Monthly Archive: March 2015

Adding signage to a tailgate – simple yet effective 0

Adding signage to a tailgate – simple yet effective

When a car is driving behind you, there’s a great opportunity for signage. You have a captive audience to pitch your business to, so why not take advantage of that? Signage on the side of a vehicle is great, as there’s a large area to utilise, however the rear of a car doesn’t get as much attention. However, think about how many times you’re driving next to a car and writing down the phone number or website of the business being advertised – it doesn’t happen, right? When a car is in front of you at a set of lights,...

What is corflute? An easy to understand guide to corrugated plastic 0

What is corflute? An easy to understand guide to corrugated plastic

Ever heard the term “corflute” before and wondered what it referred to? Fear not, we have all the answers in this article. Corflute is the industry name given to corrugated polypropylene, a fluted plastic which is lightweight yet rigid. The plastic is extruded to give it the large rectangular flutes all the way through it, and it has medium outdoor longevity. The name “Corflute” is actually registered to Corex but the industry has picked it up and now uses it as a generic term for fluted plastic. The reason the sign industry loves it is because it’s cheap and easy...

Banner Printing: Perth Graphics Centre leads the way 0

Banner Printing: Perth Graphics Centre leads the way

Event banners, promotional banners, pull up banners, advertising banners – our banner printing machine here at Perth Graphics Centre has been getting a real workout. And because we can print a few metres wide in one piece, there’s never a size that’s too big. Our heavy duty inks make sure that the colours on your banners really pop, but they still last for years outside. And with strong ropes and re-inforced eyelets, strength is never a question. No matter what kind of banner you’re after, we can make it. And with our banner printing done here in Perth, we don’t...

Heavy equipment: Signwriting is no problem for Perth Graphics Centre 0

Heavy equipment: Signwriting is no problem for Perth Graphics Centre

In Western Australia the mining boom has meant signwriting heavy equipment has become more common, and here at Perth Graphics Centre we’re able to put signs or stickers on with no issues. With a selection of heavy duty materials to suit all applications, we can put signage on trucks, trailers, lifters and mining equipment. Whether it’s temporary signage which will be replaced constantly, or permanent signwriting, Perth Graphics Centre can cover all bases. Size is also no challenge for PGC. So when you have heavy equipment and you need signage for it, talk to the experts at Perth Graphics Centre.

Metal Signs: Perth Graphics Centre will install almost anywhere 0

Metal Signs: Perth Graphics Centre will install almost anywhere

Because of how durable they are, metal signs are the choice for anyone wanting a long lasting sign. And here at Perth Graphics Centre we get asked to install them in all sorts of places. Take these beauty salon signs, for example. The customer was very specific about where they were to go, with one on top of a wall (for visibility) and one on another wall. Yes, we had to do a bit of gardening, but that’s how seriously we take our work. Once these metal signs were fitted, the customer was rapt and her customers can now locate...

Banners: Perth’s best prices 0

Banners: Perth’s best prices

Every business uses banners and Perth Graphics Centre is leading the way on price, quality and service. Whether it’s a single sided banner, or a double sided banner, Perth Graphics Centre can make it. The reason so many people get PGC to manufacture their banners is simple: we are Perth’s leading banner shop and we do them at Perth’s best prices. No doubt, you’ll have seen our special on a 2m x 1.2m banner but with our large format digital printer we can make them at literally any size. If it’s a banner to cover a building, or just a...

See through window signs: One Way Vision 0

See through window signs: One Way Vision

One way vision is the name we use for see through window signs, the product used on the back windows of cars. As you can see below, the car is able to be used for advertising purposes, yet the driver can retain vision through the rear window. The way it works is through light transmission. The adhesive is black but the face is white. With tiny perforations (which is why it’s also called perforated window film) the one way vision product absorbs light from inside the car but reflects light outside the car. That way the light only travels in...

