Lances may be used for making signs to say "Goodnight", "Hello", "Happy Birthday" and so on, as well as for customized Catherine Wheels or sculptural forms. Signs on a small budget work best in a small, intimate venue, such as a garden show with very pretty small close up fireworks. Signs for larger spaces need many lances and large size to be effective. In this case it is better to put this value into fireworks to achieve a bigger show than lose impact with a small sign.
Lances come in a range of colours for using for logos, crests etc. In corporate firework displays a lancework sign of the company logo is often mentioned as being one of the highlights of the evening.
Traditional lances are very smoky, so unless you have a venue with a reliable wind direction and strength away from the audience, we strongly recommend using low-smoke lances.
Please consult us before ordering blue low-smoke lances.
Lancework for the
Chinese Year of the Dog.
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the finished effect.
There are three options for ordering lancework:
- We can supply raw materials only.
- We can supply a completed sign (this can involve very large volumes for freighting).
- We can supply a kitset including layout, ready to assemble.
There is a lot of work involved in setting up lances. Do not attempt this unless you have plenty of time, cover, a good site to display the work on, and rain protection. Lancework is traditionally constructed with pipe match fusing. Our "tape match" product makes fusing of lancework considerable faster and simpler.
Some lances can be used in ventilated rooms and thus can be used for indoor signs.