Gold Leaf Gilding is a technique which goes back centuries, so is not only traditional but historic & yet still as popular today. The reason gold leaf gilding is still so popular, is simply because there is no replacement for using pure real 23ct gold on signs.
Gold leaf gilding uses very finely pressed pure gold into wafer thin sheets, which are then applied to the surface of the sign. The process for doing this is technical & skilled, so takes a professional craftsman to produce the work.
Once the Gold leaf is applied it works like any other form of gold & will shimmer in sunlight, brighter than any form of paint on vinyl would, & thats why its still used, not just to look wealthy & classy, but gold works in a way no other medium does when reflecting the light. Historically leaf gilding can be found in many places, shop fronts, public houses, churches, office & museum entrances, obviously stately homes & palaces, on plaques, & heraldry, just top name a few.
Gold leaf gilding gives that finesse & luxurious look to your business. Gold leaf tends to show itself best when set to a dark background such as royal blue, burgundy, or black. Real gold gives a great contrast to these colours, but what is also so good about gold, is that due to it being a metal element it doesn’t fade or tarnish, so can be more cost effective in the long run, than a painted or vinyl sign. Some well known companies still use actual gold for their branding, such as Paul Smith, Fred Perry, Fullers Pubs, Burberry, Harrods, Ralph Lauren & so on. Its not just to show a classy product but also because gold & other colour gilding is such a great medium for catching the eye. Due to it being a pure gold, its not one of the cheapest forms of signs, but it is one of the best for a stylist, professional & sleek look when done right.
McCarthy Signs workshop is stationed in Louth but a lot of our projects are in neighbouring counties such as Monaghan where we have thrived over the years. We have also spent a lot of time in Meath where we have manufactured and fitted a lot of shop front signs, factory signs and school signs. Not to forget Cavan where we also have produced quite a lot of signage over the years.
We have manufactured and installed 3D, raised out, Gold Leaf Gilded lettering in all counties in Leinster and the North East of Ireland including:
County Louth, County Meath, County Monaghan, County Cavan and County Dublin.
We manufacture and erect 3D, raised out, Gold Leaf Gilded lettering in towns like Ardee, Drogheda, Dundalk, Ashbourne, Bettystown, Dunshaughlin, Laytown, Navan, Ballybay, Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Clones, Monaghan town, Bailieborough, Belturbet, Cavan town, Kingscourt, Balbriggan and of course every other town in Ireland.
We manufacture and erect Shop Front Signs, Factory Signs, School Signs, Surgery and Office Signs for busy towns and cities like Dublin, Drogheda and all of Leinster and the North East of Ireland.
Signs Louth – Signs Meath – Signs Monaghan – Signs Cavan – Signs Dublin