The January Blues
As I pen this missive the UK largely remains under a constant grey pall, the weather remaining undecided whether it will turn into a properly freezing winter or stay with its current watery and vaguely cold state. And the case is very much the same with the plans for Brexit from our Government, which are about as clear as mud. My take on the situation is that the great and good of our realm, well the politicians at least, are in a state of panic—frozen into inaction through the dawning realisation that we w
Putting the sign in sign exhibitions
For some 13 years SignLink magazine has reported on an industry that has continued to grow at an impressive rate. It has embraced new technology to create a kaleidoscope of fantastic products and services to help UK businesses transmit their message visually, inform their customers, and of course to keep our transport and information network running smoothly.
Why are frogs so happy?
Why are frogs so happy? They eat whatever bugs them! A terrible joke I know, but I just could not resist telling you my three-year-old’s favourite considering the cover of this edition. This little tree frog though has some extraordinary powers, as it spends its entire life above the hustle and bustle of the rainforest floor, and can scale even wet vertical surfaces through the means of micro-adhesive suckers on its feet—this means that it has very few natural predators compared to its ground dwelling cousi
Lights on, lights off: information revolution
The humble light emitting diode, or LED for short, has helped to revolutionise the sign industry in so many ways. And to think that the very first iteration of this technology was developed for power button lights on the likes of washing machines. Today the LED cures the ink in our UV wide-format printers, illuminates our signage projects both from within and without, and even act as the pixels on variable message signs and massive full-colour digital billboards alike. And the humble LED is not finished yet