50 Years Of Success Is A Good Sign!

Saturday 19th September marks the start of the London Design Festival for 2015, until the 27th. This event combines design and creative geniuses from throughout the country, showcasing an array of designs from our built environment, functional daily items and decorative luxury items. This free to attend event is going to be the biggest one yet, with around 400 events. One of the biggest exhibitions to go and see there this year at the Design Museum is the 50 years of British road signs Exhibition, designed by Calvert and Kinneir. This also free exhibition celebrates the installation of both original and new signage, as well as archived materials curated by Made North.

The Origins of The Road Sign

50 years previous, us Brits were on the move! We were building new-fangled motorways, more of us were buying more cars due to their lowered prices and greater affordability and we were on the move quicker or more frequently than we had ever been before. But, this soon became a problem, though not from the issues you may perhaps initially assume, rather due to our road signs. This resulted in a discussion at the 1931 Geneva Convention where a talk held placed titled “Concerning the Unification of Road Signals”. During this discussion it was made paramount that visual aids were needed to be made prevalent over words. This was because of the multiple things but mainly due to dim lighting, bad weather conditions and high speed all preventing signs and signals from being read properly and warnings being missed. The ministry took note of this and employed a Hyde Park graphic designer to assist them in taking new measures to protect the country and their driving safety. It was Jock Kinneir they employed to design new signs for them with the help of his young but talented pupil, Margaret Calvert, later becoming his business partner. The signs were recreated and in 1965 a leaflet was canvased through every door in the country, titled “The New Traffic Signals” and this became the modernity turning point for British signage. These signs designed by Kinneir and Calvert have remained practically unchanged sinced 1965, keeping the Kinneir and Calvert name alive 50 years on.

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 showcasing this month. Signage Sheffield, South Yorkshire, based company, Image Sign Studio, was established by Richard and Dean, 11 years ago. This pair have previously worked together many years before in the signage industry. Between them, they are able to bring together all aspects of the signage industry and create exactly what each individual customer needs directly from their site. This enables Image Sign Studio to offer a multi-faceted array of services to their customers and they have many specialisms including:

  • Large retail signage
  • Commercial signage
  • School and Hospital signage
  • 3D Signs
  • LED Signs
  • CNC Routering

How To Contact Image Sign Studio

If you need advice or assistance in relation to the manufacturing or installation of your new shop sign Sheffield, then why not call Richard and Dean at Image Sign Studio on 0114 261 7617 or alternatively, you can email them at rich@imagesignstudio.com

Written by Chris

September 23rd, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Delivering Satisfaction Through Planer Blades

Knife-Point’s priority is to deliver satisfaction to their customers through their product ranges. Whether it’s 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. Whilst they understand that many of their clients will have the knowledge-base to make the educated purchases they need to, they’re always there to offer their advice and support if any problems do arise.

Listening

First and foremost, they understand the importance of listening to the exact needs of their customers. 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.

Expert Advice

Since Knife-Point have so many products available for their customers to choose from, they’re always happy to offer their advice on the ones which would suit 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.

Great Choice

Knife-Point understand the importance of choice. 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.

Prompt Planer Blades Delivery

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.

Planer Blades Top Supplier

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. 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.

Written by Chris

August 20th, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Framed Prints and Album Options for Nottingham Wedding Photography

As time goes on, your wedding album and wedding photography prints will become one of the most important lasting physical reminders of your wedding day, so it makes sense to ensure that they are displayed beautifully around your home, or in albums. Here at James Davies wedding photography in Nottingham and Worksop, we understand just how important your wedding photos are when looking back on your special day and remembering all the magical moments.

Wedding Photography Prints and Albums

Here at James Davies wedding photography Nottinghamshire, we offer a range of photograph albums in addition to our wedding photography and engagement portrait service. It’s all part of the service to include a USB device containing all of your final edited images, and an online private gallery containing all the final images.

