Wayfinding - Jan 2010

Spandex wayfinding systems designed by Kunstdünger

Spandex Cable System from Kunstdunger.Spandex is offering a portfolio of products from Italian-based manufacturer Kunstdünger that provides stylish, proven and tested standard solutions for point of sale, showroom and office use.

This line of innovative sign systems enables communication, presentation or sales tools to be given a creative and contemporary look and is widely used by professionals such as designers, artists or sign makers.

Fisso Wall-Mounted Stand Off fasteners provide everything needed to mount panels to walls in a variety of finishes and sizes. The range is perfectly suited for applications that include panel mounted, directional and information signage; door signs; name plates; and multi-layer signs.

Fisso Ceiling and Panel Fixings is a system that offers superior design and functionality to information and directional signage; rigid panel graphic displays; retail advertising; and frame mounting.

Each Fisso range ensures that large projects with a number of size/finish requirements can achieve a unified look throughout the whole project.

An easy way to quickly turn your printed panel into a signpost, an advertising display, a partition wall or a decorative element to any interior area is Pressto. Constructed to give maximum flexibility while safely securing rigid materials in a number of different applications, this is a highly versatile display tool.

Pressto is constructed from two highly designed silver anodised aluminium profiles; one forms the supporting legs while the other is an integral part of the securing mechanism for the display. Panels from 1mm up to 30mm thick can be accommodated easily and securely within the system.

More information can be found at www.spandex.com/uk or tel 01454 200625..

Shelley Signs - experts in more than just wood

Wildlife Trust SignShelley Signs specialises in the design and manufacture of wayfinding signs, interpretive panels and park signs. The company offer a diverse production base including wide format printing, glass reinforced plastic encapsulation finishing and tactile timber signs.

The team at Shelley Signs are experts working in timber with products ranging from standard lectern frames, bespoke framing structures to sandblasted and routed graphics. For clients wishing to meet DDA requirements Shelley Signs' tactile sandblasted timber signs offer a fantastic solution and can also be integrated with printed signs, Braille plaques or supplied as stand-alone timber units.

The company's usual policy is to paint the text and map details but leave all illustrations as silhouettes - this allows the natural grain of the timber to be enhanced while making the highlighted areas very visible even to people who are colour blind.

Shelley Signs sources timber from a wide variety of sawmills. Of interest currently is a Cedar butt, air-dried for seven years from a storm felled tree in Marbury Country Park, Cheshire. The company also has access to substantial off-cuts from oak supplied in the rebuilding of Windsor Castle.

Shelley Signs is also a leading supplier of wide format full colour graphics encapsulated into glass reinforced plastic (GRP). All printing is undertaken in-house and the GRP finishing process offers exceptional durability. All GRP printed signs have a 10 year warranty against fading.

Posts, lectern frames and wall mounted structures are all manufactured in-house at Shelley Signs. The company works in a variety of materials including oak, softwood, galvanised and sprayed mild steel and stainless steel.

APCO aims to satisfy all needs

APCO UK has a complete selection of signage that it believes satisfies all wayfinding needs both internally and externally, from directional signs, room identification, to main entrance post mounted, ceiling suspended to convex monolith and lockable poster cabinets.

The APCO range has uniformity throughout so corporate, stylish and elegant wayfinding solutions can be created. All the systems within the range are versatile so they can cover almost any signage need.

APCO signage systems are ideal for schools, colleges, universities and hospitals and all other environments which require signage to be adaptable and flexible.


Trade supplier Simplex offers customers more versatility

Curved, wall mounted sign by Simplex.Simplex’s popular Pole & Plank Fingerpost.
For more than 20 years Simplex has been one of the leading suppliers of wayfinding signage direct to the trade.

For internal signs the System 4 range offers a gently curved product that can be made as a wall mounted directory, a suspended sign or as an internal monolith.

Capable of holding individual bands, a large panel, a paper insert or a combination of any of these, its unique patented Gatorband™ technology means it is the only curved system on the market to hold all of these configurations together and in line creating a finished sign that's very pleasing on the eye. Available in a range of widths, they can be painted to any colour, including Pantones, and will readily accommodate Braille and tactile panels. A one size matching projector completes the System 4 family.

Simplex is also an approved supplier of the stylish Apco Accord slat type sign system and a recognised supplier of MSS signs.

For external signs the company reckons its Pole & Plank range is hard to beat. Being offered is a walltrack, round, square, D and quad slot post options and a 100mm, 150mm and 200mm planks with fabricated panels for other sizes incorporating a more sturdy 2mm aluminium or ACM face. For budget signs Simplex offers its composite holder for carrying 3mm ACM panels or any other substrate.

A Pole & Plank Signbox 78 between a couple of D posts makes a solid and imposing impression for any customer and Pole & Plank is also available as a finger post.

More information can be found at www.simplexltd.com or tel 01903 750333.

Dozens of modular sign options from Universal

Locate post and panel system from Universal Aluminium Systems.Two distinctive way-finding signage solutions are available exclusively to the sign trade from Bristol-based Universal Aluminium Systems. They are the Locate post and panel and the Direx reversible directional and information systems. Both are available off-the-shelf on short lead times ready for customisation using screen - or digitallyprinted or vinyl-applied graphics.

More than 50 different modular sign configurations are possible using the Locate post and panel system. There is also a choice of seven panel widths from 50 to 254mm, with the further option of bespoke fabricated aluminium panels. An all metal construction, the system comprises a variety of post profiles (including round, square and D-section) and seven standard and any number of cut-to-size panel profiles that can be supplied in a mill or powder-coated finish to any RAL/BS specification. Two-way post profiles for 'V'-shaped constructions are also available together with decorative finials and crossbars.

Direx is a reversible information and directional signage system that will accommodate the most complex way-finding directory requirement. The reversible aluminium face panels are available in a range of six widths from 25.4 to 152.4mm. One side of the face panel offers a smooth face that can be engraved, screen- or digitally-printed or decorated using vinyl-applied lettering and graphics, while channels in the reverse of the panel will accept inserts in virtually any sheet material (including Universal's Direx panels) in a thickness of 1.5 or three millimetres.

For more information visit www.universal-aluminium.co.uk or tel. 0117 955 9091.

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