Making Signage the Centrepiece of your Event

When you spend as much time designing, producing and installing: window frosting, glass decals, wall murals, shopfront signage and office wall stickers – for businesses, you can overlook what a significant component of our work creating event signage has been over the years. But when the incredibly talented folk at Valiant Event Styling entrusted us with an urgent job for an event they were working on, we were reminded of this fact in our favourite way possible.

The brief was simply the type of challenge our team at Sydney Signs Portal has grown to relish: to produce a multi-panel wall mural to be installed the following day. This included a consultative element from our most experienced team member to advise the client on how to resolve certain technical aspects of the project, or, as the client put it: “He went out of his way by providing advice on image specs… and suggested solutions to ensure the best result.”

Our team worked late into the night to produce the printed mural in time for the event. And, as you can see, the results were spectacular.

We enjoyed working with the professional team at valiant, and look forward to working with them in the future.

And be sure to make our team your first port of call for any of your event signage needs. We can advise you on the type of signage, murals or decals that will help your event become the spectacular success you are hoping for.

Custom-made Safety Decals

Are you aware if the safety decals on your office glass partitions are of a standard that will actually prevent your staff and clients from walking into the glass and potentially sustaining injury?

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Have you ascertained that your existing glass safety bands contrast sufficiently with your office interior to ensure there are no collisions with the glass? This can often occur when the office interior design is changed, or a wall mural or sign is added to an office, subsequent to the installation of glass safety marks.

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As a business owner or manager, it is incumbent upon you to ensure that the windows and glass doors in your office comply with the minimum safety requirements. And, of course, it is desirable that your glazing mark decals be pleasing to the eye and incorporate appropriately with your office interior.

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Too many people make the assumption that they are limited in their choice of glass manifestation safety decals. However, here at Sydney Signs Portal, we have a wealth of experience in designing and creating glass safety marks that reflect your company’s branding, colours and logo. All that, while still meeting glass safety requirements. It is that dual purpose – of safety and branding – that our team is always mindful of, and has spent years perfecting.

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There are several ways that safety decal branding can be done. Your company logo or company name can be printed on frosted safety decals. Elements of your company branding can be cut out of the safety band, a process that offers countless variations. In fact, your options are endless and limited only by imagination.

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We have a proud history at Sydney Signs Portal of specialising in designing, creating and installing custom made decals, wall graphics and signs. We have taken great care and developed a deep understanding of legal requirements to include safety decals among the list of products we specialise in tailoring specifically to your office.

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It is often the smaller details that leave a lasting impression. Your clients will appreciate the creative approach of expressing branding in glass safety stickers, and be impressed with the accompanying attention to a pleasing aesthetic. Noticing that level of care on a feature as seemingly minor as a glass safety band, speaks clearly to client, telling them that they are in good hands.

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Catching the Eye with the Exquisite Sparkle of Gold Window Signage

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Have you ever considered the lustrous appeal and benefits of having your logo and company name in gold for your shopfront window sign or your office window signage?

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In many ways, a gold window sign can be considered the, “not just a pretty face” of business signage solutions. For it has the capacity to generate business for you with added dimensions, beyond those of standard window decals

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Imbued with prestige and professionalism, discerning customers will be drawn to gold window signage – in particular, that certain calibre of clientele that all businesses are competing for.

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Metallic gold colour makes your window sign POP, standing out among the shopfront signage of your many competitors. Gold signage will give your business the edge over traditional signage solutions.

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The aspirational quality of a gold window sign can also serve as a motivational tool for those within your workspace. The presence of gold signage on your window lifts your team, by expressing the exceptionality of your company, and the high standard of expectations you place on results. This esteem is not lost on clients or business partners either.

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Gold foil window signs send a clear message to your clients: that you place heavy importance on details, and you will deliver that gold standard of care for all their needs, with the promise of exceeding their expectations when all is said and done.

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Window Frosting: The Geometry of Style

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One of the great privileges we have here at Sydney Signs Portal is participating in the growth and development of emerging interior design trends in contemporary offices.

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One such office interior design trend is the use of geometric patterns for window frosting. Among which, the hexagon pattern is proving to be a particularly special approach as a window frosting solution.

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Complimenting a variety of interior designs, hexagonal window frosting is both stylish and functional. Its geometry offers a wonderful business-like aesthetic, while providing the office privacy you require.

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One of the great features of hexagonal window frosting is that it offers a wide range of variations. We can print your company colours on all of the hexagons – or just a selection – creating a striking effect of scattered elements. We also have the option of producing hexagons that are larger or smaller – depending on your preference – as well as choosing to fill or leave them empty. Working together, we are only limited by our collective imagination.

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The experience our team at Sydney Signs Portal has with designing and installing window frosting over the years, presents a wonderful opportunity for your business to benefit greatly without the need for the type of costly investment normally associated with the interior design of your office.

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Contact us today, and you too can discover why an increasing number of our clients are delighted with the style and appeal offered by hexagonal window frosting.

Ingenious Interior Design to a Deadline

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Few opportunities excite our team more than being presented with the task of interior design and transforming an office space with a range of signs, wall decals and glass decals.

