Product Testing

Being able to offer good technical support and advice on how to use our large range of media has always been an important part of our complete service.
Our dedicated print room team use the latest digital printers with Solvent, Latex, UV and water based inks, vinyl cutters, laminators and software to help customers to get the best out of our range of media. Find out more about how we test our products so we can offer our customers the very best advice!

Environmental Concerns

With an ever-increasing spotlight on environmental issues in the Sign & Digital industry this article notes our thoughts and intended actions to address environmental concerns with regard to the products in our Portfolio. Have a read through this article, you may be surprised at how we are working to minimise our impact on the environment.

Choosing The Right Sign Vinyl

Choosing the right vinyl for your sign, display and print projects usually comes down to where it is to be applied and for how long. Should I choose a Calendered or Cast vinyl? What adhesive? Your choice of face films and adhesives can vary significantly depending on each project, so here are the basic things you need to know about vinyls.

Signmaking Guide For The Correct Usage Of Self-Adhesive Materials

Here are some recommendations on how to store self-adhesive materials, on weeding, cutting and transferring pre-spaced images, plus removing old/existing signage, preparing substrates for installation, and methods for application of pre-spaced graphics (‘wet’ and ‘dry’ application methods).

A Summary Of Fire Ratings For Graphics Media

This simplified explanation will arm you with the basic facts of Fire Ratings for graphics media! Fire Ratings are a complex business due to national differences with different standards and for different locations of tested products. Where a Fire Rating is applicable to our products a Fire Certificate can be found in the downloads area on each of the relevant product pages and this guide will help you get to grips with what Fire Ratings mean.

A Summary of Floor Slip Ratings

A summary of Slip Ratings for floor laminate products: DIN 51130 standard for shod feet, EN-13036 harmonised European standard & DIN 51097 for bare feet. Find out more about each standard in this short article.

Cautionary Notes For The Use Of Self-Adhesive Materials

A general guide for using self-adhesive materials in different conditions. Installing in hot or cold weather, the importance of a clean surface, the cause of adhesive ‘milking’, location and orientation of media and how it affects lifespan, how to avoid rare instances of media cracking glass on window applications, getting the best out of magnetic media and the importance of outgassing solvent prints.

Solvent & Latex Media: Printing, Profiles, Handling & Storage

We offer a few tips to help you in correctly handling, printing, using media profiles and storing Solvent and Latex printed media. Using correctly written media profiles takes the guesswork out of printing, will raise output quality, ensure colour consistency and reduce ink costs. Read on for more simple tips that will help you achieve the best results from your Solvent & Latex media.

Digital Printing – Printer Maintenance

Over the years we have been asked by many customers for support and detailed information on best practice with wide-format printers, and also for maintenance tips on the machines. Whilst we focus on consistent good quality media, we also have a large amount of experience in printing all types of media in our print room, so we have put together the following tips and hints to help you to maintain your machines.

Aqueous Inkjet Media: Printing, Laminating, Handling & Storage

We offer a few tips for correctly handling, printing & storing your Aqueous inkjet print media so that you can get the very best from every project. We include advice on laminating inkjet media and how to get the best results when producing pop-up and roll-up inkjet media – it’s simple but essential advice!