Vinyl wrapping a van: the revolution has begun

A vinyl wrap on a van is something that most sign shops can do, but here at Perth Graphics Centre we like to differentiate ourselves from the pack. While most companies are using a cast vinyl with cast overlaminate, Perth Graphics Centre’s research of the latest vinyl wrapping methods has led to a new method of creating vehicle wraps.

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Signage needs to last and it needs to look great for years, which is why our vehicle wraps no longer use vinyl as the final layer. Through experimentation and investigation, signage vinyl wraps by Perth Graphics Centre are being produced with a gloss polyurethane finish. This gives several advantages over regular PVC overlaminates:

  • No plasticiser migration, which means a longer outdoor life
  • Far lower heating temperatures, which means no failures from a lack of post heating
  • Higher gloss level, mimicking paint in finish
  • Higher flexibility
  • Better UV protection
  • Greater colour gamut

Thus, as you can see, the polyurethane laminate is a far better option and one that we have adopted across the board. With our new ink-set, you can be assured of better results from start to finish.

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This is why worldwide brands come to Perth Graphics Centre. If you have a signage project, a fleet needing wrapping or just simple vehicle graphics, Perth Graphics Centre can do it all.

Cardboard cutouts

Custom cardboard cutouts are in high demand here at Perth Graphics Centre, which is why we’re equipped with the latest print machinery, ready to create whatever you can think of.

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In this case, the customer wanted a cutout of a Jeep which they could use for photos. The window would serve as a frame for the person and they’d get an instant pic of them “driving” a Jeep.

We made this particular cutout from a heavy duty plastic, so technically it’s not a cardboard cutout, but it’s a much more durable product. Can you imagine someone picking it up by its window frame? If it was a cardboard cutout, the frame would tear, and that’d be the end of the product.

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That’s why, with every job, we consult with the customer to see what the best application will be. In some cases, cardboard is perfect. In others, corflute is required. But for this job, a lightweight plastic was the best option.

And if you’re wondering why the pic above looks strange, it’s a two-dimensional cutout being photographed in 3D. Don’t worry, the final result is perfect, and we have a very happy customer on our hands.

If you have a cardboard cutout that you need, why not ask us for more information? We’re ready to help.

Trailer signage: Perth car dealership wraps its trailer

After a phone call from the eastern states, Perth Graphics Centre was contracted to print and install new graphics onto this barbeque trailer for Subaru WA. It was urgent because they wanted to use it for the upcoming Rally WA round.

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So, after obtaining the graphics, we went to work, making sure the colours were bright and the logos were crisp and sharp. An extra challenge was wrapping the hinges in the graphics, but our expert team of installers did a brilliant job.

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Using high performance Avery films and solvent-based outdoor inks, the images are vibrant and won’t fade for years.

Trailer Signwriting for Perth Subaru

We’re confident that if you bring your trailer to us, you’ll be very impressed by the end result. Yes, if you have a trailer and you need signage, then give us a call by heading to our contact page.

Cardboard Cutouts: Perth Graphics Centre offers all types

Do you have cardboard cutouts that you need? Perth Graphics Centre can help. Whether it’s a one off or you need hundreds, Perth Graphics Centre can handle any order.

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Seen here is a series of lifesize cutouts we made for the West Coast Eagles. We left the heads off so kids can get their photo taken as a West Coast Eagle.

Our industrial printer (which you can see in this picture) prints directly onto the cardboard and it’s then profile cut. Our cardboard cutouts also include a stand so that they are freestanding.

How long do cardboard cutouts take to make?

Usually turnaround is a week, so make sure you plan ahead.

We require high resolution artwork, which can be emailed to us or you can use Dropbox or WeTransfer. JPG, EPS or PDF is usually fine. And make sure you don’t infringe any copyright when you supply artwork.

We’re sure that you’ll be pleased with the results from our cardboard cutouts. Perth Graphics Centre is here to help.

Signage Wraps by Perth’s premier sign shop

Signage wraps are becoming more and more popular, as companies take advantage of blank vehicles to advertising their business. Perth Graphics Centre is leading the way in providing high quality, durable and classy signage wraps.

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How much of a vehicle do signage wraps cover?

That all depends on how much you want to cover. Just about every part of the vehicle has the potential to be wrapped, however a much more cost effective way is to do a half wrap. Our wraps don’t need to cover the entire car – just use the largest, flattest area you have.

