Sign making is a fantastic way to create stunning visual messages that capture the attention of potential customers and can leave a long-lasting impression. From shop windows, directional signs, and vehicle wraps, there is a wide range of products that are manufactured for the sign making industry. Here at ATC, we stock an abundance of sign making supplies, with a large selection of sign vinyl and speciality films. However, whilst acquiring high-quality vinyl ensures the final outcome of your project looks great, it is also important to have the right tools!

Sign making tools are essential for creating signs that are professional looking and aesthetically pleasing. Without high-quality tools, you run the risk of producing substandard signage that does not meet your expectations, however, this can be avoided by investing in some quality tools. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of sign making tools and why you should not neglect them.

The benefits of using high-quality tools

  • Increased efficiency
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved quality
  • More signage possibilities
  • Can help save money in the long run

Essential Sign Making Tools

On our website, we stock and supply an extensive range of sign making tools and accessories, to ensure all of our customers can complete their projects with confidence, knowing that the results will reach the highest standards. Our catalogue of tools contains hundreds of fabulous products, so to simplify things for you, we have listed our top essential sign making tools that you should have in your toolkit.

Cutting tools

It may come as no surprise that cutting tools are essential for creating signs, to produce precise signs with clear-cut edges. You can simply use a knife to cut through vinyl or if you work with cars we recommend knifeless cutting tape for a damage-free end product.

Squeegees and scrapers

In most cases, you will more than likely need a squeegee or scraper for your signage project, to ensure you achieve a smooth and refined result. Whether you’re wrapping a vehicle or updating a road sign, squeegees and scrapers enable you to push out excess air bubbles beneath the surface of the vinyl, creating a completely seamless finish. We stock these tools in a variety of materials to suit your projects’ demands, for example, felt and microfibre squeegees are perfect for vehicle wrap, whereas rubber, plastic, and stainless steel squeegees and scrapers are more suited to window applications.

Application and cleaning fluids

Before applying vinyl, it is essential that your surface is clean of residues, oils, and contaminants. Without cleaning beforehand, your surface will not be prepped, and the vinyl may not adhere fully, or you could end up with marks and bubbles where contaminants have not been removed. You can find the SOTT Surface Cleaner readily available on our website.

Additionally, applying self-adhesive vinyl can be a frustrating and time-consuming task, but not with the right tools! If you’re using self-adhesive vinyl, we recommend SOTT Right On Vinyl Application Fluid, which will make the process a whole lot easier. Although you can use soap and water, this product offers the same advantages plus more. Simply spray onto the adhesive side of the film and position it into place, with the correct technique, the film will apply with no bubbles or wrinkles.

Investing in high-quality sign making tools for your project can take your business to the next level! Please feel free to browse our wide range of products on our website today or if you require further information, call us on 01706 633043 or email and we will be happy to help.