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  • FlexFace Sign Sign System, which do you use?

    Posted by Robert Lambie on June 28, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Thought I would start this post to try and gather some new sources for flex face sign systems.

    I have used several Flex-Face over the years… some I liked, some I did not.
    I think the one I found easiest to use/install was one I bought via SignbaseUK which later went bust.
    The flexface system they used is now supplied by Universal, who I now source it through as well as other products.

    Anyway, we do some regular large signs, 8’x16’ and 10’x20’ and larger, and I am always looking for better, faster or easier systems to use.
    I now also have requests for large interior signs which again will require a tensioning system.

    So my question is…
    “If you know of or have tried a flexface system, interior or exterior, please reply giving a link to the website or upload a pdf Etc for reference.
    adding your opinion on the products would also be great if you have used them, if not that is fine too.
    If nothing else this will create a useful topic/thread for those looking for a flexface system in future.

    Thanks in advance for anyone contributing to this thread.

    Kevin Flowers replied 8 years, 9 months ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Iain Pearson

    Member
    June 29, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Morning Robert
    I Don’t do a lot of external flex face anymore, it seems to be dying out a bit and being replaced with L.E.D boxes/DTM acrylic fronts.

    Internally, however, I have been using fabric-faced systems for a few years now.

    Very simple and quick to install, and changing graphics is a breeze.
    I use a company called UIS based in Colchester
    http://www.uis.uk.com
    If enquiring, ask for Austin, he is the Director and pretty much invented the system.
    There are many profiles and setups to choose from, including wall-mounted and free-standing.

    Hope this helps :thumbup2:

  • Derek Heron

    Member
    June 29, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Hi Rob
    We use the crystal system for most internal and external with custom-made profiles and we can bend extrusion as well
    also for internal we use fab track for our fabric prints and just completed projects for clients at Goodwood Festival / Paris Air Show/Paris Exhibition Centre/excel/ the o2 to name a few
    busy putting some pictures together.

    you can reach me…
    Derek 07986615256
    or
    speak to
    John Bromhead 07929474225

    Derek

  • Kevin Flowers

    Member
    June 29, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Rob

    I used the system from Nova Aluminium but I think its just a rebranded system

    http://www.nova-aluminium.com
    Cheers
    Kev

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 30, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Thank you Iain, I will take a look at those…

    Kev, The Nova one looks very similar to one we had many moons ago by Kestral Signs, do you know if that’s the same system? Only difference from memory was i think Kestral had tensioning springs that hooked the rod. Where as the Nova has a screw that looks like you turn to create tension on the skin?

    Thanks Derek, you reminded me of the Crystal one mate. I will have to have another look at that one too…

  • Derek Heron

    Member
    June 30, 2015 at 8:43 am

    thats the one rob
    couple of pics hopefully attached to show some of the stuff we did at the paris air show


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  • Derek Heron

    Member
    June 30, 2015 at 8:49 am

    and some internal fabrics in cannes earler this year


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  • Sam Armstrong

    Member
    June 30, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I have seen Rocket Graphics based in Watford have a Brand new MTEX 5032 3.2m wide direct-to-textile dye sublimation machine, state of the art machine, looked very impressive 🙂

    The print on to
    • Display Polyester
    • Flag Polyester
    • Backlit Polyester
    • Blockout Polyester
    • Beach Flag (Scrim)
    • Voile
    • Fabric Mesh

    Antony Rider is point of contact.

  • Kevin Flowers

    Member
    June 30, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Thank you, Iain, I will take a look at those…
    Kev, The Nova one looks very similar to one we had many moons ago by Kestral Signs, do you know if that’s the same system? The only difference from memory was I think Kestral had tensioning springs that hooked the rod. Whereas the Nova has a screw that looks like you turn to create tension on the skin?

    Thanks

    Derek, you reminded me of the Crystal one mate. I will have to have another look at that one too…

    Rob, don’t know but had never done a flex-faced system until using this one and it was a doddle.
    Slip the rod through and into the bracket clip on the adjuster and wizz in with the drill driver.
    All done late one evening in dying light.

    Kev

    Will see if I can find a pic

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