On Trend Wedding Décor

Giant Light Up Letters Hire

Giant Light Up Letters Hire

It’s the finer details that really bring a wedding together, the décor you choose will help to set the tone and shape your event. Planning a wedding is a big undertaking, that’s why we are here to help you with some wedding ideas. Below are some of the latest trends that are the perfect addition to any wedding. Brighten the day and give the photos of your special day an edge with these gorgeous props.

Light Up Your Day

Make a big statement and add some wow factor with incredible lit up letters. The 5ft LED letters provide a visual centrepiece and a breathtaking feature to your wedding. This trend is fast becoming an integral part of many weddings, most commonly couples want to keep it simple with the word “LOVE” illuminating their special day. You can choose to have the words MR & MRS / MR & MR / MRS & MRS too. Whatever design you choose, there is no doubt these letters will add a spectacular backdrop to your reception and will illuminate your venue.

Giant wedding letters hire is available from Fun 4 Hire, these letters are excellent quality and made from steel with built in LED lights to set the romantic mood. When looking for giant letters hire near you, beware of cheap MDF imitations of these beautiful letters.

Dance the Night Away

Want to bring some life and party spirit to the reception? An LED dancefloor can get your guests up and moving all night long while the lights of the dancefloor sparkle underfoot. This is an elegant and appealing approach to the dancefloor, one of the key features of any wedding. The lights of the floor twinkle like stars on the clearest night, giving you a romantic and intimate setting that will leave your guests in awe and ready to dance. Dancefloor hire allows you an affordable and easy way to add that little bit extra to your day.

Why Lighting is So Important

Lighting is an incredibly important aspect of wedding planning. The lighting can be stylistic and is essential for bringing ambiance to your special day. In addition to the main lighting scheme, you can use props to provide soft lighting without the need for obvious and unsightly lighting instruments. Adding your own take on the lighting can help to make the day yours and will bring some magic to your photographs.

The wedding ideas above (LED dance floor and giant LED letters) are both ways to add some mood lighting to your wedding while keeping the style and romance on point. When looking for ways to add lighting to your wedding without being to over the top, these props provide the perfect opportunity. The best part of all is that dance floor hire and giant letters hire are affordable options that’ll add so much to your day. Even when the lights go down the dance floor will be inviting and the specially chosen lettering will be glowing.

For more information on giant light up letters hire, call Fun 4 Hire on 07903 973 963 or visit their website at www.fun4hire.net

 

 

The Perfect Wedding Dance floor

The Perfect Wedding Dance floor

The Perfect Wedding Dance floor

Are you looking to add an extra sparkle to your wedding day? If you are hoping your guests will get up to dance and enjoy the happiest day of your life by your side, take a look at hiring an LED dance floor for the occasion. Weddings take a lot of time and effort to organize so take some of the stress away by letting us handle the dance floor. There’s no doubt that the dance floor is an essential part of the party and dance floor hire with Fun4Hire makes it even easier to guarantee a great dance will be had by all.

What is an LED dancefloor?

Perfect for weddings and events, an LED dancefloor is a fun and easy to fit portable dancefloor that twinkles with star lights. It creates a romantic atmosphere and the perfect area for dancing, no matter what the size of the venue. These dancefloors are low maintenance, quick and easy to install and look divine. They add a modern, stylish and inviting twist that people absolutely love.

Why choose LED dancefloor hire?

Hiring a dance floor is an affordable way to ensure your special day has a clean, appealing and eye-catching space for your first dance and for your guests to enjoy. The first dance is such a special and intimate moment, why not use the romance of stars underfoot to bring even more magic? This dance floor gives a beautiful effect for you wedding photos and can be enjoyed day and night. Dance floor rental is incredibly popular as it is easy, stress free and completely customizable. You choose what you like and what best suits your occasion and Fun4Hire will deliver it to you, it’s as simple as that.

Benefits

Dancefloor rental easily transforms any space into a sleek, stylish and wedding-ready venue. It’s become one of the latest wedding trends for a reason and all you have to do is glance at photos of a wedding with an LED dance floor to see why so many brides are over the moon dancing amongst the stars.

  • The versatility of the LED dance floor hire is incredible, the dance floor is made up of tiles which are secured together meaning you could use them to create a gorgeous walkway or dance floor. You can create the perfect dance floor to suit any space.
  • The tiles lock into place, are durable and very easy to clean so no shoes or spillages will damage the dance floor.
  • Creates a fun environment where the dance floor becomes a centrepiece and encourages the party.
  • Perfect for photographs – the effect the LED dance floor brings to wedding photographs is stunning. Couple even decide to place the wedding cake in the centre of the dance floor purely for the gorgeous photo opportunity the dance floor creates.

Of course, these dance floors are ideal for any event. If you’d like more information or you’d like to book LED dance floor hire for you wedding simply contact Fun4Hire today on 07903 973 963 or via their website www.fun4hire.net. The team are more than happy to discuss the dance floor options with you and can deliver items across Yorkshire and beyond.

Sheffield Skip Hire’s Pledge for the Planet – Recycling Waste

Sheffield skip hire & Rotherham skip hire

Sheffield skip hire & Rotherham skip hireSheffield skip hire

Sheffield Skip Hire’s Pledge for the Planet – Recycling Waste 

At Sheffield Skip Hire Skip Hire they’re passionate about doing their best, not only for their customers but also for their community and the Earth. They do this by making recycling a top priority, in fact if you hire a skip with them you don’t need to spend time separating the waste or worrying about where the rubbish will end up. Back in 2006, their state-of-the-art recycling centre opened allowing them to efficiently ensure they recycle as much of the waste as possible.

Their team care about the environment and are committed to doing what they can to keep the world clean. They pride themselves on the quality of the service they provide and ensure this continues even after they’ve taken the full skip away, so rest assured knowing that all of the waste is dealt with in a legal and environmentally friendly way.

They recycle to help:

Lessen pollution – recycling and reusing materials is a great way to reduce pollution by avoiding new products being unnecessarily created.

Avoid landfills – By recycling they can reduce the amount of waste that is going into landfill. Landfill is very damaging to the environment and wildlife so if the waste doesn’t have to go to landfill they make sure it won’t.

