About us

Traditional Sign Writing and Decorative Gilding, Glasgow

With over 25 years of excellence in craftsmanship, we create specialist, bespoke vintage signage that adds a touch of class, tradition and personality to business wall signs, shop fronts, honours boards, and much more. As well as vintage signage, we are skilled in decorative gilding, and sign restoration. Based in Glasgow, we have completed a large amount of different projects involving glass and surface gilding, and wall signs for businesses located across Scotland. Beauty, attention to detail, and the best customer service are guaranteed, whether your project is big or small. We are proud to have won the British Rose Bowl awards and commissioned a variety of projects across Scotland, the UK and abroad.


Decorative Gilding

Gilding is an ancient art form dating back to the Egyptians in 3000 bc, that involves solid gold being beaten into thin sheets which can be applied to a variety of surfaces giving the appearance of a pure gold Item.

As Skilled Craftsmen we can create vintage and retro style signage either Surface Gilded onto Wood and Stone or reverse Gilded onto Glass. Both versions give a beautiful and elegant finish on Lettering and Decorative Ornament for a variety of uses. We always use the finest 23.5ct gold leaf unless otherwise requested.


Sign Restoration

Over time, wall signs, gilded lettering, and commemorative plaques can become tarnished and weather beaten. Our team are skilled in restoring decorative gilding, signage, and metal lettering back to its former glory, keeping your location and your brand always represented well. We are aware of how much details can make a difference, so we complete all projects with meticulous attention to detail.


Wall Signs for Businesses

Your shop front will be the first impression many potential customers will have of your business. A well-presented, vintage style sign, whether over your door, or on your window, will speak volumes about the quality of what you have to offer.

Our team will meet with you to discuss your preferences, from sizing to colour themes, and finishes.

Our projects include:

  • Gilded Decoration, Lettering & Design
  • Glass Gilding
  • Restoration of Historic Interiors
  • Vintage Signage for Film & T.V.
  • Trompe L’oeil & Faux Finishes
  • Murals & Commercial Artwork
  • Lettering for Honours Boards & Commemorative Plaques
  • Wall Lettering for Brickwork & Roughcast Finishes
  • Pinstriping & Fine Line Painting
  • Historic Signage & Lettering Reproduction
  • Banners, Posters and Decals
  • Design for Print


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For a spot of inspiration, view examples of work we have completed for businesses across Glasgow and beyond. To get a quote, or find out more about our vintage signage, sign restoration and gilding services, please reach out to us by filling out the contact form below.


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Contact us

To get in touch with us, you can call 07711 901430 or email us at telfergraphics@gmail.com or by filling in the form below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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