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Kia Ora &



100% Nelson Owned

Family Business

Since 1999

Nelson's Only 

Digital sign specialist

Nelson's Only

SiteWise Gold


Nelson's Only

3M Select Signage


Nelson's only

Living Wage Certified

Employer in the industry

Nelson's only 

Business Award

Winning Signmaker

Nelson's only

NZ Sign Group



Largest Sign writing Crew

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A few examples:

Vehicle and boat wraps

Full Signage

Window graphics

PVC Banners


Business Cards

A few examples:

Vehicle and boat wraps

Full Signage

Window graphics

PVC Banners


Business Cards


We have fully qualified

designers with decades of

experience at your disposal.

From full brand designs to

business cards, flags, vehicle wraps and signage, we can do it all in practical manner that makes production cost effective, consistent and visually striking.


A few examples:

  • Vehicle wraps

  • Boat wraps

  • Full Signage

  • Window graphics

  • PVC Banners

  • Posters

  • Custom wallpaper

  • Business Cards

  • Flags and gazebo


A few examples:

  • Engineered pylon signs

  • Illuminated signage

  • 3D acrylic fabrication 

  • Channel bent 3D graphics

  • Custom frames

  • Structural signs

  • Shop fascia

  • Lightbox

  • Custom shaped display

Digital Display

We are the only digital signage specialists in the region with dedicated expert only handling digital media. We sell and rent out digital displays and have our own content management cloud-based platform.

Digital kiosks make tradeshows come to live. We rent them out too.

Hand Painted Signs

Hand painted signs are in vogue because they are, in one word... ART. We are the only sign makers in the region with three expert sign artists all whom have been in the industry since the 1980s. 


From installation of engineered pylons to wallpaper and shop fit outs, we do it all. Our team is super skilled with license to operate EWPs. We are SiteWise Gold rated for our Health & Safety which no other sign maker in the region is. We also have our own bucket truck to save our clients money. 

Window Tint

We offer energy saving, comfort, safety, privacy and aesthetic solutions through a wide range of window and glazing films from 3M.

Custom Wallpaper

Custom printed, high quality wallpaper can transform your space like magic. It is easy and affordable compared to traditional wallpaper.

Consultation and Advise


Since the 90s we have been working to make sure we provide you with the most striking, practical and economical solution without compromising on quality. We have been here for a while and we intend on staying here for a long long time. That's why our reputation is our most fiercely guarded asset.

We are also Nelson's only 3M Select Signage Partner which guarantees our craftsmanship.

Your signage is the gateway to your brand and it is an investment that needs to be handled with the utmost care and capability. With Cutting Edge Signs you can be assured you are in safe hands.

Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Business Award
3M Partner - Nelson Region
Site Wise Gold certification
New Zealand Sign Group Member

David Guthardt (Gus) - Founder

Most importantly, we offer you the benefit of our decades of experience and wealth of knowledge. Use us to make your signage not just visually striking but effective in a long run, consistent, practical and economical without compromising on quality.



Cutting Edge Signs Clients list


"Cutting Edge has provided Nelson Airport Ltd with a highly professional and friendly service for several years. No job is too big or too small, and the attention to detail and prompt service is always appreciated."

James Middlewick


"Cutting Edge has been involved in a number of projects across Port Nelson. Their team are very responsive to our requests, they offer a wide range of solutions and are flexible with lead times. No project is too big or too small and the finished product is always of the highest quality. I would highly recommend Cutting Edge for any business or individual looking for stand out printing and signage results."

Jennie Harrison


"I have been using Cutting Edge for a number of years across many marketing design projects like stickers, banners, flyers and complete car wraps.
I am always blown away from the design creativity the team delivers and the passion they got to do it. They are just amazing to work with. I have no hesitation to recommend them to anybody."

Frank Witowski


Morrison Square has had a relationship with Cutting Edge for a number of years and we wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Matt, Arko and the team are very friendly and professional. The team always create and produce whatever we require within designated timeframes and to a very high standard.  They are always accommodating with our requests, timeframes and working alongside our contractors. We highly recommend using

Cutting Edge!

Ange Leonard


5 star Google reviews


The Possibilities Are Endless!

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  • How much does a sign cost?
    The cost of signs depend on numerous different factors as we custom make them and they are not off-the-shelf: Size of signage Type of substrate (or no substrate) Expected longevity location (indoor / outdoor / fence / on wall etc. etc.) Design required or not Installation required or not Best to think about your requirement and get in touch with us with all the details so that we can provide the most appropriate solution and pricing to you. The most important thing to remember, your signage is an investment that will represent your organisation and generate business for you. Make sure you do not waste your investment in cheap signage that will not benefit you in the long-term. When it is cheap, it is cheap for a reason.
  • How much would it cost wrap my vehicle?
    That would depend on a few variables: Vehicle type. How much do you want to wrap? i.e. full wrap, partial wrap, roof only, just bonnet? Type of vinyl. Cost varies significantly between standard gloss vinyl to matte metallic, carbon fibre, colour changing vinyl or printed wrap media. Paint/clear-coat condition of the vehicle dictates how much preparation work we need to to do before wrapping the vehicle. Few things to know: Vehicle wrap media is dearer than vinyl that is meant for flat surfaces. Cheap wrap film on vehicle will not last for long in New Zealand, mainly due to the amount of UV we get here. We only use two American brands, 3M and Avery. Craftsmanship is very important especially when it comes to wrapping vehicles. We have trained and experienced wrap specialists who have been doing this for decades. We are the only 3M Select Partners in the region ensuring your investment is safe with us. A fair amount of cost of wrapping a full vehicle goes into properly preparing the vehicle before application. This may include (but not limited to), taking door handles, bumpers and lights off. In general a full wrap of a small vehicle costs from $2k
  • Can I supply my own artwork?
    Absolutely! We work with artwork designed by you, your nephew or your design agency. We also have qualified in-house designers who can sit with you, understand your requirement and work together with you to make your ideas happen.
  • What kind of files do I send you for my signage?
    If you are sending us files for production then Let us know the out dimensions required Let us know if the artwork you are sending is in 100% scaled to requirement All colours are in CMYK mode All text converted to shape or outline and not left as fonts All images are at least 300dpi resolution All logos and other graphics are in scalable vector format for superior print quality File saved/exported as PDF 5mm bleed added to your artwork MOST IMPORTANTLY make sure all the information, spelling and grammar are correct before you send us the file. We do not proof read supplied files. If you have any questions about any of the above then please give us a call and we can talk you through it.
  • What is a vector file?
    A vector file is a digital image format that uses mathematical equations to represent and store graphic elements such as lines, curves, shapes, and colors. Unlike raster images, which are made up of individual pixels, vector files are scalable without losing quality, meaning that they can be resized or manipulated without becoming blurry or pixelated. This makes them ideal for creating logos, icons, and illustrations that need to be used in various sizes and formats. Vector files can be created using software such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, or Inkscape, and are typically saved in formats such as SVG, AI, EPS, or PDF.
  • How long does it take to make a sign?
    That depends on various factors like: Type of sign e.g. material, substrate, quantity etc. Whether we are installing your sign or not In general we require a minimum of 10 working days to print and supply simple signs. However, in case of urgency we can definitely try to get your work done faster. This may cost an urgency fee.
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