Launch of two roller banners

Display Ltd and Innotech Digital have introduced two new roller banner models onto the market. As with their other models, they are extremely reliable and provide a cost effective signage solution for a range of different companies.

These are the Origin Carbon and the Frontier Carbon, which can both accommodate graphics up to a maximum of 2m in height. The Origin model comes in a choice of 80cm and 85cm widths and the Frontier is available in an 85cm width. The roller banners feature a clip rail that snaps on, making it quick and easy to install and change the graphics.

This is an extremely flexible range, with the individual banners packaged separately. They are both finished in a carbon black, which complements the existing range.

Roller banners are a good investment for any type of company. They are easy to store and transport, making them an excellent choice for temporary or event signage. Their size means they can be used to display a graphical design or can contain vital information.

Here at The Sussex Sign Company we can produce roller banners to suit any customer requirements. They can be individually designed and the graphics changed when necessary.

New awards programme launched

The British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA), has announced its plans for a new awards scheme for the UK industry. The first event, of what will hopefully become an annual occurrence, will culminate in an awards ceremony later in the year.

The BSGA has designed the awards to highlight the immense creativity and high levels of skill that are present in the UK industry. They are intended to recognise those within the business who have performed especially well, whatever form of signage that might be on.

The awards are open to all signage companies across the country and the BSGA wants to showcase the entire industry. Entry won’t be restricted to BSGA members and the organisation will have no influence over the final winners. There will be an independent judging panel, who will decide on the best entries in ten categories. The winners will then be announced during an event held at the end of October. Further details of the awards can be found at britishsignawards.org.

Here at The Sussex Sign Company we are constantly striving to achieve the best for our customers, whatever type of signage they require, whether this is a simple banner or a full vehicle wrap.

I-Sign announces addition of two new profiles

I-Sign has recently launched two bespoke profiles to complement its existing collection of display and signage systems. The I-Sign FLEX range already provides a durable method of displaying graphics, with the ability to easily change the materials. They are available in a number of standard sizes. The frames provide users with a safe and secure system.

The company has now added two bespoke options to their portfolio, to provide customers with a more varied choice. The I-Sign FIX can be attached both externally and internally and is suitable for hanging and projecting signs. The system can be used with a range of materials of between 2mm and 3mm thick, including wood, aluminium and acrylic.

The second new range is the I-Sign DISPLAY system. This enables materials to be displayed on either a single or double side. It is suitable for materials up to 5mm thick and provides the ability to frame materials from edge to edge. In order to display the graphics to maximum effect, LED lights can be used with the profiles.

Here at The Sussex Sign Company we offer our customers a range of display options, depending on their requirements and the specifications of the project.

Floor signage becoming more popular

Most consumers spend large amounts of their time looking down at their feet. However, signage makers and customers spend substantial amounts of time and money creating high quality signage that is then positioned high up. In order to combat this imbalance, there are an increasing number of outlets that are starting to use floor signage. Floor signage offers a range of benefits to both customers and consumers. It enables the customer to get their message across in a direct and easily accessible way, whilst enabling the consumer to carry on their lives in the same way. As more outlets take this new product on board, they will create new ways of applying it. These types of signs can be used in a variety of ways and styles. There are just as many methods of differentiating them from other graphics as there are with free standing signs or wall hung banners. The new products that are coming to the market are extremely versatile and durable. They offer different finishes and sizes and can be installed so there is no risk of marking or scratching the design. Here at The Sussex Sign Company we embrace new technology and products, so that our customers have different choices available to them. flooradver  

500 Miles for Smiles

As part of the Sussex Sign Companys’ vision tosupport local communities and their activities we are delighted to announce that this year we are supporting 500 miles for Smiles. Through National Smile Month 2014, ‘Dental Hygienist of the Year’, Christina Chatfield will be walking ‘500 Miles 4 Smiles’ from Scotland to Brighton and in doing so raise awareness and funds of mouth cancer.