Reduce costs – When you consider recycling from a financial standpoint, it costs considerably less to repurpose materials than to create products from new materials. Large scale recycling = big savings for businesses. If landfills continue to increase in size then communities will be taxed more in order to cover the fines and landfill taxes associated with exceeding landfill allowances. I’m sure you’d agree this is something we’d all like to avoid so choose a responsible skip hire company to help meet your skip needs. A responsible skip hire company does not mean an expensive skip hire company – take a look at www.sheffieldskiphire.co.uk for their competitive skip hire prices.

Why are they so passionate about recycling the waste they receive?

With waste, and the way it is being disposed of, causing problems around the globe they are committed to leading by example at Sheffield Skip Hire. Reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill is a priority, DEFRA reported that, in 2016, 45.2% of household waste was recycled and outlined the 2020 target as 50% or more. Despite their cheap skip hire they don’t skimp on quality, efficiency or responsibility and that is why they recycle a huge 93% of the waste that comes to us.

If you’re looking for Sheffield skip hire or Rotherham skip hire, Sheffield Skip Hire offer easy, stress-free booking on-line or by phone and always ensure their customers are happy with the care and services received.  Not sure about what skip you need? Take a look at their on-line hire guide where they answer the most frequently asked questions.

What is a backlit sign?

What is a backlit sign?

What is a backlit sign?

An important consideration for any business, event or promotional drive should be signage. Signs can be used to not only help spread your message but also attract customers and set yourself apart from your competition. Investing in a sign is a significant step towards reinforcing your brand but it is not surprising that many businesses aren’t sure where to start when deciding on a sign that suits them. If you’re asking yourself what kind of sign is best for your business then we can help. There are various formats available in order to ensure you can create the eye-catching impact desired in every circumstance, but today we are going to focus on just one: the backlit sign.

One of the most popular sign types (and one that we absolutely love) is the backlit sign. Ultimately, these are signs that are illuminated using a light source behind the design in order to draw peoples eye and spread the desired message loud and clear. The backlit sign is highly versatile and works in your favour around the clock, something many signs are unable to do after sunset which results in your business losing out on valuable marketing time.

backlit sign is great for use both inside and outside and are often seen in shopping centres, airports, bus stops and building signage. There are many benefits to choosing a backlit sign including:

  • Increased visibility at night
  • Clear and easy to read – even from afar
  • Colourful and eye-catching
  • Stand out from the crowd
  • Perfect for promoting your business or message

The sign is created with a light source behind and the printed graphic over the top. LED lights are most commonly used as the light source due to their effectiveness. On top of this, they are also incredibly energy efficient; the LED lights provide an impressive level of brightness while using small amounts of energy, this makes them an excellent choice for businesses of all sizes. Your design will not only stand out but will also be full of detail and clarity. The back lighting even helps your sign design to appear enhanced.

Printing backlit signs is becoming more and more versatile thanks to the technology available today and this means you can literally create exactly the kind of sign you require without breaking the bank to afford it. The combination of the durability and the eye-catching vividness of backlit signs plays a vital part in their ever-increasing popularity.

If you have an idea in mind for a backlit sign, contact Image Sign Studio today for professional, high quality and carefully designed signs that will help you spread your message in a loud, clear and refined way.  We operate in the Sheffield and Rotherham areas and pride ourselves on helping businesses realize their creative goals.

For more information on Backlit Signs, get in touch

4 Ways Your Business Can Make a Great First Impression

4 Ways Your Business Can Make a Great First Impression

4 Ways Your Business Can Make a Great First Impression

First impressions count. We all know it and we are all guilty of making split second judgements. We judge books by their covers and businesses by their signs, it happens and that is why we want to help your business make a great first impression. Positive customer experience brings with it; more sales, increased customer loyalty and the further building of your brand. If you’re in the Sheffield or Rotherham areas, Image Sign Studio can help your new customers feel welcome and satisfied from the get go (making them much more likely to come back to your business time and time again!).

Read on to discover 4 key ways your business can make a great first impression:

1. Have an outdoor sign that is easy to read and can be seen from a distance

This allows you to attract customers who are passing by and lets them know that your business is close, however there is more to attracting customers than just ‘putting up a sign’. In order for the potential customer to want to use your business the sign needs to be aesthetically pleasing, easy to see from a distance and easy to read. Stylish simplicity is often most effective.

2. Use lighting to give your business 24-hour advertising

By lighting up your business signage you attract peoples eye no matter what time of day it is. This complete visibility gives you a huge advantage over your competitors, but it is very important you keep your signs well maintained. There is nothing more off putting for a potential customer than seeing an old, broken or half lit business sign. In order to reap the rewards, you need to keep your signs looking smart. Lit sign options include a backlit sign, lightbox sign, LED sign and using fret cut illuminated letters.

3. Be welcoming

A customer’s experience begins as soon as they hear about your business. Maybe they have been online and visited your website, maybe they were driving in the area and saw one of your signs – whatever way they found you, you need to make sure the experience is top notch from the start… Is your website clear? Are the contact details easy to find? Is your business sign clear and easy to read? Does the customer feel welcome at the door? Think about these things. What does your customer see when they are about to enter your business? Your customer doesn’t want to walk into a shop with big stickers on the door saying “NO” maybe you have door signs saying “NO DOGS” or “NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED”, this can give off a negative vibe early on so you may try to make the first impression better by simply changing the signs. Maybe you could use signs that say, “Come in, we’re open!” or “Yes we accept credit cards” to make customers feel welcome.

4. Make sure the entrance is obvious

By having a well-designed sign at your entrance, you can not only give clear direction to your shop but you also make a fantastic first impression. Your sales revenue could increase by close to 5% just from the use of one powerful sign. Your signs are all about first impressions and guiding potential customers to your door. By using signs to their full potential, you allow a customer to feel confident in your business and product before they’ve even stepped in the door. Always make sure your sign is easy to read for the best impact – there are many different material and lettering options available so find one that makes your message pop: your sign letters could be acrylic, flat cut, aluminium or perspex.

