“Visually Dominant” Sign Rejected By Planning Officials

East Cambridgeshire District Council has rejected an application by Phones 4u, for a sign outside its new shop in Ely. Phones 4u is yet to move into its new premises on Ely High Street, but the retailer has already experienced a setback, when planning officials stated that designs for a large shopfront banner were not … Continue reading ““Visually Dominant” Sign Rejected By Planning Officials”

Transport Officials in Seattle Grab Road Users’ Attention

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has claimed success in its efforts to make road users more aware of children returning to school. Earlier this week, SDOT launched a pilot initiative to remind motorists and cyclists that a new school term had begun. Aiming to reduce the number of accidents and near misses involving children … Continue reading “Transport Officials in Seattle Grab Road Users’ Attention”

Pavement signs removed by shop owners

Three businesses with shops on Orwell Road in Felixstowe have been forced to take down pavement signs, after they were classed as causing an obstruction. The issue with Suffolk County Council resulted from an accident involving a pedestrian tripping over one of the signs. The businesses, a tea room, jewellery shop and antique dealer, see … Continue reading “Pavement signs removed by shop owners”

Signage on bridge draws complaints from councillors

The A153-158 junction bridge in Horncastle is an important site for business owners who want to advertise in the town. But local councillors are concerned that the bridge is being misused by some firms. Lincolnshire County Council permits local companies to place banners and advertisements on the railings of the bridge. Horncastle Town Council, however, … Continue reading “Signage on bridge draws complaints from councillors”

Manufacturer Launches New Laminate Range

Drytac Europe, one of the leading manufacturers of display and finishing products in the high-end graphics industry, has unveiled a new series of laminates. The HCW (high coat weight) laminates have been designed to improve the quality of UV laminate printing, which is prone to a number of problems. Sales director at Drytac Europe, Steve … Continue reading “Manufacturer Launches New Laminate Range”

New ‘Knifeless’ Cutting Tape Showcased at FESPA

New ‘Knifeless’ Cutting Tape Showcased at FESPA In June, Knifeless Technology Systems unveiled a new cutting tool at FESPA 2013 in London. The product is being marketed as a replacement for the plotter blade, which is used to cut vehicle wraps. What makes the new product so special is that it is a type of … Continue reading “New ‘Knifeless’ Cutting Tape Showcased at FESPA”

Owner of Craft Store Demands Improved Signage

The owner of a boutique store in Sheerness, Kent, has threatened to close her business if the local council continues to ignore or reject her applications for new signage. Seventy five year-old Ann Burbidge owns Crafts and Gifts 4 U, which can be found on Hope Street. The problem for Mrs Burbidge, who has been … Continue reading “Owner of Craft Store Demands Improved Signage”

New type of road sign called for by councillor

Councillor Armand Toms has proposed a change to the law that would prevent motorists in Cornwall from becoming lost or trapped in rural areas. Cllr Toms wants a new type of road sign to be included in the Highway Code. The sign would warn road users that satellite navigation systems are unsuitable for use in … Continue reading “New type of road sign called for by councillor”

New Signage trialled by Morrisons

New-look bulkhead signage has been installed by one of the largest supermarket chains in the UK, in its stores in Rothwell and Croydon. Morrisons commissioned a Leeds-based design firm to create the signage, which aims to foster a sense of novelty and community. The new signs, many of which contain 3D elements, have been designed … Continue reading “New Signage trialled by Morrisons”

Sign costing £76K causes uproar in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Borough Council has been accused of wasting money after it spent £ 76,000 on a new road sign. Installed on a bridge over the A338, the prominent sign reads: “WELCOME TO BOURNEMOUTH.” Ben Grower, a Labour councillor, is reported to have said: “Jobs are being cut and services not expanded. This is the biggest … Continue reading “Sign costing £76K causes uproar in Bournemouth”