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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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Permovable outdoor film being applied to pavement

Sihl Direct UK, who produce, sell and distribute specialty films and substrates for digital printing, has launched Permovable™ outdoor graphic film.
This unique new product creates 'exciting and cost-effective opportunities' for outdoor graphic specialists.

Permovable™ is a 2 mil (51 micron), non-PVC, pressure sensitive film developed for direct use on previously unavailable locations, walls, pavements, roads, parking lots and other unsealed outdoor surfaces for short term event promotion. This self-adhesive, digitally printable media for use outdoors on rough, porous surfaces 'offers a host of benefits in comparison to previously available graphic films'.

The substrate can be installed without the need for special tools or surface preparation. Once installed, the printed film conforms to the structure underneath whether it is concrete, asphalt, or other porous materials used in walls, slabs, paths, streets or parking lots. It meets the anti-slip standards for outdoor pavements, and requires no over-laminate.

Permovable™ is also 'vinyl-free', so is no risk to the environment that can arise from metals. When the graphic is no longer needed it is easily removed, along with the adhesive, with a power-washer, fracturing into sand-like particles that need no special disposal methods.

Sihl Direct customers, such as The Binary Box, are successfully using Permovable to meet customer demand for easily removable outdoor graphics while building a 'thriving' business. Chris Chadwick, Director of Binary Box said: "We sourced Permovable from Planet Solutions and working closely with them and the Sihl team, we found the media easy to work with. It was easy to apply and easy to remove using just soapy water and a stiff brush. I was pleasantly surprised how scratch resistant it was and it saved us a production step, as we would normally laminate, which wasn't needed with Permovable."

For Sihl Direct, Permovable is an ideal fit with the company's extensive portfolio of digital printing films and substrates. Ian Turnbull, Operations Director of Sihl Direct UK, said: "We are delighted with the market response to this clever product. Not only is it kind to the environment, Permovable also saves digital printers hours of time spent applying and removing outdoor graphics which is helping them reach new customers and expand their businesses."

www.sihl-direct.co.uk.