Find out more

For more information about getting a new sign for your business from Image Sign Studio – including backlit signs – give them a call on 0114 261 7617 or contact us through their contact page 

Funky & Fun Wedding Ideas for 2018

Funky & Fun Wedding Ideas for 2018

Funky & Fun Wedding Ideas for 2018

The biggest day of your life is on the horizon and it needs to be picture perfect. With so much to organize and book it’s easy to overlook some of the finer details, which is why we’ve put our favourite fun wedding ideas together in one place. These details may seem small on paper but they will help you to make your wedding day truly unforgettable.

Mr & Mrs Giant Letters

Elegant and beautifully lit giant letters can be used as a stunning focal piece for your special day. These large letters stand at 5 feet tall and create a fun vibe that your guests will L O V E. This is super creative and will give your wedding photos an amazing edge. The quality of your signs is essential, avoid cheap MDF imitations as these will lack the WOW factor desired. Fun4Hire Giant Letters are made from high quality steel fabricated in the UK so high quality and class is guaranteed.

You can choose from a range of designs to create the look you want with available options including:

  • MR & MRS
  • MR & MR
  • MRS & MRS
  • LOVE

See the fun4hire website page on Mr & Mrs giant letters for more information

LED Dance floor

LED DANCEFLOOR for hire

LED DANCEFLOOR for hire

We don’t know about you but we hate an empty dance floor! You can make the dance floor the place to be using our innovative LED design. Transform the day by adding a special starlight sparkle with our strong, low maintenance and easy to install LED dancefloor for weddings. The maximum floor size is 16ft x 16ft square giving you and all of your guests more than enough space to dance the night away.

See the fun4hire website page on dance floor renatal for more information

Photo booth

Add a fun, memorable and entertaining aspect to your wedding day by including a photo booth full of amusing props that will keep everyone laughing. This is a really great way to break the ice and to capture special moments in a lighthearted and enjoyable way. Our photo booth provides excellent quality photos in flattering lighting with creative backdrops. The best part is you can enjoy your wedding day without worrying about the booth working properly as one of our fun4hire attendants will be there to encourage guests to snap some pics and make sure everything runs smoothly.

See the fun4hire website page on Photobooths for hire for more information

These are just a few of our favourite wedding fun ideas for you and your guests to enjoy.

Whether you choose to include funky giant letters, dance floor rental or a photo booth to give your special day that extra oomph contact Fun4Hire on 07903 973 963 for high quality products, excellent service and competitive prices.

The Shop Signs Manufacturer with a Difference

The Most Popular Business, Shop Signs, and Letter Types

The Most Popular Business, Shop Signs, and Letter Types

Image Sign Studio design and manufacturer the highest quality shop signs here in their Sheffield workshop. They manufacture a huge range of type of shop signs & business signs to suit every business from high-street shops to warehouses – in fact They’re still to find a job they can’t do! However, it’s always useful to have a list of our their popular shop sign types – you never know when you’ll be in the market

Image Sign Studio’s Most Popular Business, Shop Signs, and Letter Types

  • Fret cut signage – fret cut signage, also sometimes known as fret cut lettering or computer cut lettering, is where the letters and images are cut from a sheet of material usually using a CNC router or laser cutting machine
  • Aluminium tray sign – aluminium tray signage is where the business or shop sign is cut from or attached to an aluminium tray. The fixings are usually hidden, and the sign stands proud from the wall
  • Backlit sign – our signs can be easily backlit, usually using LEDs, to create a slick and modern looking sign. In other words, the sign is placed in front of a light-source. The light can either create a ‘floating’ effect or can shine through translucent areas to make the sign more visible at night.
  • Fret cut illuminated signs – fret cut illuminated signs are often made from aluminium panels. They often comprise of front and back trays which can be any colour and usually used when illumination is required. Great to create a lit 3D effect
  • Acrylic letters, flat cut letters, sign letters, acrylic cut out letters and aluminium letters – these letter types are created in our workshop and used for many purposes including in conjunction with the other types of signs
  • Perspex letters signage – letters cut in our workshop usually using a CNC router are used to create this popular and cost-effective signage. Good for back-lit or internally lit signage such as aluminium composite tray or aluminium tray sign
  • CNC signs – CNC signs are cut from material using a CNC router which is computer controlled. As such, these signs can be intricate and use images as well as standard letters
  • Light box sign – a lightbox sign is a type of illuminated sign using a frame and lighting source
  • Directional signage – this type of signage is used everywhere from shops and warehouses to schools and hospitals. It’s designed to be practical and clear giving people instructions and showing the way
  • Sign tray – a sign tray is used very commonly in shop signs and business signage and can be made from a wide range of materials. Often backlit or internally lit, this type of sign is a very popular choice for many businesses
  • Aluminium composite sign tray – similar to the aluminium tray sign, this sign is made from composite material and can be used for many purposes
  • Dibond signs – dibond signs are most commonly used when strength is an important factor. These signs provide resistance to physical impact and heat and are most commonly used for shop signs, wall signs, information and directional signage.

Find Out More About Our Different Types of Business Signage and Shop Signs

Get in touch with image Sign Studio today through their contact page or call them directly on 0114 261 7617 for more information on their range of shop signs, business signage and manufacturing workshop

 

360 Virtual View - 3D Virtual Tours, 360-Degree Photography, and VR Experiences for your business

3D Virtual Tours, 360-Degree Photography, and VR Experiences for your business

Virtual tours are an amazing asset to many businesses and organisations including:

  • tourist attractions
  • stately homes
  • estate agents
  • letting agents
  • renters
  • cultural spaces
  • restaurants
  • hotels
  • and more!

However, in the current economic climate, getting the competitive advantage over your competitors is vital.

Below are 4 Ways a Virtual Tour Can Benefit Your Business

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A virtual tour is an immersive & interactive experience that allows on-line visitors to see inside your property without taking a single step outside of their home. Your potential customers can see inside your business in a virtual reality environment giving them a detailed look at the quality of your establishment and increasing the likelihood they will visit – it really is the next best thing to actually being there!

