External Signs for Candida & Holy Cross Church Whitchurch Canonicorum

THE CLIENT

The Church of St Candida and Holy Cross is an Anglican church found in the Dorset village and civil parish of Whitchurch Canonicorum. Parts of the church can be dated back to the 12th century.

St Candida and Holy Cross has served the local community for over a thousand years and has a wealth of religious and historical significance associated with it. The church holds regular weekly services, as well as hosting a range of different local events and activities.

THE BRIEF

The client contacted the team here at Creative Solutions looking for us to give the outdoor post-mounted sign on the grounds of the church a smart new makeover. 

Due to the sign’s location, it was important that the sign was both highly visible for visitors of the church and durable enough to withstand the elements. 

These two fundamental characteristics could be achieved by printing directly onto an aluminium composite material (ACM) board. Not only does this product offer a robust outdoor signage option—resilient in the face of the most inclement of British weather conditions —we are also able to print directly onto the substrate in super high-definition. Meaning any graphics, text or information is precise and readable for any potential visitor to the church. 

We would always recommend ACM boards for all your external signage needs.

THE SOLUTION

Before production commenced, the studio team created the sign’s layout and design. The final proof was then approved by the client and we got right to work. The sign would feature a rudimentary two-tone gold and blue colour scheme and include the church’s simple logo. For a consistent visual aesthetic, the font used for each section of the sign would be a classic Times New Roman.

We supplied the client with a full-colour self-adhesive print which was applied to 3mm ACM 0.3mm skin board and finished with a matte laminate. As well as the visual qualities this finish offers, it also gives the sign its all-important waterproof properties. The gold cut vinyl was applied to the existing sign which really pops against the blue substrate.

After removing the bolts from the old sign, we were able to place the new display and reinstall it using new drill holes. We were also able to supply colour-coded screw caps which allow for a clean, tactful aesthetic. Finally we gave the entire sign a clean. Job done!

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Posted on June 8th 2021

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