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Portsmouth Craft & Manufacturing Industry (PCMI) has been dedicated to producing high quality signs for over 30 years. We have extensive facilities at our production unit in Cosham, Portsmouth which enable us to design and manufacture all products completely in-house.

The PCMI signs brochure is available to download as a PDF below.

PCMI offers work experience, training, personal  development and pastoral support to unemployed, disabled, disadvantaged and other eligible people with the aim of maximising the number entering sustainable employment.

PCMI customers benefit from:

  • Strengthened business branding across a range of corporate gifts
  • cost-effective, high quality internal & 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 be delighted to submit a competitive quote for your branding requirements, promptly, free of charge and obligation-free.

Please contact us to discuss your project by email at sign.sales@portsmouthcc.gov.uk, by phone on 023 9232 2828
or visit us at PCMI Signs, Northern Road, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3EP.

More information on our services can be found below.

Communicating clearly and effectively is now easier than ever thanks to our digital printing service. Using specialist, state-of-the-art printer and plotter technology we're able to create lettering and graphics for almost any location. This exceptional method of printing not only ensures bright, bold and intense colours and lettering, but also offers long-lasting, durable results.

The water-resistant material makes PVC printing the ideal solution for products intended for use both outdoors and in, and the UV light-resistant vinyl graphics and lettering are easy to apply. Applications 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 is a permanent, weatherproof way of producing signs, as the lettering cannot be scratched off - making the process ideal for exposed areas. We can engrave and route most materials including acrylic (perspex), aluminium, brass, bronze, eurosign, gravoply and wood. Wall-mounted, free-standing, projecting, suspended, single or double sided - the choice is yours. Applications include:

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

Plaques, memorials and nameplates can be supplied with wooden backing plinths to further 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.

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.

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

Artwork specification 

We will of course always produce the best possible results with the information supplied, but without following the guidelines we cannot 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 and 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 require when placing the order.

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 require them. From a single vehicle to an entire fleet, professionally designed and applied graphics not only raise the profile of your business, they are also one of the most effective forms of advertising. Graphics can be easily removed at the end of a vehicle's life, or for images that need to be removed and reinstated on a daily basis we recommend the use of magnetic vinyl.

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.

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
  • The Work Programme, in partnership with People Plus
  • Community Work Placement Programme, in partnership with G4S
  • Work Choice, in partnership with CDG - Wise Ability
  • Solent Jobs Programme, in partnership with Southampton City Council
  • Navigate project, in partnership with Skills Funding Agency and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills
  • Progress, in partnership with Skills Training UK
  • Positive Directions, in partnership with Skills Training UK
  • Phase 2, in partnership with Barnardo's

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