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LARGE FORMAT DIGTAL PRINTING/ CONTRAVISION & CAST VINYL

Mercury Signs & Designs Ltd have become one of Scotland's brand leaders in large format digital printing and large scale projects. From simple one colour vinyl lettering to full colour digital wrapping and contravision. We currently maintain some 3000 buses, coaches, articulated trucks & trailers, specialist cranes & standard 40ft containers.

Whether you have one vehicle or a whole fleet, if your vehicle looks professional then your company looks professional. Vehicle branding is one of the best ways of getting your company image to potential customers, it's your advert on the move and in our opinion, the bigger the vehicle the bigger the impact.

At Mercury Signs & Designs Ltd we use an Oracal 751C 8 year warranty cast vinyl for all vinyl graphics & lettering. For full colour we use solvent or latex prints which are over-laminated to give a 5 year warranty. You can be rest assured that your moving billboard will continue to look great year after year.

Why not view our gallery and see for yourself some of the work we have previously carried out. Please feel free to contact our freindly team who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

LARGE FORMAT DIGTAL PRINTING/ CONTRAVISION & CAST VINYL

Mercury Signs & Designs Ltd have become one of Scotland's brand leaders in large format digital printing and large scale projects. From simple one colour vinyl lettering to full colour digital wrapping and contravision. We currently maintain some 3000 buses, coaches, articulated trucks & trailers, specialist cranes & standard 40ft containers.

Whether you have one vehicle or a whole fleet, if your vehicle looks professional then your company looks professional. Vehicle branding is one of the best ways of getting your company image to potential customers, it's your advert on the move and in our opinion, the bigger the vehicle the bigger the impact.

At Mercury Signs & Designs Ltd we use an Oracal 751C 8 year warranty cast vinyl for all vinyl graphics & lettering. For full colour we use solvent or latex prints which are over-laminated to give a 5 year warranty. You can be rest assured that your moving billboard will continue to look great year after year.

Why not view our gallery and see for yourself some of the work we have previously carried out. Please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

VEHICLE SIGN WRITING

Vehicle sign writing, vehicle livery or vehicle wrapping has changed over the last few years, almost beyond recognition. No longer do you need to be satisfied with run of the mill vehicle livery. Mercury Signs & Designs Ltd have the facilities and expertise to produce stunning vehicle livery which can be the most cost effective form of advertising. Regardless if you have one vehicle or a whole fleet your company image is just as important, if your vehicle looks professional then your business looks professional.

Most companies should be aware of the effectiveness of vehicle sign writing and vehicle wrapping as a means of reaching their target audience. According to a recent study, a busy vehicle can be seen by an average of 3000 people every hour! That is 24,000 people on an average working day. You must ensure your vehicle livery is the best it can possibly be to maximise your company exposure.

Vehicle Wrapping

Vehicle wrapping has become more popular in recent years, not only does it reinforce your company brand it also helps to protect the vehicle paintwork from stone chips and minor abrasions. You can think of a vehicle wrap as a rolling billboard that is constantly on the move, covering vast areas (including the places that other advertising can't reach).
A professional quality vehicle wrap requires specialist vinyl materials. These are weather resistant to UV, cold and heat. Adherence to the vehicle body is obviously just as important, as the wrap must stay on without peeling. We use a range of specialist vinyls made specifically for vehicle sign writing and vehicle wrapping, making it the perfect medium for digitally printed vehicle graphics. The high performance wrapping vinyl is ultra conformable which makes it ideal for vehicle wraps as it adheres to panels with recesses and corrugations. Not only do we use high performance materials we also have dedicated vehicle wrapping engineers so you can be assured that your vehicle will continue to look great year after year.

 Colour Change Vehicle Wrap

As manufacturers of wrapping film introduce more colours, changing the colour of your vehicle has risen in popularity. With colours ranging from gloss to matt or metallic to carbon fibre the sky is the limit as to what can now be achieved. Not only will your vehicle make a statement, the wrap also helps to protect the original paintwork and when it comes to selling the vehicle it is straight forward to strip the vinyl off.

 Vehicle Sign Writing

A full vehicle wrap may not be for you and your business and there are a number of other option available to you. You may consider a partial wrap where only part of the vehicle has a digital wrap image and the rest of the vehicle has vinyl graphics and lettering. Or you may not want any images at all and would prefer the traditional look of vinyl graphics and lettering only. Here at Mercury Signs & Designs Ltd our experienced design team will discuss with you during your appointment which method best suits your business always offering the best advice to achieve the vision you have for your vehicle branding.

High Performance Materials

Mercury Signs & Designs Ltd use a variety of High Performance Materials depending on the application

For digitally printed vehicle wraps we use Oracal 3951 together with Oraguard 293F laminate which give a 5 year warranty

For Colour Change Vehicle Wrap we use Oracal 970 Premium Wrapping which give a warranty of up to 10 years (depending on colour chosen)

For Solid Colour Graphics & Lettering we use Oracal 751C cast vinyl which has an 8 year warranty.

SIGNAGE

Investment in quality signage can make all the difference to your premises. A sign should get you noticed as well as recognised. The more visible it is, the more chance you have of being seen by potential clients. When opening a new premises we believe that your first priority should be the fitting of your signage as it is free advertising in the run up to your opening and makes potential clients realise you are there before you even open the doors. We have the imagination, capablility and technical expertise to deliver eyecatching and dynamic signage.

