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

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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 – Mr Rubble 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 Mr Rubble 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 Mr Rubble 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 Mr Rubble 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.mrrubble.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.

Face-Lit Illuminated 3D Shop Sign Sheffield

Our Sheffield shop sign makers have manufactured and installed signs for several of the branches of Béres sandwich shops throughout Sheffield, and have recently installed shop signage Sheffield for the Crookes and Woodseats branches, with Chapeltown in the pipeline. Béres have revamped their shop frontages recently, and asked us to help them with their shop signs. There are now 9 Béres Pork Shops scattered around the city, with shops located in Hillsborough, Firth Park, Woodseats, Crookes and Chapeltown.

3D Illuminated Shop Signs Sheffield

Béres Pork Shop’s shop signs were manufactured to be face lit. LED face illumination is created when the lights are placed on a tray inside the 3D letter, meaning that only the face of the lettering is illuminated. The signs themselves are 3D illuminated shop signs, made from 3D stainless steel letters which have been expertly powder coated white to consistently match the branding of the business. The 3D stainless steel letters are also face lit, and feature an opal Perspex face which the light shines through in order to illuminate it. The letters are mounted on aluminium sign trays.

Béres Pork Shops in Sheffield

Béres Pork Shops were founded in 1961, after the Hungarian butcher Sandor Béres left Budapest during the 1956 uprising against the communists. As a political refugee in Britain, his aim was to establish a chain of shops and build a successful business. Sandor and his wife Eileen opened their first shop in 1961, predominantly as butchers specialising in pork and beef. After seeing an excellent opportunity in the making and selling of freshly made pork sandwiches, the couple quickly built a good reputation. Béres Pork Shops are very much a family affair, with the couple’s children Richard, Helen and Catherine joining the business. They now have 9 shops all over Sheffield and have become a household name in the city.

Retail Shop Signs Sheffield

Sheffield shop sign makers Image Sign Studio are experts in the design, manufacture and installation of shop signs. We can produce 3D illuminated shop signs for a variety of businesses, ensuring that your business will stand out from the crowd and project a professional image. 3D letters can be manufactured from stainless steel, aluminium or Perspex, and can be illuminated using LED lighting to give them the extra wow factor.

3 Reasons to Base Your SEO Campaign Around Organic Content Creation

Genuine, high-quality traffic that converts is what you should be seeking as a result of a successful SEO campaign. When planning out your strategy, two important factors which will help you to achieve this are organic content creation and transparent link-building, preferably done by those engaging with your website copy.

Bearing that in mind, Seven Creative are perfectly placed to help; and continue to offer Sheffield SEO services to businesses on both a monthly and one off basis. Focussing on the production of shareable, engaging website copy; they have a proven track record when it comes to successfully ranking sites across a wide spectrum of trades.

With that in mind, this company have put together a guide to help explain why organic content should continue to form the cornerstone of your SEO campaign.

Any New Content Can Be Carefully Optimised

A steady stream of carefully-optimise, valuable site pages will come as a result of continued organic content production. Each new page presents a chance to for you to integrate search terms that you wish to be found for; whilst the accompanying meta data you can fill in is another factor the search engines will be weighing up when debating the value of your site.

For each page of copy that is written for your site, you can add in relevant images, which when added correctly can also give your site a boost. As long as you consistently stick to good practices, you’re sure to see an improvement for your website in the search engine ranking positions.

Useful Information Will Increase Website Traffic Engagement

Focussing on the production of content that offers genuine value to your target website users can benefit you in a number ways. Primarily, it will ensure that you’re providing your potential customers with useful information; that will ultimately persuade them to choose your services. As a result of this, it’s likely that those users will engage with your site for a longer spell of time.

Google will look fondly upon this; as the longer a visitor spends on your site, the more the search engines will flag it as a valuable source of information. Finally, if the traffic you receive likes the content, they’re more likely to delve into the deeper structure of your site. This means a reduced bounce rate and more subsequent points scored with the search engines.