This minimises the potential for damage, and it’s also a lot faster to produce and fit.

Rear three quarter view of signage wraps

What vinyl do you use for wraps?

Our preferred supplier is Avery, however we also use 3M vinyls where specified. Our prints are outdoor durable and we also use an approved, matching overlaminate.

To care for your signage, it’s best to hand wash it and refrain from using high pressure cleaners and abrasive polishes. Wash by hand gently and you’ll find your wrap will last a lot longer.

We can also take care of design work for you and walk you through our production processes so you can rest easy knowing that your car is taken care of by a dedicated group of professionals.

Need signage wraps? Think Perth Graphics Centre.

Truck wraps: Perth Graphics Centre completes furniture hire truck

Truck wraps by Perth Graphics Centre would have to be the most effective form of advertising your business can invest in. It lasts for years, catches attention and looks fantastic.

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Take this truck for example. It was looking quite tired but now has a new lease on life.

Always use good quality vinyl for your truck wrap

Using a combination of high performance Supreme Wrap film by Avery (click here for more info) and digital print, we have transformed an old truck body into one that it now a movable billboard.

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To ensure a high quality result, though, we require the best resolution files you can get hold of. Photographs typically need to be between 70 and 150dpi at actual size. If that size file is too big to email, consider using a file transfer website like WeTransfer.com

Fleet wraps are also a specialty, as we can can guarantee consistent colour and excellent longevity for your entire fleet. Whether it’s one truck or 50 trucks, wraps by Perth Graphics Centre will make sure your business gets seen.

Signs for photography gallery

When a photography professional has signs made for him, you know that he will insist on a top quality print job. After all, high quality printing is what he does for a living.

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So, when Paul Dowe Galleries wanted a sign company to make signage for their building, the only place they asked was Perth Graphics Centre. Using a high quality aluminium composite panel, installed with care into concrete panel, the sign will last for years.

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We also laminated the face with a high gloss, outdoor durable, UV absorbing laminate which will ensure the sign doesn’t fade or lose its sheen.

While the design is simple, it’s effective. With high contrast text and bright colours, signage like this has never been better.

When you need signs and you want them to look great for years, like Paul Dowe Galleries, you should choose Perth Graphics Centre.

Corflute signs

Ever heard the term “corflute” before and wondered what it referred to? Fear not, we have all the answers in this article.

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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.

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The reason the sign industry loves it is because it’s cheap and easy to cut to size. It also can be used for freestanding A-frames due to its inherent strength. It comes in a variety of thicknesses but the most common for the sign industry are 3mm and 5mm. It comes in most standard colours (black, white, red, green, blue and yellow) however white is the most common.

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The packaging industry and construction industry also use corflute for creating boxes or for packing out or protecting large areas. The standard sheet size is 2400mm x 1200mm although sheets can be found up to three metres long.

Corflute signs made by Perth Graphics Centre are made from high quality corflute so you can be sure you’re getting the best of the best. We also sell corflute sheets, so when you’re thinking corflute, think Perth Graphics Centre.

When you next order corflute signs Perth Graphics Centre should be your first port of call. With refined production processes and lightning fast printing, we can make cheap corflute signs that get your message across.

Corflute Signs Printing by Perth Graphics Centre

Perth Graphics Centre can also print single sided corflute signs and double sided corflute signs – the choice is yours. Our corflute signs are also available with eyelets and there’s always the option of triangular A-frames in corflute.

Most of the corflute signs Perth Graphics Centre makes are made from 5mm thick polypropelene but there is also the option of 3mm and 8mm, depending on cost and how long you need them to last.

Whether it’s one colour or full colour, you can rest assured knowing the price is the same. Event signage? No problem. For sale signs? Easy. Temporary wayfinding? No worries.

When you need cheap corflute signs, Perth Graphics Centre is your one stop sign shop.

Perth companies looking for a cheap signage alternative should look to corflute signage to increase their exposure. Corflute signage uses a cost-effective, lightweight plastic called Corflute.

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It comes in 3mm and 5mm thicknesses and the most common maximum size is 2400mm x 1200mm. Corflute is cheap and being made from polypropelene it is also recyclable.

Do you print your corflute signage in-house?

Absolutely. With our huge flatbed printer, we print directly to the corflute, keeping control over the whole production process.

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Seen above is our machine at work, printing corflute signs for Jetts Fitness. Because we can match colours with our vibrant inks, Jetts was thrilled, and it kept the branding in line with their style guide.

