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Signs & graphics for visitor attractions

Visitor Attractions.  With our graphic design skills, durable print options and wide range of framing options Shelley are ideally placed to help with the varied signage requirements of Visitor Attractions.

Our products range from entrance signs, directional signs, finger posts, bollards, lockable notice boards to the design and production of detailed interpretive panels.  Panels can be designed and produced for both external and internal applications.

Design.  We are happy to work with your own in-house or local designers, or, you can employ our own Shelley Signs design team.

  • With you own designers you would normally submit high resolution, print quality PDFs from which Shelley will paper proofs before the final print.
  • If using our in-house design team most clients provide final text and various component parts.  AS well as the overall design & layout Shelley can create and design illustrations, both natural history and archaeological, and can create the artwork for maps of all levels of complexity.

Materials.  As well as a wide range of materials for internal applications Shelley specialise in producing tough, robust graphics for outdoor use.  We print and finish in-house so really understand the process – and offer materials have evolved and been developed to meet the opportunities offered by modern print techniques.

Using a Mimaki wide format printer we are able to offer great print quality, bright vibrant graphics and excellent colour fastness.  Allied with our GRP encapsulation processes we can produce tough and robust external graphics that will withstand both the weather and the attentions of  your visitors.

While GRP offers a great solution for challenging environments it can be over-engineered for some applications.  We also work with a wide variety of banners, canvas prints, Dibond, Polycarbonate, acrylics and PVCs to be able to match material with locations.  Many of these materials are also suitable for internal use.

The choice of material and print options can be a little bewildering! Robert Shelley is more than happy to chat through the options or to meet up and explore your requirements in more detail.

Framing.  We offer a wide range of options ranging from lectern frames, vertical post mounted structures to wall mounted signs and specially designed mountings.  Materials include oak, pressure treated softwood, galvanised and powder coated mild steel and stainless steel as well as recycled plastic.

 

Chester Zoo.  We have supplied a range of printed and sandblasted timber signs for Chester Zoo – ranging from Totem Poles highlighting the entrance to their nature reserve to with sandblasted graphics to large printed habitat information signs.  Usually from artwork supplied.  Artwork and contract for this sign by Wildscape.

 

White Caves.  An A0 size entrance sign produced in encapsulated Glass Reinforced Plastic and complete with an individual oak frame and posts incorporating the attraction name routed into the top frame.  Produced from artwork supplied.

 

National Stone Centre.  In conjunction with graphic designers, in-heritage, we have recently produced a large package of printed signs and frames to refresh the image and tired graphics.  Some signs were fitted into existing frames and others supplied with new steel lecterns.  One of the most challenging install jobs we have undertaken.

 

Chasewater Country Park.  A set of highly distinctive entrance and directional signs were produced from artwork supplied.  Our printers did justice to the bright vibrant colours and flexibility of production methods created the shaped top sections required.  Supplied complete with pressure treated softwood posts.

 

Fordhall Community Farm.  This local community run fram offers a shop, café and farm tours.  This interpretation panel includes a map of the site, details about wildlife and with the blackboard section the opportunity to record species sighted today.  A step allows youngsters easy access to the graphics.  Supplied with an oak frame and posts.
RSPB Saltholme.  A series of highly individual signs, waymarkers and bollards directing visitors around this nature reserve.  Large slabs of Cedar produced distinctive frame structures for both printed graphics and lockable notice boards.