Can You Add Anti-Graffiti Laminate to printed hoarding?
Yes, aluminium composite boards lend themselves to ideally suit application of anti-graffiti lamination. Most of the printed hoarding and signage projects and we work on, include anti-graffiti laminate.
Anti graffiti laminate is added to the hoarding boards after printing. Apart from protecting the ink on the hoarding it also adds a premium gloss finish to the hoarding. Adding to the aesthetic of the hoarding boards as well as prolonging their life.
How Does Anti-Graffiti Laminate Work?
Anti-graffiti laminate won’t stop vandals from defacing your hoarding. However, the coating on the gloss laminate film protects your printed image and allows mild detergents to be used to clean off the graffiti.
If printed hoarding doesn’t have this laminate protection, cleaning is more difficult to administer without breaking down the ink. This may cause fading or even smudging of the ink depending on how aggressive the cleaning solution is. Anti-graffiti laminate will allow most cleaning solutions to be administered without breaking down and therefore without compromising the printed image on your hoarding panels.
Take a look at the links below to learn more about our printed hoarding and why Johnsons are chosen on small and large construction site hoarding projects.
Printed hoarding installation for United Utilities in Windermere.
3mm ACM Hoarding Boards
Printed using AGFA workflow pre-press software
Risk Assessment and Method Statements supplied
Installed with experienced and qualified signage fitters
Completed within 2 days
Our hoarding printing project start out with a site survey enabling us to create accurate measurements for designers. This is done with Adobe Illustrator so that the designers can see areas that may be hidden, uneven printed hoarding placements and gives our client a good idea of how the hoarding will look once installed. This was produced in collaboration with Parker Design Consultants, see their hoarding pages here.
The site position in Windermere was perfect to communicate to the public how important the work in this area was. After the survey, the hoarding printing was done on our flatbed printing presses in Cheshire. Our workflow software enabled us to colour match the UU brand colours accurately.
Installation Of Hoarding Boards
We provided a Risk Assessment and Method Statements based on our site survey. The printed hoarding used 1220mm x 2440mm ACM hoarding boards and required a lay down area for each section.
We have a professional and experienced hoarding fitting team. Each installation is discussed beforehand and designers use diagrams produced by the site survey to design each length of hoarding graphic. Installation of printed hoarding was made simple by producing the schematic diagram after the site survey. This meant that all hoarding graphics met perfectly and reduced the fitting time.
We were asked by Fluid design agency to produce premium hoarding for their client in Kent. As well as the usual printed hoarding boards, this also included cut acrylic letters and logo's, tray signs and solar powered spotlights to highlight the branding.
Cut Acrylic Lettering & Logo's
The cut acrylic letters and logo's were produced on our flatbed cutting facility in Cheshire. The depths of the acrylic used was 19mm, 10mm and 5mm. Whilst the 5mm letters were adhered direct to the hoarding boards, the larger 10mm and 19mm acrylic letters were adhered using locators, projecting them some 20mm away form the hoarding board surface. This gave the hoarding a premium look.
Tray signs on hoarding boards
Solar Powered Lighting used on Hoarding
To add to this premium hoarding, we used solar powered spotlights. These were positioned on the acrylic text and logo at regular intervals across the length of the hoarding. As the acrylics were fixed with locators, the lighting during the evening accentuated the depth between hoarding boards. The solar panels had to be positioned in a direction to maximise exposure to the sun.
Printed Hoarding Boards
The hoarding boards between the logo boards were traditionally printed using our AGFA workflow and flatbed printing presses. The site survey identified areas where the hoarding boards
In some areas the cut acrylic letters were added to tray signs. The tray signs were made from 3mm folded ACM with a return of 50mm. This not only increased the premium look of the hoarding but also meant that these could be repositioned and re-used in the future.
3mm ACM Hoarding boards
Solar Powered spotlights
Cut Acrylic letters and Logo
Printed Hoarding Panels
Site Survey included Risk Assessment and Method Statements
Printed hoarding gives a professional solution to unsightly site hoarding. We give a full survey, design, print and installation service. We help our clients acheive the most professional, safe and creative printed hoarding.
We give you a professional and comprehensive printed hoarding service which includes site survey, print production and installation. Your project will be managed from start to finish by our installation manager who, after surveying, will work with you and our pre-press and production teams, right through to managing the installation.
We can be creative with your site hoarding. Adding printed hoarding that is cut to shape, 3D or add external leaflet holders and TV monitors. We have solutions for everything and the expertise and experience within our installation team. You can discuss requirements over the phone or ask for a survey on site.
Durable Printed hoarding, with exceptional print quality
We use only the best aluminium composite substrates for all our signage and hoarding, ensuring a durable solution. Anti-graffiti laminate can also be applied which not only protects but will enhance the graphic. We also print to a quality that reproduces your design with accurate colour reproduction using the much coveted AGFA workflow software.
Free Site Survey
We offer a free site survey to assess the area, take measurements and discuss the style of hoarding that is required. At this stage we would measure and assess the hoarding structure the graphics will be fixed to, and then record any variations in height that may affect the run of the graphics.