Here are 4 ways a virtual tour can benefit your business:

Generate more interest & excitement

Your potential customers get a glimpse into your business, it’s a new level of interaction that shows impressive effectiveness. The majority of people check out a business on-line before deciding whether or not to visit in person – you do it, I do it, almost all of us do it so let’s benefit from it!

Traditional photographs make it very difficult to see the real size and appearance of your property, it can appear very underwhelming even when your establishment is spectacular. That’s where the virtual tour comes in – people get to feel as though they’ve been in and seen how great it is for themselves before actually committing to physically going. A recent Google study found customers are considerably more likely to book a reservation if they see a virtual tour of the place first. This increased online activity and engagement generates more interest and brings more footfall traffic to your business.

Get the edge over your competitors

For some potential customers, a virtual tour is the deciding factor when choosing between competing businesses. People enjoy the experience of taking a virtual tour, it keeps them on your website for a lot longer than usual (an average of 40% longer), increases interactions as the customer will be clicking through products and photos on your site and it gives your potential customer the confidence to decide which business to choose. You can also incorporate your tour into your website, social media platforms and Google Business View too so you are likely to experience increased online traffic which will help to organically boost your Google rankings.

Increases business revenue

A virtual tour can increase your business revenue in multiple ways, the best thing about it is once it’s online you don’t have to think about it again. Time after time new customers will take your virtual tour, so while you focus on other things:

  • Your website will be viewed more frequently
  • Visitors will spend more time browsing your site
  • Your business is available to ‘see’ 24/7
  • Increased sales in less time
  • Potential customers are well informed on your services & more confident in decision making

Businesses in every industry are realizing the untapped potential that a virtual tour brings. Whether you have a beautiful stately home or a bustling restaurant the modern, dynamic visuals of a virtual tour could be your answer for increased interaction, interest and sales.

Get your business on Google Street View

Ever wondered how those other businesses get on Google Street View? Now you know! With every virtual tour that 360 Virtual View provide, and as a Google partner, 360 Virtual View can also put you onto Google Street view. Here’s how that will benefit you:

  • Trust – build trust with your potential customers by putting a ‘face’ to your business name. These days, anyone can go on the internet and say virtually ‘anything’ they want so adding a virtual tour to Street View will demonstrate you are who you say you are
  • Influence the research – according to Forbes, retailers state that 82% of new customers research online before visiting a physical premises. By allowing these potential customers to see inside before they decide, you’re influencing their decision – not to mention helping them to pre-qualify themselves first saving everyone time!
  • Humanise to connect – humanising your business puts a ‘human’ face to your name, showing your potential customers something they ‘recognise’ which will allow them to relate to you in advance. A virtual tour is a great way to do this!
  • Help customers make informed decisions – customers have a lot of questions before they visit – for example about parking or what the area looks like – so you’ll be helping them find the answers they need
  • Passive marketing – help your customers come and find you.
  • convenience – Google’s Street View works on any platform, even on the go, so your potential customers can find you and ‘check you out’ when it’s convenient for them, whether that’s at the bus stop, in bed, on holiday, or even over a cup of tea in the morning before work

However, timing is important!

There are many factors influencing your virtual tour so get in touch today to find out more and get prices. Call 360 Virtual View today on 0114 383 0711 or email info@360virtualview.co.uk

Aluminium Tray Cut to Fret Cut Signage - 4 Ways Your Business Can Make a Great First Impression

Aluminium Tray Cut to Fret Cut Signage – 4 Ways Your Business Can Make a Great First Impression

Read on to discover 4 key ways your business can make a great first impression:

Have an outdoor sign that is easy to read and can be seen from a distance

This allows you to attract customers who are passing by and lets them know that your business is close, however there is more to attracting customers than just ‘putting up a sign’. In order for the potential customer to want to use your business the sign needs to be aesthetically pleasing, easy to see from a distance and easy to read such as aluminium tray sign Stylish simplicity is often most effective.

Use lighting to give your business 24-hour advertising

By lighting up your business signage you attract peoples eye no matter what time of day it is. This complete visibility gives you a huge advantage over your competitors, but it is very important you keep your signs well maintained. There is nothing more off putting for a potential customer than seeing an old, broken or half lit business sign. In order to reap the rewards, you need to keep your signs looking smart. Lit sign options include a backlit sign, lightbox sign, LED sign and using fret cut illuminated letters.

Be welcoming

A customer’s experience begins as soon as they hear about your business. Maybe they have been online and visited your website, maybe they were driving in the area and saw one of your signs – whatever way they found you, you need to make sure the experience is top notch from the start… Is your website clear? Are the contact details easy to find? Is your business sign clear and easy to read? Does the customer feel welcome at the door? Think about these things. What does your customer see when they are about to enter your business? Your customer doesn’t want to walk into a shop with big stickers on the door saying “NO” maybe you have door signs saying “NO DOGS” or “NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED”, this can give off a negative vibe early on so you may try to make the first impression better by simply changing the signs. Maybe you could use signs that say, “Come in, we’re open!” or “Yes we accept credit cards” to make customers feel welcome.

Make sure the entrance is obvious

By having a well-designed sign at your entrance, you can not only give clear direction to your shop but you also make a fantastic first impression. Your sales revenue could increase by close to 5% just from the use of one powerful sign. Your signs are all about first impressions and guiding potential customers to your door. By using signs to their full potential, you allow a customer to feel confident in your business and product before they’ve even stepped in the door. Always make sure your sign is easy to read for the best impact – there are many different material and lettering options available so find one that makes your message pop: your sign letters could be acrylic, flat cut, aluminium tray sign or perspex.

Get in touch today to get a quote for your Aluminium Tray Cut Signs on 0114 261 7617

fret cut lettering manufacturer

Sheffield Sign Manufacturer Stands Out with Fret Cut Lettering

Promotion and marketing are incredible powerful when done properly but when corners are cut and things are skimped on it quickly becomes costly and ineffective. To avoid you throwing your money down the drain we want to take you back to basics for a second. It’s all well and good having your team working off the latest cloud technology but if your business signage is old, worn or damaged you are guaranteed to be losing out on potential customers on a daily basis. To help you, we’ve outlined some key ways you can enhance your business using signage. If you’re in the Sheffield or Rotherham areas and anything from want tailor-made signs to Fret Cut Lettering signage designing and manufacturing to enhance your business, contact Image Sign Studio on 0114261 7617.

