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Acrylic Signs

Acrylic signs are the perfect substitute for glass signage, it’s more durable, cost effective and is extremely versatile. Office signs are often made from acrylic because of the professional; appeal they represent. Beautiful and completely customizable, a contour cut, 3-Dimensional, stand-off lobby sign always makes that good first impression!

SUBSTRATE

Acrylic is a Plexiglas material that is available in numerous colors. We custom print and cut 4’ x 8’ boards in thicknesses from 1/8” to 1” (in ¼” increments).
Acrylic is durable enough to use indoors or out. Outdoor use tends to shorten the lifespan due to damage from the sun and elements.

DESIGN

Our creative arts department can replicate your brand, design a “new look” using your brand or create an original brand for you. There is never an art issue when we design, and your files will always be securely saved for future use.
Our manufacturing process includes a variety of custom options, including standoff, double standoff, 3-D, and a variety of additional substrates (like wood) to accent the acrylic. Our design team can upfit your custom sign with any or all of these options.

PRINT

We DIP (direct image print) with Eco-friendly, UV inks to the acrylic for the immaculate look that adhesive vinyl can never provide. Brands and logos come alive on an acrylic substrate, and we guarantee to match any company color, using the provided Pantone color code.
Standard printing is DIP to the front of the sign, second surface is printing on the backside of the substrate, we easily offer both. The advantage of second surface printing is the image is protected, it provides a deep, “rich” ambiance that standard can’t offer. We never charge extra for second surface printing.

CUT

Acrylic can be custom cut to almost any font, or image. We can laser cut fonts/images as small as ¾” to precise dimensions. Our CNC router empowers our team to manufacture displays up to 1” thick for an extremely durable sign. We use digital technology to exact cut to the specifications of the proof you approve. Digital manufacturing eliminates mistakes.
Etching options provide the ability to incorporate complex images, in fine detail that routing is unable to provide. Etching is excellent for creating custom made trophies.
Drilled holes for mounting is incorporated into the design. Custom hole placement available for easy and effective customization. Holes for LED lighting wires and back-lighting are examples of custom drilling.

OPTIONS

-Acrylic mounted to wood is very popular, custom finished wood or rustic, antique planks provide additional depth and an eclectic appearance.
-We use LED lighting to highlight, back-light or project subtle light on the acrylic. Multi-colored lighting available, with remote control and a variety of strobe-like choices.
-Multi-layered acrylic (3-D) with a choice of colors, also highlight the sign and incorporates a “remembrance” that traditional flat signs can’t replicate.
-Standoffs available in polished and brushed aluminum, brass, clear and “hidden” with several sizes to select from.

GLASS

The advantages of acrylic over glass are substantial. Cost is always the number one factor, glass typically costs 4 times more than acrylic. It is half the weight of glass and 17 times more impact resistant.

INSTALLATION

Acrylic can be scratched and chipped or broken, if dropped, therefore we always recommend our professional installation services. In the unlikely event your sign is broken during our professional install, we will replace it free of charge. We provide a 30-day warranty for our acrylic signage installation. If it falls, we will re-install, if it breaks we will replace it.
If you choose to self-install, we provide cardboard templates to assist in the mounting process.

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing

What is a Lenticular Wall Display?

Lenticular Wall Display

Lenticular Wall Display

Lenticular Wall Display

A lenticular wall display is a custom sign fabrication utilizing a concept that has origins as far back as the 16th century when they were referred to as “Tabula scalata” or “Turning Pictures”. The basic principle remains the same. It is comprised of two images that are separated into typically vertical strips and applied to a corrugated substrate so that it shows two entirely different images from different viewing angles. They are typically vertical to allow for the image to change as you walk by them. With the effect being a gradual change from one image to another as the viewer moves, there are two specific areas from which each image can be optimally viewed. Between those two points you’ll see both images at varying degrees, which actually attracts your natural curiosity to walk around the display to find both images.

 

With technological advances in the printing industry lenticular displays can have more than two images. In fact, many of the smaller lenticular prints, like a “tilt card” you would find in a cracker jacks box, have multiple images that create the illusion of motion and depth. These types of lenticular displays rely on a special film called a lenticular lens that directs the different images out at precise angles to achieve the illusion effect.

 

In the custom sign industry lenticular lenses aren’t applied much for a couple reasons, the main being they usually aren’t necessary to achieve the goal. Clients often prefer lenticular wall displays made in the style of the tabula scalata for it’s 3D look and tactile depth. At Heritage Printing Charlotte we’ve perfected the concept with the use of our state of the art CNC cutter and high resolution direct printing. With our computer aided design we can develop the art, precisely align the folds and cuts to achieve a very well crafted and awesome looking lenticular wall display.

 

Mainly used in advertisements, they can serve many different purposes that could benefit from showing dual images on one display. This can be anything from a unique way to inspire your employees to getting a double take on your advertisement in a high foot traffic area. If the solution to your visual needs is a lenticular wall display then Heritage Printing Charlotte is the best resource at your disposal.

 

Nelson, a design, architect and consulting firm, contacted Heritage for a unique lenticular wall display for their client. The signage would have “OUR INNOVATION AND CHANGE” from one angle of view and “FUELED BY OUR PEOPLE” by the opposite angle.

Lenticular Wall Display

Lenticular Wall Display

 

PRODUCT SPECS

  • Lenticular wall displays are made of a durable composite pvc(sintra) rigid board that is direct printed with uv cured ink and routed to exact measurements for the size and profile of your dual image artwork.
  • Sizes for large format lenticular displays can range from 2ft x 2ft to 5ft x 10ft.
  • To care for a lenticular wall display use a damp non-abrasive cloth to wipe away dust and dirt.
  • There are many ways to install a lenticular display and to find the best solution for your specific need contact one of our experienced project coordinators who will be glad to help.
  • When considering a lenticular wall display, be sure to have the distance necessary in both view directions around the intended installation area to properly view both images from their respective optimal view directions.
Lenticular Wall Display

Lenticular Wall Display

James Zambrano, Project Coordinator & Creative Genius: “Collaboration on the creative direction and fabrication of the custom wall display was both rewarding and inspirational to me personally.”

 

Kevin Smith

Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing

 

6 Myths Uncovered About Life Size Cutouts

MYTHBUSTER #1

Life size cutouts are made from cardboard.
False, most custom cutouts is made from PVC for durability, cardboard does not last.

Life Size Cutout

Life Size Cutout

MYTHBUSTER #2

Life size cutouts are not actually life size.
Untrue, we make cutouts from 4’ x 8’ sheets, if you are taller than that… we’ll figure something out.

Life Size Cutout

Life Size Cutout

MYTHBUSTER #3

Cutouts are for celebrities and athletes.
Incorrect, you must have permission to make life size cutouts of celebrities and athletes, most of our standees are of normal working people.

Life Size Cutout

Life Size Cutout

MYTHBUSTER #4

BIG Heads are the same as life size cutouts.
Wrong, the big box brands’ product is not made from a rigid substrate, it’s made from the same materials all sign companies use, vinyl.

MYTHBUSTER #5

Any photo can be made into a custom standee.
Bogus, low resolution images will be too distorted to make a cutout, Hi-Res images work best.

Life Size Cutout

Life Size Cutout

MYTHBUSTER #6

Life size cutouts are cheap.
Inaccurate, our high quality cutouts (made from PVC) starts at $300. In addition, there are several hours of labor involved to produce a cutout.