Seeing Value Means People Share

If people see value in the content of your business blog, they may feel compelled to share it across social media and other bookmarking sites; which can only have a positive effect. Not only will the links built back to your site by this activity act as golden flags to the search engine algorithms, they will also raise exposure of the shared content you’ve written and get in front of more potentially high-value website visitors.f and when other web users start to link to your site, the subsequent SEO benefits can see you rise further up the ranking positions.

Profitable, Long-Term SEO Investment Strategy for Your Business

SEO can become a profitable long-term investment for your business – as long as your strategy is carefully-planned out. To speak to one of the SEO experts in Sheffield at Seven Creative about tailoring a campaign to suit your needs, give one of their team a call today on 0114 2352002.

Shop Sign Makers in Sheffield Report on the Fight to Save Devonshire Street

Campaigners have been trying to save the shops on Devonshire Street from being bulldozed, and have now raised £15,000 in order to launch a legal battle. There have been more than 20,000 objections to the controversial plans, also previously reported by experts in shop signs Sheffield Image Sign Studio. Sheffield Council plan to knock down the shops on Devonshire Street and replace them with shops, restaurants and flat.

Save Devonshire Street

The head of Save Devonshire Street Nick Roscoe said “The community has shown it is totally behind us and I think if there is any chance of holding the council to account then we have got to take it.” There has also been an organised protest outside Sheffield Town Hall, in which hundreds of people attended to protest against the scheme to convert the shops into flats and restaurants. Campaigners were out in force to make it known that they disagreed with the plans, saying that the shops on Devonshire Street are part of the city’s heritage.

According to Sheffield Council, they have been put in a difficult position regarding Devonshire Street and expressed clearly that their hands have been tied by government requirements. Sheffield City Councillor, Leigh Bramall, said: “Although technically we make the decision on planning applications, our hands are tied by the stringent planning laws set out by the government. If we did not follow these laws we would be putting the Council under a big risk of being taken to an appeal by the developer, to be heard by the National Planning Inspectorate, which would mean that the Council would be overruled and the development go ahead, but with the Council facing huge legal bills. What we need to see is the Council being given the powers to make the decisions to shape the future of our high streets, so we can make the decisions locally, listening to the views of local people rather than having to follow arbitrary rules made up by bureaucrats in Whitehall.”

Raising Money for Legal Costs

The campaigners have been trying to raise the money needed for the legal costs for a judicial review to overturn the decision to knock the shops down. The money will cover the costs in case permission for a review of the case is refused, and has been raised through a variety of fundraising events and activities including an art auction, gigs, and online crowdfunding from those who support the campaigners.

Professional Shop Sign Makers Sheffield

When the review application has been submitted, a judge could decide the campaigners have a case based on the paperwork, or it could go to the High Court for a hearing in August. As professional makers of shop signs Sheffield, Image Sign Studio are very aware of the support for this eclectic group of shops and think it’s a shame not only that they may be destroyed, but sad that so many people are upset by the proceedings.

Castle Market Sheffield Demolition to be Complete by November 2015

Castle market has now been replaced with the new Moor Market, which cost a huge £18 million to build, but the old market is still being knocked down and is due to be completed by November.

Castle Market in the city centre of Sheffield is currently in the process of being demolished, with the most complex part of the demolition set to start in the next few days. The old Sheffield shop sign that read ‘The Markets’ has recently been removed, and the building contractor Kier are now set to deconstruct the tower block from the top down.

Demolition Site Safe and Secure

A spokesman from Sheffield Council said: “Demolition works remain on programme to be completed in November 2015. Things are going well with no major issues so far and the site remains safe and secure.” The spokesman also added that the council have made sure that the accessible parts of the castle ruins are well protected and regularly monitored during the demolition works to ensure they are not damaged. “The progress of the physical demolition works on site is fairly obvious now given that you can see right through from one side to the other from both Waingate and Exchange Street.”

Castle Market took its name from Sheffield Castle, as the market was built on its remains. The market closed in 2013 when the Moor Market opened on the Moor, at the other end of the city centre. The market opened in 1965, and was a well-loved place by many, meaning that a huge number of people were really disappointed when plans to demolish the site were announced.