Read on to discover how good quality signage enhances your business:

Increased visibility

Signs allow you to reach potential customers no matter what time of day. If your customer has seen your sign they will become familiar with your logo and your business making them more likely to use your services when they need something. Signs help to boost your brand so make sure your signs are easy to read and reflect your message/ product.

Signs bring people to you

A great sign will attract passersby to your shop, people you’ve never met but are interested in your product. Just simply seeing a sign for your business could lead to someone who’s never heard of your business before to come and make an impulse purchase. Without the sign to grab the persons attention in the first place, you could miss out on a lot of potential customers.

Around the clock advertising

By purchasing a good quality sign, you have invested in 24/7 advertising for your business. A sign does its job regardless of opening times, weather conditions or the time of day. Your sign has an ongoing impact as it is always advertising for you. You can choose to invest in backlit, illuminated or light box signage to make your sign stand out at night too. There are many different styles and types of sign available, so you’re bound to find one that suits your business image.

Gives you an edge over the competition

A great sign helps to draw people’s attention to your business. It makes you stand out over your competitors and people will remember your sign which will cause your business to seem more familiar. Great looking business signage such as fret cut lettering will raise awareness of your brand, bridge the gap between your online and physical presence and bring people to your door with clever and strategic marketing.

As you can see, there are many different reasons your business may want to invest in new, tailor made signage and Image Sign Studio offer a range of options, materials and designs to ensure they create the most effective and eye-catching sign for your business. They offer signs for every situation and have everything from fret cut signage to aluminium tray signs, from directional to CNC and dibond signs, whatever you need they have it so don’t hesitate to contact them today on 0114 261 7617

Skip Hire for Garden Waste

Sheffield & Rotherham skip hire

Sheffield & Rotherham skip hire

There’s nothing better than working in the garden on a warm, sunny day; however, the one dismay people have is dealing with the waste produced during a garden clear out or D.I.Y project. Whether you are a commercial gardener, a green fingered allotment or home owner, or you’re just tackling a long-awaited back garden project – Sheffield Skip Hire skip hire can help make things a lot easier to tackle. Our garden waste skip hire is designed to simplify your project by allowing us to take care of the waste for you… That’s right, say goodbye to countless trips to the local tip!

Benefits of Skip Hire for your Project

People tend to shy away from hiring skips due to their traditionally large size, the need for permits and the concern that you cannot put all kinds of waste in skips. When you hire a low-volume skip from us you can forget all these worries as:

  • The 3 tonne skip is much smaller than the commercial skips making them perfect for homeowner use. Here at Sheffield Skip Hire we provide skips of all sizes to suit all needs, we can offer advice if you’re not sure which skip is best for your project.
  • We can take care of organizing the permits for you.
  • No more continuous trips to the dump with car-loads of plant waste!
  • A 3 tonne skip can hold approximately 15-20 black sacks worth of waste making it ideal for smaller projects.
  • In our skips, you can dispose of all the common forms of waste found during garden D.I.Y projects including:
    • Organic waste; soil, grass, plants.
    • Wood
    • Domestic waste
    • Rubble (building/ foundation)
    • Plastics
    • Metal

If you are concerned about what waste cannot be put into a skip, contact us or take a look at our online skip hire guide for further advice. With Sheffield Skip Hire skip hire, you can save yourself a lot of time and frustration and you can rest assured knowing the waste is properly and appropriately disposed of. Did you know we recycle 93% of the waste we collect?

Larger Skips Available

We also have larger skips which are perfect for bigger projects or commercial use for gardening, landscaping and construction projects. This is the perfect skip hire for gardeners and landscaper alike, to get great skip hire based on the needs of your project, don’t hesitate to contact Sheffield Skip Hire today.

Affordable, Time Saving Solution

Organic waste skip hire is an affordable solution that will give you many benefits, the exact cost of hiring one of these skips depends on your project requirements, length of hire etc. but we pride ourselves on providing excellent service at the lowest prices possible.

As you can see, a 3 tonne skip could be the perfect solution for your gardening or D.I.Y project. If you are in the Sheffield or Rotherham areas, head over to www.sheffieldskiphire.co.uk to book a skip to suit your needs.

Spotlight on Heavy Duty Lifting Equipment

Cars, vans, lorries, buses, tractors, fork-lifts and other motorised vehicles are often essential for many businesses, meaning that, if something goes wrong, they’ll then need fixing quickly which is where heavy duty lifting comes in. Accessing the underneath of these types of vehicles can be difficult and often dangerous unless done using specialist equipment. Examples of maintenance and lifting equipment for heavy duty vehicles include mobile column lifts for standard vehicles, Mobile column lifts for forklift trucks, Mobile column lifts for special vehicles, semi-scissor lift, parallelogram lifts, vehicle jacks, multipurpose jacks (vehicle and transmission jacks), floor transmission jacks, hydropneumatic jacks, platform lifts, heavy duty trucks lift, king pin presses, workshop cranes, workshop presses, hydraulic wheel dollies, and  stands and trestles.

For example, the image above illustrates a heavy duty electro-hydraulic lift with vertical lifting, no base-frame, clear access between platforms and unobstructed access from side to side. Ideal for maintenance of HGVs, coaches and buses up to 35 tonnes. These platforms are built strongly and provide great stability, safe operation and good ongoing reliability.

A good example of a manufacturer of this type of lifting equipment is Sefac. Created in 1884, Sefac launched its Heavy Duty Lifting activity in 1971. Through its dedicated employees, Sefac has always demonstrated inventiveness, professionalism and commitment to technology and safety that has enabled it to reach an unmatched status in this field and to win credibility as a specialist Lift manufacturer. Here’s what they say about their ‘road’ product range: “The product range designed for road going vehicles is the result of nearly 45 years research and development. As a specialist manufacturer of vehicle hoisting, Sefac offers a large variety of equipment that can be used around your vehicle lifts. This range includes stands and trestles but also transmission jacks, hydraulic wheel dollies and cleaning equipment. From bus lifting solutions to vehicle stands, all Sefac products are dedicated to heavy duty workshops. Our R&D Department is working hard to make lifting for vehicles easier. Some products, like the S3 mobile column lifts, are thus a concentrate of technology and have been the origin of numerous patents.”

