Sign Here in Leicester, a trade service for built up acrylic and metal letters rely on their machines to cope with short lead times. Their CNC and laser cutters are able to have jobs cut and ready to build in an hour, providing a valuable service to their customers who are often in a rush. Thanks to their skilled and experienced staff they feel they 'provide the trade with a quality hand made product at a competitive price'. Of course price is a big factor in their business as it's important their customers have a margin for profit and get their products at the right 'trade rate'.
Rob Gardner, a director at Sign Here, says they are often an 'afterthought' in the project plan, which means their main challenges on a day to day basis are short lead times, schedules, and the logistics of getting the finished product where it needs to be, all at a reasonable rate. Something that also adds to the duration of a job is making sure their products are packed carefully to avoid damage in transit.
One recent job they are particularly proud of was for an Adidas exhibition stand. Rob tells us about it:
"Client confidentiality has played a big part in our continued growth over the years, building an extensive client base who know they can rely on us it's difficult to 'blow our own trumpet' at times. I think people would be amazed at what we have helped produce for top brands and high street chains! if we receive an enquiry that conflicts with another client we will always discuss with them the way forward in their best interests.
We also work closely with several design companies' signage projects so we were delighted when local company Mynt design agreed that we could talk about their Adidas project.
- Exhibition Stand Construction - VideoTo the see the finished stand, how it was made and most importantly Sign Here's stunning built up logo
Mynt design and branding agency approached us to help produce a fully illuminated built up acrylic Adidas logo for an exhibition backdrop in Germany. We used CNC cut acrylic faces and returns, hand built returns, translucent blue vinyl applied to the faces, and back trays with mounted LEDS to give full illumination to face and returns. We also produced a full size fixing template to enable the fitters on site to easily line up with pre-drilled fixing bars. We tested the installation of the sign after we finished making it then carefully packaged it to be shipped to Germany."