 

Such was the case, when the wonderful people at Ingenia Communities reached out to us to complete this important work. As Australia’s largest owner operator of seniors communities, we appreciated the responsibility we had been entrusted with.

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The project had an added dimension of difficulty in that we were working to an incredibly tight deadline – not the most optimal conditions when approaching interior design.

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Thankfully, the creativity of our graphic designer, coupled with the helpful guidance and clear direction from the client, saw us deliver on schedule.glass-decal-Sydney

Be it the signage, the glass decals, the striking wall stickers or the impressive graphics featured on the columns – the results were exceptional. And, most importantly, exceeded the expectations of the client.wall-sticker-Sydney

Ingenia Communities now has a space that motivates its team with uplifting signs. The words, quotations and graphics serve as inspiration. It Is a space that welcomes guests and projects the warmth, security and sense of connectivity that is at the heart of their organisation.column-print-Sydney

Expeditors – Quotable Interior Design

A Fortune 500 company with their headquarters based in Seattle, Washington, Expeditors is a company renowned for delivering highly optimised and customised supply chain solutions for their clients through a global network of 331 locations in 109 countries on six continents.

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When their Sydney team, based in Banksmeadow, reached out to Sydney Signs Portal, their brief presented us with an opportunity to showcase our flare for interior design. Five meeting rooms were the canvas for our interior design specialist to work their magic, designing wall graphics to do justice to the inspiring quotes we were provided.

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Somewhat appropriately, one of the featured quotes is by Aristotle, and reads: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act but a habit.”

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Looking deeper than the five meeting rooms at Expeditors that we adorned with elegantly designed wall decals, the refined creativity that went into the wall graphics we created – and the quality of the finished product – is reflective of the excellence that Sydney Signs Portal has made our habit.

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UNICEF SYDNEY OFFICE SIGNAGE

There are few organisations out there that command respect on the international stage in the way that UNICEF does. Since 1946, UNICEF has championed the rights of children, ensuring that the most vulnerable humans in conflict zones and disaster-stricken regions receive the food, water, medical assistance and education they need. This tireless work is in pursuit of a world where no child is denied basic needs, joy and safety.
So it was quite an honour for Sydney Signs Portal to be contacted by Unicef to complete a major installation at their Sydney CBD office.
After receiving their brief and inspecting the site, it became quickly apparent that the work they were wanting was well beyond their budget. Normally we would advise a client on ways to modify their ideas to accommodate their budget – but this IS UNICEF. As part of our ethical commitment, it felt right to offer this esteemed client a substantial discount, and deliver finished results that would exceed their expectations.
Sensing an opportunity to deliver more than the requested office world map wall graphics – and in keeping with our reputation as market-leading innovators – we were excited to debut our very own invention: digital print on whiteboard. The result being a 4.2m x 2.3m world map wall mural with office whiteboard functionality. Using erasable whiteboard markers, this office wall map can be used to plot points, make notes and strategically plan any international operations.

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We also installed a more traditional vinyl office whiteboard in one of the UNICEF offices. As whiteboard vinyl on white wall tends to blend, making the borders indistinguishable, it is not uncommon for people to accidentally write on walls. We resolved this issue by adding a custom black boarder to the office whiteboard. This also achieved a more aesthetically pleasing finish, resembling an old-school whiteboard.
While it may be on point or a trend for businesses to assign offices the names of prominent world cities – this carries far more meaning when UNICEF decides to do it. As is custom for room name glass stickers, we used vinyl glass decals. The classic font in black maintains the formal appearance and is timeless.
For the two meeting rooms requiring privacy, we installed classic simple window frosting.

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When you are working with an organisation that gives so much to those who have so little, you feel compelled to give as much as you can. Beyond our time and materials; our expertise; our attention to detail; our ability to innovate – it was our an honour to give generously to UNICEF. The spectacular results only further confirm our commitment to excellence.

9 Reasons Why you Should Consider Printing on Window Frosting for Your Business

  1. The Look
    Simple opaque frosting has its uses and value, but printed window frosting offers unique appeal to your business or workspace. Its soft, delicate appearance is pleasing to the eye, and will set your business apart from your competitors.

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2. A Two-sided perspective
Take advantage of being able to see a print from both sides – the result being equally impressive inside or out.

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3. Natural Light
Even with a print, your space will still enjoy the luminous comfort and functionality of ample light.

4. Diffused Light
Window Frosting’s light diffusing quality delivers a softer light that disperses throughout a room, gently wrapping objects and limiting the casting of harsh shadows.

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5. Protects your Interior
By taking advantage of the sunlight protection offered by window frosting, you can save money on replacements, maintaining the quality appearance of your carpets, curtains and furnishings in a room.

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6. Privacy
Window Frosting is a cost-effective means to maintain control of the spaces in your business where peering eyes are permitted.

7. The Partition’s Friend
Frosting’s matte finish make it the perfect solution to ensure your glass partitions function as intended, but also lends itself to making your partitions a potentially eye-grabbing design feature.