But we do offer optional extras in the form of prints and albums, too. For example, a 8” x 6” beautifully presented coffee table book containing a selection of your photos can be yours for £80, or you could opt for a handmade 12” x 10” 10 page album for £199. We also offer a range of wedding photography albums sized 8” x 6” up to 20” x 20” in a variety of finishes. Or there’s the option of two handmade mini parent albums for £150 which make the perfect gift.

Thoughtful Gifts for Friends and Family

Wedding photography albums can also make really thoughtful and attractive gifts for family and friends. It’s a lovely way of saying thank you for their attendance at the wedding, and possibly for their help and involvement in planning the big day. Offering an album as a gift after the big day means that your relatives and friends can also have a lasting reminder of your wedding to cherish for years to come.

Wedding Photographer Nottingham

If you are looking for a wedding photographer Nottinghamshire who offers a selection of wedding album packages, we can help. We also offer wedding photography throughout Nottinghamshire including Nottingham and Mansfield. Please click here for details of my wedding photography prices, including all the great benefits and extras that are included, as well as the extra options such as albums, books, and framed pictures. Call us on 0114 383 0633 or 07763 737 283, or feel free to email us at through the contact form here.

Advice on Choosing a Shop Sign Makers in Sheffield

You’ll have to decide on a shop sign company to carry out the process of a new shop sign. To help you with your decision, here are 5 reasons to choose Image Sign Studio. When you’ve made the decision to invest in a new shop sign Sheffield for your business, there are various decisions you need to make about the design, manufacture and installation of it.

We Have an Extensive Portfolio of Work

Our portfolio includes everything from shop signage to large industrial signsfactory signage, illuminated signs3d signs and much, much more. We endeavour to work very closely with our clients, ensuring they get the perfect image for their business, from sign design and manufacture, right through to installation. Our commercial and business signage products include door signsprojecting signs3D letteringlight boxesbuilding wraps, and banners.

We Have Great Testimonials Under our Belt

Nothing tells you more about the quality and reliability of a company than positive testimonials from their customers. We have acquired a great many glowing testimonials from happy customers. For example, Roger Reade of Sheffield & Hallamshire County Football Association said: “We are all absolutely delighted with the signs now that they have all been erected around the building. They really look smashing! Many thanks to Image Sign Studio for all your hard work in installing them – they have been really excellent.” Allie Langham of Chrysalis Photography said: “Quick, slick and professional service.”

We are Experienced in Shop Signs Sheffield

Our partners have nearly 30 years in the sign industry under their belts collectively, making them experts in the industry. Both partners gained experience in many aspects of signage and sign making and have brought their collective skills together. This has proved mutually beneficial and has enabled the company to offer a broad range of services to an exceptionally high standard.

Shop Sign Makers in Sheffield

Here at Image Sign Studio, we have the skills and experience to design and manufacture a wide variety of shop signs in Sheffield, from illuminated shop signs to 3D shop signs. We offer a range of business and commercial signage solutions to businesses all over the city, and we can help you too. Call us on 0114 261 7617 to get in touch and chat to a member of our friendly

4 Great Locations for Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire

It’s really important to do the venue justice when capturing it in wedding photography, as it’s a big part of any couple’s big day. Couples obviously choose their wedding venues very carefully, and many are special locations for them for several reasons. My job as a professional wedding photographer in Nottingham and Mansfield means that I have had the pleasure of visiting some really gorgeous wedding venues. So if you’re looking for a stunning wedding venue nearby, why not consider these beauties?

Ringwood Hall, Derbyshire

Ringwood Hall is another fantastic wedding location, this time in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Situation at the gateway of the Peak District National Park, Ringwood Hall is an absolutely beautiful Georgian grade 11 listed Manor House with its own Health and Fitness Club, indoor pool and gym. It’s a lovey location with really well kept grounds, so it’s no surprise that they host over 100 weddings a year.

Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire

Another great Nottinghamshire wedding photography location is Hodsock Priory, a historic country house set in 800 acres of countryside on the boarder of South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. As an award winning wedding venue, it’s a very popular location for weddings. There’s even a snowdrop covered lawn and an Italian terrace on the estate, creating lots of opportunities to take beautiful wedding photography.

Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire

Thoresby Hall is one of my favourite places for Nottinghamshire wedding photography. The building is grade 1 listed, and is a 19th century country house in Budby, about 2 miles north of Ollerton. It’s now a hotel, and the perfect location for a wedding. Set in 30 acres of gardens, it’s a fantastic place to escape it all in grand Victorian surroundings.

Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham

Colwick Hall Hotel is a truly magnificent Palladian style Georgian country house mansion in Nottingham. It’s nestled within more than 60 acres of parkland, and is the ancestral home of Lord Byron. The building dates back to Saxon times, is grade 11 listed, and located about 2 miles from Nottingham City Centre. It’s a very popular location for weddings, with a grand entrance overlooking the racecourse and a beautiful Grand Ballroom.

Wedding Photographer in Nottingham

If you’re looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, James Davies can help. I have had the pleasure of capturing weddings in timeless pictures in a variety of locations across Nottinghamshire, Mansfield, and Derbyshire, including the locations detailed above. Please visit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure.

Trimming Knife Blades for Carpet Tradesmen

To secure the satisfaction of your customers within any trade, you need to have the right tools to back up your skill-set. Never is this truer than with carpet fitting, which requires a special type of blade for you to be able to implement any work to the best of your ability.

For such applications, the trimming knife blades available at Knife-Point are absolutely ideal. Coming 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.

It’s Important to Have the Choice that You Need

Knife-Point appreciate the importance of being able to purchase the exact blades that you require. 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.

Carbide Grade Delivery

A number of Knife-Point’s trimming knife blades– including Stanley branded ones – have 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.

The Home of Steel

Fondly referred to as the ‘Steel City’, Sheffield has 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.

Trimming Knife Blades Highly Durable

Leather, card, paper, carpet, link, vinyl and a number of other sheet materials 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.

Value for Money is Vital

Value for money is an important factor in the purchase of any product. 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.

Swann Morton Products Add to Trimming Knife Blades

Further to Knife-Point’s trimming knife blades, they also offer a number of other quality product ranges to their customers. Planer blades, snap off 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.

To find out more, why not contact them today? You can reach them via email 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.

Written by Chris

August 7th, 2015 at 7:31 am

Shop Sign Sheffield Installation for Béres Pork Shops

The speciality pork sandwich shops 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. The latest project here at Image Sign Studio shop signs Sheffield is a series of signs for the famous chain throughout Sheffield, and we have recently installed shop signage for the Crookes and Woodseats branches, with Chapeltown in the pipeline.

Béres Pork Shops History

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.

Face-Lit Illuminated 3D Shop Sign Sheffield

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 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.

Retail and Commercial 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.

Written by Chris

August 7th, 2015 at 7:12 am

Snap Off Blades From This Supplier Are Top Quality

For a number of years, Knife-Point have been delivering satisfaction to their customers. A big part of the reason that they’re able to do this is thanks to their commitment to provide a knife supply service that offers great choice, value and quality.

Regardless of the knife blades that you purchase from them, Knife-Point remain committed to providing you as the client with the tools that are best suited to you. As a result of this, they’re now widely recognised as the leading supplier in the Sheffield area.

Taking a closer look at their snap off blades range in particular, they’ve put together a list of some of the positives you can reasonably expect to come attached when you choose them as your knife blade provider.

The Best Quality Products on the Market

By continuing to offer the best quality products on the market to their customers, Knife-Point have been able to build up long-lasting relationships with a great deal of them. Their clients recognise the excellent standard of knife blades on offer with this company; leaving them confident to keep coming back once they’ve implemented any purchases from them in their line of work.

Sharp Pricing

When browsing the Knife-Point site, it will be immediately obvious to you how competitively-priced their products are – regardless of the ones that you require. With relation to their snap off blades, you can purchase these tools from them in a whole host of different quantities; safe in the knowledge that the price is sure to match the service.

