Exploring new frontiers: SERCO Canberra – Canvas Wall Mural

The reward for our commitment to quality and reliability is that we end up forming long-standing working relationships with esteemed clients – with SERCO being a perfect example.

Having previously completed work for them on wall graphics, office door signs, window frosting with digital print, warehouse signage and more – on this occasion they reached out, hoping we would complete a project outside of the area we normally service in Sydney.

So, as we would with any valued client – we headed to the nation’s capital.

The project was an expansive wall mural, comprised of three images of different vessels from within the SERCO fleet. And heading to Canberra wasn’t the only new frontier we explored – the project afforded the opportunity for us to debut a new material: .

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The long drive to Canberra was well worth it. Not only does the installed mural look spectacular and the client is happy, but we now have experience with an amazing new material that REALLY does resemble canvas.

We look forward to making it a feature on the Sydney signage landscape.

Raising the bar: our exciting new collaboration

In business – and in life – there are few more effective ways to improve your outcomes, than by surrounding yourself with people endowed with great talent.

And that is why we are excited and proud to announce our working collaboration with Award-winning illustrator artist and animator, Sohini Tal.

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Sohini is gifted with rare talent, calls upon vast experience, and approaches her work with an open-mindedness that results in the creation ofoffice-interior-graphic-design-sydney quite extraordinary, unique visual concepts.

At the heart of Sohini Tal’s exceptional craft is her artisan approach, with each custom design being exclusively drawn by hand.

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Having universal appeal, Sohini’s distinctive style has touched hearts on the global stage, winning awards in numerous countries, across multiple continents.

Sydney Signs Portal and Sohini Tal have just completed our inaugural project together – a spectacular large wall mural with a company sign for a brand-new coffee shop in the Sydney CBD. The artwork was printed and installed by our experienced team of specialists.

 

But this amazing new piece is but a taste of th e inspiring projects that are yet to come. Signage and office graphics in Sydney are about to be taken to the next level thanks to the inspiring talent of Sohini Tal.

Digital print on frosted film: introducing the lightbox effect to your workspace

An evening walk along the pathway in any of Sydney’s popular dining districts, will have your attention competed for by a myriad of lightboxes. These beacons of advertising and marketing are the sign of choice to catch your eye in a crowded competitive market space.

There is something about these illuminated signs that the human eye finds quite mesmerising.

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So what if there is an alternative signage solution that could bring this dazzling lightbox effect into your Sydney office or business? And on a scale that is not limited by the usual lightbox dimensions.

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Our years of installing quality digital print signs throughout Sydney has uncovered one such solution: digitally printed window frosting.

What may have originated as an impressive solution for office privacy, printed window frosting has revealed itself as possessing other wonderful qualities. If applied to the panels of a glass wall, when backlit, becomes a quite dazzling illuminated centrepiece to your office. Your very own large-scale lightbox.

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Beyond the visual appeal, privacy function, and its ability to allow light to flow – it has an uplifting effect, motivating those working within the space. And you can be certain that visiting clients will be impressed by the lustre this adds to your business.

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Please contact Sydney Signs Portal today to discuss the potential of introducing digitally printed window frosting to your business.

Your window to the world of business opportunities: glass print one way see through film

Looking to create impact with your front of business marketing? Perhaps privacy or security is required for your location? The beauty of glass print one way see through film is that it offers both these solutions and much more.

What is it and how does it work?

One-way vision film is printable perforated self-adhesive vinyl. When viewed from the outside, the public can see a graphic window print, displaying your marketing or branding. But its truly amazing quality is that anyone inside the window, looking out, can see the outside world. It achieves this by taking advantage of human optics.

 

Our eye is naturally drawn to brighter colours. The graphic is printed onto the white vinyl film surface, while the holes are not white or printed, so remain darker. This means that when the graphic window print is viewed from the outside it appears solid, but with the adhesive side being dark, when viewed from the inside, our eyes are drawn to the bright, outside world.

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And while it works on any scale, what this fantastic product allows you to do is think big when it comes to your graphic window print. Having your entire business front window covered in glass print one way see through film will give you incredible presence, and enable you to dominate the otherwise crowded Sydney advertising space.

Please contact our experienced team at Sydney Signs Portal today to take advantage of this wonderful marketing opportunity.