The walk will begin in Kirriemuir, Scotland, where Christina’s career began, and finish in Brighton. Helping raise awareness, the Sussex Sign Company not only designed and wrapped the Camper van that will be escorting Christina throughout her journey but also made the 10 metre banner that will greet her on her return. We wish her all the best for the walk and look forward to welcoming her home on: June 19 2014 at The Beach Café.

If you would like to donate please visit: www.500miles4smiles.org.
For more information about the Sussex Sign Company go to: www.sussexsigns.co.uk

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Top purchases for 2014

A survey by online magazine, Signlink.co.uk, has revealed the items at the top of wish lists for sign makers in 2014. One of the most surprising results was that none of the respondents was considering buying a computer this year.

At the top of the list was a digital printer: 42% of those surveyed indicated that they were likely to purchase one this year. This desire to move into digital printing coincides with the fact that more sign makers are now expanding their portfolios, to offer a wider range of services. Advances in technology have made it more cost effective for them to carry out work such as vehicle wrapping, window graphics and point of sale.

Second on the wish list was a router, with 33%. This was followed by 16% who were looking to purchase a new car or van to use for delivering materials or as an additional marketing tool.

The survey was conducted online between Christmas 2013 and January 2014. It asked readers of the magazine what items they were hoping to buy for their business over the course of 2014.

Here at The Sussex Sign Company we are constantly evaluating our business to ensure we have the right tools to carry out our work to the highest quality.

SEAHAVEN BUSINESS AWARDS 2014

The Sussex Sign Company are proud to have been sponsors of the best retailer of the year at this years Seahaven Business Awards.
There was a record turnout this year for the Seahaven Business Awards – now in its 12th year – over 1100 nominations were received from 74 companies across the Seahaven area for the 6 categories and there was a full house of 100 guests for the President’s Grand Gala Awards Dinner held on May 9th at Woody’s at Peacehaven Golf Club. The judging panel included M.P. Norman Baker, the ex-Mayor of Newhaven Julie Carr and the Presidents/Chairmen of the Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Chambers of Commerce. The winners of the six categories were as follows:

Business of the Year – (sponsored by Swindells Chartered Accountants)
Ist place: CWJ Landscapes 2nd: Seaford Chiropody and Podiatry 3rd:Fundraising Auctions tied with Badger Inks

Business Person of the Year – (sponsored by Autowise)
1st: Simon Studd of Cleancut Gardening Services 2nd: Ian Kerr – Complementary Practitioner 3rd: Alison Campbell of The Co-operative Funeralcare Newhaven

Best Customer Service – (sponsored by The Hope Inn)
1st: Dial a Pet Service 2nd: HSBC Bank Newhaven 3rd: The Co-operative Funeralcare Newhaven

Best Retailer of the Year – (sponsored by The Sussex Sign Company)
1st: Badger Inks 2nd: Osborne’s Fish Bar 3rd: Grab N Go

Best Environmental Business – (sponsored by HM Bookkeeping)
1st: Cleankill Environmental Services 2nd: Age UK East Sussex 3rd: Screen Solutions

President’s Award – Lifetime Achievement Award – (sponsored by Badger Inks)
1st: Peter Crowley (formerly of Wave Leisure) 2nd: Bob Welch – Wasp Printers 3rd: Mike Shorer – Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery

Just prior to awarding the Seahaven Business Awards trophies, Phil Merry, Vice Chairman of Peacehaven Chamber presented their annual Chairman’s Award trophy to Helen Macaulay for her achievements throughout the year, and Gerri Ori, Chairman of Seaford Chamber awarded their Chairman’s trophy to Dave Argent.

The Awards were followed by a grand raffle and the evening was rounded off with an auction of two discounted return airline tickets to Vietnam which had been donated by Mr Le Thanh Dzung, from Vietnam Airlines. The tickets were presented to the winner, Shem and Liz Gardner of The Hope Inn by His Excellency Ambassador Vu Quang Minh, Vietnamese Ambassador for UK and Ireland, Newhaven Chamber’s special guest for the event. The tickets raised £602.00 and the raffle raised £275.00. All proceeds from the auction and the raffle were donated to the Hillcrest Community Centre in Newhaven, a registered charity.

