In Ice Logos – What options are available?
Important things to consider when choosing a Company to produce your In Ice Logos: Not all Ice Rink Logo Graphics are created equal!
So it is time for you to put in a new sheet of ice for your rink. How do you decide who you should trust to produce your in ice logos?
DDI Signs® has been providing digital in-ice logos and under ice logos for over 30 years. We are not just a printer we actually install ice logos.
There are many sign companies and print brokers that will tell you that they can create ice logos for less than a company that specializes in Ice Logos. Keep in mind that these companies in many cases have not tested the materials or the printing process used to see if they actually work, they are just guessing what materials will work.
We get calls from hockey teams, rinks, and print providers every week because they choose to use so-called “ice rink logo graphics” products printed with untested ink, that failed when installed and want to know what they did wrong.
- Only put IceFab by DDI Signs ice rink logo graphics in your rink they have been tested and proven to work. The last thing you need is to have to redo the ice after a failed install.
- It is also critical that you use an ice technician that has experience using ice logo products.
Good Solution: Old School Installation Process
- Pros: Good for simple logos and lettering.
- Cons: Requires the purchase of Ice Paint. Takes a great deal of time depending on how many logos you have to paint and how many colors needed. Requires hand painting skills. Requires ice painting equipment.
- Logo file supplied must be an Adobe Illustrator Vector line file .ai or .eps (NOTE: can not use bitmaps)
- An outline of the ice logo is printed on high-quality paper with a grid for alignment.
- The ice stencil is perforated with an electronic pounce machine. This burns tiny holes into the paper and creates an outline of the logo.
- Larger logos are printed in panels. Panels are taped together for installation.
- At the rink, the Ice Stencil is placed in position and lightly tacked down the corners.
- Then you take a Pounce Chalk Bag and tap the pattern where the perforations are.
- Carefully lift the pattern off and it leaves a chalk outline.
- Hand paint the ice logos and graphics.
Better Solution: Perfect for Pro Hockey Teams and Larger Ice Rink Logos. Affordable, Durable and Reusable.
- Pros: Reusable Ice Logo. Easily installed. Photographic quality. Unlimited colors. Durable Mesh Fabric. Affordable and Saves hours of labor. NO NEED TO BUY ICE PAINT AND ICE STENCILS!
- Cons: Initial cost, BUT is more cost effective over time for reusable ice logo installs. Also if you consider the labor costs of hand painting, a Mesh Ice Logo ends up being cheaper.
Superior Solution: Perfect for Medium Sized Pro Hockey Teams and Curling Ice Rink Logos. High-Quality Ice Logos.
- Pros: Reusable In Ice Logo. Easily installed. Photographic quality. Unlimited colors. Absorbent Fabric. Affordable and Saves hours of labor. NO NEED TO BUY ICE PAINT AND ICE STENCILS!
- Cons: Initial cost is a bit higher than In Ice Mesh BUT is more cost effective over time for reusable ice logo installs. Also if you consider the labor costs of hand painting, a Fabric Ice Logo ends up being cheaper.
We Understand Deadlines.
We understand the tight deadlines that the industry faces and have proven that we can stand up to the challenge. We offer quick turnaround of our IceFab by DDI Signs ice rink logo graphics with reliable Nationwide Shipping.
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- ddiSigns.com ships In Ice Logos Nationwide from the East Coast to the West Coast. USA and Canada. We regularly ship to New York NYC, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Chicago Illinois , Dallas Texas, Las Vegas Nevada, Seattle Washington, Alaska, Los Angeles California and anywhere in between.
DDI Signs® is a leader in the Ice Rink Industry providing innovative, creative, and original solutions that are designed and manufactured to meet the specialty needs of ice rink professionals. DDI Signs® has been providing digital in-ice logos and under ice logos for over 30 years. Our ice rink products are preferred by ice maintenance professionals worldwide.
Contact Us to order your In Ice Logo Graphics today!