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Deciding on Your Options for Industrial Painting

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you operate a manufacturing or production facility of any sort, you will no doubt need industrial painting performed. This can be painting on a finished product or on raw materials yet to be fabricated. There are actually more options for industrial painting than you may realize, and it will be up to you to determine the right type for your product, even if you have this service outsourced. Note some factors about each option so you can better make your decision. 1. Electrostatic painting Electrostatic painting uses a charge of electricity to fuse the paint to the surface, usually metal. This type of painting process provides a more durable finish that holds up to wear and tear better than a simple coat of paint on metal, which might easily peel off. This type of painting or coating is often used on jewelry, where metal is given an electroplate of gold or silver for a more affordable piece that won’t tarnish or wear away with constant use. 2. Powder coating Powder coating is also typically used on metal in place of wet paint, usually for metal pieces that will be exposed to the elements and which might otherwise rust or fade. Metal fences are usually powder coated, as the powder won’t allow rust to form in humid and damp conditions and won’t fade under direct sunlight. 3. Epoxy painting Epoxy painting is an application of a colored epoxy rather than actual paint. This type of paint or coating provides the advantage of more adhesion and durability. Epoxy will stick better to floors and other surfaces that see constant wear and tear. An epoxy is usually thicker than standard paints and often goes on with one coat. It may not offer the same type of attractive finish as standard wet paints, but for industrial purposes, it can be a good option for any part or surface that needs to be protected from constant use. 4. Wet paint A wet paint is exactly as it sounds; a standard paint that may be used on finished product or raw materials. When choosing a wet paint process, it’s vital that you use a paint made specifically for the type of material to be painted and that the substrate or surface is properly prepared. For metals, a paint with a rust protection material added can protect the product, and for wood, a paint with a dryer consistency can protect it from rot and mold. Never assume that all industrial wet paints are alike, as each is manufactured according to the surface and the durability needed. For more information, contact a business such as Blast Pro Pty...

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Simple Tips for Distinctive Custom Display Stands

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Custom display stands are innovative and economic ways to establish the business brand regardless of the commercial sector. This technique forms a fundamental part of visual advertising strategies and complements alternate marketing efforts especially for small and medium sized businesses. It is important to create a stand that will promote your ultimate objective; to draw the right attention to your company brand and specific products. Whether you are preparing for an exhibition display for a single event or a re-usable modular stand, here are some tips on how to get the best results. Choose the Right Material The choice of material will depend on the set budget, preference and the desired durability for the item. Some of the main materials used are acrylic and glass. Glass is a classy option with good aesthetic value but the expense and the fragility of the material means that it is not the first choice for many businesses. Acrylic has gained a lot of popularity because it is a solid material that is resistant to impact and chemical corrosion. It is weatherproof and shatterproof as well as water and UV resistant which makes it ideal for outdoor displays. Its malleability and transparency provide a lot of design and style options. Stainless steel, wood and other plastics are also considered to be suitable choices for different budgets. Be Visible Larger displays have greater impact so if the provided space allows is sufficient, consider exploiting the opportunity for maximum visibility. You can create an intricate space that represents your brand accurately instead of choosing only specific aspects of your company. When designing and building the stand, inquire about the possibility of getting a shape that uniquely represents your company’s signature brand or products. This will give potential clients a sense of intrigue and ensure that your business is not unseen among other stands in corporate events. In addition, choose colors and graphics that stand out while complementing the pertinent logos and themes. This will promote visual appeal and consequently, advertising efforts. Utilize Technology Interactive digital features are effective tools in display stands because they allow potential customers to interact with your brand. Simple technological aspects such as live networking with your brand through social media and displaying the responses at the stand can make a difference. You can also include digital presentations as part of the exhibition and draw the bystanders with powerful in-built audio transmission devices. However, it is vital to inquire about the event regulations regarding the latter before implementing the plan. For more information, contact companies like Andrews Wire...

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Four Things You Should Consider When You Buy Pallets

