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”






Wide-Format Sign Printer Showcased at FESPA 2013

A leading manufacturer of printing equipment has showcased its latest wide-format printer at FESPA 2013, which took place in London between 25th and 29th June. Reprographic Technology International (RTI) unveiled the Vortex 4200 to a captive audience at an event in Bedfordshire earlier this year. But FESPA 2013, which brings together the biggest names in … Continue reading “Wide-Format Sign Printer Showcased at FESPA 2013”






Illuminated signage for Tesco store rejected by council

Tesco Does Not Want to Be Kept in the Dark Tesco has made an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate after plans to install illuminated signage outside its store in Saffron Walden were rejected by council officials. Matthew Magee, corporate affairs manager at the supermarket, said: “The gantry sign is an important part of the store … Continue reading “Illuminated signage for Tesco store rejected by council”






Road Signs Hidden by Overgrown Hedges

Road users in Bedfordshire have called on the district council to trim overgrown grass and hedges that cover important road signs in the county. Val Penfare, a resident of Potton, said that only roads in Bedfordshire are affected, adding that council workers in Cambridgeshire appear to be on top of their maintenance duties. Penfare said: … Continue reading “Road Signs Hidden by Overgrown Hedges”






Sign with Marine Theme Causes Offence to Shoppers

A shop owner in Vancouver, Canada, has had to remove a pair of signs from his store after a shopper claimed they were offensive. Sharon Arnold visited Lulu Island Designs in Steveston earlier this month and was horrified when she saw a handwritten sign above XL and XXL clothing that read, “Whale.” Outraged by the … Continue reading “Sign with Marine Theme Causes Offence to Shoppers”