Hillstone Primary School in Birmingham recently approached HNS Signs for both innovative and friendly signage solutions to help their pupils adhere to social distancing best practices. With their re-opening for selected years in June they needed the scheme to be designed, manufactured and commissioned within just a week without compromising on the brief’s quality or effectiveness. ‘We wanted to create a friendly positive environment for pupils, whilst reassuring staff and parents that we were conforming to government guidance and that the safety of everyone on our site was our top priority.’ stated Kerry Cartwright, Hillside’s Strategic Business Manager.

The world famous Piccadilly Lights in London has become the nation’s noticeboard during the Covid-19 pandemic, carrying a series of supportive, positive messages and content to help lift the country’s mood.

Avery Dennison’s Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) division, a global leader in providing end-to-end solutions in the apparel and footwear industry, today announced the ​Patched Together ​campaign, which aims to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign features a series of limited edition patches designed to celebrate healthcare workers and promote important health and safety behaviors. 100% of net proceeds from the sale of the patches will be donated to Doctors Without Borders ​/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF),​ in support of the nonprofit’s ongoing humanitarian efforts.

To help you handle the “new normality” and reopen safely, Ritrama supports you with a range of materials for large format digital printing to communicate effectively and quickly the rules of the engagement, for COVID-19 FREE supermarkets, restaurants, shops, hospitals and public offices.

Let’s face it, the industry – and the world – has been in a brawl with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and I think it will take a while before it is business as usual and things return to the way they were; not just within our industry, but across many others too. Despite the obvious challenges print providers continue to face, I do think that by leveraging their strengths and capabilities, there may be opportunities to be seized – both currently as we continue to endure restrictions and lockdowns, as well as when we finally put the coronavirus in the rearview mirror.

Erik Schwartz has owned Minuteman Press in Turnersville for 12 years. As a local business owner himself, Erik knows how important it is for the community to rally together and support local business while staying safe during COVID-19. Erik’s Minuteman Press franchise located at 4991 Route 42, Suite 4 is doing its part by providing vital personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks and facial coverings (for non-medical use), social distancing printing products such as COVID-19 safety posters, floor graphics and sneeze guards, and even free marketing through their community website Bounce Back Turnersville.

As we adjust to the new normal of working from home, wearing face masks when in public, and rethinking the way we meet people for business and otherwise, Design’N’Buy takes the opportunity to launch new templates of many marketing collaterals and COVID-19 print products such as posters, floor graphics, t-shirt, and signage for businesses to communicate effectively.

With recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic creating an unprecedented demand for printable floorgraphics, the AlumiGraphics range has seen significant adoption by signmakers and print providers seeking a long lasting, slip resistant flooring material that can be used on a multitude of interior and exterior surfaces.

Based in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, Brett Martin is one of the world's leading producers of plastic sheets, so when local company Denroy was looking for a high quality solution for face visor manufacturing, Brett Martin was the natural partner - its aPET sheet, known as Marpet-a FS, proving the ideal solution.

Restaurants, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and other establishments need sneeze screens to protect customers and employees against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Drytac has compiled a new, free guide on how signs and graphics can be used effectively and safely to inform and provide guidance to people in accordance with government guidelines.

Here we go again: CARAVAN SALON Düsseldorf, the world’s leading trade fair for motorhomes and caravans, will mark the resumption of trade fair operations at the homebase in Düsseldorf from 4 to 13 September 2020. After the lockdown in spring it has been possible to hold trade fairs and congresses again subject to specific conditions in North Rhine-Westphalia since 31 May 2020. Other Düsseldorf events on the agenda for this year include the medical technology trade fairs MEDICA and COMPAMED (16 – 19/11), the industrial fittings event VALVE WORLD EXPO (1 – 3/12) as well as the trade fair duo for wire, cable, pipes and tubes, wire and Tube (7 – 11/12).

Timing they often say is everything and Mike Rawlings MD at Signet Signs Ltd may well be inclined to agree.

Here at Signs Express Swansea we are focused on helping your business get back on track. With the Government gradually announcing the re-opening of non-essential businesses in Wales, now is the time to make sure that your company complies with Government guidelines by ensuring your customers and staff are safe by using clear and professional signage solutions.

The CEO of a leading online print portal has expressed concern that some schools are not properly equipped to reopen to students later this year.

Being part of the FaberExposize European network provided Northern Flags with an early warning system when it came to COVID-19. “It hit Europe before it hit us,” says FaberExposize UK and Northern Flags Managing Director, Iain Clasper-Cotte. “We were in conversation with many of our German and Dutch colleagues, we saw the changes they were making, and they told us what changes their competitors were making, so we got into conversations with CMYUK quite early on, which helped to stand us in good stead.” 

Ultima Displays, one of Europe’s leading one-stop visual communications providers, has unveiled a brightly coloured multi-height sanitising unit specifically designed to be fun, friendly, and durable to help children – aged 3 – 11 – engage proactively with hygiene practices as school life returns to normal.

Comunique is a large format printing company based in Murcia (Spain), that specializes in indoor and outdoor signage. Thanks to their expertise in turning urban areas into eye-catching commercial spaces to give visibility to the brands they work with, the company was selected during the Covid-19 outbreak to help their community in different ways.

As the country begins to reopen, it is extremely important for businesses to protect employees and customers during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The Wrights Plastic Group Sneeze Screen allows customers and employees to feel safe in the workplace.

In 27 years at Fantasy Prints, Paul Martin, marketing and social media manager has never ordered multiple pallets of the same product for the Berwick-upon-Tweed signage, printing, clothing, and gift business. Neither has he had any demand for floor graphics but the COVID-19 Lockdown has changed all that.

French software developer Caldera has announced a new initiative that will help furnish the increasing demand for face masks for private individuals, while at the same time supporting their printing clients during a difficult time for businesses. Based on their successful SportsFactory concept which launched at FESPA Berlin 2018, the MaskFactory micro-factory platform will allow consumers to design personalised masks, which will then be manufactured to French AFNOR norms and dispatched to them.

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