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8. Branding
Where we see glass, we see branding opportunities. Printed on frosting can turn your lifeless windows or glass partitions into a client-impressing, or employee-satisfying, branding feature of your workspace.

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9. Transform your Space
Limited only by your imagination, with printed on frosting, you can add a vibrance and energy to a space that helps stimulate the productivity of your staff, and leaves a positive impression on customers.

Wanting further inspiration? Check out these examples of our printing on frosting work

Sydney Signs Portal sponsor the UNSW 2016 Master of Architecture Graduand Exhibition

It was a great honour for Sydney Signs Portal to sponsor Utopia Redux, the UNSW 2016 Master of Architecture Graduand Exhibition.

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Our sponsorship is the culmination of 3 years of producing window decals and wall stickers for the UNSW, and reflective of the value we place in forming meaningful relationships with our clients and the community.

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Our decision to offer sponsorship was set in motion when the students approached us with an installation proposal that was well beyond their budget. We have always been generous with our pricing for their signage needs, but the scale and ambition of their concept compelled us to offer sponsorship as a means to realise their vision.

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The process also provided the students with the type of valuable negotiating experience they can take with them into the future.

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For Sydney Signs Portal, we took particular delight in being able to sponsor an event that showcased the talent of young people poised to launch a career in one of the creative fields – we not only work within – but have tremendous respect for.

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We look forward to continuing our relationship with UNSW next year and beyond.

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13 Facts About Window Frosting

1. PRIVACY

Basically window frosting is used for privacy. It is installed in offices, boardrooms, meeting rooms, storage rooms, and also in private homes – in bathrooms, showers, laundries, toilets, low lying balconies and on front doors. Even when the highest level of privacy is required, window frosting is still the best product for that – it is not transparent at all. Privacy is the most popular feature of the frosted films, but not the only one.

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2. Decorationwindow-frosting-sydney

Window frosting is also widely used for interior decoration. Patterns, flowers, branches, geometric shapes, all types of stripes and squares are used for frosting. Computer cutting makes it possible to create endless design options for offices and homes, combining it with privacy and sun protection. Window frosting decorations are very delicate, subtle and exquisite. Compared to other materials, window frosting adds elegance and brings a space to life.

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Window frosting is used for office branding. Your company logo and signage can be computer cut into the frosting that is intended for any particular window. We can create frosted lettering, frosted logos, frosted graphics or frosted patterns, instead of making it simply black, white or some other color.

4. Sun Control

Window frosting is used for solar heat control. It prevents rooms from getting too hot during summer days and helps to reduce energy consumption and save on air conditioning costs. Window frosting can also extend the life of curtains, carpet and furniture fabrics, by limiting the amount of sun bleaching these items would otherwise be exposed to.

5. Security

Window frosting is used for security – preventing potential thieves from being able to view the valuable contents in a room.

6. Shattered Glass Protectionprivecy-film-for-windows-sydney

Window frosting is also used as a protection against shattered glass. Frosted film creates a safety layer on a window and is able to hold sharp glass pieces together when a window is broken, prevents them from scattering, causing damage to the interior and injuries to people inside the room.

7. Printing On Frosting

Window frosted films are printable which can be used for branding and interior decoration as well. We can print literally anything on window frosting.
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8. Cut Outswindow-frosting-sydney-architecture-design

At the production stage we can cut letters, graphics or stripes out of plain window frosting so it could be installed both for privacy, decorative purposes or branding. Allowing small channels of visibility helps create a non-claustrophobic but, still, private space for those inside.

9. Matte Or Sparkling?

Frosted material can have various effects on glass: frosted, dusted or sparkling – depending on the choice of film. The majority of companies in Sydney prefer a so called “dusted window film” to create a neutral, translucent light grey effect with matte finish. Frosted film will appear translucent matte silver – though it depends on the manufacturer as to how much “silver” you will get – it varies between brands. Sparkling window film will normally have microscopic metallic particles in it to create that sparkling effect on glass, but remains smooth and translucent like other types of window frosting.

10. Inside Or Outside?

Window frosting is generally applied to the internal side of the window. It is not designed for long life outdoors. Good quality window films will last for many years outdoors, but still not as long as the same frosting installed internally.

11. Wet Application

For window frosting installation, a so called “wet application” method is used. It means the glass surface needs to be sprayed with soapy water so the frosted decal can slide on the glass to be perfectly positioned and leveled, and easily re-positioned if needed. Wet installation also prevents frosted film from being damaged, as the film becomes more flexible and manageable, helping to avoid bubbles and wrinkles.

12. Wet Cloud

On the installation day a frosted decal may look slightly cloudy. Because of the wet application method, we usually allow several days for window frosting dry. Drying results in the natural evaporation of the so called “wet cloud” under the frosting, usually within a week. Drying time depends on many conditions: room temperature, glass temperature, humidity, sun in the room, or air conditioning.

13. Too Easy to Maintain

Frosted windows are very easy to maintain. Frosting is water and detergent resistant therefore it can be easily cleaned with water and mild detergents. Though abrasive cleaning materials and sharp tools should not be used on frosted areas of the glass as it may scratch and damage the film.

 

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