No Smoking Signs Too ‘Unfriendly’?

Signs created by Blackpool Council and NHS Blackpool have been redesigned, after a number of residents complained the original designs were not especially ‘friendly.’ The original no smoking signs, used to discourage people from smoking in local parks and outdoor recreational areas, stated: “To protect children, this is a designated smoke-free site.” The design was … Continue reading “No Smoking Signs Too ‘Unfriendly’?”

The Importance of Good Signage to Business

A lot of work goes into maintaining a business and how it puts itself forward to the public, from the basic aspects of daily cleaning all the way up to entire refits and new buildings for a shop. Everyone understands that a well-designed shop, an appealing waiting room in an office, a well decorated conference … Continue reading “The Importance of Good Signage to Business”

Graphic Printing Technologies Announces Launch of Super-Fast Printer

Combining the old with the new, Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT), has manufactured a new super-fast printer. Named the GPT 190s, the new machine was created by modifying an old textile printer produced by Mimaki. The GPT 190s promises industry-leading print speeds of up to 35 mm/h for good-quality banners, with a resolution of 540dpi x … Continue reading “Graphic Printing Technologies Announces Launch of Super-Fast Printer”

Fewer Road Signs – Tavistock Says Yes!

Following a public consultation, Devon County Council has agreed to reduce the number of road signs in Tavistock. The county council is expected to remove more than 50 road signs in the area. The decision was made after a proposal to remove ‘repetitive’ road signs was endorsed by members of the public in Tavistock. Councillor … Continue reading “Fewer Road Signs – Tavistock Says Yes!”

Bus Lane Signage To Cost Council Almost £500,000

According to the Liberal Democrat Group, Labour councillors in Sheffield have agreed to spend almost half a million pounds on changing bus lane signs in the city. Details of a Freedom of Information request reveal that Sheffield City Council wants to increase bus lane restrictions by a total of one hour a day. Councillor Shaffaq … Continue reading “Bus Lane Signage To Cost Council Almost £500,000”

Council Reminds Businesses of Duty to Display Anti-Smoking Signage

Haringey Council has written to a number of businesses in the borough to remind them of their legal obligations under the Health Act 2006. The council is concerned that some companies in the area are failing in their duty to install anti-smoking signs on their premises. Under the 2006 Act, every company in England and … Continue reading “Council Reminds Businesses of Duty to Display Anti-Smoking Signage”

Israeli Road Signs Warn of ‘Arabs with Firebombs’

A series of eye-catching road signs in Israel have succeeded in attracting the attention of passing motorists. The striking red-and-yellow road signs depict a hooded individual who appears to be throwing some kind of incendiary device from an elevated position. Text below the red warning triangle reads, “Warning, drive quickly, Arabs throw firebombs in this … Continue reading “Israeli Road Signs Warn of ‘Arabs with Firebombs’”

Shop Owner in Stafford Ordered to Remove Decades-Old Signs

The owner of a plumbing parts store in Stafford has spoken of his dismay, after the local council informed him that two signs installed on the exterior of his shop would have to be removed, unless planning permission is granted. Both signs have been in place for more than twenty years. Andy Wheeler, who established … Continue reading “Shop Owner in Stafford Ordered to Remove Decades-Old Signs”

Motorists Confused by Basic Road Signage

The survey challenged 2,000 motorists to name or describe road signs. Twenty per cent of respondents failed to recognise the sign for the national speed limit, while 36 per cent could not identify the sign for no stopping. Forty per cent of surveyed motorists did not know the sign for no motor vehicles (34 per … Continue reading “Motorists Confused by Basic Road Signage”

The Cost of Removing ‘Unnecessary’ Road Signs

Reports claim a council in England has reserved £40,000 to spend on removing superfluous road signs. Derbyshire County Council intends to follow the government’s advice by liberating Derby from signage clutter. Unfortunately, the cost of achieving this goal in the Dales alone has been estimated at £40,000. Last year, the British Government advised local authorities … Continue reading “The Cost of Removing ‘Unnecessary’ Road Signs”