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The art and science of lasting impressions

An Introduction

Printology Signs & Graphics is a place where art and science come together to help our clients make the best possible impression with custom signs and graphic solutions in Beaufort and Bluffton, SC. First impressions are lasting impressions. Great graphics combined with meticulous craftsmanship create lasting impressions. Browse our website to see the graphics that have made a lasting impression on us.

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A Definition

PRINT: An original work of art intended for graphic repro-duction OLOGY: A branch of knowledge. As our name implies, we are not an ordinary sign business. Our products whether lobby signage or museum graphics tend to be  artistic and memorable—something that makes a lasting impression. And our base knowledge and desire to stay on the cutting edge of industry techniques and trends make us specialists. Printology by our definition requires both art and a science to make a lasting impression.

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A Commitment

We are committed to excellence and professionalism in our graphic solutions and client relationships. With our backgrounds you can expect nothing less. Coming from a 20-year career in the corporate world, we aim to bring unprecedented professionalism to our client relationships. Additionally, our 20 years of experience in design, printing, and sign fabrication ensures creative solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations. By getting to know our clients and their businesses, we work together on creative graphic and signage solutions and deliver meticulously crafted products that leave a lasting impression.

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Let It Snow With Window Graphics

Let It Snow With Window Graphics

For most our children’s lives, we have not lived in a place where we could count on a white Christmas. Los Angeles, California, Decatur, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, and Fripp Island, South Carolina, are not known for snow globe-like winter wonderlands. In these snowless cities and towns, we enclose ourselves in a paper snowflake snow globe with window graphics to create a more seasonal climate when the actual temperatures would prohibit even a single flurry. However, for a relatively short period in each of our children’s lives we have lived where it snowed. When our two older children were very young we lived in Hanover, New Hampshire, while Mark was at Dartmouth for his MBA. The first year we were there it snowed on Halloween and didn’t stop until Easter. And although we had snow up to the window sills in our small, student duplex, we still decorated the windows with our own hand-cut snowflakes. At the time, the two-year-old’s snowflakes didn’t really resemble the beautiful flakes we were witnessing first hand, but nonetheless we hung them proudly in the window. And then about a decade later we again lived where there was at least the potential for a white Christmas. Outside the D.C. metro area, we lived in the small, charming, and very hilly town of Clifton, Virginia. Unlike New Hampshire, when it snowed in Clifton, the area could be shut down for days (and during snowmageddon in 2010 even weeks) giving plenty of snow day time to craft our own snowflakes for window graphics. By this time all four children were very skilled snowflake makers and we created an indoor...
Museum Exhibit on Reconstruction Era

Museum Exhibit on Reconstruction Era

The Beaufort History Museum, housed upstairs in The Arsenal in the Beaufort historic district, recently opened a new exhibit, “Islands of Hope in a Sea of Distress.” The new museum exhibit describes how education, politics, industry, and agriculture surprisingly thrived in Hilton Head, Beaufort, Mitchelville, and St. Helena Island during the Reconstruction Era after the Civil War while these same necessary community foundations suffered elsewhere in South Carolina. The museum exhibit consists of 14 display panels ranging in size from 30 inches x 60 inches to 60 inches x 60 inches. The graphics were printed, laminated, and then mounted on PVC material. Because of the historic nature of the The Arsenal building, some of the panels were hung from picture rails so as not to damage the plaster walls. Other panels are mounted to wood frames that form an island in the historic space. The museum exhibit is divided into four sections: education, politics, industry, and agriculture. The education section describes the role education played in the area’s success. The Port Royal Experiment—an educational laboratory—began with a group of missionaries who came to the area to educate the newly freed slaves and their families, which was illegal before the war. This same group later founded the Penn School. The politics section emphasizes the role of influential men like Robert Smalls and African-American churches. The industry section highlights the importance of timber, phosphates, shipping, and the Port Royal Railroad to the Sea Island economy. The agriculture section explains how that what was grown in the area—a lot of cotton—didn’t necessarily change. What did change though was land ownership. The plantation system...

Print Studio Transformed into Pub

Printology Signs Open House | Port Royal, SC Thanks to everyone who came to our Open House and got to see our Printology print studio transform into an Irish pub for the day! Great to have Mayor Murray and others from the Town of #PortRoyalSC! Video by: The Lills Design Posted by Printology Signs Beaufort & Bluffton SC on Friday, March 18, 2016 When guests arrived at the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Printology Signs & Graphics in Port Royal on Saint Patrick’s Day, some seemed perplexed because the building at 824A Paris Avenue looked like an Irish pub—Patty Murphy’s Pub to be exact. The sign adhered to the wall said Patty Murphy’ Pub and the window graphics advertised beer, wine, spirits, and cigars. People driving and walking by seemed surprised and even excited about the pop-up pub. And that was the whole idea. “We wanted to do something fun and unique to showcase large format graphics since our open house was on Saint Patrick’s Day. We wanted to show off our capabilities in wall murals, window graphics, and building wraps so we came up with the idea of turning our print and graphics studio into an Irish pub. It was a great opportunity and example of how we can transform something plain into something unique and memorable,” says Mark Russell, owner of Printology Signs & Graphics. The mock-up of the building wrap. The design was broken down into sections. The completed pub building wrap. The print studio to pub transformation began with a couple of photo ideas from Shutterstock. Our graphic designer went from there creating a custom design...
Decorating with Custom Wall Murals

Decorating with Custom Wall Murals

The beauty of large, printed custom wall murals in an office building, studio, hotel, airport or even a home is that it can transport you to another place. For our signs and graphics studio in Port Royal, we didn’t necessarily need to be transported to another location. We did, however, want a custom wallpaper look that not only reminded us of the beautiful view of Port Royal Sound that is just a short walk from our location, but also highlighted our large format printing capabilities. In designing our space, we have carefully crafted our studio so that it truly represents what we do and who we are. Of all the signage and museum graphics in the studio, the piece that represents our business philosophy and commitment to local projects is the 130” x 80” custom wall mural hanging on the back wall of the studio. This mural features the technical capabilities of our HP Latex 360 large format printer, highlights the media options available, showcases our design and photography skills, and stresses the connection we feel in being a part of Port Royal, Beaufort, Bluffton, and the South Carolina Lowcountry in general. We worked with a Beaufort photographer to capture a black and white image of the Sands Beach and Tower in Port Royal. Taking a photo for a wall mural requires a bit of technical expertise. The image pixel count and the resolution must meet certain requirements so that the image can be scaled without becoming pixelated. The original black and white photo was 5472 x 3648 pixels and 22 x 15 inches with a resolution of 240 pixels per inch....

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Printology Signs & Graphics | Port Royal, SC

824A Paris Avenue
Port Royal, SC 29935