Project Overview

One of the biggest challenges for today’s retailers is getting customer attention. Take the local market for example. Whether they’re indoors or outside, they’re packed with stalls, each vying to be noticed. Traders need something different, as new arrival Factory B realised when they set up in Bolton’s Market Hall. They had to have a custom sign that would stand out above the crowds.

shop sign


  • Polystyrene custom signs are low in weight due to being 98% air
  • Custom signs made of polystyrene can be decorated to create bold, eye catching features
  • Polystyrene can be cut to match any design
  • Molygran offer a full service from design and draw up to painting to finished piece
  • Molygran provide world class finished products, from the polystyrene quality to the painting of the products
  • Molygran provide excellent customer service from start to finish

The brief The brief

Factory B sell skate boards, skating merchandise and accessories and already have an established “spray paint” effect logo, well known to their customers and within the industry. Company owner Jonathan Millin wanted to bring the logo to life above his market shop. The shop sign needed to be strong and durable but also reasonably priced as their budget was limited, and Jonathan needed it quickly! The sign would be quite large to fit the available space and maximise visibility. Quotes for materials such as wood and Perspex were too expensive and required a minimum month’s lead time for delivery.

The solution The solution

Jonathan takes up the story: “I decided to look at polystyrene instead and contacted Molygran for a price and a lead time. Their service was exceptional from start to finish. They listened to my requirements and provided a quote on the same day which included painting which I hadn’t asked for them to do.

“I decided to go with Molygran due to their helpfulness and clear competence. I had limited knowledge of polystyrene but they helped me throughout, for example suggesting the best grade of polystyrene to meet my needs. They were able to produce the logo to my exact measurements and the shop sign was ready for collection by the end of the week, so I could get it in place for the weekend which is peak time at the market.

“The sign looks great, it has been precisely cut and the finish is fantastic. I’ve had a lot of customers commenting on how good the logo is and how professional we now look. Our name can be seen from the other end of the market which is perfect, just what we wanted! Polystyrene is an ideal material for making custom signs, in the creative and expert hands of Molygran, the effect can be truly eye-catching, as I found out.”

Jonathan Millin - Company Director