Friday, 24 July 2015

Wood Engraving

We have recently taken stock of some wood veneer sheets, which are ideal for laser engraving as we can cut to shape as well as engrave. Please see the leaves we made below as a swatch for the wood types we now stock:-


We have also engraved onto solid wood blocks and got some great results

If you are interested in getting something like this done we would love to help, so please get in touch!

Wood Engraving from SK Signs & Labels

Monday, 1 June 2015

10 of the Worst Logos

We've seen a few odd logos in our 30 years making signs, but these made us laugh and thought we should share :)

Courtesy of The Independent online :-

Ten of the worst logos ever designed

Posted an hour ago by in offbeat



From the golden arches of McDonald’s to the swoosh of Nike, a memorable logo is an all-important part of a business’s brand identity.
Sadly, not all companies quite get it right, and some - as shown by this thread on Quora - get it spectacularly wrong.
Here are 10 of the worst logos ever created:

1. Office of Government Commerce

Despite a reported outlay of £14,000 in design fees, this branch of the Treasury had to scrap its logo after someone pointed out what it looked like when rotated 90 degrees…

2. The Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Santa Catarina

“Hey, it’s supposed to be a pagoda in front of the rising sun,” we hear the designers say.

3. Arlington Paediatric Clinic



 


Probably not the most popular paediatric clinic in town.

4. Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission

This was reportedly the logo of the youth commission back in 1973.

5. Megaflicks

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The video store that wishes it used a different font.

6. Mont-sat

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This Polish satellite looks particularly pleased with himself.

7. Junior Jazz Dance Classes

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This one might take a while to get. As one commenter notes on Quora: “Focus on the negative space.”

8. State of Vermont pure maple syrup

 


The kind of syrup no one wants on their pancakes.

9. 2012 London Olympics

As well as being likened to Lisa Simpson doing something rude, some commenters said the London 2012 Olympics logo looked like a broken swastika. Iran even threatened to boycott the games because they thought it spelled out the word ‘Zion’. The worst part: they spent £400,000 on the design.

10. Suit Yourself

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Although not a logo per se, an honourable mention must go to this unfortunate magazine spread.
Did we miss any out? Let us know in the comments…

Tuesday, 26 May 2015



CLP/GHS - Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures


  
New Regulation Style Label

Old Style Label - to be discontinued

  
       
From June 1st 2015 the symbols used to identify chemicals is changing from the orange and black labels to the white and red ones below.

The regulation ensures that classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals matches that of the GHS standards (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, created by the United Nations to identify hazardous chemicals through standard symbols and phrases).

The regulation has been designed in order for the international trade of chemicals to be done safely, providing protection to human health and the environment.

These rules will apply to chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers.
New CLP Symbols from June 1st 2015

At SK Signs & Labels, we can print these labels for you at any size and in whatever quantity suits your requirements. Please see our website for further details…


 
More Info : Taken from European Chemicals Agency website

CLP 2015 

Review the classification and labelling of your mixtures!

From 1 June 2015, the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation will be the only legislation to apply to the classification and labelling of both substances and mixtures. CLP requires companies to classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals appropriately before placing them on the market.

The classification and labelling of hazardous chemicals is based on the Globally Harmonised System, agreed in the UN. Its purpose is to ensure a high level of protection of health and the environment, as well as the free movement of substances, mixtures and articles.

The obligations under the CLP Regulation are similar to the previous EU legislation; however, there are some important differences. An enormous number of products must be re-labelled to comply with CLP, including consumer items such as paints or detergents, as well as industrial mixtures.


Get to know the CLP requirements and implement them! 


To (re)classify and label your mixtures you can:

Use the information provided by your supplier in the safety data sheet (SDS)
Check ECHA's Classification and Labelling Inventory to find out how others have classified and labelled the relevant substances

Make use of the harmonised classification and labelling for the most hazardous chemicals on the EU market 
Use the classification and labelling information from your suppliers if you refill, repackage or re-import hazardous chemicals into the EU without changing their composition”


Additional info

http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/guidance-documents/guidance-on-clp



Saturday, 11 April 2015

SK Signs & Labels are proud to announce the release of our new online store. 


We have been providing our customers with an online shopping facility for over five years, but our old shopping cart was not suitable for use on Mobiles Phones and Tablets, hence why we have moved over to a new platform which provides this facility.

We hope you find the new interface easier to use and would welcome all comments, as with such a vast site offering over 2000 products, we will have a few glitches.

Many Thanks
SK Signs