Other distinguished guests included Norman Baker MP, the Leader of Lewes District Council Rob Blackman and outgoing Newhaven Mayor Julie Carr.

Annie Lorys, President of the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce said: ‘This has been a fantastic event. We had a record number of nominations this year – the standard was exceptionally high and the judges had a very tough job when it came to selecting the finalists and then whittling this down to the winners. Our congratulations to all the finalists and winners, but I would like to say to the businesses that weren’t placed this year – please don’t be disheartened – the standard of all the nominations was very high and we hope that they will consider entering again next year.

And for the second time in the Chamber’s history, we had to turn people away for the Awards Dinner because we couldn’t fit any more people into Woody’s Bar and Grill.

On behalf of Newhaven Chamber I would like to say a really big thank you to all our sponsors- in particular our key sponsor Wave Leisure; Sustrans who sponsored some of our advertising and the 6 sponsors of the Awards, without whom this event would not be possible. We are also delighted that Peacehaven and Seaford Chambers came on board this year and encouraged so many businesses in the Seahaven area to take part. Also, thank you to all the businesses that participated – please take part again next year – a larger venue is planned for an even bigger and better event in 2015!

For more information about Newhaven Chamber of Commerce go to www.newhavenchamber.co.uk or ring 01273 517544.

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New environmentally friendly LEDs

LED lights offer huge advantages to the sign industry. They can be attached to signage brackets and projected onto the design, enabling it to be seen at night. One manufacturer has recently launched a new range of LED lights that provides environmental advantages.

The new set of LED trough lights, released by Iron Design, offer significant benefits, both in terms of the quality of the light and their energy consumption. They are designed to be used in place of existing T5 fluorescent lights. They consume much less energy, whilst still providing a high quality and consistent bright light. The bulbs will last for more than 50,000 hours.

The lights are manufactured using a much slimmer profile than previous models. They are available either as 600mm or 850mm long lights and measure only 53x25mm. This means that they have less of a detrimental impact on the sign they are designed to illuminate. The slimmer fitting can be easily hidden and doesn’t take away from the overall sign.

The LED lights can be bought as a pair and come with the cables, transformer and the required fixings.

Here at The Sussex Sign Company we can produce a range of LED illuminated signs based on our customer’s requirements.

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New concept in LED Lighting

Wandlite have launched a new LED light model, which has the ability to offer 360 degree tube lighting. The product is waterproof, durable and long lasting.

In the past, there has been a tendency for LED manufacturers to focus on the capabilities of the light, rather than the design elements. However, with the new Wandlite, it remains visually attractive as well as practical. The LED tape has been spiral wound along the tube to better direct the light.

This new LED light is extremely energy efficient. It uses 12v or power, but only takes up 1.2 amps of energy per metre. It can be used where there is no direct electrical supply, including outdoor and temporary settings. In these cases, the light can be used with a rechargeable battery, solar panel, car battery or cigarette lighter.

The Wandlite is available in a range of lengths, from 800mm to 2000mm. They can be used to independently or a number of tubes can be connected together to create a longer length. It can also be produced in a range of colours to meet customer needs.

Here at The Sussex Sign Company we can offer a range of illuminated signs to suit the requirements of our customers.

Important workshops to be held at SDUK 2014

The British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) has announced that it will hold two workshops a day at this year’s Sign and Digital UK event. These will focus on key areas for the industry, to keep companies up to date on legal issues

Signage businesses are often busy with the day to day running of their company. This means that legislation and planning amendments can get overlooked. However, they can have a significant effect on a business and ignoring them could be costly. The industry needs to ensure they’re aware of the implications of any changes and the impact they have on their business. These workshops will provide companies with a concise forum to bring themselves up to date.

One of the workshops will examine signage design and construction standards. It will pay particular attention to the new European standards and the implications of these for the UK industry. The second workshop will focus on planning regulations, especially in light of the changes regarding signage maintenance and warranties.

Here at The Sussex Sign Company we keep ourselves a-breadth of any developments within the industry, ensuring we understand the implications for our customers of any legal changes.