 

Image Sign Studio going from strength to strength

Sheffield shop sign manufacturerFirst impressions are everything, the first thing a prospective customer is going to see when approaching your business is your signage. You can distinguish a lot about a business by the quality of the sign that proudly holds their name. We are firm believers in quality and, as such, we are committed to manufacturing a range of high-grade shop signs and commercial signs in-house.

With our base in Sheffield we have the perfect scope to provide our range of products not only locally, around Rotherham and South Yorkshire but also UK-wide. We offer a full service including signage design, manufacturing and installation meaning we can work together to create the perfect sign to reflect your business. It is important to remember that a sign will work for you 24/7, forever promoting your business and what you have to offer. You want a sign that accurately portrays your business and that is why we are so passionate about getting it right every time.

We offer shop signs and commercial signs for all requirements. Our popular signs include:

  • Aluminium Composite Sign Trays – these are very popular, lightweight and cost effective. A sign tray is very versatile meaning they can be used for various applications.
  • Fret cut illuminated signs – fret cut signage is when we cut the logo or text to add an extra dimension to your sign. We can add lighting to enhance the depth and draw peoples eye to your sign.
  • Backlit sign – this brings a 3-dimensional effect, a backlit sign tends to be more visually exciting and interesting.
  • Aluminium tray sign – this sign is lightweight but strong, durable and stylish.
    We have a wide range of sign options available including but not limited to; directional signage, light box signs, CNC signs and dibond signs.

At Image Sign Studio, our signage specialists will be able to create exactly what you are looking for. We pay attention to every detail, for example sign letters, to help create different looks and effects for our signs we offer a variety of lettering. Maybe your sign will look better with acrylic letters or flat cut letters or maybe the letters need to ‘pop’ more so acrylic cut out letters, aluminium letters or perspex letters signage may work better. We look out for these things so you don’t have to and we are more than happy to discuss the options with you to help you decide which lettering will work best with your design. Every one of our products is manufactured in-house which means we can make it exactly as you need it without outsourcing or adapting your ideas.

If your business needs a sign, we are here to help you. There are many aesthetic and logistical design decisions that need to be made when choosing a sign and should they be overlooked, you risk losing a worthwhile business investment. Thanks to our on-site manufacturing we are able to make high quality, individually tailored signs that give back to their businesses time and time again. No matter how big or small your signage needs, contact Image Sign Studio for more information.

Call Image Sign Studio on 0114 261 7617 or visit www.imagesignstudio.com

Bollore’s Investment in Africa

I saw a very interesting presentation recently about investing in Africa. According to the CFA Institute, ‘Africa’s remarkable economic growth during the past decade was based on sustainable drivers of performance, including a transformation in leadership and abundant natural resources. Opportunities to profit exist in infrastructure and robust demand for consumer goods and services from a growing middle class. Challenges to investing in Africa remain, but investors who can overcome the challenges will find superior investment prospects.’

Also, according to the World Economic Forum, ‘the conversation about Africa is shifting from one of “deficits” and “gaps” to one about opportunities, prospects, ventures and creativity. That’s not news to companies that have paid close attention to the continent and invested there. The fast-growing youth population, the urbanization expected to drive over 50% of Africans to cities by 2050, and Africa’s formalizing economy are all well known. These trends and other developments have driven a half century or more of growth in Africa, and will continue to do so.’

Unfortunately for me, I’m not really in a position to invest anything meaningful in a whole continent. However, if I were in a position to invest, I think I could do a lot worse than invests in Bollore Transport and Logistics. According to their website, they’re one of the world top 10 leading transport and international logistics company with presence in 105 countries around the world including a large presence in Africa. Their business activities – including port, rail, transport and logistics and storage and distribution of petroleum products – have come together to be part of the single brand, Bolloré Transport & Logistics. Apparently, this grouping will enable them to offer their clients a global supply chain management and network based on the expertise of over 36,000 employees

Already the first port infrastructure operator in Africa, they appear to be heading from strength to strength

Sofraden – Your Industrial Mixing Partner

About mixing powders and solids

The mixing of powders or granules is required for various industrial processes and must be adapted according to the properties of the raw materials used and final product specifications.

“Tumbler mixers” are based on a relatively simple concept: a closed drum rotates around its axis forcing the particles to tumble over one another on the surface of the mix.

Rotary drum mixers contain no inner moving parts, so maintenance is straight-forward and the gentle mixing action ensures that the properties of fragile or heat-sensitive materials are not affected.

Rotary Drum Mixers are ideal for the homogenization of different powders (premix for building materials), impregnation (flavouring or colouring of food products, catalyst regeneration process with acid in specialty chemicals)…

These rotating drum mixers can also be used to perform powder or fibre granulation operations (for example granulation of fiberglass for use in polymers).

On the other hand, circulation patterns in “convective mixers” are produced by an agitation system set up inside a static shell. This system moves particles in groups from one area to another within the vessel.

Agitation is created with ribbon or blade systems.

Blade mixers generate more intense mechanical action than ribbon mixers. The former adds lots of air to the mix and this tends to fluidize the bed of particles in the vessel and enhance the movement of these particles. As a result, mixing times are shorter than with ribbon mixers.

Intensive blade mixers are some mixer for powders used for numerous industrial mixer applications including the mixing of mineral powder and chemical additives to make exterior wall coatings or tile adhesives, soil or mineral treatment or even the mixing of explosive powders.

Ribbon mixers are used for mixing more fragile products typically found in the food industry or animal feed industry.

