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”

Commercial Banner on Pier Causes Outcry

Residents in Huntington Beach, California, have condemned local authorities, after advertising banners were hung from the city’s historic pier. Built in 1903 and stretching over 500 metres into the Pacific Ocean, Huntington Beach Pier is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historical Resources. The structure pre-dates Huntington … Continue reading “Commercial Banner on Pier Causes Outcry”

‘Indestructible’ outdoor signage developed by MeFace

One of the problems faced by manufacturers of outdoor signage is how to make products sufficiently durable for customers who require permanent or long-term solutions. Existing materials can survive in harsh conditions for many years, but few products can cope with damage caused by vandalism, fire or flooding. Until now. MeFace has devised a new … Continue reading “‘Indestructible’ outdoor signage developed by MeFace”

Copied Signage leads to Fish and Chips Feud

Whose Fish and Chips Are the Best? A rivalry between two fish and chip shops in Oban, Scotland, threatens to escalate, after one accused the other of copying its shop signage. The conflict arose after Nories fish and chip shop erected the sign: “Rick: ‘Best Fish & Chips I’ve ever had.’” A similar sign had … Continue reading “Copied Signage leads to Fish and Chips Feud”

Fish and Chips Seller Rebukes Council over Freestanding Sign

The owner of a fish and chips restaurant in Burnham-On-Sea has criticised his local council after he was issued a fine for placing a freestanding sign outside his cafe. Keith Holman, proprietor of Brit Chips, claimed that Sedgemoor District Council has turned a blind eye to other businesses in the area which use mobile advertisements. … Continue reading “Fish and Chips Seller Rebukes Council over Freestanding Sign”