What You Should Know About Wall Art

Wall Art

Wall Wrap

Wall Wrap

ARTWORK FILES

Once you have decided on the theme or art for your wall, the artwork files must be visited for quality. Due to the large surface your office wall mural or wrap will cover, the file must be a high-resolution file, or the print will distort. Vector images are best IF the fonts are supplied, we love to get images at 200 DPI (dots per inch) with a minimum of 150 DPI.

Window Graphics

Window Graphics

WALLS OR WINDOWS

Where your art is displayed is an important factor. Walls typically need to be prepped, sheetrock holes may need to be patched, old paint may need to be sanded smooth. For best application, the surface should be smooth. Windows can easily be cleaned with an OTC glass cleaner and be ready for application. Old vinyl or residue must be removed for maximum success.

Wall Murals

Wall Murals

VINYL CHOICES

There are a variety of vinyls we use, exterior vinyls will be laminated for extended life on a building wrap, interior window vinyls can be removed and re-positioned, and perforated vinyls provide a “one-way” view to block the sun while continuing to promote your business. We help you make the right choice, it starts with a conversation.

THE PRINT & BLEED

Our prepress department will format your print files, or help you create formatted print files, and confirm through our proofing process that what we take to print, is what you want to see on your window or wall. Transparent communication eliminates confusion and instills the culture of professionalism throughout the process. The print will have a 1” bleed (overlap) so the image flows across the panels.

Wall Murals

Wall Murals

INSTALLATION

Our average install ranges from 2 – 3 hours on-site, variables include the size of the install and status of the surface. We ask that any furniture that needs moved be done prior to our install teams’ arrival. Our process never uses glue or paint, so there is no fumes or mess. Once installed, we will perform a walk-through and clean up any debris from the install and take pictures of the project. We install at your convenience, working after hours and weekends to have minimal interruption in your busy day.

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Custom Signs

Custom Signs and Sign Laws

Custom Signs

We make custom signs and we install them for our clients, and we have a lot of experience complying with the signage laws of our home county, Mecklenburg County. Albeit, we specialize in interior signage, we must adhere to numerous signage application requirements, such as window graphics and exterior signage.

A first step in creating a custom sign is understanding where and how it will be displayed, we ask this (and several other) questions to qualify the project meets the sign requirements for the region.

An example is: signage must adhere to the interest of public safety, not interfere with the visibility of a street address for use by emergency responders (fire, police and medial).

Interior signs have regulations to meet; ADA signs must have raised, upper case, sans serif characters that are a minimum 1/32 inch (0.8 mm) raised above the background. The location of a tactile ADA sign must be 48 inches to 60 inches from the floor and mounted alongside the latch side of the door.

We operate as much transparency as possible, we avoid pitfalls by being educated on the sign laws as much as possible, when necessary, we will research signage requirements to ensure proper permitting is in place.

Every county, town or community may have unique sign regulations, we work with our signage client to ensure all permits (where required) are registered and approved. For more information on signage regulations for Charlotte/Mecklenburg, we research online and work with local governments.

Complying with your local sign regulations is simply a matter of education. Avoid the stress and unnecessary drama with your next sign by calling Heritage Custom Signs

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Custom Signs

8 Insane (But True) Things About Banners & Backdrops

Krispy Kreme Banner

Krispy Kreme Banner

1) A banner is typically made from vinyl, while a backdrop is best printed on fabric.

2) Backdrops are banners with display hardware.

Fabric Backdrop

Fabric Backdrop

3) A fabric backdrop is better suited for photography than vinyl, fabric absorbs light, vinyl reflects light.

4) Custom printed fabric backdrops travel much better than vinyl banners, fabric folds without damage, vinyl will crease when folded.

5) Color matching IS possible.

Charlotte Motor Speedway Vinyl Banner

Charlotte Motor Speedway Vinyl Banner

6) Banners can be made 10’ wide and to infinite lengths with our hemming capabilities.

Extra Large Banner

Extra Large Banner

7) Banner hardware is made from aluminum, there are numerous “grades” of display hardware that determine the value and cost.

8) Our recent purchase of a VUTEk GS3250LX Pro empowers us (along with our other active printers) to produce up to 2000 *standard banners a day, at our Charlotte facility!

Standard Banner

Standard Banner

*Standard banners are 3’ x 8’, printed on white vinyl, without hemmed edges or full coverage print, (printed in three, 8-hour shifts.)

Custom Fabric Banner

Custom Fabric Banner

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Custom Signs