Welcome to Creative Penguin

We offer a wide range of services and solutions,
take a look around and let us know how we can help you.

Unique visual experiences

Do you have a project that you want to make stand out? Then let us help you bring it to life.

We are a small group of like-minded individuals with over 35 years combined experience within the industry. Based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border we cover many aspects of print, design, vehicle graphics as well as signage.

Our roots are in vehicle graphics, when pin lining really made your car stand out. Things have really moved on since then and we now offer a full range of services to help you or your business get ahead. Whatever you choose we’re here to help.

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About us

Services

Here at Creative Penguin we offer a wide range of services.
Check them out below and let us know how we can help you!

Graphic design

Graphic Design

We have a team of designers who can help bring your project to life. From logos to a full corporate re-brand including your vehicle and signage needs we maximise your image and make you stand out.

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Large format print

Large Format Print

Offering a large range of print options to suit your requirements. Banners, posters and pretty much everything in between. On a tight deadline? We'll endeavour to meet your schedule.

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Print

Print

We cover a wide range of traditional printed materials, from business cards to booklets. Our in-house team can also help you get your documents print ready or even design something for you.

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Vehicle graphics

Vehicle Graphics

Want to promote your company on the road with eye catching vehicle graphics? Our design team can discuss layout options and create visuals so that you can see what the end result will look like.

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Signage

Signage

We can produce a wide range of signage, from hanging signs to full industrial unit runs. Speak to a member of the team for advice and ideas in how to promote your business using signage.

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Exhibition and display

Exhibition and Display

We offer everything from PVC banners to our easy-to-use pop-up banners and counters. Need an A-board outside your shop? No problem! Please contact us to see what we can do for you.

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Clothing

Clothing

We offer a wide range of clothing. From polo shirts to water proof jackets we have you covered. Embroidery and print services available.

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Window tinting

Window Tinting

Transform the look of your windows with high quality tints. Enhance the look and feel whilst adding protection against UV-rays.

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Your Questions

Below is a selection of frequently asked questions to help you out.

Vinyl Graphics
We recommend using 300dpi artwork preferably in Illustrator format, but as a bare minimum you should aim for 150dpi. Please note that this may impact on the quality when printed.
Ideally we would need an Adobe Illustrator EPS file. This should have all fonts and strokes converted to outlines. We can also accept PDF files that have been output using a high quality print setting. Of course if there is anything you are unsure about we are happy to help.
The short answer is no. We offer a huge range of colours of vinyl ready to be cut to the shape or text you require. These vinyls require no lamination and can be applied directly once cut on our plotter.
Our vinyls range from very short term promotional vinyl, right through to high end long term vinyls that last up to 10 years.
Traditional Print
All print ready artwork should be submitted in PDF format. We can also accept Illustrator (EPS/AI), Photoshop (PSD) or packaged Indesign files. Please note that we will send you back a PDF proof prior ro print if you are unable to submit a PDF.
Artwork should be supplied in CMYK only. If you submit your artwork in RGB or sRGB it will be converted to CMYK automatically when it is printed. This can result in colours not being reproduced accurately.
All artwork must be at least 300dpi minimum. If not we cannot guarantee the quality of the finished item.
Bleed allows edge to edge printing, so if you want your artwork to go to the edge of the page you need to add bleed. We recommend making your bleed area a minimum of 3mm. For example if you require an A5 (148mm x 210mm) page and you want edge to edge print, you should make your document 154mm x 216mm.
Signage
There are 3 main materials that we use for signs
  1. ACM - This stands for Aluminium Composite Material, but can also be known as Dibond (a brand name). Comprising of two aluminium sheets bonded to a plastic core. It’s a great material for signage because it is flexible, durable and weatherproof. We suggest this material for all external signage, whether it’s shop facials, hording, hanging signs, road signs etc
  2. Foam PVC - A, lightweight PVC foam sheet, that’s durable with a low water absorption rate. Also know by the brand name Foamex, it is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. It comes in a range of colours and is a popular material for internal signage on a budget.
  3. Correx – is a fluted, or corrugated board. You would know it best as the material used to produce estate agent ‘For Sale’ signs, Correx is an ideal material to produce temporary signs. Tough and lightweight, it comes in a number of colours and thicknesses. Correx is fully recyclable and is used a lot for outdoor signs, like estate agent boards or site signage for builders.

Sometimes we produce signs in steel however for the majority of people this isn’t needed as we would predominantly use this for extra long life signage such as road signs or council signage like large park signs.

The length of time it takes to make a sign can depends on materials, usage and complexity. Our team will endeavour to meet your deadlines and turnaround time. We will discuss with you the timescale you are looking at and come to a decision that will meet both yours and our schedules. If we are fitting the signage then this will also need to be taken into account.
Depending on the materials, signs may need to be cleaned over time, especially outdoor signage. If asked our team will let you know our recommendations for maintenance based on your sign. It’s important to avoid damage from harsh cleaners. Use only a soap and water mixture and avoid any cleaning product that contain chemicals such as ammonia.
All of our signs are priced on size and complexity. The easiest way to cost your sign is to give us a call to discuss your needs. We are always happy to try to work to your budget and will come up with the best solution that we can within this.
Yes, we are always happy to provide you with a free site visit if required. If there is a large distance to travel we will contact you to discuss whether you are able to provide information that we would get from our site visit or alternatively discuss a small travel fee.
In reality there are no ‘standard’ size signs as a lot of our clients are after bespoke size signage to fit areas at the front of their premises or to fit existing fixings. We can however produce to all the standard paper sizes A0, A1, A2 etc. Sign sizes generally always have been and always will be a personal preference.

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Our Office
Address: Unit 5, New Court, Wimbledon Avenue, Brandon, IP27 0NZ
Phone: 01842 337 230
Business Hours
Mon-Thur: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sat-Sun: Closed