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are several reasons you might purchase pallets. You may have a project, construction job or you may need them to keep items, like fertilizers or concrete, off the ground in your shed. Regardless of your reasons, there are certain considerations you should think about when you make your purchase. If you aren’t sure what to look for, or if you think all pallets are the same, here are four things to consider. Pallet Size There are several pallet sizes to choose from when you are buying directly from the manufacturer. The sizes are based on the length of the stringers and the width of the boards. You’ll need to know what size you need prior to your order. If you aren’t sure what size you need, let the manufacturer know what you’ll be using the pallets for and they can help you determine which sizes may be best for you. Deckboard Style The deckboard refers to the top of the pallet and how it is designed. A flushed deckboard means there are no boards hanging over the side. You have two other options: single and double wing. The single wing will give you boards extending from the top of the pallet. The double wing will give you boards extending over the stringers on both the top and bottom of the pallet. The traditional pallet style is flush. Pallet Style Depending on how you will be using the pallets, the style may be a huge consideration for you. Your options are stringer style and block style. The stringer style is the more commonly known pallet option. It offers a closed-in look with boards covering the entrances under the pallet on all four sides. The block style leaves entrances to the underside of the pallet open, allowing you to slide items between the stringers and the top and bottom of the deckboard. If you are planning to use the pallets for gardening, the block style would be an ideal choice, while the stringer style is ideal for stacking or building furniture. Pallet Material The material may or may not be a consideration for you depending on the intended use of the pallets. If you plan on gardening, you may be fine with a softer or cheaper wood that can be easily sealed and weather treated. If you are planning on building furniture with the pallets, you will want a higher quality hardwood timber that will hold up to weight and everyday use. These four considerations will help you determine which pallet style is best for your needs. If you have questions about the pallets or which would be best for your intended use, ask the manufacturer. They can give you more insight into the right pallet for your needs.  For more information, contact a business such as 1/2 Price...

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Epoxy Garage Flooring

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Epoxy is a chemical product that is used in a vast variety of ways, primarily as a floor coating. Due to its many superiorities over other floor coatings, epoxy has only been increasing in popularity. For many years, people have been using epoxy to cover their home’s floors, in particular, their garage floors. Epoxy is well suited for use on garage flooring, for a wide variety of reasons. So, what exactly are these reasons? And why should you consider using it to coat your garage floor? It’s Durable Due to epoxy’s chemical make-up, it is very durable, and resistant to a variety of things that would ruin other floor coatings. Epoxy is not only highly abrasion, shock, and fire resistant, but also chemical and fluid resistant. So the common oil spill can be easily cleaned off an epoxy coating’s non-porous surface, and won’t leave a single mark. It isn’t without reason that epoxy coatings are also use commonly in industrial settings. It’s Long-lasting Epoxy has an especially long life in cold and dark environments, making it well-suited for Australian garages. When it does start to break, it will happen slowly, and can be removed relatively easily, making way for a clean replacement It’s Affordable Epoxy coating can be relatively expensive, but can be diluted to suite your preferences, and is well worth it in most cases. You can also either install an epoxy coating yourself with a kit. It’s Aesthetically Pleasing When epoxy is well-applied, it will finish up looking extremely professional, with a nice reflective effect. Before drying, most epoxy coatings will flatten out perfectly, with no brush marks of uneven areas. There are also many colour and texture options to choose from, making it easy to match with the rest of your garage. In addition, you can add different coloured flakes or chips to your epoxy surface, to not only decrease the chances of slipping, but to also add to its aesthetics. It’s Well Worth the Work It isn’t without reason that epoxy is so popular on garage floors. In addition to the benefits of epoxy garage flooring mentioned above, application is also a reasonably quick and well worth process. You may, however, need to spend some time and money sufficiently cleaning your garage floor, to ready it for coating. Though, after application, the epoxy will dry relatively quickly; you’ll be able to walk on it within hours, and park on it within a few days at most. For professional assistance or advice, contact serves such as Nu Look...

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Common Screen Printing Mistakes You Can Avoid

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Screen printing is a quick and fast way to get item such as t-shirts and other garments created. There are a number of things that you should know before you attempt to do your own screen printing. Here is a quick and easy list of simple pitfalls that you can avoid while screen printing to get the best possible quality. Your Prints Will only Be as High Quality as Your Image A common mistake in the screen printing world is printing a low quality image and expecting it to turn out as a high quality print. The image will only turn out as good as the quality of the image that is printed on the film and then burned into the screen. if you have an image that requires fine details to come out in the print them you must have an image that is 300 dots per inch or higher. You should also request that the screen printer uses a screen with a 200 or higher mesh count as it will show finer details than one with a lower count. Inks Must Be Properly Cured or They Will Wash Out Printing inks on garments means that you will have to cure the inks to a specific temperature otherwise they will wash off when they go through a wash cycle. The ink on the garment must achieve a high temperature to be able to withstand normal wear and tear or washing. The amount of time and temperature that a garment must cure will depend on the ink, as most solvent based inks will need to evaporate their solvent before they cure to the garment. An easy test to see if a garment is cured it to try and pull the ink apart when cured. A garment that is properly cured should not crack or tear when you pull at it. Prints With Multiple Colours Must Be Flash Dried To Avoid Bleeding Of Inks When doing a multiple coloured prints, an item must be dried using a flash drier in between each colour. Flash drying ink will allow it to be dry to touch, but not fully cured. Flash drying will dry the colour enough so that another color can be put over top and that they colors will not bleed together when combined. Once the final colour has been applied the entire garment or printed item will still have to be cured before it is finished. If you have questions about the screen printing process you should always consult with a professional such as Imsprint to get all the questions answered accurately and get the best possible...

