welcome to custom 3d signs



﷯ ﷯ ABOUT OUR COMPANY Katrina & Erwin Trautrim "Erwin and Katrina own and operate their business called Visual FX in downtown Collingwood, Ontario. They moved to Collingwood 25 years ago, and after raising their family, decided it was time to open their own business in the field they were trained in. Katrina studied graphic design, while Erwin studied computer technology. Both graduated from Conestoga College in Kitchener. The combination of their skills and abilities gives them the knowledge needed to create unique and custom signs. Visual FX is a full service sign shop with a store front in downtown Collingwood. While all of the Graphic Design is produced right in their shop, they also work with designs that clients have produced themselves, or images that people have taken while on vacation or hand-drawn images that they make themselves. "If people have an idea, they can come in and we can start working on a design. If they have a specific design in mind, we can also take that information and make it a reality." We have a full colour printer and make signs of all kinds such as Posters, Coroplast, Aluminum signs, Banners, Banner stands, Billboards, Back-lit signs, A-Frames, flags, and much more. We also print canvas art using images that we carry or print peoples vacations, marriages, grand-kids kids, pets or any of their images right onto canvas and then wrap it onto a wood frame. Erwin runs a CNC router that makes unique and custom signs. He has a separate workshop at home and makes 3-D signs, engraved and raised letters and contour cut logo panels. He uses wood, HDU sign foam, plexi-glass, aluminum panel and aluminum. He installs onto store fronts, posts, brackets, rocks or siding and makes signs for cottages, Homes or businesses.
﷯ WHAT IS HDU SIGN FOAM? Why HDU: - HDU signs will not rot like wood - HDU won't dry and crack. Even cedar signs crack and dry out over time. - Wood Signs twist & warp, unlike HDU which last for years. - 100 % Waterproof High Density Urethane is a man made material perfect for sign makers, and is the best choice HDU Signs are far superior to wood signs for any kind of outdoor or indoor display. Because high density urethane won't crack, or warp, it is less likely to allow moisture to get below the surface and damage the paint or finish. Wood signs, are nearly twice as heavy, and require considerable maintenance to maintain their good looks. HDU is virtually maintenance free, and only requires an occasional washing. Whether you need signage that can withstand the blistering sun or the cold winter climate of Alberta or BC, High Density Urethane is the material of choice.

﷯ STAND-OFF LETTERS & IMAGES Hanging & Wallmount "Have a wall that needs to be the focus of the room?" Plexi Glass | Alupanel | Intecell | HDU (high density urethan) We can print and cut an Image, your Company Logo, Individual Lettering or other information which will “stand off” from the wall. We can contour cut a shape and mount it with brushed aluminum standoffs. Or if you want individual letters, we can cut / paint and mount these letters with spacers to give them a floating look. We have the flexibility to cut virtually any shape on our CNC Router. Send us the size or outline, your image and the size of the space and we can get to work.

HDU signs last for years, however, dirt from rain and snow will make your sign dirty over time.


Your sign will remain looking new, by simply washing with a mild soap and water mixture and using a soft brush. Rinse with a garden hose.


Never power wash your sign as this could damage the finish.

To keep your sign in top condition this procedure is recommended once a year.


67 third Street, Collingwood, ON Canada L9Y 1K6   |   705.443.8840   |   info@visualfx.ca

MON - FRI 10:00 am - 5:00 pm   |   SATURDAY by Appointment   |   SUNDAY Closed