Twin-screw mixers with over-lapping paddles have also been developed which are suited to applications that do not require intimate mixing, as is the case with the treatment of contaminated soil for example.
The mixing of divided solids is frequently required in the following fields/industries:

  • Polymers
  • Explosives
  • Plant protection products
  • Friction materials
  • Facade renders
  • Ceramic tile adhesives (cta)
  • The food industry
  • Environmental management

Bold, eye catching designs from Image Sign Studio

Image Sign Studio, based in Sheffield, have years of experience in helping businesses stand out on the high street. Do you want to give your business a bold, new image? You might want to think about using 3D and chunky lettering, rather than the traditional flat-cut ones.

Their 3D letters can be manufactured using stainless steel, perspex or aluminium, and are all hand-crafted and installed by us, meaning there’s no compromise on quality. You can also choose to illuminate your sign with state-of-the-art LED lighting, providing eye-catching effects to really give your business the wow factor!

Stainless Steel 3D Signs

Stainless steel 3D letters can be made using a brushed matt finish, which adds a contemporary, modern look for your business. A mirror polished finish however, will give your signage an impressive shine. You can even choose a gold polished finish – a striking choice that is sure to attract attention and provide a glamourous edge for your business!

Aluminium 3D Signs

Aluminium 3D Signs can be powder coated or wet sprayed in a huge variety of colours, to fit your business’ branding.

Perspex 3D Signs

Perspex 3D Signs are also available in a wide variety of colours.

Illuminated 3D Signs

3D signs can also be illuminated with LED lighting, giving your business a real stand-out effect! Our LED lights are guaranteed for 50,000 hours, and are also very cheap to run. They can also be used to create eye-catching effects such as halo lighting and face illumination. LED lighting for your signs is available in white, red, green, blue, orange and colour changing (supplied with remote control).

Get in touch today to see how 3D signs can help your business!

The Times are Changing… But are they?

Us Brits were on the move 50 years ago! We had built multiple new-fangled motorway infrastructures, many of us were in the financial position to buy cars, the price of cars had lowered and cars were therefore greatly more affordable to the masses. Britain was moving forward…but were we? We were on the move quicker and more frequently than we had ever been prior to this but it wasn’t long before there was an obvious problem. Road signs. They were either incomprehensible or roads were lacking them. This was drawn to the ministry’s attention at the 1931 Geneva Convention and a talk ensued, headed, “Concerning the Unification of Road Signals”. During so, it was made prevalent that visual aids were to be the key to new British road signs and as close to no words as was possible. This was not due to Britains illiteracy rates but instead was due to dim lighting, bad weather conditions and high speed all preventing signs and signals from being read properly and warnings being missed.   Ministry members actually took note, as it was evident that the safety of the country was at risk. They asked for the assistance of Hyde Park graphic designer, Jock Kinneir, to help keep the country safe whilst driving. Along with his talented, young pupil, Margaret Calvert, the design of new signs were born, which quickly got the go ahead from the ministry. In 1965 a leaflet was posted through every door in the country, titled “The New Traffic Signals” beginning the modernity turning point for British signage. Kinneir and Calvert designed signs have barely altered since 1965 – 50 years later, their names live on. The times may be changing but apparently our road signs are timeless!

Half a Century is Definitely a Good Sign!

The 19th – 27th September is the London Design Festival 2015. This marks the unity of design and creative geniuses from the length and breadth of Britain, presenting them with an opportunity to showcase their unique and innovative designs. The range is extensive – from specific items from our built environment, functional daily necessities and decorative luxury items. It has never been known to be on such a large scale, but this year this free entry event is hosting around 400 events. One of the most highly anticipated exhibitions this year is hidden in the Design Museum and is that of the 50 years of British road signs Exhibition, designed by Calvert and Kinneir. This exhibition is also free and shows curated archived materials by Made North, celebrating the installation of both original and new British signage.

Image Sign Studio

Image Sign Studio are professional makers of signs Sheffield, and are pleased to show their support of the 50 Years of British Road Signs Exhibition, freely available for you to see now. Signage Sheffield, Image Sign Studio, established 11 years ago by dynamic duo, Richard and Dean. Having previously worked together in the signage industry, this pair bring everything you could possibly need out of a signage industry supplier. Together, they unite all aspects you could possibly need and create everything individually to each customer, on-site. This skilful team enable Image Sign Studio to offer a multi-faceted array of services to their customers, with specialisms including:

  • Large retail signage
  • Commercial signage
  • School and Hospital signage
  • 3D Signs
  • LED Signs
  • CNC Routering

How To Contact Image Sign Studio

Do you need advice or assistance regarding manufacturing or installation of your new shop sign Sheffield? If the answer is yes, call Richard and Dean at Image Sign Studio on 0114 261 7617 or alternatively, you can email them at rich@imagesignstudio.com

The Times are Changing…But are they?

Us Brits were on the move 50 years ago! We had built multiple new-fangled motorway infrastructures, many of us were in the financial position to buy cars, the price of cars had lowered and cars were therefore greatly more affordable to the masses. Britain was moving forward…but were we? We were on the move quicker and more frequently than we had ever been prior to this but it wasn’t long before there was an obvious problem. Road signs. They were either incomprehensible or roads were lacking them. This was drawn to the ministry’s attention at the 1931 Geneva Convention and a talk ensued, headed, “Concerning the Unification of Road Signals”. During so, it was made prevalent that visual aids were to be the key to new British road signs and as close to no words as was possible. This was not due to Britains illiteracy rates but instead was due to dim lighting, bad weather conditions and high speed all preventing signs and signals from being read properly and warnings being missed.   Ministry members actually took note, as it was evident that the safety of the country was at risk. They asked for the assistance of Hyde Park graphic designer, Jock Kinneir, to help keep the country safe whilst driving. Along with his talented, young pupil, Margaret Calvert, the design of new signs were born, which quickly got the go ahead from the ministry. In 1965 a leaflet was posted through every door in the country, titled “The New Traffic Signals” beginning the modernity turning point for British signage. Kinneir and Calvert designed signs have barely altered since 1965 – 50 years later, their names live on. The times may be changing but apparently our road signs are timeless!

Half a Century is Definitely a Good Sign!

