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Author: Val Hirst

Not just signs…

A leading digital and traditional signage specialist has recently completed a six-figure project for retail giant Marks & Spencer. Leeds-based Widd Signs designed and installed striking new exterior brand signage on behalf of Audas Project Management at the retailer’s flagship Market Street store in Manchester. The eye-catching signage, crafted from stainless steel and acrylic, includes two 12-metre long cantilever signs that run vertically down the sides of the store, in a feat of engineering that took two days to complete. Commenting on the project, Widd Signs Managing Director Gary Williams said: “These signs are the latest to be created...

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Get social distancing signs right!

Drytac has compiled a new, free guide on how signs and graphics can be used effectively and safely to inform and provide guidance in accordance with government guidelines. As lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased and the UK transitions to a new normal, businesses are finding that floor graphics, wall displays and window signs are essential for non-verbal communication. Graphics can be successfully used to convey safety information, such as social distancing, hand washing guidance and queuing instructions, as well as alerting customers about updated services or opening hours. As we enter uncharted territory, best practices remain essential for...

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PressOn gets creative

Large format digital printing specialist PressOn has reported that the new applications and productivity levels achievable with the HP Latex R-series printer, which has been upgraded for 2020, have been impressive. PressOn also opined that the additional functionality offered by HP’s updated Latex R-series printer is facilitating ‘great results’ on new materials and with new applications, and added that the upgrade to the 2020 edition was undertaken ‘painlessly and effectively’. Originally founded 20 years’ ago, Kent-based PressOn has been using HP Latex systems since around 2009, hence the company’s strong relationship with HP and its increasingly diverse project portfolio....

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CADlink offers a new dye-sublimation software solution

CADlink Technology Corporation’s latest release into the digital printing segment of the personalisation/customisation market features an all-inclusive, professional software solution for dye sublimation producers. Digital Factory v10 Sublimation Edition provides exceptional colour accuracy and vibrancy across a variety of sublimation ink sets, transfer papers and widely used printers. Using a high-fidelity colour management engine, the software includes professionally created colour profiles that facilitate high-quality print production right out of the box. Also included is a series of simple colour adjustment tools that enable operators to make colour adjustments quickly and easily as required. Unlike the Windows based printer drivers...

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Drytac releases Polar Street FX for outdoor floor graphics

Drytac has released Polar Street FX, a PVC-free aluminium print media designed for use in durable floor graphics in outdoor locations without lamination. This latest addition to Drytac’s portfolio is a direct response to significant market demand for floor graphics as a social distancing tool, while also reflecting the need for products that are quick to produce, easy to apply and safe for their specific environments. Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager, Drytac, commented: “There is a huge market for floor graphics, and we expect that to continue for some months. It’s essential for any print businesses offering this application...

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