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Mr Rubble’s Pledge for the Planet – Recycling Waste

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Sheffield skip hire & Rotherham skip hire

Sheffield skip hire & Rotherham skip hire

Mr Rubble’s Pledge for the Planet – Recycling Waste 

At Mr Rubble 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.mrrubble.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 Mr Rubble. 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, Mr Rubble offer easy, stress-free booking online 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 online hire guide where they answer the most frequently asked questions.

Written by Chris

July 24th, 2018 at 11:54 am

What is a backlit sign?

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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 informaiton on Backlit Signs, get in touch

Written by Chris

July 24th, 2018 at 11:31 am

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Production of fine chemicals

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Did you know that many fine chemicals are used in the plating process of galvanic industries? And that some of these compounds are based on precious metals such as Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Rh, Ru? An example of one of these companies is Faggi Enrico Spa (based in Itily) who specialise in the manufacture of supported heterogeneous and homogeneous precious metal catalysts for chemical processes of pharmaceutical and fine chemicals industries. They provide a full service for recovery and refining of precious metal from spent catalysts based on our known-how and technologies. Our services include development and production of new catalysts tailored on the customer’s requirements and catalyst-screening through activity tests under different reaction conditions. Furthermore, our catalysts are completely characterized through physical and chemical analytical methods to assure high quality products.

On the subject of gold – according to Wikipedia, as of 2015, approximately 186,700 tonnes of gold exists above ground and the world consumption of new gold produced is about 50% in jewelery, 40% in investments, and 10% in industries such as the one mentioned above. Gold’s high malleability, ductility, resistance to corrosion and most other chemical reactions, and conductivity of electricity have led to its continued use in corrosion resistant electrical connectors in all types of computerized devices (its chief industrial use). Gold is also used in infrared shielding, colored-glass production, gold leafing, and tooth restoration. Certain gold salts are still used as anti-inflammatories in medicine. As of 2016, the world’s largest gold producer by far was China with 450 tonnes per year.[9]

AG is the chemical symbol for silver and is also often used in the production of high purity chemicals and compounds.  It is a soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. The metal is found in the Earth’s crust in the pure, free elemental form, as an alloy with gold and other metals, and in minerals such as argentite and chlorargyrite. Most silver is produced as a by-product of copper, gold, lead, and zinc refining.

Written by Chris

July 10th, 2018 at 3:26 pm

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Making a Difference with Sheffield Shop Signs

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The Shop Signs Manufacturer with a Difference - Our 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

Written by Chris

June 14th, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Posted in Miscellaneous

Funky & Fun Wedding Ideas

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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

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.

Written by Chris

June 13th, 2018 at 6:29 pm

Posted in Miscellaneous

A break from the GDPR

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With the advent of GDPR and the associated excitement, confusion and panic, it’s often nice to take a few moments to distract yourself to think about something different and learn something new – which is exactly what I’ve just done!

My job involved getting involved in many other businesses and organisations, learning about their clients, business practices, and sales processes and this will often throw up new and interesting ways of approaching problems. I’ll also often have to learn about new products and services – anything from burrito restaurants to stock metal merchants – and this is where you’ll often find the really interesting bit!

For example, do you know what a ‘flail chopper’ is? No, neither did I until relatively recently. According to Wikipedia, a ‘flail mower is a type of powered garden or agricultural equipment, which is used to deal with heavier grass or scrub which a normal lawn mower could not cope with. Some smaller models are self-powered, but many are PTO driven implements, which can attach to the three-point hitches found on the rear of most tractors. This type of mower is best used to provide a rough cut to taller grass where contact with loose debris may be possible such as roadsides.’

Apparently, the word ‘flail’ relates to the use of chains, spikes or blades that area attached to the rotating drum (also known as a tube, rotor or axle.) Standard flails are shaped like an extruded “T” or “Y” and a chain attaches to the bottom. These ‘flails’ are often simply referred to as knives or blades and are spaced along the drum. According to Wikipedia ‘The flails are attached to the drum using chain links or brackets, depending on the manufacturer. The rotating drum is perpendicular to the axis of the tractor. The PTO driveshaft along the tractor’s axis must make a right angle through the use of a gearbox in order to transfer its rotational energy to the drum. As the drum rotates, centrifugal force pushes the flails outward.’

 

Written by Chris

May 25th, 2018 at 11:17 am

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Richard Branson is looking for Britains best business ideas

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Pitch to Rich 2015 launched 24th March. This is your chance to pitch your business idea to Richard Branson. The ten best pitches will win a share of more than £1,000,000 in prizes. You’ll have until 5th May to submit your pitch and get enough votes to get you through to pitch to Rich at the live finale in June.

See the TV advert for more information:

Written by Chris

March 27th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

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Boost Your Christmas Sales with a New Shop Sign Sheffield

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Now is the time to ensure that you make the most of attracting the shoppers into your retail store. According to Mintel’s Christmas 2014 predictions, although online sales are again set to increase, a whopping 87% of all retail sales will be made in shops in December 2014.

Online business Website City AM recently reported that although fewer shoppers visited shopping centres and high streets this summer, retail spending was actually at its highest since January.

Footfall in Out of Town Retail Parks Decreases

The Director of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Helen Dickinson said that although footfall had decreased, the amount of money that was spent by shoppers per trip had actually increased. The data went on to reveal that although footfall has decreased on high streets and shopping centres, it increased by 2.9% in out-of-town retail parks during August 2014.

“It seems that customers are hitting the high streets with purpose – knowing what they want to buy ahead of time, supported by online research ­– and doing more shopping in a single trip,” Helen Dickinson said.

