Welcome to Shelley Signs. We are a leading supplier of external signs and panels with particular expertise in Interpretive Signs. For a chat about the options phone Robert Shelley on 01743 460996 or to request more details complete this Enquiry Form
Also known as Shelly sign, shely signs
Overview of Company
Shelley Signs are a family-owned and managed business that specialises in designing and producing interpretive panels and interpretation signs from our factory and office in the heart of rural Shropshire. Run by brothers Robert and Richard Shelley the business has evolved significantly in recent years – the days of screen printing, camera-ready artwork and film positive overlays seem a long time ago. Shelley Signs has invested heavily to ensure we offer products that offer excellent product quality, printed on modern, state of the art printers together with a low-cost base to provide a competitively priced end product.
In recent years Shelley Signs have been on an exciting journey as wide-format full-colour printers have evolved and developed. From our screen printing background, we initially subcontracted full-colour graphics to Scotchprint – a great early solution but how rough the full-colour graphics seem now.
The first Shelley Signs investment in full-colour printers was a Durachrome Thermal Printer – with output onto vinyl this allowed us to work with both GRP and Polycarbonates. Excellent print quality was slightly undermined by issues with banding across the print – the colour fastness of the Durachrome print was fantastic and we still have interpretive panels in the ground looking as good as when they were installed.
The next stage in the Shelley Signs development was our investment in a Zund Flatbed printer. Shely signs were one of the first companies in the UK to take delivery of a Zund – it was the printer we had been waiting for as production of interpretive and parc entrance signs became a dream! Shellys ran the Zund for 5 years until it was replaced by a Mimaki JF1631 or JF 1631 printer.
The Shelley signs investment in the Mimaki printer was another business-changing decision and allowed even faster and better quality printing and production of outdoor interpretation panels. In January 2009 the Zund was exported to Algeria where it is now gainfully employed producing prints for Coke.
In addition to investment in printers, Shelley or shelly signs have invested in CNC routers. Now running two large bed CNC machines allows the material to be efficiently prepared and handled in a clean and environmental manner.
Sandblasted timber and tactile wood signs are other areas in which Shelleys have developed their skills to produce environmental signage. Sandblasted signs have been a very successful innovation for Shelleys and are produced as both standalone products and also incorporating full-colour printing graphics.
The last few years have been a time of exciting development at Shelley Signs and I’m sure the future will continue to hold options for the development of both the Shelley Signs business and the options and services we offer to our wide range of clients.