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Durst’s printing revolution for Digipress

14-May-2021

Steve Jackson and business partner Ian Fitzgerald with the Durst P5 at the Digipress premises

Digipress has revolutionized its business after an investment in an expanded technology P5 350 hybrid platform from Durst. The all-in-one hybrid solution for flexible roll and board printing has been...

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ImagePerfect™ boosts décor range with affordable new glas…

13-May-2021

Commercial building with colourful tinted windows created with ImagePerfect 7600 Coloured Window film

Spandex adds a new collection of ImagePerfect™ decorative and privacy glass films for application on interior and exterior windows, doors and partitions.

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N3 Display Graphics stepping ahead with Drytac Polar Street …

13-May-2021

Floor graphics created using Drytac Polar Street FX aluminium print media.

Large-format graphics production and installation company N3 Display Graphics recently used Drytac Polar Street FX aluminium print media to produce a range of eye-catching outdoor floor graphics to promote social...

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Mimaki Announces Global Innovation Days

10-May-2021

Promotional graphic promoting the Mimaki Innovation days.

The programme of events (2-4 June 2021), led by experts from Mimaki Japan, USA and Europe, will focus on addressing the needs of customers and prospects in their local markets...

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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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London Underground signs on a platform Leading signage manufacturer Stocksigns has recently completed more prestigious projects in the capital.

Most recently is a signage package for the brand new Westfield shopping centre. Situated in the heart of West London, the new centre is the latest flagship shopping centre by the development giant, The Westfield Group.

The high profile opening launch included a speech from London Mayor Boris Johnson and appearances by several famous people from the entertainment world. Extremely tight deadlines were crucial to completing the project on schedule and Stocksigns firmly believes it is one of just a few companies with the manufacturing capabilities to produce the high volume of signs required in such short lead times.

“Stocksigns’ fast turnaround ensured there was no delay in the opening of the centre, which had already attracted a huge amount of media attention,” said Katie Chipperfield, Stocksigns’ Co-ordinator for the project.

Stocksigns provided more than 4000 Health and Safety signs as well as general signage for the vast complex, which boasts 280 shops plus 47 restaurants and bars over 1.6 million square feet (150, 000sq.m.). Westfield London is located approximately three miles from Marble Arch and serves an extensive trade area including high-income suburbs such as Kensington, Holland Park and Notting Hill.

As part of the Westfield development, £170 million was invested in public transport improvements and as a London Underground (LU) approved long-standing manufacturer of vitreous enamel signs for Underground stations, Stocksigns was also involved with these improvements.

The company undertook sign projects for Underground stations serving the shopping centre including the refurbished Shepherd’s Bush Station and the brand new Wood Lane Station.

Stocksigns, incorporating Burnham Signs, completed work for the new Wood Lane station on the Hammersmith & City Line, which has now opened. Stocksigns was contracted by Costain plc to deliver the signage package at the station, opposite BBC Television Centre, in Shepherd’s Bush. The project was completed on schedule in October and is part essential work to provide for London's growing transport needs now, and in the future.

The signage package included vitreous enamel primary, supplementary and door signs including the iconic roundel signs pictured.

“Being involved with Costain, the main contractors, and Ian Ritchie, the architect, right from the beginning of the project allowed Stocksigns to plan the manufacture of the signs and manage the complicated installation with accuracy allowing for demand changes as the project developed,” said Roger Eke, Stocksigns Project Manager.

Wood Lane is the first new station to be built on an existing line (not on a new line or extension) for more than 70 years and brings the number of stations on the Hammersmith & City line to 29. A tube station previously occupying the site was known as Uxbridge Road station closed in October 1940. These days, nearly 46 million people travel each year on the Hammersmith & City line with 149,405 travelling on weekdays. It has been predicted that as many as 6,665 people will use the new Wood Lane station between noon and 3pm on Saturdays now the nearby Westfield London shopping centre has opened.

To find out more about Stocksigns full range of products and services, visit www.stocksigns.co.uk

Westfield Shopping Centre from the airFor further information about Westfield London shopping centre, go to www.westfield.com/london Details regarding TfL and the new Wood Lane Station is available at www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/10069.aspx