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”

Signs Suggest California Takes Speed Enforcement to New Heights

An artist living in California, USA, is said to be responsible for a new wave of road signs that have appeared in Marin County. The signs depict an armed (actually firing) military drone above the text, “SPEED ENFORCED BY DRONES.” A number of anxious motorists took to Twitter to vent their concern over the signs. … Continue reading “Signs Suggest California Takes Speed Enforcement to New Heights”

Three-in-One Sign Cutting Machine Showcased at FESPA 2013

A leading print manufacturer stole the limelight at FESPA 2013 when it showcased its revolutionary three-in-one cutting machine, the Versa-Tech Series. Blackman & White caught the eye of industry professionals with its new machine, which belongs to the firm’s MasterCut range. Print and signage experts attending the exhibition were able to see the Versa-Tech in … Continue reading “Three-in-One Sign Cutting Machine Showcased at FESPA 2013”

Road Signs Stolen as ‘Trophies’

Signs can be stolen or vandalised for all kinds of reasons. Some thieves sell whatever scrap metal they can lay their hands on, making road signs an easy target. Others remove signs to make a political point or to cause mayhem. Many are probably just bored. But how many view signs as potential trophies? In … Continue reading “Road Signs Stolen as ‘Trophies’”

Streamline sign ink introduced

One of the leading manufacturers of pigments and inks for the printing industry has launched a new range of high-quality inks. Sun Chemical showcased its Streamline Optima HPQ series at FESPA 2013. Held at the London ExCel Centre, the three-day event attracted around 23,000 people, the majority of whom were involved in some way or … Continue reading “Streamline sign ink introduced”

Sign misspelling causes embarrassment in Florida

Officials in Florida, USA, have promised to remove a road sign outside Jacksonville, after passers-by complained about a spelling mistake. Unfortunately, spelling errors can be made by signwriters on occasions. But some mistakes should never be made. And certainly never repeated. Florida Department of Transportation had to explain itself after motorists and residents noticed that … Continue reading “Sign misspelling causes embarrassment in Florida”

Sign Printing Industry Forms New Alliance

A number of trade associations operating in the print industry have agreed to work together after announcing the formation of the Graphics, Print and Media Alliance (GPMA). GPMA was formed by the British Association for Print & Communication (BAPC), British Coatings Federation (BCF), British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), FESPA UK, Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA), … Continue reading “Sign Printing Industry Forms New Alliance”