19 March 2015

Building School Pride

detail of Kingsway monument sign

'As soon as we installed our Danthonia monument signage, it started turning heads. Our new image has been attracting more enrolments which are now at a record high. There is a renewed sense of pride within our school community.' ” - Ruston Long, Marketing & Enrolments Manager, Kingsway Christian College

Quality education is something that happens inside your classrooms. But how will parents, prospective parents and the community know? Your school signs make that first, all-important statement about who you are. Some schools are satisfied with a generic sign, but a growing number want to differentiate themselves. A custom Danthonia sign is a marketing tool that can boost enrolments, strengthen your reputation and last for years.

wyndham central college new school sign

What do I want for my school?

Custom Designs Rather than offering generic catalogue items, we create individual designs that complement your school’s architecture and express your unique vision and heritage.

Handcrafted Signs The authenticity of a handcrafted sign speaks sends a message of excellence and speaks well for the integrity of the school it is representing. In today’s fast paced society a strong logo or image can be recognised and understood more quickly and effectively than a string of text. We’ve revived the old art of hand-sculpting crests, shields and logos to help you better communicate the quality and values of your school.

Monuments If you prefer a monumental entry statement, we can bring your vision and brand to life with a showpiece that commuicates the great educational opportunities at your school. A tough, 'hammer-proof' coating protects the sign from significatn impact as well as daily wear and tear.

Durable Materials Cheaper signs will fade quickly, peel and look shabby. We use only the highest quality paints and substrates, chosen to withstand the Australian climate. Carved letters won't peel off and Dulux Weathershield paints will not crack, blister or peel.

Sign Systems Many schools ask Danthonia to provide a full signage system including directional signs and building signs. This gives a unity of style to the signage throughout the campus. We design every sign for client approval at the beginning of a project so the signs can purchased in stages as budget allows.

 

entry sign for beverly hills public school

What do I get?

We know that school principals and administrators are very busy. That's why we handle all the ‘work and worry’ aspects, providing you with an easy, successful project from concept to completion. If you need your sign erected over a term break or standing in time for a grand opening, leave it to us. It will be there on time.

Free Consultation  We’ll discuss your school’s branding and marketing needs and come back with concrete signage suggestions.

The Design Our award-winning design team will design signs that match and exceed your expectations. We offer up to seven revisions which we send back and forth via email until you are completely satisfied. Most revision will be emailed for your review within 2 or 3 days of your request.

Prompt Fabrication Your sign will be ready to ship three to five weeks from design approval.

Installation Support For your convenience, ask us to manage installation. Otherwise we will provide a free kit, template, instructions and phone support.

 

crest and letters installed at Daramalan College

Why St. Andrew’s chose Danthonia

Tony Howley, Building & Projects Manager
St Andrew’s Anglican College

“St Andrew's Anglican College educates children from Prep to Year 12 and is nestled in the heart of Peregian Springs, an expanding community on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Our brief to Danthonia was to create an elegant entry statement to stand above an existing stone wall edifice to publicise school and community information without reducing the quality of the visual impact. They sent quality pdf images and samples from galleries of previous commissions to get us started. We supplied our school logo, fonts and colours, as well as measurements and photographs of the location. The design team commenced a steady supply of images, each one incorporating our latest revisions. Their turnaround time was impressive. We settled on the final design, negotiated the final price and placed the order. Then the service went up another gear. The engineers produced a comprehensive installation guide and engineering certification. The production time was much quicker than the estimate and progress photographs were e-mailed. The sign was well packaged and delivered in perfect condition. We erected our sign with only a small crane on hire for 30 minutes (the footings had been previously installed). The effect was magnificent. The comments have all been positive and the effect we strived for has been achieved to our great satisfaction.”

FAQ's

How do I go about getting a sign?
Contact us and tell us your ideas. We'll do the rest.

How much does a sign cost?
Have a look at our School Sign Catalogue for pricing. Price is based on size and size is determined during the design stage. If you prefer, you can give us a budget to work to.

How long are your turn-around times?
Allow three to five weeks from final design approval.


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