How best to use lightbox signs 0

How best to use lightbox signs

Illuminated signs and lightbox signs make your brand visible, no matter what time of day it is. And this under-awning sign is a classic way to install them. Things to take into consideration are the height of the awning, the width available and whether you’ll need council approval. Perth Graphics Centre can advise on all of these factors. Your branding also needs to be high contrast. With light shades of grey, for example, the lighting can wash out the logo. That’s why for Macpac, we opted for a dark background and light writing, to give the best possible contrast. You...

You won’t believe how effective your signs will be with this simple trick 0

You won’t believe how effective your signs will be with this simple trick

Signs are all about grabbing attention, so why create a sign that’s not going to be effective? After all, that’s basically throwing your money away. So, there’s one rule that you need to follow to make sure your signs stand out – Choose the right font. Simple as that. Choose the right font and everything falls into place. But there’s a trick. Fonts are organised into three basic categories – serif, sans-serif and script. Script fonts are beautiful to look at and work very well for short titles or names. But if you’re going to use a script font there’s...

Vinyl lettering for vehicles – what’s the best? 0

Vinyl lettering for vehicles – what’s the best?

When it comes to using vinyl lettering on vehicles, there’s really only one option. While there are several grades of vinyl available, with the most common types being cast, polymeric calendered and monomeric calendered, a little research shows it’s just one type to use. The names refer to the manufacturing process. Cast vinyls are, as the name suggests, cast onto a roll. Once cut into shapes, they lay very flat, and due to being thinner, they are easily conformable to irregular shapes. Polymeric and monomeric calendered vinyls use the first name to signify the type of plasticiser used in the...

Window frosting 0

Window frosting

The easiest way to get window frosting done these days is to used sandblast effect vinyl. This allows you to put an etched glass effect on your windows and be able to remove it or change it at any time. For Perth business Sumo Group, for example, we used an Avery frosted vinyl to partially cover some of the windows and fully cover others. The real beauty of it is you can incorporate your logo or a specific design into the window frosting. We can also print onto the window frosting for an even more unique effect. Photographs or designs...

Signs for a Pre-school centre 0

Signs for a Pre-school centre

When making metal signs that are installed at a early childhood learning centre, we take extra care to make sure everything is safe. Our signs are lightweight but strong and have no sharp edges on which children may hurt themselves. Material choices are crucial in such jobs. That’s why Perth Graphics Centre is the automatic choice when you want a sign shop that’s going to show care and responsibility. We also use signmaking materials which last the distance. When you want signs and a company that cares, choose Perth Graphics Centre.

Metal building signage 0

Metal building signage

Installing metal signs on buildings is something Perth Graphics Centre excels at. While banners are an option, metal signs will last a lot longer and ensure your building signs stay looking their best. This is especially important for customers, as they want to see a neat, professional premises when they come to purchase your products. With the latest in printing and installation techniques, our metal signs are exceptionally durable. There are several metal options, too, from aluminium composite panel through to Colorbond. We can advise you of the best metal to use in any given situation, so when you want...

Lightbox with 3D acrylic lettering 0

Lightbox with 3D acrylic lettering

Shopping centres often require a lightbox with 3D acrylic lettering for each tenant, and here at Perth Graphics Centre we can create exactly that. With routed acrylic letters, we can create backlit lettering that becomes a highlight when your lightbox is turned on. Seen here is one such sign we created for Modern Nails in Melville. As you can see from the side-on view, the letters stand out, fulfilling the shopping centre’s requirements. By using a standard vinyl, instead of a translucent, we also encourage light to come only through the lettering. Bright globes also help to make them glow...

Magnetic signs 0

Magnetic signs

Sometimes you just need to have a car that has signs on it. But it’s your personal car and you don’t want signs all the time. That’s where magnetic signs can help. Made from a strong grade of car magnet, Perth Graphics Centre’s magnetic signs will stick to almost all car doors and because we manufacture them here in our Malaga premises, we can make them almost any size. Of course, the standard size, shown here, is 600mm x 300mm and suits most applications. We also round off the corners of our car magnets so that the edges are picked...