Tag Archives: Routed Lettering

Routed Lettering is lettering produced using a computer controlled router. Such lettering is popularly used in the production and assembly of fabricated signing and routed lettering is also used in a stand-alone sense where it comprises the graphical elements of a sign applied, for example, pre-spaced to a wall.

Routed lettering may be made from wood. Such lettering is also made from plastics such as polycarbonate and Perspex. Such lettering made be made from metals including aluminium, brass and occasionally stainless steel.

Computerised routers can be programmed to reproduce many styles of lettering having access to many fonts. Such fonts can be modified so giving the router the capability of producing lettering in almost infinite variety.

The router will use specialist cutting tools to yield superb quality edges requiring no further manual finishing.

Computerised routers can be programmed to reproduce many styles of lettering having access to many fonts. Such fonts can be modified so giving the router the capability of producing lettering in almost infinite variety.

The router will use specialist cutting tools to yield superb quality edges requiring no further manual finishing.

Signs In Bristol - Voodoo Afloat

Signs In Bristol – Voodoo Afloat

Signs in Bristol – Just. Voodoo heads offshore…

It’s said that the two best days in your life are the day that you buy a boat, and the day that you manage to sell it again. So that said, most of the visitors to Ting Dene Boat Sales in Portishead Marina must be having a pretty good time. There’s a pretty neat routed sign by Voodoo there and that’ll help too.

Portishead Marina is a great example of urban renewal. Once a run-down and very scruffy looking deserted industrial dock, it’s now ringed with smart restaurants and apartments and its waters are home to visiting and resident boats. Signs in Bristol are looking positive. Wherever boats congregate in any quantity you’ll find a boat sales broker. Thanks to some smart routed signs by Voodoo, you’ll find Ting Dene in its marina home afloat easily.

Signs in Bristol - Ting Dene Boat Sales
Sign In Bristol - Portishead Marina

Ting Dene occupies premises afloat on the marina next to the crab catching pontoon. We produced some really snappy looking routed letters and logo elements and affixed them to the shed-like flanks of Ting Dene’s offices. It looks the part and doesn’t offend the character of the place one bit. Mindful of the sunny location and the amount of exposure to salt, we used very resistant materials for the Ting Dene routed sign.

Routed lettering adds a very classy touch to the simplest of signs and isn’t quite as pricey as it manages to look. We can apply such signs to more or less any surface and, as the Ting Dene sign demonstrates, we can do it more or less anywhere, Signs in Bristol being within very easy reach.

So if you’re looking for a big boat anytime soon, find your way to the lock end of Portishead Marina and push your way through the hoards of crab-catching kids. Beyond the throng you’ll find a beautifully signed office and someone there will happily take £250,000 off you.

Alternatively, if you need signs in Bristol or nationally to put your business on the map, make sure you contact Voodoo. We’ll ask for a lot less.

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Cafe Sign in close up. Warm wood. Warm Welcome

Cafe Sign Promises a Warm Welcome

Five Grains’ Cafe Sign

The five grains comprise a grouping of cereals that were regarded as sacred in ancient China. Not a lot of people know that. The Five Grains is also a great cafe in Bristol and thanks to a great cafe sign by Voodoo, that’s something a lot of people do know.

Voodoo and signs for cafes are no strangers to each other. Restaurant signs in general have much to communicate beyond the name of the business that’s under the shopfront. In the case of Five Grains, its cafe sign has to say “wholesome” in a pretty big way and it has to play well with shopfront window graphics too. We think we got it right.

Cafe Sign and Shop Front

We started with as honest-a-looking slab of pine as you’ll ever see and turned it into the fascia sign’s background. It looks like it has seen a few summers but it’s well protected from the elements. Next comes the cafe signs’ lettering. That’s a fret-cut material with some very subtle things going on, if you look closely, those little design wrinkles are informed by elements of the superb printed window graphics underneath.

The cafe window graphics are printed on a great material that makes the window look as though it has had thousands of pounds lavished upon it in traditionally etched work. It hasn’t. Its a rather special film that we know how to work with and which can be removed if needed. There’s some eye-catching busy scribbles going on in the window graphics’ design and it counterpoints the simplicity of the shop front signs – goes against the grain you might say.

Cafe Sign window graphics. It's all in the detail
Cafe Sign lettering in detail. Perfect type face for the application

View a cafe signing fascade like this an an ensemble and we present something that clearly works. Behind the fascia, there’s a great business serving wholesome foods and lovely infusions to customers attracted by the ambience the business radiates. We’re proud to have played a part in delivering this experience and it’s a bit beyond the signs for cafes you might be used to seeing.

Give us a call if you think we could do the same for your cafe or restaurant.

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shopping centre signs

Shop Front Signs

Shop front signs have a lot to say about your business. Make sure they’re sending the right message.

Shop front signs, like the shops, restaurants and businesses they identify, are available in practically infinite variety. To do a good job on behalf of its host though, there’s relatively few ways that shop front signs should be produced. At the Voodoo DesignWorks in Bristol, shop front signs have become a deep specialisation. Our clientele for shop front signage includes some of the biggest names on the high street.

Every shop front sign that Voodoo designs and manufactures is made from the best materials that are available. Shop fronts in modern retail developments have long abandoned formats which once dedicated space to a fascia sign. Contemporary shop front sign design may need to find an elegant way of accomplishing fascia signs’ promotional roles, from within an expanse of glazing extending from ground level to the premises’ first floor.

A shop front sign usually has a great deal of competition for attention. Cutting through the scribble of clutter and colour and retaining the subject brand’s personality is a challenge.

We think there’s three ways of manufacturing shop front signs. There’s the wrong way, there’s the right way, and there’s the Voodoo way. Shop front signage by Voodoo is informed by best practice in terms of its technical credentials, but we recognise that signs for shop fronts have to be more than just well fabricated structures. That’s why our retail shop fascia signs are possessed of a quality that distinguishes them from others.

Shop Front Signs

Voodoo designs signs for shops in various illuminated signage formats. We work with neon sign lighting and we’re accomplished exponents of modern lighting technologies for signs such as LEDs. Traditional shop front signs have used sources of front-lit sign lighting and we’ve got a great deal of experience producing those too. We work in materials like plastics, wood and metal and we bring them into creative alliances that make shop front sign that shine.

Ultimately, a sign for shops and other businesses have a duty to promote the business that hosts them. It’s a round-the-clock job that puts demands on the sign that only a quality product will survive. Shop front signs with indifferent light and design say a great deal about the business that hosts them and business surely suffers.

Voodoo has a wealth of experience it shop front and retail signing to offer anyone looking to rebrand, refresh or to stamp a brand new identity on a new business. We invite you to call and discuss your needs. Voodoo will put your business on the map.

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