The Ambassador complex is a property development that will consist of four buildings ranging between five and seven storeys, within a secure, landscaped setting that preserves the leafy character of Deakin, a suburb of Canberra. There will be 114 one, two and three bedroom apartments, many with study nook facilities, and 12 large penthouses, complete with extensive balconies, set back on the top level of each of the buildings. Parking will be contained under two of the buildings, with lift access to all apartments.
Screenmakers was contracted by Grey Advertising on behalf of CIC (Canberra Investment Corporation) to produce signage for the Display and Sales Centre located near the development.
The External Signage included :
- An impressive Blade Entry Sign - which consists of a double sided sign that had graphics printed directly to a metallic (Butler finish silver) Dibond with a translucent finish. The sign then had a gloss clear coating applied. This clear gloss finish brought out the metallic sheen from the translucent layer which, when complete, gave the appearance of a metallic foil. The Entry Blade Sign was installed on top of a standard concrete footing for stability.
- An external Billboard - which is visible from Adelaide Avenue - measuring 2.4m x 4.8m. Digitally printed onto adhesive vinyl and then adhered to a series of 3mm aluminium panels. Following this, the billboard segments were laminated with an anti-graffiti laminate.
- A large Roof Sign with dimensions of 10m x 2.4m. The sign consists of a frame with multiple aluminium panels installed with graphics Digital Roll Fed Printing onto adhesive vinyl. Installation of this sign was further complicated by being installed on the roof, so care had to be taken to ensure that the engineering of the sign was such that, under windy conditions, the sign wouldn't do any damage to the roof of the Display Centre.
- Display Centre Entry Signs - These signs welcome visitors on entry to the Display Centre. Each sign consists of a Dibond panel that had graphics applied using [Digital Flatbed UV] printing directly to the surface of the panel. The signs were then clear coated using a satin finish - providing an attractive appearance and anti-graffiti protection.
- Entry ID Signage - These signs were also direct printed onto Dibond with a clear coat for protection.
The signage, once completed, was eye catching and helped visitors locate the Display Centre with ease.