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With instantly dry inks, the sign was turned around post haste, and the client was very happy. We’re confident that we can meet your corflute signage needs, too. So, if you have an event, or a short term promotion, consider using corflute. Perth Graphics Centre will be happy to guide you through the production process and make suggestions to help your dollar travel further.

Contact us today and find out how corflute signage can help your Perth business.

When you want a cheap, lightweight sign, corflute is the product to choose, and when you need corflute signs, Perth Graphics Centre is the place to head.

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Our customers keep coming back for more corflute signs because Perth Graphics Centre prints them quickly and cheaply. And with Perth’s best service, what more can you ask for?

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Our corflute printing process

Rather than fiddle with costly setup for screenprinting, Perth Graphics Centre prints corflute signs with a state of the art UV-curable flatbed printer. The colours pop, the edges are crisp and the inks last outdoors for years.

You can see above a photo of our printer in action, with liquid plastic inks which cure and bond to the surface when passed by a UV lamp. The results are spectacular and because we print all our corflute signs in house, there’s no waiting around. If you want blank corflute sheets we can supply those, too.

With our printers running every day, we’re fast and because we’re always making corflute signs, Perth Graphics Centre can keep the costs down, too.

So, when you want corflute signs, Perth Graphics Centre should be the first place to head. We’re looking forward to helping you with your signage needs.

Did you know you can buy your corflute sheet from Perth Graphics Centre? We always have corflute in stock, and we can either supply corflute sheets, or we can print corflute signs. Perth Graphics Centre stocks the standard sheet size of 2440mm x 1220mm and you can choose from 3mm or 5mm sheet.

Corflute Sheets

Corflute Sheets

The most popular corflute is 5mm, and it’s made from outdoor-grade polypropylene. The flutes run the length of the sheet, and corflute can be easily cut to any size required. Corflute can also be folded or scored along the flutes for easy transport.

Corflute sheet being printed

Corflute sheet being printed

If you are collecting corflute sheeting from Perth Graphics Centre’s Malaga office, we’d suggest ensuring you have the right size vehicle for transport. A van, ute, flat-top truck or large trailer will do the trick.

So, if you’re seeking quality corflute and a great price, then please call Perth Graphics Centre or email us for a quote.

Contrary to popular belief, not all corflute signs are made the same.

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Because corflute has a low surface energy, it is quite difficult to get inks to adhere. Seen above is an example of poor ink adhesion. The company which printed these signs, didn’t take extra steps to improve the ink’s adhesion. However, here at Perth Graphics Centre, we do.

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Using a pre-printed primer (the process is shown above), the inks actually cling to the corflute meaning no moisture absorption can lift the ink off. The primer we lay down onto the surface also helps prevent the inks from scratching off.

If you are ordering corflute signs from Perth Graphics Centre, you can be sure that your corflute signs will last the distance, and won’t peel, flake or lift. That means your business signage looks its best, and that imbues an air of quality. The next time you need corflute signs, make sure you get them from Perth Graphics Centre.

Coffin Wraps

As a fitting tribute to someone’s life, Perth Graphics Centre is now offering coffin wraps. As Perth’s most accomplished sign shop, we can create artwork, incorporate photos, add textures and make a coffin look truly dignified.

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Seen here is a coffin wrap we made, using the farm that the person lived on as the background. With their love for their olive grove, we created a unique wrap that showed their passion.

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If you have something in mind for a coffin, then please feel free to speak to us about your ideas. Our team of talented designers will come up with something that your loved ones will appreciate.

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When it’s time to send someone off in style, speak to Perth Graphics Centre about making their coffin look its best.

Trailer signs: Perth reticulation company’s new signage

Do you have a trailer and need signs for it? Or do you need to update your trailer signage? Perth Graphics Centre can help.

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We can signwrite trailers big and small and will make your message stand out. The trick is to use colours and fonts to make the graphics pop. It’s also best to ensure the trailer is painted well and if recently done, leave it a week or two before your graphics go on.

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With our full colour signage, your trailer signs will look incredible and stand out from the crowd. If you need us to design something for your trailer signs, we can do that too.

If you’re a tradie with a trailer, then get your signage done by Perth Graphics Centre. Call in or call us for a quote today.

