We’ve been printing a lot of sandwich signs recently, it seems. Maybe because it’s foliage season here in NH, and that’s a busy time for the local economy. Or maybe the college kids just came back to school. Whatever the reason, sandwich signs like this are a good way to bring the public into your business!
The sandwich signs themselves are blow-molded plastic. They hold a 24×36″ coroplast sign on each side. They are designed so that the coroplast sign slips into the sign holder without tools, so they are easy to use, and the signs are easily replaced when the time comes.
If you can use a sandwich sign, give us a call! We stock the sign holders, and production of the coroplast sign takes a day or two.
Here’s an outdoor large format print at the Koenigstein Castle museum in Germany. It was very helpful to have a map of the place, which was the size of a small town.
This outdoor large format print was printed on adhesive backed vinyl and then applied to a European version of DiBond. That gives vibrant colors and light-fastness.
You have several choices of materials for this kind of work, including vinyl banner material and direct printing on DiBond or similar sign making materials. We like direct printing because it gives a low cost outdoor large format print with about a 5 year life in sunlight.
Give us a call if we can print a few for you!
Call Don’t Fall Ceiling Tile
Hospitals want patients to call the nurse before they get up and use the bathroom. It’s a safety thing, since people who have been lying down for a long time can take a tumble when they get up. We’ve been printing a fair number of these “Call Don’t Fall” printed ceiling tiles to remind them to call the nurse before they get up.
We produce printed ceiling tiles with our flatbed printers. Generally, customers send us a pdf of the artwork they want printed, but we can do the design work for you if you require it.
Either way, producing a printed ceiling tile takes a few days and won’t break the bank! Give us a call and we’ll print ceiling tiles for you.
Side Lit LED Display
Here’s a photo of some interesting museum displays from the Koenigstein Castle in eastern Germany. Rather than light the museum displays with overhead lighting, they have used small LED lights around the perimeter of the display cases. The lights were the size of miniature Christmas tree lights, and spaced about an inch apart all around the edges of the display box.
In many cases, you don’t want a lot of light on the museum exhibits, and this is a way to have well lit museum displays without putting a lot of light on the fragile artifacts.
Trail Sign in Czech Republic
I usually take a quick digital photo of a trail sign like this so I have it to reference when I’m out on the trail. In this case, on a recent trip to the Czech Republic and East Germany. Very nice hiking there!
The trail signs were printed on adhesive vinyl and then applied to their version of DiBond. That gives them a 10 year life.
We prefer to print trail signs like this with direct printing on our UV printers. The life in sunlight is more like 5 years, but often these kiosks are north facing or under a canopy, and you will still get really long life. I always tell people that it’s unlikely that nothing changes over the course of 5 years, and you will probably need to change the trail map anyway!