Reduced Footfall in The Moor Market

But the new Moor Market hasn’t gone down quite as well as Sheffield City Council had hoped unfortunately. According to recent figures, half a million fewer people visited the Moor Market in its first year compared to the last year that Castle Market was open. The Council are now reducing the market traders’ rent by half until March 2017 due to the poor trading conditions.

The council, however, are more optimistic about the future of the Moor Market and are offering 4 weeks of free rent to new traders. There are also plenty of events scheduled at the market this summer including puppet shows, table tennis, reading sessions and mini golf.

Shop Signs Sheffield

As makers of shop signs Sheffield, it’s really sad to see this iconic sign being removed. It’s unfortunate that the Moor Market hasn’t really lived up to many people’s ideas of what the council promised, but as the area develops, we really hope footfall increases for the new site.

Stanley Knife Blades for Tasks Around the House

Knife-Point are extensively experienced in the supply of a variety of knife products, with their Stanley knife blades always drawing plenty of popularity. A big part of the reason these tools are so popular is down to their transferability across a number of different tasks.

For those wondering where they may come in useful, this supplier have put together a guide surrounding 5 ways in which they could help you around your own property.

Perfect for Those Studying

Textiles and graphic design students are just some of the many within education who can benefit from Stanley products.

Whether it’s for creating prototypes or models; you can always be sure that they’ll allow you to work accurately and effectively. The blades can also be bought for a reasonable price; which is always an important factor when getting by as a student.

Creative Card Making

It’s always good to have a hobby outside of work. One activity increasingly on the rise is card making; which appeals due to its requirement for creativity.

Making cards is also a great way to save money, as you can buy the materials you need in bulk and avoid high shop prices. Stanley knife blades are perfect for cutting any pieces you need for your designs.

Stanley Knife Blades for Your Household Tasks

For cutting materials, it’s essential that you have the tools you need to do the job properly. If this sounds familiar to you, then the Stanley knife blades at Knife-Point could be a great investment for you to make. They can help you out of all sorts of difficult situations.

Expert Carpet Removal

Stanley knife blades are suitable for heavy-duty tasks as well as for crafting purposes. Carpet and vinyl are just two of the types of flooring that they can help you remove and there are a number of different options when it comes to blades types.

After using these products for applications like carpet fitting, you can look forward to long-term satisfaction.

Excellent Model Making

It would be a real shame if model making were to die out, as it presents a great way to focus your energy. For those who do take enjoyment out of the activity, Stanley knife blades are always sure to be useful. Perhaps not as popular as it once was, model making still has plenty of charm attached to it.

Not Just Stanley Knife Blades

Stanley knife blades, Swann Morton, planer blades, trimming knife blades and snap off blades are the 5 most popular ranges with Knife-Point. For great choice and quality when it comes to the purchase of blades, look no further than them for an excellent supplier.

National Blood Week Campaign Encourages Shop Signs and Street Signs to Drop Letters

According to recent statistics released by the NHS, 120,000 fewer people started donating blood in 2014/15 compared to 2004/5. The NHS says it needs 204,000 new volunteers this year to ensure the blood supplies continue to remain at the same level in the future. The assistant director for donor services Jon Latham said: “We simply can’t ignore the fact that there has been a stark reduction in the number of new donors coming forward – a trend seen across the world. While we can meet the needs of patients now, it’s important we strengthen the donor base for the future.”

National Blood Week

So, a fascinating campaign to raise awareness of National Blood Week has swept across the UK, causing letters to disappear from street signs and shop signs across the country. It’s all part of a campaign launched by Give Blood NHS which has been designed to encourage people to donate. Shop signs, street signs and landmarks are removing the letters A, O and B from their signs in order to symbolise the donors’ blood groups that are needed to maintain the much needed supplies in Britain.

Maintaining a Safe Supply of Blood for the Future

National Blood Week runs from 8 – 14 June, and the campaign hopes to build awareness of the shortage and encourage the public to donate blood. They’ve called the campaign #MissingType, and even the Prime Minister’s official residence has become D wning Street. As makers of shop signs Sheffield, we think it’s a great idea to show support for such a worthy cause in a way that will be seen by huge numbers of people and help to raise awareness.

