Canvas Art with Your Digital Photographs

The advent of digital photography has led to the rise of digital art. Checker Signs works with photographers like you to produce interior art. Your images will be printed, mounted and ready to hang.  The gallery wrap photo to canvas print allows for your image to be on the entire area and the photo continues around the canvas edge. Personalized wall décor for home or work. A great gift idea for the person who has everything! The holiday season is around the corner, consider a gallery wrap photo as a great gift giving idea. Photo Printing gift certificates are also available.

To place your order, inquire about frame sizes and shipping charges, contact  204-822-6375 or design[at]checkersigns[dot]com

Vehicle Lettering & Wraps

Whether you have a single vehicle or manage a fleet, you can create a bumper-to-bumper marketing machine with our fast and easy custom vehicle lettering and graphics solutions!

Digitally printed custom car graphics can include photographs, full color logos, and vehicle wraps. We produce car graphic decals that can easily adhere to your car, van, or truck doors, and identify your business to your customers and potential future customers.

Check out our vehicle lettering and wrap gallery for more examples as the possibilities are endless! So bring us your idea and we will create a mobile billboard within your budget.  Another option is to have your marketing team create the artwork and Checker Signs staff will do the rest.

The “Relax” Bench

The “relax” bench design took a year to create. The inspiration came while on vacation –  noticing many benches in parks and walkways. After sitting in many benches it was discovered that design and comfort did not always match.

The sketchbook came out and the intent was to create a bench with ultimate comfort and the look of interior furniture.  The first drawings were focussed on having arm rests on both ends to look like a couch. Then the reality of function, aesthetics, manufacturing ability, and cost changed the focus.

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The Julius & Henry – The Laminator

Following in both my grandfathers’ footsteps, I use my mechanical aptitude and design capabilities to create solutions for complicated problems.

My maternal grandfather Henry was a skilled machinist whose job required accuracy and finesse, using calipers that measured to 1/1000 of an inch.  His father was also an inventor and fixer of all sorts of implements and devices that were used to support the farm economy.  The family run machine shop stayed small as Henry did not go for flare, and did not want to expand into a big business. I too struggle with the ambitious entrepreneurial spirit compared to supporting a small business.

As a young man, my paternal grandfather, Julius had some woodwork training under a master craftsman.  When he arrived in Canada, he began to assemble a woodwork shop, with power supplied by a large gas engine.  Julius was a kind of intuitive engineer, and built a number of his tools himself: table saws, lathes, and drill presses.  To make the parts, he fashioned a model out of wood, then took it to the foundry to make castings.  Sometimes he took these to my other grandfather, Henry, for machining.  He built ladders, spinning wheels, coffins, furniture, truck-boxes, etc. Doodling and designing were his after-hours past-time.

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Marketing a Vision

A marketing professional arrived at Checker Signs with the need to promote their extensive eyewear collection. They desired a larger than life pair of eyeglass frames.   Here was another challenge with the opportunity to use a CNC router, laminator, and to sand and sculpt wood into a three dimensional, fully operational, four foot hinged pair of frames. Merle looked forward to this job, knowing it would be labour intensive.

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Condominium Village

The developers of this single family dwelling condominium village had their streetscape plan design when they called for a consultation.  The specifications were provided by their architect.

The thirty plus years of experience came into play when the size of some the letters requested were going to provide installation challenges. The team of developers understood that the original plans would need to be modified, in order to construct a workable design. Continue reading Condominium Village