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Win a wallpaper graphic with the Signbox 30th anniversary competition

It’s hard to believe, that this year Signbox is turning 30!

And to celebrate we want to do something very special – something that both reflects what we do here and also creates a lasting moment in time. And, we want you, our customers, to be involved – because after all, where would we be without you?  ­

Signbox introduces Matt range of Pictogram wayfinding signs

Signbox has introduced a new range of pictogram wayfinding signs using Perspex® Naturals – a new palette of acrylics that simulates the texture of stone.  Available in eight colours that will suit both contemporary and traditional interiors, the Matt range is designed to suit all applications.

Apple Pay – bringing proximity marketing ever closer

The iPhone 6 launch event in Cupertino, California on 9th September 2014 brought with it all manner of revelations, from a huge new smartphone to the unveiling of the long awaited Apple Watch.

However the innovation that was of most interest to the marketing and retail communities was Apple’s announcement of its new Apple Pay card processing system, which meant the tech giant had finally incorporated near-field-communication (NFC) technology.

Signbox to Showcase Dynamic Connected iBeacon at MWL14 Olympia London, Stand C375

Signbox will be showcasing various innovative digital signage solutions at Marketing Week Live, including the DTAG100i connected iBeacon.

The DTAG100i device is the latest in a line of add-on products from Signbox partner Dot Origin, designed to enhance digital signage platforms through the use of short-range wireless technologies including Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communications (NFC).

Moving nearer to an NFC world

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a technology that makes it possible for NFC-enabled smartphones, tablets and other devices to establish radio communication with unpowered NFC chips. It is embedded in anything from credit card terminals to posters – simply by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity.

The most commonly used NFC applications to date have been contactless credit cards, ticketing systems such as the Oyster card in London, and access cards for office buildings, libraries and universities. However, as adoption of the technology grows, endless marketing applications are being made possible by NFC too.

AskCody internal wayfinding app

Signbox is UK distributor for AskCody including Wayfinder, a smartphone app that will navigate you to your destination within buildings and on campuses.

PixQuick – the affordable but stylish information display solution

The frameless design gives the product a stylish, contemporary appearance and the front panel can be opened in either direction for quick and easy changing of the content, so it’s perfect for frequently updated information; and with prices starting at just £8 PixQuick is exceptional value too.

Signbox promotes wellbeing at 100% design 2013

The StepJockey website and app has been cleverly devised so that any set of stairs can be mapped and rated for calorie burn in seconds.

Once stairs are rated free posters that display calorie burn information, along with health messages, can be printed off from the website. Alternatively, companies can order more sophisticated ‘smart signs’. The intelligent design of the signage has been created in conjunction with Signbox, the award-winning sign manufacturer.

EN7010 safety sign standard – a code of practice not legal requirement

In 2003, ISO 7010 was introduced, a new international standard for safety signs using pictograms that could be easily understood by everyone, regardless of their language, culture or ability.  In the years that followed, this standard was simply regarded as a ‘best practice recommendation’ and was largely ignored in the UK as most British companies adhered to our own BS5499 standard.

Signbox invests in new print technology

The Omega 2 is truly next generation large format print technology and marks a significant step forward from the Omega 1 Signbox purchased two years ago.  The new model retains Omega 1’s capability to print at industry-leading 1728 dpi fine art quality but with a wider colour gamut such as grey, light magenta and light cyan.  The Omega 2 can print on virtually any material with the same superb print quality and offers a 65% power saving over conventional UV bulb technology.  Undoubtedly the key benefit of the new Omega is its ink drying method which uses UV-LED technology to make it possible to print on heat sensitive materials and colours.

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