The head of PR at Give Blood NHS, Andrea Ttofa told Buzzfeed News: “There’s a decline year-on-year of the number of new people donating, and more than half of current donors are over 45. It’s important to take action now in order to maintain a safe supply of blood for the future,” she continued. “We’re hoping many more individuals and companies will get behind it to drive thousands of people to be new donors.”

Shop Signs Sheffield

Although we’ve not noticed any shop signs Sheffield having their letters removed, it’s certainly an interesting campaign that is bound to get the attention of the general public, especially with large companies such as Odeon, Green and Blacks, and Waterstones on board.

For more information about our shop sign making services, call us on 0114 261 7617 to get in touch and chat to a member of our friendly team.

Use a Sheffield Copywriter to Keep the News Page on Your Website Updated

You may have been meaning to update the content on your news page, but maybe it keeps getting put to the bottom of the list. In order to keep it up to date, you need to set aside a block of time during the week to make sure this all important task is carried out. That means posting regular articles that inform customers and readers of your latest news, products, services, event etc. And you’ll benefit from it too – not only do potential customers see interesting, relevant content; search engines love fresh content.

The News Page on Your Website

A news page is a common feature on many websites, and used properly, is a great addition to your site. If you have a news page on your website, ask yourself honestly – when was the last time it was updated? If you can’t remember when you last put an article or news bulletin on it, you need to act fast!

It can be really discouraging for potential customers when they check out a company’s news page only to find that it hasn’t been updated for months. It really doesn’t make a good impression and you may find potential customers asking themselves a few questions. Are they not very busy? Have they gone out of business?

You might not think that you have anything to talk about and may worry about generating ideas, but there are lots of things you could write a short article about. Sharing testimonials is a great idea, as is sharing and commenting on industry news, welcoming a new member of staff – you get the idea!

Concise and Captivating Copywriting Sheffield

Content needs to be concise and captivating, getting to the point quickly, and providing the option for readers to find out more. Text should be in bite sized sections, making it easy to scan and process the information with little effort. Text heavy paragraphs that aren’t broken up by images or bullet points are a real put off too!

If you’ve been meaning to add regular articles to your news page, or simply update your website copy or but never quite got round to it, we can help. Our blog writing service means that we can even write regular news articles on your behalf, ensuring that you’ve always got fresh content. Call us on 0114 235 2002 or email us at contact@sevencreative.co.uk

Benefits of Window Graphics and Your Sheffield Shop Sign

There are many benefits to window graphics. They are a very cost effective way of decorating the front of your shop. Unlike a shop sign Sheffield, the level of installation is minimal, and digital printing means that the possibilities are almost endless.

Because you’re not breaking the bank with a window graphic, if you change your mind or fancy a different look in a few months, you need not worry. They can be changed relatively easily, and can give you a degree of flexibility should you decide to promote a particular offer or service for a particular period of time. As experienced sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio can offer you expert advice on how to achieve a great window manifestation, and catch more passing trade by doing so.

Enhance Your Brand

Window graphics are a great way of complimenting your existing shop sign Sheffield, and adding another dimension to the exterior of your shop and the way that your brand is perceived. Here at Image Sign Studio, we can use a range of different materials including vinyl lettering and full colour pictures to make your window graphic.

We also have one way vision material which allows you to see out of the shop front, but people cannot see in; therefore passersby only see the graphic on the window. There’s a massive colour choice available for the vinyl too, and we are able to print any specific artwork onto it. There’s also the option of vinyl window graphics with a frosted effect so something a little different.

Custom Window Graphics

Here at Image Sign Studio, we spend our days designing, manufacturing and installing a wide range of shop signs Sheffield. Something that is becoming ever more popular in the world of signage Sheffield is the use of window graphics.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll love having a good look in the shop windows as you pass, so no doubt will give window graphics with the same attention as you would a shop window display. More and more people are catching on to the fact that their shop windows are a brilliant place to advertise their products and services, and there are plenty of ways to do it. Sometimes simple lettering is all that’s needed, but many people go for graphics that really make an impression.

Window Graphics and Shop Sign Makers in Sheffield

For more information about the design and manufacture of window graphics for your business, or to find out about a shop sign Sheffield, contact Image Sign Studio on 0114 261 7617 to speak to a member of our friendly team.