Branding signage: Perth safety company’s logo now implemented

Are you looking for a sign company to handle your branding? Do you need more exposure or updated signs for your Perth business? Then look no further than Perth Graphics Centre.

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In Cockburn, we helped Norsafe to implement a new logo, in bright, bold colours which befit its brand image. With the orange background most likely to fade over time, we’ve painted it in a long lasting enamel, and used high performance vinyl for the lettering.

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To ensure it stays as flat as possible, we’ve kept the joins in the sign to a minimum, using large panels of aluminium composite. All the while, the logo has been kept to the branding style guide.

When we take on a project, we carefully check the style guide to make sure the branding stays true to the company’s image. If a deviation from a branding style guide is necessary due to size or location constraints, then consultation is paramount and we always get an approval on all our work.

This keeps our clients happy and ensures that they turn to Perth Graphics Centre for a trusted signage job.

Building Signage: Perth Bathroom Company’s New Premises

When tackling a project involving building signage, Perth Graphics Centre spends time liaising with the client to ensure their branding looks its best.

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For example, this signage for Dream Bathrooms needed to be seen from hundreds of metres away, giving its location on a busy Perth street. And without a doubt, we succeeded in bringing the client’s signage vision to life.

What should building signage be made from?

Using painted aluminium, this sign is sturdy and will last for years. And at nearly nine metres long, it certainly stands out. We also used high quality cast vinyl applied to the face, to make sure the lettering stays in place and stands the test of time.

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Contrast between the foreground and background colours ensures that the building signage captures the eye and in this case will draw people in.

If you have a building and you need signage, then talk to the experts at Perth Graphics Centre.

Need reception signs? Perth Graphics Centre is here to help

Reception signs are a must for any Perth business. It gives an air of professionalism and helps to cement your logo and branding in your customer’s mind.

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Whether you go big with a large acrylic panel or you keep it nice and simple like the signs you see above, the choice is yours. Perth Graphics Centre is happy to make recommendations based on the area you have and how large you want to go.

Most of the time we use brushed silver standoffs as you can see above. But we can also use hidden fixings which give a cleaner appearance. As they say in life, you get what you pay for.

The best thing to do is contact us for further information. Click here to send us an email and we’ll get back to you very soon.

Lightbox manufacturing: Perth cafe

If you have a retail business then having a lightbox is a surefire way of attracting passing traffic. Here at Perth Graphics Centre, we specialise in lightbox manufacturing and we’re sure that our lightbox signs will help your business stand out.

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This lightbox we created for the Good Mum Cafe in Perth is a great example of how to create interest. It’s not overpowering, but with its bright colours and bold design, it attracts the eye.

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Using high quality aluminium extrusion and outdoor-grade paints and inks, our lightboxes will last for years. Our lightbox manufacturing also includes LED lighting which will provide a far longer lasting light, as you don’t have to change bulbs light you would with fluro tubes. And we can design and install.

When you think of lightboxes, think Perth Graphics Centre.

Corflute signage: Perth fitness company

Perth companies looking for a cheap signage alternative should look to corflute signage to increase their exposure. Corflute signage uses a cost-effective, lightweight plastic called Corflute.

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It comes in 3mm and 5mm thicknesses and the most common maximum size is 2400mm x 1200mm. Corflute is cheap and being made from polypropelene it is also recyclable.

Do you print your corflute signage in-house?

Absolutely. With our huge flatbed printer, we print directly to the corflute, keeping control over the whole production process.

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Seen above is our machine at work, printing corflute signs for Jetts Fitness. Because we can match colours with our vibrant inks, Jetts was thrilled, and it kept the branding in line with their style guide.

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With instantly dry inks, the sign was turned around post haste, and the client was very happy. We’re confident that we can meet your corflute signage needs, too. So, if you have an event, or a short term promotion, consider using corflute. Perth Graphics Centre will be happy to guide you through the production process and make suggestions to help your dollar travel further.

Contact us today and find out how corflute signage can help your Perth business.

Bonnet Wrap: Australian Flag

One of our customers came in and asked us if we could do a bonnet wrap on his Jeep Grand Cherokee. The answer, of course, was yes. But rather than simply wrapping the bonnet in a matt black or even a gloss black, this time, the request was a little different.

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As you can see here, he asked for an Australian flag. For us who do vehicle wraps all the time, it wasn’t a problem. And because we use Avery vinyls and laminates, the adhesion and longevity are guaranteed.

