Chalkboard printing is one of our new favorite services. People rarely think to print on the substrate, so you rarely see it with a printed design. It really stops a passerby in his or her tracks. You can see the wheels turning as he or she studies the object: “Is that chalkboard? No, couldn’t be. It looks like someone printed on it. No, that is chalkboard. I didn’t know you could do that!”
We create this product using our new Vutek machine, which can print on almost any rigid substrate that is 2″ thick or less. It can also print white ink, another rare printing service. We’ve had a couple clients experiment with chalkboard printing in the past month or so, and the results are nothing short of awesome.
Emily Holmes, a local designer who specializes in stationery, envisioned a chalkboard wedding sign with white ink only.
We’re not sure the theme of this particular wedding, but this chalkboard sign would be especially nice for a black-and-white wedding. It’s thicker than regular poster board and looks much more formal. It’s also quite unique for weddings. Some clients request acrylic signs, but no one thinks about chalkboard.
White ink on chalkboard will look great at any event or location, as the colors go with everything, but if you’re looking for something less formal and more colorful, we can also print other colors.
The sign above was used at a holiday expo event. Dear Addie, also a stationery company, wanted a display that was eye-catching, memorable and one-of-a-kind. So we recommended chalkboard.
The sign ended up looking great. It really stood out next to their table, which was covered with white tablecloth. They received a lot of compliments on the chalkboard, especially that it made the display look more “fun.”
Want to print a chalkboard sign yourself? Or just want to take a tour of the machine and see its capabilities? Get in touch with us!