Monthly Archives: May 2014

CNC Cut Perspex Lettering for Sheffield Estate Agent Shop Sign

Image Sign Studio regularly design and manufacture shop signs for all sorts of businesses all over the area. We were asked to make the shop signs for the Sheffield based independent estates agents Whitehornes, who have recently a acquired a new premises at Banner Cross. They also have a  branch on Chesterfield road.

Whitehornes were looking to create a professional image with their signage that would project the image of quality through their new shop signs. Aluminium back boards in blue were used as a backdrop to the lettering, keeping in line with their branding and creating a flawless surface upon which to mount the letters.

CNC Routered Letters in White Perspex

The letters for the Whitehornes shop sign were cut from white Perspex using our very own, in house CNC routeing machine. This machine allows us to cut complex shapes with perfect accuracy from a wide variety of materials. It really is amazing technology, as it gives an incredibly flawless finish to all types of business signage. The 3kW spindle means it can fly through materials with ease, especially Perspex.

The white Perspex letters were then mounted onto the blue aluminium backboard using studs so that they stand proud, raising them slightly to create a 3D effect. The sign was then illuminated using LED trough lights for maximum impact.

PVC Digitally Printed Banner

We were also asked to produce a banner which has been hung vertically above the shop sign. All our banners come finished with quality hems and eyelets so that they can be hung from buildings and ceilings, and can be securely attached to fences and poles too. This banner is made from PVC which has been digitally printed using UV stable ink in order to prevent fading when exposed to sunlight.

We also fabricated brackets to fit on the side of the building which the printed banner has been attached to using eyelets. Printed banners like this one are great for additional signage as they are very durable and hardwearing. This makes them suitable for outdoor use such as on the outside of buildings like this one.

For digitally printed banners and shop signs for your business in Sheffield, contact Image Sign Studio. Give us a call on 0114 261 7617 to chat with our friendly team, who will be more than happy to talk you through the options.

Swann Morton Providers Follow Bear Grylls Knife Thoughts

At the start of the month; the Chief Scout of the Scouting Association – Bear Grylls – caused huge controversy in the national press with some typically outspoken comments; telling the Radio Times that parents should be teaching children “how to embrace and manage risk”; and that children should be encouraged to use knives.

Grylls current project is the Channel 4 programme ‘The Island’; a reality TV show which sees 13 men stranded on a desert island in order for them to learn about manhood. He has also enjoyed massive global success with his hit TV survival show ‘Bear Gryyls: Born Survivor’. His latest comments have come in the wake of promotion for ‘The Island’, and have caused quite a stir; with both The Independent and Telegraph running the story.

He is a celebrator of the outdoors; and has dedicated his whole life to promoting activities that involve it and encouraging the world to embrace their animalistic side. He has been a huge success, and given his current position with the Scout’s; and his popularity on television; it is understandable that his comments pick up so much press.

The recent comments from Grylls included his suggestion that encouraging kids to play with knives could be ‘empowering’ if done in the correct surroundings: “Sometimes in life we get cut,” he said. “My six-year-old recently cut himself on a knife, and came in with blood pouring everywhere, but, you know what? He’s not cut himself again. He learned how to handle a knife.”

This has been considered by a lot of the media to be an insensitive view on the issue of allowing children to possess knives. Grylls has also said, however, that it is essential that knives are treated with the utmost respect and that children are taught how to use them properly: “When I say to budding adventurers, ‘Listen – a blunt penknife is a dangerous knife. Make sure it’s really sharp’ – the kids’ faces light up. Like all kids, they want a mega-sharp penknife – great, but teach them to respect it and use it properly,” he said.

Swann Morton Knife Providers

The topic is certainly up for debate; but we at Knife Point are glad to simply stick to delivering the best possible knives for both new and existing customers. As a company; we deliver both our own specifically-tailored knife blades; and also branded knives from established industry businesses such as Swann Morton.

The key is our experience. We have been leaders of knife production in the industry for decades; and we work tirelessly to deliver only the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We achieve this through the application of our time and dedication; ensuring that customers come to us for their knife needs time and time again.

Trimming Knife Blades Manufacturer Looks to History

We at Knife-Point Sheffield are always interested in knife manufacture-related news stories. We have over 30 years of experience in the industry – with historical roots stretching back decades. This influences our fascination with this field of industry; and when we came across this story we found it to be of particular interest.

A historic piece of WW1 memorabilia was stolen between 10am and 1.15pm on Monday 5th May; from a Canvey museum in Western Esplanade. The item is a trench knife or trench dagger; which was taken from a display case within the museum.

Over Bank Holiday Weekend

It is estimated that the incident took place over the most recent Bank Holiday weekend, on the Monday. The knife is thought to have been stolen as members of the public were shown around the museum by volunteers. Allan Reed – a volunteer at the museum – was quick to play up the significance of the theft.

PC Lisa-Ann Gore informed The Enquirer, Essex: “The museum would like to get the piece back as it is very important to them. It is also a weapon and we would like to get it back in safe hands. I would urge anyone with any information to contact me as soon as possible.”

Anyone who may have found themselves being offered the item for sale; or anybody who may have information are being directed to PC Gore at Essex Police. Items such as the knife thought to have been stolen can be extremely valuable; with WW1 memorabilia considered to be of huge importance within the history of product design.

Historical Product Design

The piece is an example of historical product design; and was sure to have had considerable emphasis placed on its design and manufacture. This will have been done through hard work and dedication – two qualities that we ourselves at Knife-Point apply to any product that we manufacture and deliver. We always provide only the highest quality of service for our customers – both new and existing. As a result; when any final products – for example our trimming knife blades – are sent out to our customers; we know they will be left happy in the long term.

Our unique selling points are our high quality products, excellent service, rapid deliveries and competitive pricing. We always look to keep our customers; and do the most we can to keep them satisfied. You can visit our website at ; to view a number of our products.