Leading Customer Service

One thing you can be absolutely sure of when you choose Knife-Point is that the service you receive will be truly unrivalled in its quality. Now with over 30 years experience working within the trade, you’d be hard pressed to find a knife blades supplier that’s able to offer the levels of professionalism and commitment that their team are able to do on an ongoing basis.

Rapid Deliveries

When you purchase anything online, it’s always an added bonus if you can receive the product in question quickly. That’s why Knife-Point’s rapid delivery times continue to remain important to them as a company. They make it a priority to fulfil any orders they receive in a timely manner, so that you can gain access to the tools you require and carry out the work you need to.

Manufacturer Choice for All Clients

It’s important to Knife-Point that they continue to offer manufacturer choice to their customers. By doing so, they’re able to give those looking to purchase from them the best chance of gaining access to top quality. Olfa and Stanley are the two most notable of these; and Knife-Point offer a number of replacement blades to fit handles from these well-know companies.

Snap Off Blades and Trimming Knife Blades

To find out more about their snap off blades(NewArticleURL) – or other products such as their trimming knife blades – you should get in contact with them today. Call 07737133030 to find out more; or drop them an email to sales@knife-point.co.uk.

Written by Chris

July 31st, 2015 at 2:11 pm

The Importance of Ongoing Organic Content Creation for SEO Campaigns

Driving high-quality traffic to your site is the primary goal of any SEO campaign. Through the combination of organic, high-quality content – and white-hat link building techniques – you can give yourself the best chance of doing this on an ongoing basis.

To help you achieve your ranking goals, it pays to have an experienced company doing the work that you require. With 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.

Getting Site Visitors to Engage for Longer

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.

The Benefits of External Linking

If and when other web users start to link to your site, the subsequent SEO benefits can see you rise further up the ranking positions. If people see value in your business blog copy, 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.

Meta Data, Image Optimisation and More

A steady stream of site pages – that you can carefully optimise for SEO purposes – 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.

Every page of copy that you produce can also be optimised with 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.

Contact These SEO Experts in Sheffield for Assistance

When implemented well, SEO can become a profitable long-term investment for your business. 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 383 0711.

Why You Should Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer Nottingham

I thought I’d briefly touch upon the importance of hiring a professional for the job, as opposed to leaving it to your guests or letting a friend with a good camera have a go at it for you. Many people describe their wedding day as one of the most important days of their lives, so it makes sense to want to record that day in stunning wedding photography. As a professional wedding photographer Mansfield and Nottinghamshire, here are my thoughts on why I think that hiring a professional is a good idea.

Insurance and Back Up Equipment

A professional wedding photographer will be covered for all eventualities. That means a spare camera, back up batteries, and back up memory cards. The chances that they will actually be needed are slim, but they are there. It’s the same with insurance; if something goes wrong, a professional is covered. Personally, I am fully insured for both liability and professional indemnities.

An Experienced Wedding Photographer Has Been to Numerous Weddings!

An experienced wedding photographer will have a good idea of the ins and outs of a wedding day and everything that goes along with them. I’ve been to countless weddings, and photographed many more, therefore I know just where to look and when! Whether it’s sneaking in the perfect romantic shot of a tender moment between the bride and groom, or catching a mother in law wiping the tears from her eyes, I’ll be there and ready with the camera. These moments are priceless, I want you to remember them.

More Than Just a Camera

Although having a great camera is a good place to start, beautiful wedding photography is about so much more than that. Professional photographers have spent hours training, and clocked up even more hours in experience, making them experts at what they do. From composing a shot to editing it afterwards, these skills take time, effort and a pinch of talent to perfect.

Wedding Photographer Mansfield and Nottingham

In addition to my wedding photography services, I also offer a variety of optional extras. These include pre-wedding engagement shoots and a range of bespoke wedding photography albums, books, and framed pictures. If you’re looking for a professional and experienced wedding photographer Nottinghamvisit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure.