Cast metal promotional plaques for businesses are a great way to promote your brand. They look great, are hard wearing and provide customers with a unique gift which will last for years and possibly become a collectors item in the future.
Casting promotional plaques requires unique artwork provided by the company which then has a pattern made to be used to form the mold. Once a pattern has been made it can be kept for future use and many plaques can be cast from one pattern.
It becomes especially cost effective when several plaques are required at one time, as the pouring of molten metal into the molds can occur simultaneously.
Vintage cast plaques and makers plates are sought after collectibles, so having a unique company plaque with a company logo cast is an investment in your future and likely to become an antique item of the future.
High quality products deserve high quality promotional items to complement and introduce a company which will be kept by customers for many years.
They give a pride and recognition of service for many companies who want their brand both recognised and remembered for years to come providing a sense of connection for customers who appreciate their products or service.
When it comes to cast metal signs there are several options to choose from in terms of design. It is important to realise that the standard fonts used in general pattern making are limited and require a certain amount of space between lettering to cast well. If a certain font or smaller lettering is required it is possible to have specialised patterns made with any individual logo being incorporated where necessary.
Several options of finish are also possible when creating a truly bespoke sign. There are the traditional hand painted finishes for a cast iron or aluminium sign which has been previously powder coated or when cast in aluminium it is also possible to polish the surface after powder coating to reveal the aluminium raised lettering and border, this is then lacquered to seal in the metal preventing any deterioration from the weather
With regards to brass or bronze cast signs there is the preferred option of an antique finish created by chemically paternating the background to darken the area. The raised wording and rim can then be highly polished which makes for a classic design.
Bespoke cast signs for businesses can be used for a variety of purposes, from commemorations and awards to product badges and makers plates. The artwork can be followed by a skilled pattern maker to create a truly unique plaque designed for your brand.
Using traditional cast methods can give current brands an authentic original feel when it comes to promotional badges and signs.
Many companies are now choosing quality British made cast signs for their corporate signage solutions, giving them an authentic product created using time honoured manufacturing principles.
We really love our showroom workshop at Upper Aston Farm, Nr Claverley. At the end of last year we created a partition to form a new stockroom and seem to have been getting straight ever since.
What we really love about it is the country feel it has, being an old reclaimed barn that was used once upon a time for horse stabling. Our old stables showroom has lovely high ceilings and low beams, which are great for displaying our, ‘Mind Your Head’, signs.
We also now have a very official looking cast bronze, ‘Staff Only’, sign on our stock room door, which we think looks so good we have decided to incorporate into our general message range. Sharing our showroom with Yester Home has been a pleasure, as our goods complement each other so well. The rustic homely feel of the cast iron goods for inside the home is very welcome.
All being British made it is a joy to offer such a considerable choice of hand-made quality iron goods direct to the public. We love to see our customers and the Upper Aston Farm site has many other businesses which have something to offer everyone. There is a lovely cosy tea room to visit when you need refreshing.
Being placed on the edge of rural Shropshire we are in one of the most stunning parts of the country (well that’s what we think). We are here to help you choose your very own bespoke house sign and take you through the steps of creating your own house sign design.
So when you’re out this way please pop by to say hello, walk in the delightful country side, visit the lovely historic town of Bridgnorth or have a cuppa in the tea cosy right next to Signcast’s studio signs showroom and workshop.
Our range is growing daily with many planned additions for message plaques being introduced . We have some wonderful anniversary plaque patterns being created, which will be cast in solid bronze as a gift idea for those with an 8th wedding anniversary to celebrate. Bronze anniversary gifts can be difficult to find, so what is better than a personalize bronze plaque fro your loved one.
These romantic wall plaques will also make lovely Valentines gifts for that someone special in your life, each one can be personalized with a name if desired.
Bronze is a wonderfully seductive metal to admire when highly polished which is probably why many statues and ornaments were cast in bronze. We will be adding this new range to our site just in time for Valentines Day, so no excuses that you can’t find an original gift.
Signs Of The Times
With Mothers day getting close again it is time to begin thinking of ordering now if you are looking for a personalized gift idea. There are a number of lovely gifts for a garden loving mum especially the garden spikes with ‘Mum’s Garden‘ on them.
