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PCMI Signs brochure

Portsmouth Craft & Manufacturing Industry (PCMI) have produced high quality signs for over 30 years. We have extensive facilities at our production unit in Cosham. This allows us to design and manufacture all our products in-house.

You can download our brochure for more information.

PCMI offers work experience, training, personal development and pastoral support. This is available to unemployed, disabled, disadvantaged and other eligible people. We aim to maximise the number of people entering sustainable employment.

PCMI customers enjoy:

  • strengthened business branding across a range of corporate gifts
  • cost-effective, high quality internal and external building signage
  • a 365 day guarantee on all work
  • price match

PCMI prides itself on offering good advice and excellent customer service. We will submit a competitive quote for your branding requirements. This is free of charge and obligation-free.

Please contact us to discuss your project by:

Digital printing

We're able to create lettering and graphics for almost any location. We use specialist, state-of-the-art printer and plotter technology. This produces bright, bold and intense colours and lettering. The results are long-lasting and durable.

The water-resistant material makes PVC printing the ideal solution for products both outdoors and in. The UV light-resistant vinyl graphics and lettering are easy to apply. This can be used for include traditional signage, promotional banners, posters, exhibition stands and our custom-made self-adhesive stickers and labels.

Easy to clean and impossible to miss, PVC printing is the future of fantastic displays.

Engraving and routing

Engraving is a permanent, weatherproof way of producing signs, as the lettering can't be scratched off. This makes the process ideal for exposed areas. We can engrave and route most materials. This includes acrylic (perspex), aluminium, brass, bronze, eurosign, gravoply and wood. You can choose from wall-mounted, free-standing, projecting, suspended, single or double sided. Applications include:

  • badges
  • cut out lettering
  • door, wall and desk signs - directory systems
  • nameplates
  • plaques and memorials
  • tactile and braille


We can supply plaques, memorials and nameplates with wooden backing plinths to enhance their appearance. Badges can be engraved or printed in standard shapes and sizes or to your own specification. Directory systems can be installed just about anywhere and can be used to create everything from a single desktop sign to an entire programme of coordinating interior directories.

Health and safety signs and stickers

We can supply all types of health and safety signage to comply with the Statutory Health & Safety Regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act. Every aspect of your health and safety requirements, including Braille and tactile signs, simple push/pull door signs or complete directory systems can be catered for. We also produce all types of standard signs and stickers to any design you require.

Sign design

Our sign design team provide a professional service from concept to completion. This includes initial planning, budget proposals, conceptual designs, manufacture and installation.

Artwork specification 

We'll always produce the best possible results with the information supplied. Without following the guidelines we can't guarantee the accuracy of the final colour print. When using Photoshop please save artwork as a psd, tiff or high quality jpeg and flatten the image. Save the artwork at half size to final print and at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Allow a 25mm bleed around the image.

Please save your artwork as an ai, eps, pdf or crd, when using corel draw. Make sure your artwork is set to half size and all fonts are in outline and allow a 25mm bleed around the image. When colour matching please include Pantone® within your artwork or specify the Pantone® numbers you need when placing the order.

Vehicle and window graphics

We can provide a total solution for your vehicle graphics needs. We take a great deal of care to ensure that the finished graphics are exactly how you want them. Professionally designed graphics are one of the most effective forms of advertising. Graphics can be removed at the end of a vehicle's life. For images that need to be removed and reinstated on a daily basis we recommend the use of magnetic vinyl.

Window films

The way in which glass is marked can create not only visually stunning and eye-catching signage, it can also say much about your company and your business. Using the latest films, the illusion of etched or frosted glass can be created at a fraction of the cost.

Wood shop

We have a wood shop that's fully equipped for the production and refurbishment of all wood products, from backing plinths and brush stocks to the complete refurbishment of seafront and park benches. Various applications include:

  • access ramps
  • benches
  • brush stocks
  • garden furniture
  • gazebos
  • hand rails
  • step ups

Employment, learning and skills partnerships

Current partnerships 

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