3D Signs Logos, lettering & tray signs
Delivering the pow in powerful, 3D signs are the ultimate in signage for advertising and wayfinding purposes - putting our clients at an advantage when they need to grab attention in busy environments. Personally, we love the playfulness they lend to interiors, drawing people in with the way they leap out and throw shadows across a space.
Whether they stand proudly as a floor display or add depth to walls, these signs elevate businesses with more identifiable branding and an undeniably stronger presence. To do the job well, they’re made from robust materials such as metal, wood or acrylic, which means they can be made to appear industrial, rustic or contemporary. You choose.
What types of 3D signs are there?
We’ve crafted our 3D signs to suit a number of styles and settings in a variety of ways. Products include:
Thickset lettering and logos, cut to shape or built up into any size - great for giving clout to your company’s visual language. These can be left in your chosen surface finish or matched to your colours, and LED lights can be installed for added impact.
Signs that are folded into pans or trays, creating boxier forms of plaques and boards - perfect for conveying information while imparting a greater sense of gravitas. These can be overlaid with vinyl or small 3D letters and logos, and they can be illuminated with LEDs too.
When it comes to choosing the material and construction method, we consider the build type, intended use, and desired aesthetic to ensure we truly produce a custom 3D sign that works for you. Our full stack of services includes personalisation, technical design, fabrication, and installation - let us know the look and feel you want, and we will take care of the rest.
You'll find examples of all sorts of 3D signs here, however our most popular type is metal or acrylic built up signage, so we’ve created a cheat sheet to give you a head start. If you have any questions, pop down to our FAQs or give us a ring.
GUIDE TO BUILT UP LETTERING & LOGOS
Discover the what’s what of built up 3D signs with our lookbook of ampersands, which shows different surface finishes, colours, builds and illumination types, and examples of what styles can be achieved when you combine them.
Questions? Read our 3D Signs FAQs
3D signs are thickset visual displays, often used for advertising and branding purposes, as well as for wayfinding and informational purposes.
Flat cut signs are two-dimensional, made by cutting out letters or shapes from a flat material and mounting them onto a surface.
On the other hand, 3D lettering signs have a three-dimensional appearance with letters that stand out from the surface, created using techniques like layering materials.
They each have their place in signage, though 3D lettering usually creates more visual impactful and offers more versatile design options such as illumination.
3D signs can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, acrylic, and wood. We’ve also cast a 3D crest for the NCA using moulds and fibreglass before. The choice of material will depend on the build type, intended use of the sign and the desired aesthetic effect.
There are many different techniques that can be used to create 3D signs. They can be cut using lasers to shape a material into a three-dimensional form, or built up from thin sheets into hollow, lightweight shapes, allowing full control over the depth achieved and a space to install LED lights.
One of the main advantages of 3D signs is their ability to stand out - especially useful in high traffic areas - and of course they can be highly legible thanks to their depth. They can also present fun opportunities for design - allowing for greater detailing thanks to their large surface areas or the easy installation of lights.
Yes, 3D signs can be illuminated, usually with LEDs but sometimes with neon or fluorescent lights too. Illuminating 3D signs enhances the three-dimensional effect and makes the sign more visible in low-light conditions.
Generally speaking, yes, they can make for great fascia signs and floor displays.