If you are looking for something really personal for your Mum this year to wish her a ‘Happy Mother’s Day’, then now is the time to get your plans in order and create a sign to suit you and your Mum.
Choose any of the templates available in our house sign range then add your chosen wording and motif. You can create any Happy Mother’s Day, sign idea you can come up with, make it as personal for you as possible. If you can’t find a motif you would like then always ask what s possible, there are over 500 to choose from.
Personalized signs make a lovely and unusual present that will be sure to delight or amuse. Use your imagination when it comes to wording, humorous signs are always popular.
If you decide to go with a traditional sign a lovely red rose is a classic motif to choose.
Many Mothers are happy with a bunch of flowers or box of chocolates, but if you want to offer something really personal then a beautiful bespoke sign is a lasting treasure.
Horse Signs Or Pony Plaques?
When it comes to house signs, solid cast metal plaques make the perfect choice. If you are also a horse or pony owner who would like to have a lovely hand painted horse motif added to your house plaque, it’s easy to see why you would choose Signcast to make it for you. There are many horse motifs to suit the different styles of horse plaques, from show jumpers to mare and foal, there’s sure to be one you will love.
We have made many small name plaques for horse owners particularly suited for race horse boxes. Any of the bespoke range of house signs can have an equestrian theme or easily be used as a stable nameplate for your horse or pony. As all of the signs are personalised to your requirements they can also be cast signs with messages for the stable yard. There are also standard message signs which may prove useful around a yard. They are available as an instant product to buy, which means you can let all stable hands know where to leave their boots with a boot room signs or their tack if you have a tack room.
There are also many other message signs which may prove useful if you own a stables, such as gate plaques to make sure the gate is kept closed or dog signs to warn of loose dogs who may be dangerous or may need to be kept safe from a busy road. There are also a variety of driveway signs, such as ‘No Entry’, ‘No Parking’, or ‘No Through Road’. These are all useful information signs to have around a country or equestrian property.
If you need solid cast quality signs for your stable yard or farm it is nice to know that you can easily order them online bespoke to your own requirements, that way you can get on with the most important aspect of horse ownership, which is surely riding.
Beware Of The Dog? – What’s Your Gate Sign
Beware of the dog must be one of the most common gate signs. It makes a clear message to your visitors, giving a clear warning when they enter your property. Coming in several sizes and shapes it can be placed on gates, doorways, fences or walls.
There are several pet plaques to display around your home and garden, with variations on the traditional beware of the dog sign. There is dog loose please close the gate or loose dogs in the garden, both an ideal size for a gate sign.
When it comes to pet plaques there are many options to have fun with signs such as ‘Beware of the Cat’, or ‘Never Mind The Dog Beware Of The Rabbit‘.
We love our furry companions so much that it is important that we do everything to keep them safe, letting others know they are living in our home and garden. A cast gate sign will last for years, being the ideal way to send a message to passers by.
When a general pet plaque can’t be found to suit your needs there is always the option of creating your very own personalised pet sign. Adding dog, cat, horse, hen or rabbit motifs can add some colour and personality to very own sign when you take the option to design a sign to suit your needs, mix and match plaque styles, sizes colours and designs.
With so many options you are sure to find or create a pet sign which is ideal, looks stunning and fits the requirements of your home.
Design a sign with Signcast.
These days it can be very difficult to design a sign which is truly bespoke. Most house sign manufacturers provide little design choice when it comes to adding truly original features. To make sure you design a sign to your unique specifications first of all it is important to see what is available. With over 500 motifs to choose from Signcast can always create a personal house sign that displays your house name beautifully.
Choose from ten template styles, 8 plaque colour choices and a large variety of text colour choices too. Then add motifs or hand painted decorations directly to the plaque face for an exquisite personal sign.
It may be tempting to go with what seems simplest but remember it is your home, your taste and your personal style that will shine through when you design a sign which complements you and your surroundings. You will be the one who comes home each day to see your house name or number first and so it is important that the style is right for you and your home. With the house sign being one of the first things your visitors will also notice a well chosen house sign can create the right impression for your guests as it says something about who you are and how you present yourself and your home.