High Tech Sign Application at CNP

January 26th, 2011 January, 2011

Business signs need to be up as quickly as possible. And nowhere is that more true than when companies re-brand or re-image their look. When faced with the possibility of changing out over a thousand new signs for Jack in the Box, CNP Signs & Graphics found a high-tech way to speed up the process with a large format flatbed laminator from RollsRoller, UK.

This custom laminator measures 8ft by 16ft and allows CNP to lay vinyl images and graphics on to a clear plastic substrait without the typical problems of such a large signface. Historically, laying vinyl images on plexiglass or lexan involved using lots of soapy RapidTech spray and squeegee-ing the graphics into place. This resulted in a wet workspace and the potential for a skewed application. In the past, forming of the wet graphics had to wait until it had time to dry completely.

The RollsRoller laminator, by contrast, is a completely dry process and eliminates many of the possible pitfalls associated with hand-set graphics.

“With such a large face-change project for Jack in the Box, it made sense to streamline our process with a machine like the RollsRoller,” says CNP Signs & Graphics Vice President Rick McCarter. ”Additionally, by being able to immediately form the laminated sheets, it’s about four times as fast as the traditional method of application.”