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William Smith revives exclusive UK distributorship for ROLLS…

09-Apr-2021

RollsRoller Flatbed Applicator

Trade-only supplier to the sign and graphics and digital printing/finishing industries, William Smith has revived its exclusive UK distributorship status on the ROLLSROLLER Flatbed Applicator. It follows a new agreement...

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Agfa offer business coaching support to wide format printers

06-Apr-2021

Matthew Parker from Profitable Print Relationships (PPR)

Agfa has formally partnered with Profitable Print Relationships (PPR) offering new customers unrivalled added value business coaching support for 2021.

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New JETRIX LXi7 fills a space at Parking Control Management

30-Mar-2021

The JETRIX LXi7 LED UV flatbed printer

PCM – has taken ownership of a JETRIX LXi7 LED UV flatbed printer. In fact, the printer has proved so proficient that through the pandemic they have identified several additional...

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Pick a colour, any colour with Perspex Distribution

30-Mar-2021

Colour selector brochure from Perspex

Perspex Distribution, the UKs leading supplier of UK made rigid substrates for signage and display, have produced a new Colour Selector brochure providing inspiration for designers and fabricators.

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Wayfinding - March/April 2021

Incorporating lighting solutions into directional signage

02-Mar-2021

A sign with lighting inside.

Wayfinding influences movement around a space, however with many competing factors within a built-up environment, effective and efficient wayfinding benefits from the incorporation of illumination.

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Directional Signage - Key features to look out for

01-Mar-2021

Directional signage showing directions in a station

No-one likes to feel lost or confused and Directional Signage not only aids navigation in unfamiliar places but enhances confidence in the surroundings. Imagine you are in an airport, a...

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What makes a Pole and Plank solution ideal for outside direc…

01-Mar-2021

Nova’s Pole and Plank System used to create a v-shaped sign

According to Nova Aluminium, their Pole and Plank system is ideal for wayfinding signage of all kinds. Designed to make directional signage simple, Pole and Plank has 15 extrusions in...

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What are the right environments for different directional si…

01-Mar-2021

Contemporary Waypoint Fingerpost system at Battersea Power Station

As a trade sign manufacturer since 1973, Signscape and Signconex have become experts in the development and usage of various wayfinding sign systems. They cater to all sectors requiring signage...

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Highlight Mk.4 profile.Readings from meters showing Electrical consumption comparison of 2 pieces of lighting.Joining section on the Highlight Mk. 4.Wave shaped bracket.
Highlight Mk.4 is a new extruded aluminium trough lighting profile from Insight, replacing its current T8 and T5 profiles, catering for both fluorescent and LED light sources, with three options for brightness on the latter.

Highlight Mk.4 LED Superbright version offers better performance than fluorescent, says Insight, yet consumes just over half the electricity (11.9 W compared to 20 W for a 600mm long unit), so now you can have the ultimate in brightness while helping the environment. You also benefit in that virtually no maintenance apart from cleaning is necessary, coupled with around five times the useful life of standard fluorescent (based on 12 hours a day, 365 days per year).

Insight says it has no doubt that its Highlight Mk.4 LED Bright version will soon replace fluorescent, being almost as bright but consuming just 8.4 W for the same length as above.

The only benefit fluorescent can offer is cost. Highlight Mk.4 Fluorescent starts at just £10.00 per foot, compared to LED Bright at £15.00. However, if you are not driven by initial cost, the saving in energy, maintenance and long life will soon repay the difference.

The most economical version is Highlight Mk.4 LED Green, consuming just 3.8W for the same length as above from which you still obtain reasonable illumination for smaller fascia signs.

So go on help the planet and after a few years see a good cash saving.

This very attractive profile shape is also functional in that it diffuses light on to the sign face, rather than direct it, which could cause glare or hot spots, sometimes making text illegible. The slanting bullnose front shape shields light spillage and prevents light dazzling passing motorists.

Another very important part of any lighting system is the joints. Insight has spent the money and provides another separate extrusion following the inside shape of the profile, this provides support at joints and prevents both light spillage and water ingress. Don't purchase any trough light with out one, says Insight.

Highlight Mk.4 offers a wide range of clip-on fit fixing brackets, and now also a wave shape version which adds style but more importantly is ideal for signs where you have very little spare space, hence reducing the size of the fixing plate to the smallest possible while still allowing top and bottom fixings. Insight never recommends brackets with horizontal fixings as the wind causes all lights to move up and down, causing horizontal fixings to become slack.

For further information, visit Insight Sign Systems' web site at www.insightsignsystems.com