About Us

Vinyl Signs of Whitby was started in 1996 by father and son duo John and Robert Lamerton.

Robert completed his City & Guilds Craft Certificate in Sign work in July 1994. The company started trading with a basic sign cutter and gradually built up its customer base within the Whitby area.

Robert Lamerton
Vinyl Signs van

As the company grew, it was able to invest in a small printer-cutter, giving customers the option of full colour graphics on their signage.

The popular demand for digital printing continued and Vinyl Signs started to produce large format graphics using state of the art equipment and computer aided software. The company prides itself in keeping up to date with the latest industry developments.

In July 2021 Vinyl Signs celebrated 25 years in business, serving customers throughout Whitby, North Yorkshire and beyond. Continued dedication to high standards, fair prices and customer satisfaction will, we hope, lead to another 25 years of successful trading.

Rolls Roller

In 2013 Robert’s wife Maria joined the business, providing valuable assistance on larger jobs. In 2014, the purchase of a Rolls Roller flatbed applicator has given the company a leading edge in production times. Large scale orders are produced to a high standard, with the option to meet tight deadlines.

Heat press

A recent addition is the Secabo heatpress. This equipment allows Vinyl Signs to offer printing on a range of substrates including fabrics such as T shirts, pencil cases and bags. A wide range of colours, and finishes including high gloss and glitter are all available.

Robert and John Lamerton

John and Robert in 1996 at the launch of their business – Vinyl Signs.

Vinyl Signs is certified by Roland for Low Chemical Emissions

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What our customers say about us…

“Robert actually took the time to come out to our business. He listened to what we wanted and taking inspiration from a poster in our hall suggested a design, which he took away and developed. As a consequence the resulting design is original, and eye catching, something we would never have considered ourselves but which which we are extremely pleased. A professional service from start to finish. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.”


Sheila & Andy – The Heatherdene Guest House, Goathland


“The Magpie has engaged the services of Vinyl Signs for numerous projects, some big some small, over the last 20 years and all have been handled with the same professional approach with excellent quality results.”

Robert is a pleasure to work with and we would have no hesitation in recommending to others.

Ian Robson – The Magpie Café Ltd


“We have worked with Robert for many years now and have always been delighted with the end result. Robert is always friendly, approachable and happy to offer his professional opinion for any project. We know we can rely on him to support our business and would highly recommend his services.“


Adrian Fusco – Fusco Limited.

“Robert has been looking after our fleet since 1997. Our fleet has grown from 2 vans to 20 and Robert has always been able to exceed our expectations and has been a pleasure to work with. We would have no hesitation recommending Vinyl Signs for any job big or small.”


Gail Riley – Towbar Express

“Coastal & Country coaches always prefer Vinyl Signs because Robert always goes the extra mile to produce outstanding quality, reliability, all at a competitive price. A truly professional company “


Coastal & Country Coaches.

“Robert from Vinyl Signs has helped us create a look for our new business that totally surpassed our expectations. He took our vision and created it for us to see. Totally professional from start to finish.”


Chris Dickinson – The Whitby Scampi Shack


“Great job on my van and scaffold flag! Would recommend to anyone.”

Kieran Robinson


“Great workmanship excellent job done my van always gets great remarks from people.”

Christine Krissienite Akitas Garrett


“Great service and always a top quality job. Robert has done 2 vans for me and I wouldn’t use anyone else – first class company.”

Andrew Nattriss – Soultime Dogue de Bordeaux


“A brilliant job, would highly recommend and if I need any more, will certainly use again!”

Lou – The Fuzzy Dog Bakery


“I’m over the moon with the vinyls for my car. Vinyl Signs from start to finish was friendly, professional, super quick from the design work, making a mock sign to show me what it would look like to booking my car in and fitting the end product. Results look just as I’d wanted, at a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend this service.”


Rachel Sibley – Perfect Pampering


“Wanted a fab looking bar and that’s exactly what we got, from start to finish Robert & Maria
were exceptional. The service was outstanding and super-fast. We will definitely be using Vinyl Signs again.”


Chris & Zelda Hart


“Thank you for a fantastic sign, we all love it.”


Cathy, The Muscle Injury Clinic.