Have you been contemplating LED (Light Emitting Diode) signage for your commercial space or business? Are you debating between LED or neon/fluorescent signage but don’t know which to choose? While LED and neon signs are fairly comparable in price, your ultimate decision will likely come down to other factors.
While standard signage is an important visual cue for the majority of individuals, for blind or low-vision individuals, cues have to come in other forms. Our Braille signage products, using raised dots overlaid on signs, are a great way to include the visually impaired demographic.
Did you know that some labels are regulated by Canada’s top standards’ associations, namely UL Standards and the CSA Group? In fact, the CSA Group governs mechanical and industrial equipment, which includes the labels that are affixed to this equipment. The labels can be used to provide instructions, specifications, serial numbers, or other types of safety or technical information. They are used in almost every manufacturing sector and across industries, including electrical, oil and gas, construction, military, transportation, and product manufacturing. A CSA or UL label affixed to a product indicates that the product has passed rigorous testing and is safe to use.
While our last blog post focused mainly on products specific to oil and gas equipment manufacturers, this post will focus on broader signage needs for oil and gas producers.
Despite its softness in recent months, the oil and gas market remains a critical one for Calgary and for our province. Over the years, Can West Legacy has prided itself on serving numerous oil and gas clients; so much so, that we’ve even tailored our product lines to serve their varying needs.
When it comes to all thing’s signage, it is important to work with a company you can trust. There are so many methods, materials and options available, as a consumer you can’t possibly know everything about the industry, unless you are in the business. So, while you should definitely do a little homework in advance, here are a few things to consider when looking for a Best in Class signage company!
There are many ways to mark items with a company logo, branding or other details. One of the more common methods is engraving. Manufacturers use numerous engraving methods in order to design, and label, many different products. These techniques are not just used on your Grandpa’s watch. These methods are also used for labeling other products you might not even realize, including items like control panels, name tags, signs, etc. Some of these products include lamacoids. However, engraving and lamacoids are often confused to be the same thing. What differentiates these two terms?
An important question any company should be aware of, when purchasing labels, is whether the products(s) they produce must have a certified label on them. CSA and UL certified labels are more than just a logo on a label. They are an indication of a product which has met the testing standards required for safety and performance. There are specific products that absolutely need certification labels, such as any electrical based product, and the majority of all safety equipment, sold in Canada. However, the question still remains; Is it absolutely necessary for all of your labels to be CSA and/or UL certified? Let’s explore.
Can West Legacy is a known expert in signage. However, before investing, it is important to know you are getting a product that is appropriate for you and your business. While Can West Legacy should be your go to for any type of sign, below is a brief introduction of some of the specialty products you might consider ordering.