Wall Art & Murals
Wall Art & Murals
We offer a variety of graphic products to create a unique atmosphere in your professional space. We have worked extensively in universities, museums, healthcare facilities, commercial showrooms, corporate offices and restaurants.
We work with numerous commercial interior design firms and also directly with clients to bring their vision to life.
Glass Graphics & Window Enhancement
Among our most common requests in commercial spaces, for safety, privacy, beauty and branding. Please see our Window Enhancement for detailed information.
Wall Murals / Custom Wallpaper
We can design and print custom wallpaper or murals to brand your space, create a unique setting, educate visitors to your space or otherwise. We offer both adhesive wallcoverings, which can be installed by our team, or we also print standard wallpaper for use by a wallpaper installer with standard liquid wallpaper paste/adhesive. We also have textured options for larger projects.
Wall Art / Photography
Beautiful art prints and photography can truly make a space inviting. All that we need from you is your vision and a high-resolution photo or art file.
We gallery-wrap our archival-quality textured canvas on ¾” thick and 1 ½” thick stretcher frames. We create them as small as 12” x 12” and have made them up to 8’ x 10’. We truly can create the size to best fit your space.
Stretched Smooth Vinyl
This is a popular alternative to stretched canvas for high-traffic commercial spaces. The smooth banner material can be wiped clean with soap and water or dusted without issue. We gallery wrap smooth vinyl banner in the same way that we do canvas on1 ½” stretcher frames, but with support beneath the face — helpful when there are wandering fingers in commercial spaces. This product is ideal for larger size pieces, beginning at roughly 24” x 36” and extending up to 8’ x 10’.
Art Prints on PVC
PVC is a fast-turnaround, economical substrate, recommended for indoor application out of direct sunlight. (PVC can warp in extreme sunlight or uneven heat.)
We recommend ½” thickness for a bold, contemporary statement with photography and art. We take the print to the edge leaving just the ½” return to the wall.
The ¼” thickness prints the same way, and looks sharp when hung with aluminum standoffs.
This is a popular choice for medical spaces and high-traffic areas, as they can be easily cleaned.
PVC prints are easy to hang; typically backed with our z-clip hanging hardware.
Art Prints on Brushed Aluminum
This is a favorite as the prints always are stunning. The good news is they are economical too. We print directly to brushed aluminum composite with translucent inks, revealing the sparkle and texture of the brushed metal through the print. Brushed metal prints also are easy to clean, and easy to hang. We recommend hanging either with our z-clip hanging hardware on the back, or with aluminum standoffs at the corners/edges.
Art Prints on Clear Acrylic and Polycarbonate
Clear acrylic and polycarbonate panels make beautiful art and photography prints. We generally print to the edge of the acrylic/polycarbonate panel, but can also inset the art if a clear or frosted edge is desired. Standard thicknesses are ¼” and ½” for art prints, but other thicknesses are available.
We recommend aluminum standoffs as hanging hardware.
Standard Hardware for Interior Acrylic Panels
Interior acrylic panels can be mounted in two ways. If clear or frosted, they can be mounted with metal standoffs (round pucks at the corners).
If opaque / solid color, the acrylic panel can also be blind-mounted, with z-clips on the back. Z-clips are metal French cleats.
What is the process for getting a sign made?
We pride ourselves on both the quality of our work and on providing exceptional customer service. When having a job sign made, the following list will give you a good idea of how we start with an idea and finish with a sign.
- Collect information to provide a quote:
- Identify size and substrate.
- Identify and describe the location and your desired outcome in your corporate space (beauty, privacy, branding, etc.)
- If we are to install for you, provide measurements of the space available.
- Total size of wall / glass space: width x height (inches)
- Desired size of graphic or art print: width x height (inches)
- Provide artwork ready to print, or provide logo, text and info for design team. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Identify deadline.
- With this info, we can provide a quote.
- Approve quote and place a 50% deposit.
- If needed, production team will conduct a site survey to confirm installation plans.
- Design team will email a proof.
- Proof approval puts sign into production.
- Client will be called to schedule installation or notified that product is ready for pickup or shipping.
- Balance due at time of installation, pickup or shipping.
- Collect information to provide a quote:
*We offer Net 15 terms to commercial clients upon request/approval.
What's the turn around time?
Commercial Interior projects are generally more involved than standard signs and thus take more time. Three to six weeks is a good estimate, depending on whether art is ready or must be created. More complex projects may take more time and deadlines will be discussed.
How are reorders handled?
To move your re-order through our system quickly, email email@example.com the prior proof sheet or the job order/invoice number. Indicate you are looking for an exact re-order and you would like to bypass the proof. This will send your order directly to production!
What factors go into the cost of a job site sign?
Our pricing depends on a number of factors. The media type, creativity of the design, and complexity of the assembly and installation.
What’s different about Port City Signs & Graphics?
Our professional designers are experts in large format print and sign design, which differs from standard graphic design training. Each member of our production team has more than 20 years of experience in this trade. Thus, when you choose Port City Signs & Graphics, you are choosing the assurance of quality, efficiency and professionalism.
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The Port City Signs Difference
Decades of printing expertise
Quick turnaround times
Quality customer service
The folks at Port City City Signs are friendly and professional. They have worked on several jobs for Cape Fear Community College over the years and it has been a pleasure to work with them.David Hardin
We used Port City Signs for a custom sign in our lobby; From design to installation Sabrina and her team were great. Their designer provided insightful suggestions to improve our design and the installers where very professional. The whole process went very smooth and we are extremely happy with our sign. I would definitely use Port City Signs again.Jason Smith
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