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The application took a couple of hours and the customer was over the moon. Of course, we can do bonnet wraps in any design and for any car. The only limitation is your imagination.

How do I care for my bonnet wrap?

Looking after your bonnet wrap is easy. Simply wash it by hand (don’t use a high pressure cleaner) and wax it afterward. Don’t use a cutting compound or polish, but plastic polishes are fine.

If you’d like a bonnet wrap then simply head to our contact page to enquire. We’d love to hear from you.

Parking signs

Just about every business needs parking signs, whether it’s reserved parking signs, parking only signs or even ACROD parking signs. Here at Perth Graphics Centre we can do it all.

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Letting customers know where they can park is critical, and it keeps both customers and neighbours happy, ensuring there are no arguments about who is allowed to park where.

Parking Signs Last The Distance

Our parking signs are made from high quality Colorbond steel. You can also choose aluminium composite panel. They’re designed to withstand not only the natural elements but also the wear and tear of being in a carpark environment.

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You can choose to have plain text or include your logo, and we can advise which way will suit your business and location better. There are plenty of sizes to choose from and you can install them directly to kerbing or mount them on a pole.

We can either supply your signs or we can install them, and there are quantity discounts for multiple signs. So, when you need parking signs, Perth Graphics Centre is the place to head.

Roll Up Banners: Display Your Message Effectively

Roll up banners, pull up banners, trade-show banners, shopping centre banners – call them what you will, they’re all the same. These light, portable banners are cheap, quick to produce and get your message across effectively.

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There are many options for roll up banners, but seen here is the most popular – a two-metre tall roll up banner with two swing out feet and carry case. The with is 850mm, which gives you a good amount of room to place your logo and a few details. We always advise people to keep the text simple and clear, with no more than four bullet points. Adding photos to your roll up banners is always a good idea, too.

If you want to attract attention, use bold, bright colours that tie-in with your logo or branding. And if you have a style guide for your brand, we can make the specification work within the size of our roll up banners, too.

How to put roll up banners up

The banner assembles within 30 seconds and you don’t have to be two metres tall to be able to put it up. Simply attach the stability pole to the centre of the top rail and then simply push the banner up. Once it’s up, then slip the pole into the back of the banner base, and you’re done.

Of course, if you’d like to see how one of our roll up banners gets put together, then we have demonstration units in our office and would be happy to show you.

If you are in need of roll up banners, then head to our contact page and ask for a quote. We’d love to hear from you.

A-Frame Signs: Perth Graphics Centre’s quality beats all

A-frame signs aren’t all created equal. That’s why you need to choose Perth Graphics Centre for your A-frame needs.

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A-frame Quality

Our A-frame signs are created using high quality metal components with powdercoated finishes, ensuring your A-frame lasts for years. The faces are made from colorbond or aluminum composite panel, which is designed to withstand years of punishment.

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If you’ve bought A-frame signs previously, you’ll know that they need to be sturdy so as to not blow over in the wind. Perth Graphics Centre’s A-frame signs are just that – sturdy.

We also have corflute A-frame signs available, which use a sheet of corflute for the faces. This makes it easy to change over and are perfect for promotional activity or quick-change signs.

If you’d like to have a chat to us about A-frame signs, then please head to our contact page or call us on 9248 6226 to have a chat. You’ll soon discover why people are switching to Perth Graphics Centre, WA’s premier sign company.

Corflute Signs: Perth’s best pricing and turnaround

When you want a cheap, lightweight sign, corflute is the product to choose, and when you need corflute signs, Perth Graphics Centre is the place to head.

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Our customers keep coming back for more corflute signs because Perth Graphics Centre prints them quickly and cheaply. And with Perth’s best service, what more can you ask for?

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Our corflute printing process

Rather than fiddle with costly setup for screenprinting, Perth Graphics Centre prints corflute signs with a state of the art UV-curable flatbed printer. The colours pop, the edges are crisp and the inks last outdoors for years.

You can see above a photo of our printer in action, with liquid plastic inks which cure and bond to the surface when passed by a UV lamp. The results are spectacular and because we print all our corflute signs in house, there’s no waiting around. If you want blank corflute sheets we can supply those, too.

With our printers running every day, we’re fast and because we’re always making corflute signs, Perth Graphics Centre can keep the costs down, too.

So, when you want corflute signs, Perth Graphics Centre should be the first place to head. We’re looking forward to helping you with your signage needs.