Category Archives: Digital Printing

One Stop Shop Rigid Signs

Rigid signs are the perfect option for a range of signage needs. From way-finding and directional signs to site hoarding and shop front signs, A2Z Signs offers 4 types of materials. Each having specific qualities so no matter what signage you need, we will have something to suit you.

Aluminium Dibond Signs

Hard wearing and long lasting making it perfect for exterior use.

Dibond comprises of two 0.3 mm thick aluminium cover layers and a polyethylene or mineral core. It is lightweight, extremely rigid and strong, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. Commonly used for premium quality outdoor signage and hoardings such as building sites and popular for businesses needing permanent outdoor signage.

Foamex Signs

Great for indoor signage, choose from 3, 5 and 10mm thicknesses.

Foamex (foam PVC) is one of the most versatile rigid signboards. Completely waterproof and with good rigidity and strength, foam PVC is popular for both internal and external signage. It can even be an option for long term applications. It is a competitively priced material making it suitable for all budgets!

Correx Signs

Ideal for temporary, lightweight signage.

Correx is a durable, corrugated plastic. It’s weatherproof material is perfect for builders’ boards, site boards, estate agent’s signs and much more. Correx is one of the most popular materials for temporary signage and can be a great cost effective option if you’re looking to changed your signs often.

Acrylic signs

Available in 3mm, 5mm, and 10mm

Acrylic (also known as perspex) is a great material option for a variety of signage needs. Due to it being completely transparent it is highly customisable including illumination options and any shape or size you want. It is lightweight and easy to install making it popular for indoor and outdoor signage.

For any other signage requirements please call us on 01235 832953 or email sales@a2zsigns-ltd.co.uk

If you are looking for a sign but you’re not sure what you need, feel free to get in touch and we can support you in getting your next sign. However, if you know exactly what you need our new online shop allows you to select product, size, shape, and other details of your required sign. Then simply check out and we will do the rest.

New Website Launch

We are now live with a multi-functional website…

You will be excited to hear that A2Z Signs have moved with the time and have created a multi-functional website available to all our customers. Our new online shop offers a quick and easy service where you can order anything from vinyls and banners to canvases and poster! We have made it so simple that after 5 clicks you will have your new print ordered. This ensures our customers journey is as smooth as possible.

But don’t worry, if you have a larger project and you want to talk to a member of the team about, that personal touch is still available. Or even if you are a new business who needs some help creating artwork our design team are on hand to help.

This is the ultimate all in one print solution that you can access at the click of a button. Start shopping with A2Z Signs today.

Design. Print. Installation.

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Is Print really dead? Or just changing?

Is print dead? Before joining A2Z Signs this question crossed my mind. Having worked in marketing, digital media definitely came to the forefront over the past few years especially with the struggles of Covid-19. Of course, my mind automatically said no, why would I be joining the printing industry if I believed it was dying? But now that I have worked here for over a month, I wonder why this question even crossed my mind? The print industry is far from dead or even dying. 

But before we start, I know what you’re thinking… this is a blog post, that it’s digital, that you are reading on a phone or a laptop but let’s quickly skip over the irony. Print is everywhere even as you walk down a busy town centre. That shop sign for the new pizza parlour. Print. That person handing out flyers for the fitness class on Tuesdays. Print. Whether it’s large or small format it’s everywhere.

Taking a break from the digital world

I’m sure everyone can admit that the digital world has taken over their life in one way or another. One in five people surveyed admitted they needed a digital detox with 70% of people looking to reduce their overall consumption. Put it in perspective, when we’re inundated with emails, social media ads, digital articles and feeds jam-packed full of instant communication, print offers a valuable alternative.

The way we think about print

According to the latest DMA Direct Mail Response Rate Report, the average response rate for direct mail is around 9%. Compare that with email which comes in at less than 1% and you can see why direct mail a popular marketing channel for businesses looking to grow their brands. And when it comes to brand awareness, 70% of people are more likely to remember a brand that they see in print versus online advertising.

Some interesting stats and facts:

  • Interesting fact, the global printing industry will be estimated to be valued at $834.3 billion by 2026.
  • An approximate growth rate of 2.24% in 2021-2026
  • The UK printing industry utilises around 140,000 employees in about 10,500 companies.
  • 75% of companies employ less than 10 people and account for 20% of industry turnover.
  • Printing goes all the way back to 200AD which is over 2200 years ago. Ever heard of woodblock painting technique? This was used by carving into wood then adding ink to the raised parts and adding paper or fabric places on top.

So… is print really dead? The straight answer is no, and it will probably take a long time before it ever will be.

Written By: Jodie Goodall, Business and Marketing Co-ordinator, A2Z Signs Ltd.

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