3D Signs

Popular in corporate, hospitality and retail settings, fabricated 3D signs provide an edgy and quality look that enhances branding and catches the eye. Its three-dimensional element offers a more tactile sign and can also be illuminated.

Three-dimensional signage systems are a type of signage that has a three-dimensional form or shape, rather than being flat or two-dimensional from digitals prints or cut lettering. This type of signage is designed to attract attention and create a visual impact, making it a popular choice for businesses and organizations looking to enhance their branding and visibility.

Three-dimensional signage can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, wood, foam, and acrylic. These materials can be cut and shaped to create a wide range of shapes and designs, from simple lettering and logos to more complex structures and sculptures. Wise Studios have designed, created, installed and maintained numerous 3d signs for a wide range of customers across New Zealand and as a consequence knows what 3D signage solution will work best for your business requirements

Making your brand stand out

One of the advantages of three-dimensional signage is its ability to be illuminated, either from internal illumination using LED lights, or by external backlit lighting giving a halo lighting effect. This can make the sign more visible in low light conditions or at night, making it a popular choice for businesses that are open during evening hours.

Another advantage of three-dimensional signage is its durability. Because it is made from sturdy materials, it can withstand weather conditions such as wind, rain, and sun exposure, making it suitable for outdoor use. Additionally, three-dimensional signage can be coated with protective finishes to further enhance its longevity.

Overall, three-dimensional signage is a versatile and effective way to create a strong visual impact and enhance brand recognition. Its durability and ability to be illuminated make it a popular choice for businesses and organizations looking to create a lasting impression.

The manufacturing process for three-dimensional signs can vary depending on the materials used and the complexity of the design. Here are some general steps that may be involved in the manufacturing of a three-dimensional sign:

  1. Design: The first step in manufacturing a three-dimensional sign is to create a design. At Wise Studios, we use our in-house graphic designers and industrial designers to create a sign that not only looks amazing but has been designed with its construction in mind. The design will take into account the brand, messaging, and visual impact that the sign should convey.
  2. Material Selection: Once the design is finalized, the sign maker will choose the appropriate materials for the sign, be it acrylic, aluminium, glass or other materials. This will depend on factors such as the desired size, shape, and colour of the sign, as well as its intended use and location.
  3. Cutting and Shaping: The materials are then cut and shaped to match the design. This can be done using a variety of tools, including CNC router, laser cutter, and saws. The materials may be cut into individual letters, shapes, or other forms that will make up the final sign.
  4. Assembly: Once the individual components have been cut and shaped, they are assembled together to create the final sign. This may involve welding, gluing, or fastening the components together. The sign maker may also add any necessary hardware for hanging or mounting the sign.
  5. Finishing: Finally, the sign is finished with any necessary coatings or finishes to protect it from the elements and enhance its visual impact. This may include painting, polishing, or applying a clear protective coat.

The manufacturing process for three-dimensional signs can involve a range of specialized tools and techniques. Skilled sign makers and fabricators are often involved in the process, working to create a sign that meets the client's specific needs and specifications

Contacts us today to discuss your 3D signage scheme

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Companies we’ve worked with

Volks Wagon

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Škoda is a hive of technical development. A place where models are crafted and put into full-scale production.


Tracing its history back to 1924, MG is the iconic motoring brand, famous for building sporty, exciting and value-for-money cars which are always fun to drive.

Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is the council-controlled organisation of Auckland Council responsible for transport projects and services


MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum and offers a fun and exciting learning experience for visitors of all ages.

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of wildlife in New Zealand


MC is New Zealand's biggest litigation firm, by far. They represent New Zealand Government and private-sector clients.


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Fonterra is one of the largest dairy manufacturers in the world , as well as New Zealand's largest exporter of dairy products.


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Australasia's leading apartment hotel brand

White + Wongs

White + Wong's restaurants brings big and fresh Asian flavours to New Zealand.

Silky Otter Cinemas

The Silky Otter offers a modern and luxurious cinema experience

Oyster Property Group

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A leading supplier of construction equipment, diesel engines, generators and transmissions to a variety of industries throughout New Zealand.


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Safari Group

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The Audi Group is among the world’s leading producers of premium cars.

La Quinta by Wyndham

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Americold offers the most comprehensive temperature-controlled storage and distribution network available.

Cookie Time

A family owned Christchurch company, founded in February 1983 with the delivery of 70 jars of Cookie Time® Original™ Chocolate Chunk cookies to 70 Christchurch stores. People quickly fell in love...


Poolwerx is the largest pool retail and service business in Australia and New Zealand.


A design and experience centric company who create furniture solutions based on their intimate understanding of workplace behaviour and the organisation.


A leading provider of literacy curriculum, professional services, and classroom magazines, and a producer of educational and popular children's media.



Youthline is a "with youth, for youth" organisation that supports young people throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organisation that helps families build and improve a place to call home, here in New Zealand and around the world.


New Zealand's premier skateboard, snowboard and streetwear store.

Dunlop Flooring

Dunlop Flooring is focused solely on the manufacture and supply of re-bond foam carpet cushion (carpet underlay) to the New Zealand market.

My Food Bag

My Food Bag is a New Zealand meal-kit home-delivery service providing customers with ingredients and recipes to cook meals.


Animates is a new breed of pet store with everything for your pets needs under one roof.


Founded in 1932, Butlers is Ireland’s premier family-owned firm dedicated to the craft of exceptional chocolate-making.

Callaghan Innovations

Callaghan are New Zealand's innovation agency. They activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.

Crombie Lockwood

Crombie Lockwood brokers combine local and industry knowledge with insurance expertise, to keep their clients protected when things go wrong.

Kiwi Wealth

Kiwi Wealth offers investment services across New Zealand through their KiwiSaver Scheme, Managed Funds, and Private Portfolio Service.


Mevo is Australasia's first free-floating and the world's first climate positive car share company, born in Wellington.


MITO offers a range of on-job training programmes and learning experiences for those working full-time in the industries that they support.

Noel Leeming

Noel Leeming Group is New Zealand's leading appliance and electronics retail company.


New Zealand's leading media organisation

Te Papa

Te Papa is New Zealand's national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun.


Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles, battery energy storage from home to grid-scale, solar panels and solar roof tiles, and related products and services.

The Warehouse (TWL)

The Warehouse has Everyday Low Prices across Clothing, Homeware, Toys, Groceries and much more.

Warehouse Stationary

Warehouse Stationery has almost 20,000 products across multiple categories including Office Supplies, School Supplies, Fashion stationery, Technology and Furniture.


“The team at Wise Studios collaborated with our team to ensure that we had a consistent look with all of our new offices throughout New Zealand. Their project management and professionalism provided an excellent result.”

Irene Bates, EAP Services Ltd

“Wise Studios have great people and go the extra mile. They were instrumental in helping reintroduce the MG Brand to New Zealand.”

Anthony MacLean, MG Motor New Zealand

“The Wise Studios team have worked extremely hard with our dealer Tristram European to get their New Volkswagen Auckland Dealership looking amazing and updated with the Volkswagen new 2020 Brand Design.”

Rob Kieran, Volkswagen New Zealand.