“Signing boards are now a rite of passage for the young. Bar and Bat mitzvah’s, 18th’s and 21st’s. But they shouldn’t just be wasted on the young.
One of the Fastframe owners (Sami) celebrated his 60th Birthday a few yeas ago now) and he decided to mark the occasion with a party and a special signing board for his guests to sign. The completed signboard is both a representation of the customers life and an elegant and fun memento for them to reflect on.
Most signing boards we do for Gen Y’s and Z’s are a collage of photo’s of themselves, friends and family. Recently we’ve seen an increase in single photo signing boards where parents get some photograph’s taken professionally of the star of the party.
Sami wanted something different, more sophisticated, elegant and classic (to match his years).
We collected a number of his passport and drivers licence photographs. These are all taken in a similar manner so we immediately had a continuity of size and pose.
While most of the pictures weren’t damaged, when a photograph is enlarged and printed, any imperfections will be magnified. It was therefore decided to enhance and restore the images so that the backgrounds were removed and made uniform, the colours were converted to black and white and sharpened so that the images were crisp. This made the world of difference.
Printing the photographs
Fastframe recenlty bought an Wide Format Printer. This allows us to print beautiful colour correct pictures up to 24inch wide and up to 60inch long !
Framing the Signing Board
Sami wanted a sleek, sophisticated and elegant signing board. We decided that a black matt would complement the photographs best. A white matt would have washed them out and changed the tone of the signing board to fun and festive. On the night, guests were asked to pen their best wishes using a silver pen. By having everyone write in one colour also helps to unify and focus your attention on the photographs before the writing. Multi-coloured pens can result in your attention being distracted.
Sami’s framed Signing board
Sami’s framed signing board was a huge success! For your next special occassion, think about asking us to design a custom signing board, it will be a wonderful reminder of your day.