CARLETON PLACE - 380 Townline Road East (613) 253-5324
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Your One Stop Sign and Print Shop

Providing quality signs & printing to businesses in Ottawa and the Valley for over 30 years.

Everything 53 Colours does has a single, unifying objective:  To set your business apart. Businesses of all sizes, in almost every imaginable industry, count on us for affordable graphic design services that are comprehensive in scope, with common sense pricing that delivers real value and return on your investment.

This is the 53 Colours difference. From established companies to start-ups and individuals, from simple logos to get started, to a complete re-branding, every client receives one-on-one attention and the level of excellence you deserve. Large or small, whatever you need, our objective is to exceed your expectations.

Here We Grow Again!

We are now operating with 2 – 54″ Wide Format Printers and a High Quality Production Copier/Printer. Shorter Wait Times! More Deals! Check them out!

Wide Format PrintingPrinting and Photocopying

Our Main Services

Sign Design and Fabrication

Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor sign, for a wall wrap or vehicle, we provide full sign design and fabrication services in-house. Channel letters, Custom CNC sign shapes, billboards, vehicle signage and more, all provided with exceptional customer service. Learn More


Most backlit signs are constructed using fluorescent lighting.  This type of lighting system is outdated and costly.  What we do is replace the lighting system with new High Efficiency LED lighting, either in a bar or string formation.   Learn More

Full Service Printing

If you can dream it, we can probably print it. We offer full service digital printing for everything from business cards to restaurant menus, business packages to posters. We can provide quality printed products with exceptional customer service. Learn More

Sign Installation

We install all kinds of signs, from a wall sign in your office to the storefront sign that advertises your business. Our staff will take care of your sign installation anywhere in Ottawa and the surrounding communities. Learn More

Vista Wayfinding Systems

Teaming up with Vista Systems, North America’s largest manufacturer of custom wayfinding solutions, we can tailor a variety of difference products from small interior signs to a custom sign package, we can supply you with your solution.  Learn More.

Design Services

Our award winning team has the experience, imagination and vision to deliver innovative print and design services, from concept to final production. Learn More about our design, illustration and project management for all manner of print and electronic design projects.

Samples Of Our Work

All Saints Catholic High School - Kanata, Ontario
Backlit Sign
Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario - Ottawa, Ontario
Trailer Decals
Parks of the St. Lawrence - Morrisburg, Ontario
Aluminum Signs
Virtucom Metals - Carp, Ontario
Half Vehicle Wrap
Cabotto's Restaurant - Stittsville, Ontario
Aluminum Sign
Bensons Auto Parts - Ottawa, Ontario
Backlit Sign
Tubman Funeral Home - Ottawa, Ontario
Backlit Sign
Great for Temporary Advertising
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority - Nepean, Ontario
Full Boat Wrap
Trade Show Banners
Great for advertising at trade shows or in-store advertising
Digital Signage
Custom presentations to keep your customers informed
ChemDry Imperial - Nepean, Ontario
Full Van Wrap
Caldwell Public School - Carleton Place, Ontario
Aluminum Interior / CNC Routered Sign
Vehicle Decals
One Way Window Graphics
Suncoast Enclosures - Stittsville, Ontario
Half Trailer Wrap
One Way Window Graphics
Vehicle Decals
Payless Shoe Store - Ottawa, Ontario
Channel Letter Sign
Juan Julian - State Farm Insurance - Carleton Place, Ontario
Backlit Pylon Sign - Ottawa, Ontario
Full Vehicle Wrap
Guildcrest Homes - Morewood, Ontario
Aluminum Sign
Vittorio Complex - Carleton Place, Ontario
Backlit Sign / CNC Routered Sign
Ottawa Catholic School Board - Ottawa, Ontario
Trailer Lettering / Decals
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority - Carleton Place, Ontario
Aluminum Signs / 53 Colours - Carleton Place, Ontario
Full Trailer Wrap
M.Y. Leather - Kanata, Ontario
Channel Letters Storefront Sign
Bridgecast Interior Sign
Bridgecast - Ottawa, Ontario
Custom Interior CNC Routered Sign
Collins Barrow Interior Sign
Collins Barrow - Ottawa, Ontario
Indoor Signage

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I can’t find what I’m looking for on your site. Do you offer products not listed here?
A. We’ll do our best to fulfill any order. If we can’t, we’ll do our best to help direct you to someone who can.

Q. What type of images should I use for custom printed signs?
A. Unless the image is in vector format, the image needs to be fairly large to translate well to large print. We will let you know if the image you supplied will work for your project.

Q. I need a custom product made. Can you help me?
A. Please contact us directly for quotes on custom work.

Q. What types of material are available for signs?
A. The three most common types are Coroplast (Corrugated Plastic), AluPanel (Aluminum & Plastic Panels) and Acryllic (used mainly for Backlit Signs). Some other types are Aluminum, Foam Core, Sintra, Styrene.

Q. What’s the difference between a partial vehicle wrap and a full vehicle wrap?
A. A full vehicle wrap covers every area of exposed paint on the vehicle, while a partial wrap might only cover a side or a body panel.

Q. How do full-color graphics help my image?
A. Full-color graphics have the potential to make your business more professional and consistently branded. High resolution and full-color graphics also increase the customer’s perception of the quality of the service and/or product.

Q. What areas do you serve.
A. Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, Perth, Franktown, Almonte, Arnprior, Carp, Pakenham, Merrickville, Kemptville, Richmond, North Gower, Ottawa, Kanata, Stittsville, Nepean, Barrhaven to name a few. We will do our best to serve anyone that asks us, no matter where they are from.

Our Latest News

4 weeks ago

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We are hiring...53 Colours is looking for someone with experience in construction and machinery. Must be good with power tools, heights, installations. Building experience an asset. The right person will be trained in the areas of sign fabrication and installation which also includes setting up lighting and power supplies. They will also be trained in vinyl installations for both signs and vehicles and in the operation of a CNC machine. Must be able to work well with computers, have a good understanding of mathematics, critical thinking skills. You must be able to learn quickly and be very professional in work ethics and appearance as you will be meeting the public. Please apply with a resume. ...

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2 months ago

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Dashing new window graphics and some new signage makes this place hard to miss! ...

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2 months ago

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New Logo, New Signage over at 2 Care 4 Medical on Cornelia Street ...

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2 months ago

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Some new windows for Ontario Vape Prescott...a stylish look consisting of frost vinyl and black vinyl!👍 ...

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