Creating artwork for hoarding
If you are designing the hoarding panels, we would submit a scale template for you to render your graphics on to. This will allow you to see exactly how your graphics will appear when the hoarding project is completed. Call Jamie Brelsford on 01270 625 207 to discuss in more detail.
Hoarding Design Styles
There are a number of different ways to present your graphics onto existing hoarding structure. A complete covering with anti-graffiti laminate and complete with header and kickers are the most popular, but you can reduce expenditure by using boards in a landscape orientation. This band of graphics is usually centred across the hoarding, and as long as the hoarding is painted, it will be perfectly adequate to get your message across.
Other examples include acrylic logo's and text to add depth to the design. Solar spotlights can add a little more attention to the site too.
We can always discuss your design ideas during the site survey, or by phone using images of the site. If you need us to help design your hoarding, our studio will work with you to go through the brief and present design ideas to scale.
Printed hoarding board is produced by Johnsons for construction site perimeters and areas for site branding. The aluminium composite panels are extremely durable and perfect for cladding existing hoarding board perimeters. But how long does it last?
We use high quality hoarding board to print to. This is because we know that it receives our high quality print output extremely well, and also that the manufacturers of the board give a 5 year life to the board.
Can it last longer than 5 years?
Yes. We know that in most cases, that the board will last longer than 5 years, though the position of the hoarding and the kind of weathering it will receive can shorten the life of the print on the boards.
Will Anti-Graffiti Laminate Prolong the Life of the Hoarding?
We apply Anti-Graffiti laminate to all of our hoarding boards unless specifically requested not to by our clients. Laminate of any kind will not only protect the board but also, more importantly, the print applied to the aluminium composite panel. Anti-Graffiti laminate also does this and enables graffiti to be removed if the hoarding is defaced.
Hoarding Printing - UK Wide Installation; Cheshire Based Manufacturer
A Cheshire based printed hoarding specialists for construction sites and new build marketing. We design, print and install, and work with designers to create professional hoarding graphics, true to brand with exemplary quality finishing.
Be Creative with Your Hoarding...
Johnsons can help our clients acheive professional printed hoarding solutions. We have the skills and the experience to create hoarding graphics that will be looked at for a long time. From cutting shapes to adding literature holders and screens, we can will advise and suggest ways to enhance the branding.
Ensuring the Highest Quality Branding
Johnsons are specialists in printed hoarding graphics for construction sites across the UK. We deliver the highest quality print and installation to ensure a professional finish, quickly and efficiently.
Our print experience and expertise, together with our on-going investment in workflow software, ensures branding remains accurate and consistent throughout production. Put this together with our experience in fitting printed hoarding and you receive an end result with the highest standards.
How We Look After Your Printed Hoarding Project
We commonly work with designers to help create great looking hoarding, so don't be afraid to get us involved early. Our project manager will advise throughout and may help you save time and money.
When hoarding is in place, we can start the measure-up. This will take into account ground and hoarding height deviations. If you're designing the hoarding, this will help you create a design that will work when we install.
If we're designing the hoarding for you, we can advise at this point and offer suggestions of how your printed hoarding could look.
When designing yourself, you can render your artwork onto our CAD drawing to create accurate artwork. This will give you a true visual of how your hoarding will look with your design. It will give you a better idea of where to place logo's, text and images.
If we think your design needs to be amended we'll let you know. Our experience will make sure the end result is how you expect it to be!
Your printed hoarding project, no matter how big or small, is managed by our project manager who will be look after the project from the initial site survey to the very end. They will work with you to ensure a smooth passage from design to installation.
What we Offer
FREE site survey
Risk Assessment & Method Statements
CAD Drawing of existing hoarding
Production and Installation schedule
Highest Quality Print Production
Professional and Efficient Installation
A Full Suite of New-Build Marketing Solutions
New Build Marketing Solutions
We offer a full service of new build marketing solutions. We help large and small sites get noticed. From flags and entrance monoliths to directional sign installation, we can help create the buzz around your site. Give Jamie Brelsford a call on 01270 625207 to discuss in more detail.
Printed Heras Fence covers are produced in fabric or mesh banner material to allow air to pass through easily. This puts less stress on the Heras fencing than a PVC banner or rigid sign, and presents a large area for branding.
We are able to print high quality covers at a cost effective price due to our investment in the most up to date print technology. Give our team a call to discuss in more detail or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How To Install Printed Heras Fence Covers
Heras fencing covers are easy to install. The lightweight material is easily attached to the fencing. They can be applied by cable tie or bungee in a few minutes via the reinforced eyelets on each side of the fence cover. Air flow through the material is excellent and will not put stress on the fencing which is particular critical in high winds.
Our Printed Heras Fence Covers offer a very cost effective alternative to hoarding boards and where there are no substantial timber or metal hoarding to attach hoarding boards.
Print Quality and Colour Matching
As always, our exceptional quality control extends to printing on all of our wide format products. Where colour or brand matching is critical we can offer sampling showing a section of the printed Heras fencing covers.
Johnsons also manufacture mesh banners. The banners are printed onto a lightweigh mesh substrate which allows air to flow through the banner. Mesh banners are required in those areas where high winds can cause damage and where additional weight to structures is not advised. Take a look at our mesh banner printing pages.