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Kings Plastics, the SignBuild Centre - an illuminating experience

The future is bright and LEDs are leading the way. Kings Plastics, based in the SignBuild Centre in Bristol, believes it is out in front with IPLED and its range of illuminated signs and sign systems.

The company offers from stock the IPLED range of LEDs including the IP68 rated modules, available in two sizes and in a full range of colours as well as RGB. Kings also supplies self-adhesive ribbon LEDs in 5m lengths, again available in many colours including RGB. Within the range is a large selection of power supplies from 15 to 150watt, all IP 67 rated, and a six watt model for internal use only. Also ready for despatch are LED tubes in four sizes - 600mm, 900mm, 1200mm and 1500mm - as an alternative to T8 fluorescent lamps. These require no drivers and can even be retro fitted into existing applications to reduce running costs and carbon footprint.

Kings provides the sign trade with a range of edge lighting sign systems. Miniflex is ideal for edge lighting 8mm clear acrylic panels using LEDs and can be manufactured as either a single light track or a frame. Reflex uses T8 lamps and integral ballast unit to illuminate an 8mm clear acrylic panel as a single light track. Lightframe was developed primarily to provide a backlit effect for inkjet prints or Duratrans. With a frame section only 35mm deep that can house either LEDs or fluorescent lamps, both with integral ballast or drivers, Kings believes this system represents the ultimate in modern lighting display technology.

All these systems can be adapted to suit various specific applications and past projects demonstrate that with a bit of imagination truly wonderful effects can be produced. Kings supplies both completely finished signs and lighting units only for a customer to fit their own graphic panels.

LEDs lend themselves to illuminating lettering and logos and everyone at Kings prides themselves on the quality of their stainless steel and acrylic built up lettering, which is supplied to the trade with or without illumination.

"At Kings, we are constantly looking to the future and will continue to develop and increase our range of existing systems and services in order to offer the trade as full a range of products as possible," says Mark Underhill, Managing Director at Kings Plastics.

"Having said that, we continue to be competitive with our traditional range of Kingcase light boxes, namely The Junior at 117mm deep and The Major at 175mm deep. Both of these are available as wall mounted or projecting signs."

As with all its products, Kings will supply these as boxes only or with panels included, and graphics supplied to order.

The company's traditional range is complemented by its Marquis non-illuminated projecting signs, for which two sizes of black wrought iron brackets are stocked. The Marquis has been very successful over the years, so much so that Kings recently increased the range with the Mini Marquis, which uses the same aesthetically pleasing extrusion shape as the Marquis but on a smaller scale. This is stocked in several popular sizes, 500 x 300mm, 500 x 400mm and 500 x 500mm, together with a standard wrought iron bracket that ensures a fast and economical service.

Kings Plastics has in recent years developed the skills and facilities to produce tray signs using the popular composite materials. These self coloured trays are economically priced and can also be supplied in whatever specification is required, either plain for companies to apply their own graphics or with illuminated or non illuminated text and logos. With the advent of the LED, the illumination of these trays enters a new dimension, especially with the colour changing facility offered by RGB.

The SignBuild Centre is exactly what it says - a centre offering a complete range of signs and associated products and systems direct to the trade. In-house manufacturing covers the complete range, from vinyl to acrylic and stainless steel lettering and logos, LEDs, lightboxes, frames and panels, edge-lighting, engraving, and more.

Kings Plastics was however established as a plastics fabrication company and this tradition remains today with skilled staff continuing to produce bespoke items such as model covers, point of sale dispensers and displays, along with more industrial products like machine guards.

Kings also provides a cut to size service on any of its sheet products, including acrylic, foam, PVC, composite sheet, aluminium, and others.

"In short if you need signs - you need Kings Plastics," says Mark. "We have been in business for over 60 years and our accumulated knowledge is second to none, so please call our sales team and they will endeavour to help and advise you in order to provide you with what you want, when you want it."

For more information visit the website www.kingsplastics.co.uk or by telephoning 0117 922 6382.

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