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A diplomatic mission

A diplomatic mission


Equally enticing signage solutions can be provided with the use of off-the-shelf flat cut letters such as those supplied by Applelec to New Vision Sign and Graphics, which are now gracing the interior walls of the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

A key feature of the signage is a simulated ink-filled crest created by applying an intricate cut vinyl design to the front of the crest cut from two millimetre-thick stainless steel at a fraction of the cost of producing a three-dimensional built-up plaque. For all such signage, New Vision Signs and Graphics uses marine grade stainless steel, as many letter sets are destined for hot or coastal locations where moisture and humidity could cause degradation of other grades of stainless steel.

At the Kuala Lumpur location, the lightweight lettering was mounted onto an opaque coloured glass panel using a vinyl adhesive supplied by 3M to ensure no fixings were visible. Tony Stead of New Vision Signs and Graphics explained: “We use a variety of products and assembly techniques to meet our project briefs and for the British High Commission signage the vinyl-covered crest was ideal for the interior location. We have been creating embassy signage for a number of years and regularly choose Applelec to supply the plaques and letters for these highly prestigious projects.”

Applelec Sales Director, Sam Armstrong added: “Customers often think of Applelec for unusual or difficult jobs but in reality a large part of our work involves sign manufacturing staples, such as flat-cut and built-up letters. The Kuala Lumpur project was actually a simple flat-cut letter job that used creativity to get the most from the product and prove that less is more.”

Widely used in sign and display systems and for ID branding, flat-cut letters are a solid and resilient manufacturing staple ideal for secondary lettering features and internal signage. Applelec produces these letters in a range of materials, including stainless steel, brass, aluminium and copper.

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