Expert Sign Makers Sheffield

As expert sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio are well aware of the increasing popularity of online shopping, but we firmly believe that there is plenty of scope for retail shops to claim their fair share of the market. There’s nothing like going into a shop and physically holding a product, then to come home with the item in your shopping bag on that very day. For all the convenience of online shopping, there’s only so much you can find out about the item from looking at it on a screen and reading reviews.

Online shopping may be as popular as ever, but the research suggests that there is still an enormous amount of people stepping out on the high street, shopping centres and retail parks.

Stand Out This Winter with an Illuminated Shop Sign Sheffield

One of the ways that you can attract these customers is by investing in a new shop sign Sheffield ready to catch those festive shoppers. As the nights draw in and the weather becomes autumnal, perhaps an illuminated shop sign Sheffield may be the perfect choice for your business?

If you are looking for a shop sign Sheffield that will increase your visibility on the high street over the festive season, Image Sign Studio can help. The staff at their Sheffield sign shop will offer you all the helpful advice and direction you need to ensure that your business makes a great first impression. Call them on 0114 261 7617 for more information today.

Keeping Your Planer Blades in Great Working Condition

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Keeping Your Planer Blades in Great Working Condition

As a rule of thumb; planer blades tend to be sturdy and resistant to heavy duty work – as long as they are properly maintained. If they are not, then understandably the work that you carry out will suffer as a result. Understanding why it is important to properly maintain your woodworking tools is the most important step to take.

82mm planer blades are just one example of woodworking tools that need to be kept sharp. If they are not, your end product will suffer significantly. The result for taking care of maintenance issues can only be positive; and will help you achieve the best possible end product result. It will also showcase your knowledge of issues surrounding in quality control and help you impress in the process.

No Better Place to Get Your Planer Blades

Here at Knife-Point we stock an entirety of different blades. Thanks to our incredible range of products, you will always find the right tool with us – no matter what trade you work in or task you need to carry out. We are confident that you will come back to us time and time again; thanks to our dedicated, experienced team. You can view all of our products here, at www.knife-point.co.uk.

Without understanding both the importance of keeping your planer blades in good condition – and also how best to utilize it – not only will your planer blade not work properly, it will also subsequently result in you being unable to produce a high standard product.

Understanding Planer Blades Maintenance

If ones of your planer blades requires maintenance, then you will need to follow a number of simple steps to carry out the job successfully. There are a number of resources available to tell you how you can do it best; which include guidelines on using an oiled whetstone, the importance of removing chips on the blade and ensuring that the blade is worked with a pushing action and not a pulling action

When it comes to understanding whether your product needs to be maintained, it is helpful to do your research (we often provide advice through this blog). Perhaps the best way to test the sharpness of the blade is by tilting it up to the light. By observing how the light reflects off the bevel of the blade, you can gauge its condition. If the blade is sharp, then the bevel will appear flat.

Take Time to Maintain Your Planer Blades

It is useful to wait a few seconds when you start up your planer to carry out work. This enables the motor to reach full speed; and the blade can now be eased into contact with the material. From this point, you can push forward at a steady pace, ensuring that you continue to apply pressure on the front of the planer as it meets your piece of work.

When actually implementing the use of planer blades proper balance is essential. Distribution of body weight – by keeping your feet apart in a comfortable position – enables you to maintain the closest control when using a wood planer. Naturally, the end product will emanate accuracy and quality as a result.

 

Swann Morton and Stanley Knife Blades Help Design and Architecture Students Excel

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For design students; the constant pressures of having to meet deadlines; alongside working the late nights that ensure they can meet them; can make the little things so much more valuable. If you are a design student, taking a course such as architecture or product design, you will understand the emphasis that it constantly placed on achieving accuracy in your work. It can be the single most important factor between obtaining poor and excellent grades.

You can ensure that your are well on the road to the latter by taking accuracy seriously, and you can do this through the choice to use Swann Morton and Stanley knife blades in your work. This will pay off in the long run; helping you to achieve an excellent impression in the process. An example of this being put into practice would be a product design student who is making a scale model.

The quality of the components making up the model will be the difference between its success and failure. As such; the standard of your cutting blades will be the decisive factor towards that model making a good impression; and in the process could be the main thing that ensures your concept bears fruit.

Don’t Waste Time

If you are a student who finds yourself in this situation; evidencing that you are able to work to only the highest levels of accuracy – right from the off – could be the key contributing factor towards your idea’s success.

Wasted time having to remanufacture models because they haven’t been cut accurately can be extremely demoralizing. Achieving precision first time is endlessly satisfying; and understanding that you can do this through purchasing the best cutting tools is invaluable.

By taking ownership of the importance of attention to detail; you are also making your own life easier in the process. When dealing with the pressures of university life; taking such measures can be extremely rewarding.

Swann Morton and Stanley Knife Blades Always a Sharp Choice

Blades from both of these established producers can ensure that the level of your work is only of the highest standard – helping to ensure good grades in the process! Consistency and quality of finish are two qualities that will shine through in the components that make up your product.

Having taken the time to research and understand the importance of accuracy; you need to do the same thing when deciding on the tools that you should use in your work. Swann Morton and Stanley knife blades are guaranteed to help you achieve the quality that you require. With many years of experience, it is easy to understand why they have been such successful suppliers for so long.

Industry Leaders

At Knife-Point; we understand the importance that needs to be placed on meeting the individual needs of each and every customer. We can always ensure that you get your hands on the knife products that will allow you to achieve the greatest success in the tasks you are carrying out – whatever they may be.

Both of these established manufacturer’s blades can be bought in an array of different quantities; directly from us here at Knife-Point. We are vastly experienced knife providers; with extensive knowledge of both the supply and production of a whole host of blades.

Our passion and dedication shines through in every customer transaction that we enter in to; and our satisfaction comes from knowing that we are able to provide you with any number of products that will allow you to carry out high quality work.