Working in Unison - Rowmark and Blake Sign Co

When Blake Sign Co was engaged to create wayfinding and signage solutions for ‘Unison’, a luxury apartment complex in Mirvac’s Waterfront, Newstead, they needed materials with the look and feel to match the quality and elegance of the project. They chose the new Metalgraph Plus Textured Copper finishes from Rowmark. As it turned out, it was a very wise and profitable decision.

Based in Queensland’s picturesque Sunshine Coast, Blake Sign Co has close to 20years experience in the sign industry with a particular focus on construction, building development and architectural signage and wayfinding systems. Their focus is to add value for all their clients through traditional service and values.


As a result, they have built up a very enviable client list.

The task was to complete the signage package for the two-stage project. Each stage consisted of a 21 story tower, the first having 144 apartments and the second 146 apartments.


Initially, the plans for the signage included use of Metalgraph Brush Copper Penny / Black, but when the client saw a sample of the new Metalgraph Copper with a Textured laminate face, they loved it.


Blake Sign Co produced the apartment numbering and wayfinding signage using a combination of pre-coloured 18mm black MDF with Copper/Black with Textured laminate face.


This combination worked really well and produced a striking result whilst keeping production simple and cost effective. The materials were cut and shaped using a laser engraver and CNC router.

“Rowmark has a great choice of materials, all very easy to work with, which makes the process much easier” said Adam Blake, Blake Sign Co. “When the client saw the finished result, they were really impressed. It looked even better than they imagined and as a result, we were commissioned to complete a second project.”

The signage package consists of all base build statutory and certification requirements, including Fire Service Signage and ADA compliant facility signage. It then continues with Apartment ID and Wayfinding Signage, Carpark directional and height bars, Facility ID and Rules signage and Main Building Identification Signage.

You can see that the results look fantastic. It just goes to show that when a professional signmaker finds the best materials, anything is possible.

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