The 19th – 27th September is the London Design Festival 2015. This marks the unity of design and creative geniuses from the length and breadth of Britain, presenting them with an opportunity to showcase their unique and innovative designs. The range is extensive – from specific items from our built environment, functional daily necessities and decorative luxury items. It has never been known to be on such a large scale, but this year this free entry event is hosting around 400 events. One of the most highly anticipated exhibitions this year is hidden in the Design Museum and is that of the 50 years of British road signs Exhibition, designed by Calvert and Kinneir. This exhibition is also free and shows curated archived materials by Made North, celebrating the installation of both original and new British signage.

Image Sign Studio

Image Sign Studio are professional makers of signs Sheffield, and are pleased to show their support of the 50 Years of British Road Signs Exhibition, freely available for you to see now. Signage Sheffield, Image Sign Studio, established 11 years ago by dynamic duo, Richard and Dean. Having previously worked together in the signage industry, this pair bring everything you could possibly need out of a signage industry supplier. Together, they unite all aspects you could possibly need and create everything individually to each customer, on-site. This skilful team enable Image Sign Studio to offer a multi-faceted array of services to their customers, with specialisms including:

  • Large retail signage
  • Commercial signage
  • School and Hospital signage
  • 3D Signs
  • LED Signs
  • CNC Routering

How To Contact Image Sign Studio

Do you need advice or assistance regarding manufacturing or installation of your new shop sign Sheffield? If the answer is yes, call Richard and Dean at Image Sign Studio on 0114 261 7617 or alternatively, you can email them at rich@imagesignstudio.com

Leading Planer Blades Service in Sheffield

For Knife-Point, the satisfaction of their customers is essential to their ongoing growth. Whether their clients are seeking planer blades for woodworking or trimming knife blades for the fitting of carpets, they continue to remain confident in saying that they have the tools you need to get the job done right.

To ensure the long-term happiness of customers that spend money with them, Knife-Point follow a consistent process to make sure they tick all the boxes of good service. They’re always there to offer their advice and support if any problems do arise.

Listening to Which Planer Blades Are Required

Knife-Point are not in the business of selling you tools that aren’t going to allow you to successfully complete your work.

It might sound simple, but the first step they take to provide their clients with the planer blades that they need is simply listen to their exact requirements.

Fantastic Choice

Knife-Point continue to provide excellent choice to their customers. It’s no good matching the wrong tool to the wrong application and they help their clients to avoid this problem by giving them the freedom to pick the appropriate planer blades they need.

Options with relation to pricing, quantities and blade type are always on offer with them.

Quick Delivery of Selected Planer Blades

For Knife-Point, it’s essential that their customers are able to gain access to the tools that they need swiftly and easily. They ensure their happiness in this way by making sure they continue to offer speedy delivery times right across all of their product ranges.

By doing so, they regularly receive repeat business from customers who’ve been impressed with the service that they’ve received from them.

Advice from Top Knife Industry Company

Knife-Point have so many products available for their customers to choose from. As such, they’re always happy to offer their advice on the ones which would suit you best.

Thanks to their many years experience within the knife manufacturing trade, they can do this to optimum effect. As a result, you’ll feel even more confident in the quality of any purchases that you make with them.

Planer Blades and Trimming Knife Blades

To find out more and access their fantastic range of blades today, head over to their website home page – www.knife-point.co.uk. Or, if you’d like to speak to them directly, call 07737 133 030.

As the leading supplier of planer blades to the Sheffield area and beyond, Knife-Point are continuing to expand their large client base. As well as the products covered here, they also supply trimming knife blades, Swann Morton products, Stanley knife blades and snap off blades too.Throughout all of these ranges, the attention they pay to their customers and the vast product choice they offer remains the same.

Trimming Knife Blades Truly Unrivalled in Their Quality

For those working within any trade, the right tools often form the key to achieving success in any work carried out. Taking a closer look at carpet fitting in particular, selecting the right knife blades holds the key and the trimming knife blades available at Knife-Point in Sheffield are ideal.

Available in a range of sizes and quantities – with competitive pricing to boot – you’d be hard-pressed to find the products you need in a better place. To help back up why the trimming knife blades that Knife-Point stock should be the ones that you choose to purchase, they’ve put together a short guide to explain their superiority.

Making Sure Your Customers Access Value for Money

When purchasing anything with hard-earned money, customers like to know they’ve got good value. When you buy something, you want to be sure that it justifies the expenditure that you’re required to make on it; and when you achieve satisfaction in this way it can be highly-rewarding.

With Knife-Point’s trimming knife blades, repeat purchases are all but guaranteed; as the prices and quality they deliver are exemplary.

Sheffield Manufacture Means Quality Tools

For decades, Sheffield has maintained a famed reputation for steel manufacture. With that in mind, the fact that Knife-Point continue to supply thousands of tempered carbon steel blades made in the city helps to reinforce the quality that they’re regularly able to provide.

Accuracy Assured with These Trimming Knife Blades

With accuracy in mind, Stanley branded trimming knife blades are available from Knife-Point. This is worth noting because these products have been manufactured with carbide edges; which are particularly handy when it comes to heavy duty work such as the fitting of carpets.

When the edges are made in this way, it’s far easier for the rest of the blade to be made flexible during any job.

Durability is Key to Good Work

Vinyl and varying degrees of carpets are just some of the vast amount of materials which are suitable for cutting with a large selection of Knife-Point’s trimming knife blades. This versatility makes them highly appealing – and useful for varying implementations.

Abundant Choice of Trimming Knife Blades

Knife-Point understand the importance of choice. As such, they stock everything from concave to hooked trimming products. No matter which ones you choose, you’ll be able to buy the amount that you need from them; as they continue to offer various bulk-purchase options.

Snap Off Blades and Planer Blades – Plus Swann Morton Range

If you’d like to speak to a member of the Knife-Point team, you can contact them easily today. This can be done via at sales@knife-point.co.uk; or by giving them a ring on 07737 133 030.

One of their helpful and friendly team will be able to answer any queries that you may have regarding their services. As well as trimming knife blades, Knife-Point also offer a number of other quality product ranges to their customers.

Snap off blades, planer blades and a variety of Swann Morton tools are just a few other examples of these. Regardless of the ones that you choose, the great pricing and quality of products always remains the same.