
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