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What to Look for in a Signage Company in Ireland

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Ireland is a country of bright colours; Orange, white and green are the colours of their flag, which depicts a brighter side of the country. There is an emphasis on clarity in both pictures and wording on a sign from the Health and Safety Authority, and any sign company Ireland has to adhere. Different clients have different tastes and preference in signage, basing on the use and specification of the sign. read more →

A-Boards Ban by Bradford City Council

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Decision to ban A-boards welcomed by disability campaigners

A-Boards abolition image by Montego (via Shutterstock).

Agree or disagree? What do you think of Bradford City Council’s decision on A-boards? Image by Montego (via Shutterstock).

We at SignFX see A-boards as an effective form of outdoor advertising. They drive customers to your shop when placed on your forecourt. It gives them the impression you are open for business. They are designed to inform and advertise.

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A Selection of Seven Silly Shop Signs

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The brighter side of shop signs, as seen through the lens of Google Street View

Haven’t the last fortnight’s set of events been awful? With this in mind, there has never been a better time for something lighthearted. In our business of ours, we deal with goodness knows how many shop signs. Some prosaic, some lighthearted. In our latest post, we have decided to celebrate the joy of wordplay and humour, through the eyes of retailers.

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Digital Signage and Internet Security

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Why internet security is a must for your digital signage options

Internet security image by DennisM2 (Public Domain).

Internet security image by DennisM2 (Public Domain).

Digital signage is a great option for takeaways, railway stations, and advertising hoardings. Where visual information needs to be updated at short notice, they are a boon. If the Sallins and Naas train to Dublin is fifteen minutes late, that appears as soon as possible. In spite of the convenience, digital signage needs to be protected from viruses, spyware, and ransomware. Internet security is just as important as keeping your customers informed.

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Digital Signage: The Next Big Thing?

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Could digital signage be getting its big break?

Digital Signage by GlobalTWNews (Creative Commons License Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)

Digital signage image by GlobalTWNews (Creative Commons License Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)

If you take a train or jet off a lot, you would be familiar with the joys of digital displays. Usually, digital signage displays the arrivals and departures at your favoured railway station or airport. Or to peddle the latest ‘must-have’ gadgets, clothing, fragrances or cars. Today, similar technology is touted for use in corporate signage. Instead of the luxury goods you yearn for, they could display one or more versions of your company logo.

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Shop Signage: How To Be Street Smart

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How shop signage can be used to raise awareness of your business whilst respecting its immediate surroundings

Mini Me Shop Front Signage

Once upon a time, well before the internet emerged, shop owners took great lengths to decorate their window displays. Before the 1990s at least, the window display was like the Amazon.com of its day. Many people go ‘window shopping’ on the internet yet even now, passing trade is a good asset for bricks and mortar retailers. Window displays weren’t enough: effective shop signage came to the fore. Illuminated signs for example; striking typography; greater use of plastics. read more →

Why Corriboard Should Be Explored

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The merits of corriboard

Corriboard sheets by Peter Sobolev (via Shutterstock).

Flexibility: Corrugated plastic has the same flexibility as corrugated cardboard though with its superior waterproofing abilities. Image by Peter Sobolev (via Shutterstock).

Corriboard: what is corriboard may you ask? In a nutshell, it is a plastic version of corrugated cardboard. Corrugated plastic. It is made of recyclable polypropylene which makes the material good for one time use. It also comes under a few other trade names; for example: Polyflute, Coroplast, FlutePlast, IntePro, Proplex, Correx, Twinplast, Corriflute or Corflute.

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