Through an aesthetic lens: Transforming a Sydney office with a stunning glass wall mural

When you are contacted by a prominent Sydney photographer, tasked with the responsibility of creating a spectacular digital print wall mural, using an original photograph – you know the results will be something special.

Initially, we created a resolution proof using the client’s first choice photograph. Upon issuing that proof, the client decided they wanted to change the photo being used, so we issued another resolution proof which met with her satisfaction.

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This is just a glimpse of the processes we have in place to ensure that the office signage we produce and install will meet or exceed your expectations.

The next significant challenge to overcome was installation.

When you are installing a digital print wall mural, measuring 6.5m x 2.4m, across 7 adjoining glass partitions, you know that hours of precise, painstaking work lay ahead. And, as is sometimes the case in an office setting, desks hindering access to the panels only added to the challenge.

We usually have 1 -2 meters of clearance off the windows, this time we had desks fixed in place just 4.5cm away from the window, which in first glance seemed impossible.

However, six hours later, and to the delight of the client who was sharing the process with her 1.5 million Instagram followers, our work was complete. And before our eyes was a truly spectacular digital print wall mural. A stunning impact piece, and a perfect example of how well-produced and seamlessly installed office signage has the power to completely transform the space.

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If you are based in Sydney, looking to breathe life into your workspace and inspire your staff and clients, please contact Sydney Signs Portal today.

Applying for your signage quote: how to ensure it is fast and accurate

Whether or not your project requires a fast turnaround, it is both helpful and important that your initial enquiry contains some key information to ensure the quote we send you is accurate and fast. This article will help you understand what to include when you first contact us, so your decal, frosting or signage quote is received in a timely manner.

What do you want?
Window decal, wall sticker, glass frosting, wall mural, acrylic sign, metallic sign or corflute sign? Our website shows some great examples to help you decide what you want – if you don’t already know. So we recommend you use this valuable resource to assist you in your decision-making.

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Timeframe
Tell us your deadline. This will allow us to prioritise your quote accordingly.

Size matters
Even if you are only able to pass on approximate sizing of the window decal, wall sticker or signage that you want, the dimensions will go a long way to determining the pricing, so please include sizing when you can.

Similar applies to glass frosting or privacy film. Let us know the width of the glass panels – along with how many panels there are – and the height you would like the window frosting to be (1200mm height is standard).

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Artwork
Be sure to provide us with any artwork files you have for the glass decal, wall mural or business signage you require.

If you don’t have artwork for your glass sticker or wall print, and would like us to create it, please let us know, so we can factor that into your quote.

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Photos
Including photos of where you would like your wall graphics, window decals or window frosting installed is a huge help to us. This enables us to better predict any obstacles we may encounter, or judge approximate sizing if you are not able to provide that yourself.

Photographs can also serve as a useful guide when you are seeking our advice on possible solutions.

Inside or outside?
Let us know if you would like your window decal on the inside or outside of the glass. Production and installation is generally simpler when the adhesive is on the underside of your window graphics – so be sure to let us know if you have a preference.

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Your address
Not only do we need to know where you are when it comes to installation or delivery, your address will help us calculate the travel time for our installers.

Whether it is glass decals, wall prints, shopfront signage, office murals or window frosting – this simple guide will help you receive an accurate quote in the fastest time possible.

A New Era for Workspace Functionality: Printable Whiteboards

At Sydney Signs Portal, we pride ourselves on being at the cutting-edge of innovation in the signage industry. We have chosen to apply this ethos to the humble whiteboard to deliver yet another functional feature to your workspace, office or classroom.

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Unlike traditional whiteboards, our bespoke whiteboards are a vinyl film that can be applied on walls at any length. Whether it’s 1 metre or 5 metres – or even longer – you decide the size of the whiteboard that suits your needs, and we will deliver the perfect custom whiteboard for you.

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Perhaps you would like a world map printed on your whiteboard? Or your company’s branding or logo? You are only limited by your imagination.

But you begin to appreciate the potential of printing on whiteboard when you explore the option of transforming your whiteboard into a ready-made spreadsheet, or a weekly planner. We print the lines, to spare you the chore of re-doing them every time you erase that day’s text.

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Contact us today and add this exceptional tool to your workspace. You will join a long list of clients who don’t know how they ever got by without this enhanced whiteboard functionality.

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.

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

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.