Welcome to our Fascinating Forty-First Issue of Signal - the e-mail publication for signage, design, and media news. We will bring you news from all around SA and the world, biweekly.
SHOWS & HAPPENINGS

MAIZEY PLASTICS – GROWING THEIR BUSINESS IN KZN 
Maizey Plastics have just opened a brand new 4400sqm branch in Pinetown, KwaZulu Natal. This branch will consist of a 2800sqm logistics warehouse and 1600sqm Sales Office. The branch will be one of two logistical centres for Maizey Plastics in South Africa, and will be servicing the whole of the KwaZulu Natal area. With the logistics in place, clients from the region will have easier access to stock, quicker turnaround times, as well as fast and efficient collections. 

NO MORE FIRES USING LECIP’S OUTDOOR, FIRE SAFE, MASSIVE ELECTRICITY SAVING ELECTRONIC CONVERTER
Six fires in Durban and surrounds over six weeks is not giving neon signage a good name or is it good for the neon sign business. Lecip’s recently introduced fire safe, outdoor, freestanding electronic converter switches off within half a second when detecting a fire and won’t be switched on again until the problem has been rectified, removing the possibility of fires due to poor installation or damage.  

FLYING YOUR FLAG IN THE NEW BRAND WORLD
Advertising flags and banners is a robust industry today. Consumers have more choice than ever before, and it is therefore no surprise that something that literally flags down the customer, saying something specific through the clutter, will become an invaluable tool for marketers.  

GUINESS WORLD RECORD FOR MYK PRESCOTT
Myk Prescott, owner of local neon supply shop Just Neon, has been informed that his attempt at setting the Guiness world record for the greatest distance travelled in a Go Kart, in 24 hours, is official. A certificate has been issued stating ‘The greatest distance by kart in 24 hours outdoors is 1,152.54 km (716.15 miles) achieved by Myk Prescott (South Africa) at the Bidgestone Adrenalin Raceway in Vereeniging, Gauteng Province, South Africa, on 27 – 28 September 2008.’ 

BUGATTI-FRB HAS JAWS DROPPING AT SIGN AFRICA DURBAN
Jetseal has reported jaw-dropping results on the print quality of the Bugatti-FRB non curl PVC. This is according to many of their Durban clients who saw the material at the recent Sign Africa exhibition in Durban. Jetseal ran their Bugatti-FRB on a Mimaki JV-130 at a 4-pass mode with outstanding results. Arriving 8 April 2009 will be their range of pigmented vinyl, cast vinyl and overlam for vehicle applications.  

OUT OF HOME

2010’S FIRST LARGE OUTDOOR SITE - WIDEOPEN PLATFORM AND SONY
Promoting its sponsorship of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and its range of Bravia Motionflow TV’s, electronics giant Sony has secured the first official 2010 outdoor advertising site. The company will dominate Wideopen Platform’s iconic 850sqm Melrose Arch platform leading up to the much anticipated FIFA 2010 World Cup Soccer Tournaments. 

ADREACH GIVES CRIME THE FINGER
Outdoor media company The ADreach Group has taken a stand against crime in South Africa via a R1.6 million sponsorship of Street Pole Ads advertising in support of Primedia's Crime Line Campaign. 

eNEWS CHANNEL SIGNS TWO YEAR ADVERTISING DEAL WITH PRIMALL MEDIA
Beginning with an initial eight month contract in June last year to launch e.tv’s24 hour news channel, the broadcaster, based on the campaign’s overall success, has confirmed it will continue to make use of Primall Media’s platform for a further two year period. The contract is effective from April 2009 and will be up for re-negotiation in March 2011.  

NEW PRODUCTS

EXCITING NEW COLOURS ADDED TO PERSPEX® FROST RANGE
Perspex® Frost has been a real crowd pleaser since it was originally launched in a range of subtle Pastel colours. A couple of years later the heat was turned up with the addition of the Hot Frosts – a range of warm and exciting colours to give designers of internal and external POS and signs even more colours to choose from.  

AVERY 300 VALUE FILM NOW AVAILABLE IN SA
Avery 300 Value Film is a 75 micron monomeric short life promotional range designed for use in signage applications where one year outdoor durability and value for money is required. A calendered colour vinyl with12 standard colours in both gloss and matte finish, Avery 300 Value Film is the perfect choice for short life, cost effective signs. 

