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FESPA reveals the Winners of its 2018 Awards

The winners of FESPA’s 2018 Awards were announced at its annual Gala Dinner, which took place at the Classic Remise in Berlin on Wednesday 16th May, during FESPA Global Print Expo 2018. The winners of the application categories are: Point of Purchase Products – Paper and Board     Ocyan, Portugal Point of Purchase Products – Plastic   MIDI PRINT, Russia Posters Digital Print Center, Qatar Serigraphies and Fine Art Harwood King Printmakers, UK Decals, Printed Labels, Fleet Marking and Window decals Signbox, UK Special Effect Printing                                                           Kendu In-store Visual Solutions,Spain Special Effect T-Shirt and Garment Printing A-Design Ink, Russia T-shirts and...

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A new look for a good cause

One of Plymouth’s leading local charities, St Luke’s Hospice has recently rebranded with a little help from local signmaker Signs Express (Plymouth). St Luke’s, which in the last 12 months has cared for over 3,531 local people with life-limiting illnesses, has 30 shops that currently generate £1m profit each year, thus making a helpful contribution to St. Luke’s £10 million overall annual running costs. However the shops, located across Devon and Cornwall, were beginning to look rather tired and out of date and were in dire need of a revamp. When it came to selecting a company to provide...

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Metamark deals with lots of sign and graphics production companies and, in the course of its conversations with them gets to hear about some of the unusual jobs they do. So it was when one of Metamark’s teams was having a chat with Andrew Aldham of Rotherham based A&N Signs. “If you’re looking for unusual work completed with your materials,” said Andrew, “we did something for Darc’r gets Toxic a while back that’s worth a look.” Darc’r gets Toxic is an über-trendy hairdressing salon in Rotherham,which commissioned A&N Signs to produce some window graphics of a very particular flavour...

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Sweet signage

Drytac’s Polar Grip and Interlam products have been used to deliver bright new signage for Sucreriedes Plaines, a Canadian maple syrup producer. The signs were designed and installed by the owners’ uncle, Andre Bergeron, who is the General Manager of TAS Films, a specialist graphics company. Sucreriedes Plaines is a family-run business based in Saint-Charles-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The company produces maple syrup and a variety of maple syrup-based products using traditional processes. It was recently taken over by the sons of the founder of the business who wished to update the overall look of the company, with a big emphasis...

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Colour it Roland

The Colour House has clocked up two decades in sign and print, and, for the last ten years, has depended on a Roland VP-540 printer to produce a variety of work. Thus, when the Merthyr Tydfil, company decided to invest in a machine that could provide its customers with larger, seam-free prints, it went straight to Roland DG. Explaining the decision, Anthony Roberts, The Colour House’s Managing Director, said:  “We bought the Roland VP-540 from Signmaster Systems in 2008 and it’s still working after ten years and providing outstanding quality. It’s cleaned once a week and that’s it –...

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