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Trotec launches new affordable R400 laser cutter

02-Mar-2021

The Trotec R400 laser engraver

The new R400 laser cutter from Trotec will enable small businesses to benefit from high-quality cutting technology at an affordable price.

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Where the Trade Buys and the IPIA launch key industry

24-Feb-2021

Portrait of Gary Peeling, CEO Precision Proco Group and Where the Trade Buys

Recovery in 2021 needs us all to Think and #PrintDiffrent. Collaboration is a cornerstone of our philosophy at Where the Trade Buys (WTTB), and in light of the Covid crisis...

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Scot Signs to launch new banners and wallpaper

23-Feb-2021

The HP Latex 1500 Wide format printer installed at Scot Signs.

Livingston-based Scot Signs will use its new HP Latex 1500 to support expansion into banner printing and wallpaper production.

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ArtSystems and Keencut Making Short Work of Brexit!

19-Feb-2021

Man cutting aluminium composite using Keencut's SteelTrak

ArtSystems the UK trade distributor for Keencut’s range of print finishing cutters has like most companies been handling the supply issues from the Brexit changes to imports.

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Built-up letters - Nov/Dec 2020

Hand-crafted built-up letters remain a popular choice

30-Oct-2020

Built-up letters from Acrylic

Sign Here Leicester is celebrating its 30th year in business and despite the current pandemic situation the demand for reasonably priced, high quality built-up letters has never been greater, says...

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Next generation tooling provides even more material choices

30-Oct-2020

8mm thick aluminium letters

The next generation of Crown Norge tooling from LKH tools has allowed for even greater options when specifying which materials can be used on a CNC router, says tooling &...

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Old school approach to signage

30-Oct-2020

The built-up 3 dimensional letters M and G

Since its inception in 2015 Lemon Signs has striven to stay at the forefront of signage design and manufacture, exploring new ways of production and reuse of ‘old school’ materials...

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Versatile solutions deliver maximum impact

30-Oct-2020

Huge Built up letters on top of a building called the PlayHouse

Built-up letters are the cornerstone to good signage, something which Applelec has specialised in for over 20 years. Using not only time-honoured techniques but integrating the latest technology and finishes...

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Acrylic built ups handmade with care and precision

30-Oct-2020

Acrylic and Polycril built up letters

Signs 2 Signs is an experienced trade manufacturer with over two decades of knowledge, specialising in 3D built up acrylic letters and logos, with a small team of certified Perspex...

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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