3FE Coffee Price Board

Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print

I was recently asked to work on a novel screenprinting project by the nice folks at The Small Print for 3FE Coffee and their  shop on Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin. 3FE use such a wide and changing variety of coffee beans in their shop each week that they needed a menu display system that would allow them to update and re-arrange both coffee names and prices on a regular basis. To fit in with the look and feel of the store was another key factor in the design, as was including their already established identity colours (courtesy of designers Conor and David).

Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print

Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print

It took a bit of research, including looking into how Scrabble work out how many of each letter is sufficient, and in the end I printed hundreds (ok I lost count) of individual letter and word tiles. The tiles were first cut down to size on a table saw and then arranged on a large adhesive sheet before being screen printed. The arrangement of the tiles corresponded with the layout of the lettering on each screen. It was a long way round of doing it but it meant the tiles would have a cleaner finish as they were cut first and then printed. After they were printed all that was left was to finish each tile edge with a small paint roller – less tedious than it sounds.

Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print

Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print

The board is now up and running and looking good so if you’re in the area drop by for a coffee and one of their fairly awesome sandwiches while you’re at it. Thanks again to 3FE, Conor & David and of course Richard and Bren at The Small Print for hooking me up.

Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print

Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print

Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print

Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print

Screenprinted letter tiles Gavin Beattie 3FE Coffee The Small Print

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