Twenty years leading the way

Artisan Signs

1st January 2019

Print & Design

Artisan Signs

IT'S now been over 20 years since artisan signs started trading, so it's time to take a look back over some of the major milestones at this family run company.

After starting out as a traditional sign company, artisan were early adopters of large format printing back in 1998 and added posters and exhibition displays for internal use to their products for customers in Kettering, Corby and further afield.

As these products were only suitable to be used inside, the company was on the look out to expand the printing to outdoor use for their signage and vehicle graphics. This technology was added in 2003 and immediately transformed the designs of signs, banners and vehicle graphics that artisan could produce.

Late 2005 saw the company become one of the first in the region to add direct to substrate printing, where virtually any surface such as foamex, dibond and acrylics could be directly printed onto and then digitally cut to shape. Artisan's customers could now really exploit their creativity with the company's custom made abilities.

Moving on and the next few years saw further developments of artisan's in-house capabilities with the additions of routing, laser cutting, acrylic forming and true flatbed printing for high volumes.

More recently the addition of a grand format printer up to 3.2m wide has helped the Kettering-based company expand into the soft signage section with textile fabric graphics and extra large banners.

"It's been an exciting time at artisan since we started back in the late 90s," said Managing Director Graham Davey, "and we're looking ahead to the future and our next developments."

To take advantage of artisan's experience and expertise in their field you are invited to drop in to their office on Telford Way Industrial Estate to discuss ideas, take a tour and pick up some samples. Call 01536 522777 or email More information is available at

Artisan Signs