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Vehicle Markings for Safety

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Vehicle Markings for Safety

Vehicles are an integral part of your business. Whether you drive a pickup to the job site, a semi-truck cross country, or operate a backhoe at a construction site, there are many things a vehicle operator can be responsible for that can impact the safety of themselves and others. Safety requirements for vehicles differ from province to province (or state) and we highly recommend you consult the requirements for the areas in which you operate. However we have put together a list of a few of the most commonly ordered and asked about products that we carry. GVW and TARE Decals...

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Stencils 101

Posted by Kelvin Scott on

Stencils 101

As adults, stencils tend to be more practical than fantastical, but for many people, stencils are something we've used since childhood. They're also something most people have never needed to design themselves and we get a lot of questions about them. Follow along with our fictional company ABC Soup and learn the 2 most common issues with creating a stencil, how we can address them, and how we can get started on your custom stencil today. Issue 1 - Bridges & Voids (Or, why doesn't it look like what I sent you?) Our fictional company ABC Soup sends us over their...

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Wayfinding Basics

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Wayfinding Basics

They say everyone is looking for something, and the best way to help them out is with effective wayfinding signage. What is wayfinding signage? Simply put, any type of signage that helps you find your way. There are two common types of wayfinding signage: Informative - This includes directory boards, floor markers, directional arrows, door names, and numbers. Emergency - Fire and emergency exits, muster points, first aid locations, and glow in the dark signage fall into this category. Wayfinding signage is so common that we often don't really think about it, but there are a few important things to...

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Lockout / Tag Out for Safety

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Lockout / Tag Out for Safety

Lock Out / Tag Out (LOTO for short) is a safety measure that many of us have practised, even if we've never heard the term. Generally guards or barriers maintain worker safety while machines are operating. However there are situations where these guards may be removed, such as maintenance, repair, or removal of clogs and jams. A Lock Out device prevents the equipment from operating or energizing (powering on) in these situations. Tag Out is the labelling process that is used when Lock Out is required and ensures the equipment is only activated when its safe to do so. Lock...

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Subsurface Lexedge - Pressure Wash Proof Signage

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Subsurface Lexedge - Pressure Wash Proof Signage

Water is an important part of our daily lives and we often take it for granted. That is, until it becomes a problem. Many industries operate in high humidity conditions or use high pressure water systems for sanitizing equipment. Even the best traditional adhesives and vinyls will eventually fail to continual exposure to water. However we do have a solution! Using a product called Lexedge, we can create plastic or aluminum backed signs that are often used in food processing and automotive cleaning industries. These signs can stand up to industrial pressure washers and high humidity day after day. We...

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