Monthly Archive: May 2015

Fleet signwriting: Perth Graphics Centre pumps out more cars for Fisheries 0

Fleet signwriting: Perth Graphics Centre pumps out more cars for Fisheries

Fleet signwriting may seem like a simple task, but there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. Here at Perth Graphics Centre, we cover all bases, including signage materials choices, ink types, the use of protective overlaminates and surface preparation. Fleet signwriting materials When signwriting a fleet, there’s only really one choice for vinyls – cast. We use a variety of cast materials, but we’ve settled on Avery vinyls because of their quality, colour consistency and printability. To make sure it all matches, we also use Avery overlaminates. The expansion and contraction of the two vinyls is then...

Fleet Signwriting: Perth Graphics Centre completes trucks for Perth Bin Hire 1

Fleet Signwriting: Perth Graphics Centre completes trucks for Perth Bin Hire

When creating signage for a fleet, Perth Graphics Centre is meticulous about colour-matching, materials choice and surface preparation. And fleet signage needs to be readable, too. That’s why for Perth Bin Hire, we opted for a simple and bold approach. The lettering is done using cast vinyl, which is the best quality available in the industry. Ask any vinyl supplier which of their products lasts the longest and the answer will always be the same – cast vinyl. It’s a poured film, rather than stretched, so there’s never a risk of it lifting or curling up at the edges, which...

See through signage for shop windows using one way vision 1

See through signage for shop windows using one way vision

One way vision films on windows allow you to use large areas of glass for advertising, and here at Perth Graphics Centre we have the film in stock and ready to go. With expertise in not only fitting the films but also printing them as well, you’ll find that entrusting your shop windows to Perth Graphics Centre is a clever move. Seen here is a series of windows printed and installed for Karizma Hair in Armadale, where our choice of laminates has allowed the customers to still see through the film while cutting down some of the light and heat...

Lightbox face replacement: Perth Graphics Centre has the know-how 1

Lightbox face replacement: Perth Graphics Centre has the know-how

In today’s budget-conscious world, using existing resources makes a lot of sense. For example, using an existing lightbox and replacing the faces is one way to save some money. But how do you know you’re getting a quality product? Here at Perth Graphics Centre, we don’t just patch over existing acrylic, we replace it entirely. As you can see from the sign above, we’ve used new opal acrylic and printed a new logo to rebrand this cafe in Mirrabooka. The lightbox was structurally sound, which is the first thing we check. If there are any doubts as to the structural...

Fascia Signage – Remember, signs look smaller when they’re installed 0

Fascia Signage – Remember, signs look smaller when they’re installed

When planning for your building fascia signage, it’s a good idea to get a professional measurement done to make sure your signs will best fit the area intended. After years of experience, we find that proper measurements for signage at the quoting phase is critical, particularly because most signs look a lot smaller than you think. For example, here is a sign that was measured properly, and it shows. Have a guess at what size this sign actually is. It measures four metres wide and is 1.5 metres tall. But to look at you’d think it’s much smaller. And had...

Metal building signs – big or small 0

Metal building signs – big or small

In addition to corflute signs, banners and posters, did you know Perth Graphics Centre also manufactures and installs metal signs? The building sign you see here for Contitech is a great example. Made from powdercoated metal, this six metre wide sign is designed to last for ten years, with high quality cast vinyl and a long lasting metal finish. We could have opted to print the background, but given digital print won’t last as long as powdercoating, we opted for the slightly more expensive but far better lasting painted background. The real beauty of our production processes is we get...

Menu boards for Perth Fish & Chips shop 0

Menu boards for Perth Fish & Chips shop

Plenty of cafes and food shops require menu boards and here at Perth Graphics Centre we can help. With our range of materials and finishes, we can either print a new menu board insert or we can print a whole new menu board entirely. Seen here is a brand new board, installed at Beach Fish and Chips in Rockingham. Our team of designers made the background nice and bright, while our installers were able to tackle this challenging roof-mounted installation. If you have a cafe, restaurant or a fish and chip shop, then we can help.

Fleet signwriting: Perth Graphics Centre completes Fisheries fleet 0

Fleet signwriting: Perth Graphics Centre completes Fisheries fleet

When you have a fleet of vehicles that needs signwriting, Perth Graphics Centre will make sure that they are done quickly, efficiently and consistently. Our colour matching is second to none and with a range of printing and vinyl-cutting options, it doesn’t matter whether your branding is one colour or full colour. We painstakingly measure each vehicle to ensure absolute uniformity, and if there are different models in the fleet, we will present you with a proof to show you how to carry your theme across your entire fleet. When the graphics are printed, we laminate with a UV-absorbing clear...

Custom Whiteboards: Perth Graphics Centre can help 1

Custom Whiteboards: Perth Graphics Centre can help

A lot of businesses require custom made whiteboards, or grid lines applied to existing whiteboards, and here at Perth Graphics Centre, we specialise in creating a whiteboard that suits your business. Seen above is a custom whiteboard we did for the St John of God Hospital in Wembley. Taking an existing whiteboard, we added the grid-lines to allow various messages to be segregated into areas. It makes running the place easier and makes the writing more legible. Perhaps you only want a small whiteboard. Well, we can take smaller ones and add the grids to them. Or we can use...

The best methods for sticker printing 0

The best methods for sticker printing

To make sure we are the best sticker printing company in Perth, we have concentrated on ink formulas, quality vinyls and proper curing methods. While other companies are all about buying the cheapest stocks to keep prices down, Perth Graphics Centre makes sure that every job that goes out of the door is perfect – after all, less wasted materials means lower production costs. Most production methods these days have gone away from traditional printing (such as screenprinting) and are now done using digital screen presses. Seen above is one of our printing presses. It’s true that digital printing is...