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Grocery Aisle Signage

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Taryn, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Taryn

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    Hi all! I just recently (possibly) got a job from our local grocery store looking to replace the inserts in their aisle signs (some went missing as well, but anyway) and I was wondering if any of you had any good leads! I did do a quick search already and I think the stuff used is polystyrene? We're looking for 13x3" "stronger than cardstock" material.

    Any and all help is appreciated (humor especially so)!
     
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  2. Gino

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    That will yellow very quickly.... even inside. Consider 1mil PVC.

    How many do ya need ??
     
  3. Taryn

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    Thanks Gino! I don't know for sure YET, but I imagine upwards of 30 if not 30 max. There was a lot of empty spaces in the signs when I quit working up there, excluding some inserts that really should be removed.
     
  4. visual800

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    why not use 3 mil pvc, lightweight cheap, if they would slide in...... if we had a pic to go by it would help to determine better
     
  5. Billct2

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    Use PVC, pick the appropriate thickness for the track
     
  6. Gino

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    Take a piece of whatever you decide to use and compare it to what's in there now. Odds are, you can talk them into replacing everything so it all looks uniform.

    Nothing says a dirty store, than dingy looking signs aside of brand new ones. That will turn customers off rather quickly.
     
  7. pjfmeister

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    +1 for PVC....we recently replaced all of what sounds the same for one of our local grocery stores.... the ones we did were 4"x18" and the PVC worked great....
     
  8. Taryn

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    Update for the thread info: turns out I MAY or may not have been slightly off before I got the item list, but we have 150 inserts to do. The people we already get our sign PVC from SAY they have 1mil PVC too, and we are currently following up on that. Pictures have yet to be snagged, but are incoming!
     
  9. Gino

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    At that size, you'll need just over 2 sheets. When we do them, we do 54 inserts to a sheet (our sizes are larger). We flatbed print them and then guillotine cut them. Much faster than a CNC. 150 inserts would take about 35 minutes from start to finish. If you don't have a flatbed, you'll hafta cut, weed and apply one at a time. Whole job might take an hour and a half for you. I would not waste the time or money printing them onto vinyl and laying them down, first. For such a small order, you'd be looking at about $4.50 ea. Ours are 3" x 22" and we get $7 bucks a pop.

    Hope this helps.
     
  10. Taryn

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    Thanks, Gino! Only machine we have at the moment for lack of space is a vinyl cutter, so that's gonna be fun. :)
     
  11. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    We do lots of this kind of stuff for the trade. Stryene is the most common but PVC is used as well. Depends on the required thickness and the time table the end user expects the signs to be up for.

    You can get more information here:

    https://www.firesprint.com/advance_search.php?search_section=1&search_val=styrene

    https://www.firesprint.com/advance_search.php?search_section=1&search_val=pvc

    You can also order a sample kit with all these materials in it, then you're prepared when you talk to your customer - https://www.firesprint.com/sample-kit/ Use my name GENE during checkout for $15 off your first order. Feel free and call or email with questions as well - 888-509-7446 | support@firesprint.com
     

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