The majority of facia signs are bespoke and can be made from a wide variety of materials, we will guide you through the various products and with our years of experience in making signs will advise you on the materials which will best suit your business. What sets us apart as a sign manufacturer is our ability to provide a complete sign making solution. We will carry out an initial survey of your premises and invite you to our design suit by appointment to discuss what you are hoping to achieve. From the initial concept we will put together the design using the latest CAD software and once finalised provide you with a quote. On acceptance of the quote we will arrange an installation date which is normally between 3-5 working days. Installations are carried out by our fully trained and experienced engineers.  

We supply every type of signage you could possibly imagine, some of our more popular products are listed below:

  • Shop Signs
  • Office Signs
  • Directional Signs
  • Corporate Signs
  • Interior Signs
  • Exterior Signs
  • Estate Agent Boards
  • LED Lighting
  • Up Lights
  • Down Lights
  • Flat Cut Stand Off Letters
  • Moulded Letters
  • Brushed Stainless Steel Stand Off Letters
  • Panatrim Signs
  • Health & Safety Signs
  • Window Graphics
  • Building & Construction Signs
  • Point of Sale
  • Menu Boards
  • Light Boxes

 Please feel free to browse our gallery. For further information or to book a FREE 1 hour design appointment please use our contact area at the bottom of this page. Our friendly team of advisors are looking forward to hearing from you.

DIGITAL PRINTING

Want to Stand Out from the Crowd? Now you can with our large format digital printing service which is sure to get you noticed.

Here at Mercury Signs & Designs Ltd we are continually reinvesting in the latest technology and have a diverse range of state-of-the-art large format digital printing machines.These machines use the most up-to-date inks which include ECO-SOL MAX 2 advanced ink technology and ECO Friendly HP odourless LATEX Inks which are vibrant, hard wearing, kind to the environment and have exceptional fade resistance. In conjunction with this and expert advise from our experienced team you can be assured the final result will be stunning photo realistic prints which are long lasting, UV stable and of the highest quality.

Technology has moved on over recent years and the various medias which can now be printed on is truly limitless. Graphics can be produced for illuminated or non illuminated with internal or external usages, the only thing holding you back is your own imagination. Some of the applications are listed below:

  • Labels & Stickers
  • Posters (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Window Graphics
  • Banners
  • Vehicle Wraps
  • Contravision
  • Back Lit Signs
  • Point of Sale
  • Wall Paper
  • Wall Graphics
  • Pavement/ Floor Graphics
  • Fabric Printing

BANNERS

Banners are a colourful, lively way to promote your business, promotion or event in an easy, cost effective way. They can be used indoors or outdoors on a temporary or permanent basis and are an advertising medium that works 24/7

We supply high quality PVC banners in solid or mesh construction, printed in full colour or with banner vinyl applied all at highly competitive prices. They will normally be hemmed & fitted with brass eyelets for easy fixing, but could incorporate sleeves and pockets to accommodate a variety of frames and hanging gear. Both types of banners can be used indoors or out, but the mesh is designed for windy locations in mind.

EMBROIDERY

The evolution of embroidery from a hand-craft to a computerised process has made this value-added decorating method affordable for just about everyone.

Embroidery sewing charges are based on the number of stitches in a design since stitches equal machine time. The number of colours in an embroidery design are not a cost factor.

PRICING
Embroidery setup is charged at £9.50 (ex VAT) per 1000 stitches and is a one-off cost. An average company or club logo, located on the left chest of a garment is approximately 5000 stitches.

Stitching your design on to your garment is £0.50 (ex VAT) per 1000 stitches per garment

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Screen Printing Process

Screens are made by putting a chemical emulsion on a mesh surface. Vector artwork is taken and printed out on a film type paper or vellum. The screen is then exposed on a light table with the artwork under it. The light solidifies the chemicals around the design, and where the light failed to pass through, the chemical breaks down. The screen is then rinsed out and what is left is the area where the light hit.

The shirt is placed on a platen and each screen swings around over the top of the shirt. The screen is then brought down and placed on top of the shirt. A squeegee is then pulled over that screen''s ink colour which pushes the ink onto the shirt fabric. That screen is then lifted, carefully off of the shirt (If the shirt moves or is stretched, the next colour will be out of registration). The platen with the shirt is then moved under a flash unit where it dries. Upon curing, the shirt platen is brought back and the next colour screen is swung over the top of it.

When screen printing, one colour at a time is applied and therefore the cost will increase with each additional colour applied. Likewise a separate screen is required for each colour, and hence, screen charges may be uneconomical if only a small quantity of clothing is required.

PROS - affordable, great for large designs
CONS - not economical for small orders requiring more than one colour design
Screen Printing Charges

When you place an order for screen printed clothing there are 2 or when applicable 3 charges:

Artwork (if applicable)
This charge applies if a vector format file cannot be supplied and covers the cost of a designer digitalising your company logo or design and is a one off payment of £20 (ex VAT)

Screen Setup
The screen setup charge covers the cost of having the design made into a screen. This charge is ''one off'' as the screen is stored for future use. Therefore, if you wanted to place another order in the future with the same design there would be no setup charge. Screen print setup is charged at £20 per screen (ex VAT). One screen is required for each different design, and different screens are required for each colour printed, and each different location of printing. For example, a one colour front and back print requires two screens if the design on the front is different to the design on the back.

Per Position/Per Colour

This charge applies to each item that is customised and is directly based on the number of items to be printed with the same design/colour and applies to each screen. The cost per position/per colour is £2.00 (ex VAT)