University of Kent

With the University of Kent project, DMA Signs was asked to develop a sign family and produced cost-effectively innovative
environmental graphic solutions to key technical aspects of the building. We brought a wealth of technical expertise on
materials and finishes, printing techniques, use of ready-made components, manufacture and installation processes, following

‘best practice.


The challenge of this project was to confirm in advance, of all dimensions to ensure stability, build-ability and efficient
manufacture, and develop in conjunction with the main contractor, scaled shop drawings for final approval prior to production.


To ensure success DMA Signs Limited and the ‘Design Team’ worked together to develop a coherent project management
methodology. Timescales, for the project, were extremely tight, we were asked to install the extensive environmental graphics
and manifestation across the building over just two weekends - and, naturally, not compromising on quality and finish to meet
the deadline.

It took some 450 linear meters of vinyl to cover every required wall surface and all had to be matt laminated, in readiness for
application. selecting the most suitable products that would adhere the material to acid-etched glass and preparing the
surfaces were processes that were critical to the finish. Our client was delighted with the end result and was the project was
successfully installed within the tight timeframe.


Externally we fabricated monoliths from aluminium and incorporated a cut-through detail, to mirror the design of the
internal graphics. LED solar up-lights were surface mounted to give mood lighting to the totems after dark. Colour control
units werewolves incorporated so light levels and colours could be adjusted as required.