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Sign & Digital UK – First online event

06-Jul-2020

Sign & Digital online logo

Sign & Digital UK (SDUK) announces details of the first event in the Sign & Digital online series. Hosted on Hopin (the online events platform), it will take place on 14 July, 9.30am –...

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AAG introduces new and upgraded Trident print finishing solu…

06-Jul-2020

AXYZ Trident CNC Router.

The AXYZ Trident print finishing system incorporates a number of new design features and production tool enhancements that radically extend Trident’s capabilities for increased automation, configurability and productivity.

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Zünd and Caldera launch prepress automation software

03-Jul-2020

Prime Center logo on a software box and a computer screen.

Cutting system manufacturer Zünd and French software developer Caldera launch PrimeCenter, a new prepress automation software. As control center, PrimeCenter ensures an efficient and productive prepress workflow. Preparing fully nested...

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Why release liner quality is essential for great graphics

02-Jul-2020

Diagram showing the release liner in a role of vinyl

When installing self-adhesive graphics, the last thing you probably think about is the remnants you throw away. However, the quality of these remnants - better known as release liners -...

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Arrow made from neonplusNeon Tropical nights sign The Sign Group neon sign

When talking about retro signs that make a huge impact, nothing beats neon, made famous by American sign makers who used it prolifically to light up locations in their vast country. It's still revered today and has made it's way back to the modern landscape as lots of people enjoy its appeal and cite the advantages of using it. But one company that has combined the striking look of neon, with modern materials and technology, is The Sign Group with their NeonPlus range, which combines LEDs with the look of neon.

Graeme Hoole, Production Manager, said: "Our NeonPlus letters/logos give you all the advantages of traditional neon without any of the drawbacks. Because of this, NeonPlus can be used in places that traditional glass neon can't, such as low level displays, uncovered, and at touching height. It doesn't get hot and there's no shock of any kind. All low voltage. It's a dream for creative types that were hindered by the limitations of neon."

They launched it at the start of 2014 and found that the demand has grown rapidly. Because of the impending limitations to be put on mercury based glass neon in 2020, businesses have been looking for alternatives. Through their contractors, the Sign Group have been asked to provide neon signage for all types of common high street retailers as well as, TV and movie sets, music festivals, exhibitions and art installations.

Some of the advantages of NeonPlus include; low voltage (12v and 24v); very bright; tough and hard wearing; seven static colours and RGB options; and can be DMX controlled and dimmed.

Graeme considers neon's popularity: "Traditional neon was always popular up until five to 10 years ago. It nosedived for general signage then, and a lot of skilled neon fabricators had to go and find other jobs. Then a few years ago when the 'retro' trend came back in, neon became really popular again. But with only very few manufacturers it seemed to drive the price up, which meant the only neon signs you really saw were the high end expensive jobs. Since then, more fabricators have reappeared, but again because of the impending limitations, it’s stunted the rejuvenation which has meant people have looked at alternatives, and landed on our door."

www.thesigngroup.co.uk