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Collaborative Sign Design – Cambridge Pallet

Collaborative Sign Design - Cambridge Pallet - The Sign Depot

From Networking To Collaboration

Networking has always been a focus for The Sign Depot.  Through networking we build great business relationships within our community.  This is how the Cambridge Pallet reception sign came about.  Through connecting with Jorge Meneses we were able to refer business back and forth between our companies and learn more about our interests outside of our companies as well.  In fact we are now committee members for Movember KW, swap vacation stories and assist each other with community involvement fundraising events.  Because we have gotten to know each other well throughout the years, when it came to creating a sign for Cambridge Pallet, it became a collaborative effort.

Sharing Sign Design Ideas

Jorge had let us know that Cambridge Pallet was looking for an interior sign for their office area.  He envisioned steel letters in the reception area.  We suggested to take it one step further and have a replica wood pallet added to the sign design.  These sign ideas were put together to create a sign that reflects their company and their brand.  While this might not be the exact definition of collaborative design, we feel that this was a great way to work together to create a unique 3 dimensional sign.

Building A Pallet Sign

To create the pallet sign we began with MDF board, which is a great material for interior signage. It was cut and assembled to replicate a wood pallet.

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It was then finished to match the colour they use for their pallets.  After the paint finish was complete, the text portion was added to the sign project. The brushed metal letters were pin mounted to the sign to create dimension.

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Once the sign was fully assembled, our installers placed in the reception area of Cambridge Pallet.  Since its arrival both staff and clients have remarked with how much they like the new sign and that it is a great representation of the company.

Build A Sign Around Your Brand

Whether you connect with in person at networking events or online through our social channels, we want to collaborate with you to create a sign that reflects your company and brand. Visit our CONTACT US page to get the process started.



3 Dimensional Signs Are A Smashing Pixels Success

Adding Dimension To Your Custom Business Signs

With winter just around the corner, now is a good time to look at your interior signs.  They are one of the first things that your clients see upon entering your establishment, so be sure to leave them with a memorable image of what your company represents.  The best way to stand out is to have a 3 dimensional sign custom crafted for your office interior.

Making A Branding Move

One of the best times to work on your business branding is when your company is moving locations.  This was the case for Smashing Pixels.  Smashing Pixels, a digital marketing and website design agency located in Brantford Ontario, was in the midst of moving their office when we first heard from Kevin Magee. Kevin was looking for custom dimensional sign with the Smashing Pixels logo that fit with the brand both he and Trevor Cherewka created in the Brantford business community.  Trevor is no stranger to The Sign Depot either, take a look below when he first visited our workshop for our inaugural designers’ demo day (you can see Trevor’s comments at the 40 second mark in the video below)

With both Kevin and Trevor looking to give their office a professional look, the Smashing Pixels 3 dimensional office sign took shape.

Below are a few images of Smashing Pixels sign being crafted here in our Sign Depot workshop.

The Smashing Pixels sign was a mix of sign substrates.  It began with a sandblasted cedar backer

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Followed by custom cut acrylic letters mounted to the cedar backer.  The combination of wood and acrylic adds dimension and interest to the sign.

3 dimensionals signs - Smashing Pixels - The Sign Depot

3 dimensionals signs - Smashing Pixels - The Sign Depot

The sign was then installed at their new location at Dunsdon St. in Brantford.

Business Signs And Branding

Just like the Smashing Pixels team can help with your online digital branding, we want to assist you in all aspects of your offline branding through our custom signs. If you require any additional info about 3 dimensional signs be sure to send us a tweet, message us on facebook or send an email through our Contact Us page.



Custom Interior Signs Add Dimension – Kitchener Rangers

Renovating The Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

The Kitchener Memorial Auditorium has gone through a lot of changes over the years.  The latest being the addition of extra seating in the Dom Cardillo Arena and the renovations to the Kitchener Rangers office area.  The timing couldn’t be better.  With the Kitchener Rangers celebrating 50 seasons this year, the refreshed Kitchener Aud was a wonderful way to commemorate this celebration.

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Custom Commemorative Signs

A large portion of our custom interior signs are created for reception areas and wayfinding purposes.  This signage project was much more elaborate.  This interior signs for The Kitchener Rangers renovations were designed to reflect the rich history of the hockey team and show off the modern facilities where they reside.  As you can see below there were a variety of sign materials used to complete this commemoritve sign project. Each interior sign style represented a different era for this historic hockey team.

Built With Pride

The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club is built around the area’s passionate hockey fans.  Kitchener Ranger fans take pride in the city’s hockey heritage and support the team season after season.  Many teams have a great fan base, but Ranger fans are loyal and constantly filling the seats in the Kitchener Auditorium.  Passion and pride are what can take a team to the next level and perhaps that is why the Rangers decided to add an extra level to the arena.

Where Legend & Legacy Live

We are excited to see the Kitchener Rangers head into the 2013 Playoffs.  The spirit of hockey has been alive in the Kitchener Auditorium for many years and we look forward to what is in the Rangers future for the years to come.  To find out more about The Kitchener Rangers and the team’s longevity make sure to visit there post about Where Legend & Legacy Live. We know they will continue to #ROCKTHEAUD

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