WALLSCAPES
There are wallcoverings out there but not like this fabric backed decorator’s dream. This is a unique fire retardant, tear proof wallscape in a suede texture. Incredibly vibrant print quality due to its development as a digital wallscape, osnatex backing for easy application, 650gsm.  

ECOTEK LIGHTING DESIGNS ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT BOXES WITH BRILLIANT LED ILLUMINATION
EcoTek Lighting has announced a line of innovative light boxes with DLB (Direct LED Backlighting) for the retail display marketplace. The Indoor LED Light Boxes provide powerful performance, enhanced illumination, ease of use and superb styling aesthetics. The eye-catching visual displays add new dimension to promotions and products, and result in increased customer sales at the point-of-purchase.  

ASLAN SELF-ADHESIVE FILMS FOR PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY ADVERTISING ON OUTDOOR WALLS
With the ASLAN S 41 stencil film for painting works on rough surfaces, clear-cut images and lettering can be easily applied to façades for permanent advertising. Highly flexible and with perfect adhesive tack the PVC material conforms precisely to joints and seams at house walls and ensures sharp contours for the painting process.  

CURV POSTER FRAME
The Curv frame from KM Design offers an alternative to the boring flat ‘clip’ or ‘snap’ type poster display frames. Suited for various applications where posters need to be displayed in an eye catching, stylish manner, the Curv frame’s poster changing ability makes it a sound investment in applications where printed media must change periodically.  

SOFTWARE HINT
DIGITAL SIGNAGE

NEOTI LAUNCHES NOMAD
Neoti has introduced its latest product, Nomad. Nomad is a 2.7m by 3.65m (9ft by 12ft) mobile LED screen that raises up 2.4m (8ft) in the air and is housed and transported in a 6m (20ft) trailer. The Nomad, powered by Neoti, can be taken nearly anywhere and is able to broadcast any type of signal from static images to live video 'crowd cams' at sporting events. Nomad runs on its own diesel-powered generator for up to 28 hours. 

MAGNETIC LAUNCHES NON-GLASSES 3D LCD PRODUCTS
Magnetic Media Holdings, Inc. has announced the official launch of its Enabl3D LCD products in Europe at the recent Screen Expo London. 

 

PROJECTS

SEEN IN THE BEST LIGHT: ENERGY- AND COST-EFFICIENT STREET LIGHTING
The demands of environmental protection, the need for budgetary control and the desire to install state-of-the-art technology were the motives behind the decision by the South German community of Rednitzhembach to modernise their street lighting. With the aid of innovative lighting technology from TridonicAtco the town installed a new lighting concept that is virtually unbeatable in terms of energy efficiency and cost savings. 

HP TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS MIR REKLAMY TO PRODUCE INNOVATIVE BILLBOARD FOR RUSSIA'S LARGEST WALL
HP has announced that Mir Reklamy, based in Moscow, Russia, has produced an eye-catching 6,000sqm frontlit billboard using its HP Scitex Grand Printers on behalf of its client, News Outdoor. 

TALEXXEOS LEDS ADD ATMOSPHERE
The glazed walls facing the courtyard at the ‘Helmut-Roskamm-Haus’ in the Cardiac Centre of Bad Krozingen provide accent colours and create a feel-good atmosphere. Installed behind the walls are high-intensity TALEXXeos P211-2 LEDs in red, green, blue and white. RGBW colour mixing is used to bathe the room in ever-changing hues. 

SOME MOERSE COOL STUFF!

Tryvann Snowing Billboards Invade Norway
Snowing billboards were designed by TBWA to promote Tryvann Winter Park ski resort in Norway. 

Ketchup Gun
The Condiment Gun, a brilliantly ridiculous sauce dispenser which looks just like a comedy cartoon six-shooter and it’s ideal for anyone who loves squirtable condiments such as ketchup and mustard.  

FUNNY SIGNS
They lurk everywhere - just waiting to catch us unsuspecting. On street corners, on the sides of buildings, on cars and even in the middle of veld - watch out, they will leave you laughing helplessly...

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