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Travertine Floors, The Closest You Can Get to Walking on Mars

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s not the first time that Australia’s red centre has been compared to an extraterrestrial locale. In this case travertine deposits are being scientifically linked to similar deposits on Mars. You may never get to visit the red planet, but if you install a travertine floor with tiles from a company like Zuccari you’ll be walking on the next best thing. What is Travertine? Travertine is a type of limestone found near mineral springs or in caves. It’s the same material that stalactites and stalagmites are made of. Stalactites are rock formations that hang from the ceiling of caves, while stalagmites are columns of rock that form on the bottoms of caves. Both are created from mineral deposits dripping from the ceiling. Since travertine is formed around water, the rock is infused with microscopic organic material such as algae. The organic material dies off, leaving distinctive patterns in the travertine. Pure travertine is white, or nearly so. Other minerals, such as calcite or aragonite are also found in travertine, causing it to change to shades of tan or even a pale yellow. The Mars Connection Roughly 250 kilometres southeast of Alice Springs is the Witjira-Dalhousie Springs, part of the Great Artesian Basin. The geology and topography is similar to that on Mars. Travertine is found here, even though it is not of commercial quality. What interests scientists is the way the organic material is absorbed into the rock, creating specific patterns. On Mars, scientists observe similar patterns in some rock formations. The question they are trying to answer is whether this can prove that water did exist on Mars. Commercial Travertine Commercial travertine comes from deposits that are much older than those in Witjira-Dalhousie Springs. Much of what Australia uses comes from quarries in Tivoli and Guidonia Montecelio in Italy. The latter quarry is where travertine was selected for  St. Peter’s Square and the Basilica in Rome. Some travertine is also imported from Turkey. Travertine tiles come in two main types, honed and tumbled. Honed tiles have a matte finish. The naturally porous stone is available treated, with the tiny holes filled in, or untreated, where the holes are filled with grout during installation. Tumbled travertine is semi-polished which gives the tiles a smooth surface and round edges. Tumbled travertine is also available with a high gloss finish. Your travertine tiles may come from Italy or Turkey, but at one time these deposits once looked like those in Australia. You can still savour that Mars connection, even though it is a bit of a...

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Business Owners: 3 Critical Steps To Take When Maintaining Your Carpark

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the most important parts of your business is the car park. It needs to be maintained throughout the years, which won’t be difficult thanks to these steps. Put Asphalt Filler In Potholes If there are potholes on your car park, it’s important to fill them in. Otherwise, when customers are walking up to your store, they could trip over them and injure themselves. One of the best things to put inside potholes is asphalt filler. Featuring an already pre-mixed solution, asphalt filler is ready to use the moment you purchase it. Simply pour it in the pothole and pack it in with a flat object. Packing it in is important because it will prevent the filler from breaking apart over the months. After filling in the pothole with this type of filler, the surface will be okay to walk on. Asphalt filler doesn’t have any drying time associated with it. Sweep Car Parks With An Industrial Sweeper It’s critical to sweep your car park as often as you can. If you don’t, it will eventually wear down from trash and other debris. When cleaning your car park, it’s smart to use an industrial sweeper. These sweepers are easy to use. Simply turn them on and push them forward. There are two rotating brushes on the front, which will effectively pick up dirt and trash off your car park. This trash will then enter into a plastic compartment, which detaches from the sweeper. Thanks to side-mounted rubber wheels, moving this sweeper over rough terrains will not be difficult. A lot of these sweepers feature a fold-up design. So once you are done sweeping, you can fold it up and store it in a compact space. Repaint Space Lines Over the years, the space lines on your car park may begin to fade. This prevents customers from seeing where to park, which could eventually result in an accident. You can repaint the space lines with ease, fortunately, when you use a line marking machine. These machines are extremely easy to use. Simply load up a paint spray can on the machine and begin moving it forward. Lift the lever on the side up, and paint will start coming out.  Having a car park that is in good condition is important because it gives your business a professional, welcoming image. In order to keep your company’s car park in good condition over the years, these steps can be...

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Ideas For Using Christmas Banners And Flags As Part Of Your Business Holiday Décor

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Australia is one of the few places where Santa can get away with delivering toys while dressed in shorts. There may be a lack of snow, but there’s never a lack in holiday spirit during the Christmas Season in Australia. Make your store or business stand out by using creatively designed banners and flags as part of your seasonal décor and/or advertising strategy. Basics of Banners and Flags Most banners and flags are made of vinyl, which is weather resistant. Designs are created in house. Firms also allow you to provide your own artwork, usually in a digital format. A few let you go online and experiment with the various designs before ordering. Banners are usually of opaque vinyl, with the design screen printed on. If they are intended to hang over a large open space, such as a city street, small half-circles are punched in the material so any wind can blow through the banner. Smaller banners may or may not have these “wind holes.”  Flags designs are sometimes done on clear vinyl, such as those intended to look like stained glass windows. Most flags are rectangular, but custom flag cuts are available. You can order flags that are mounted on one or both sides of a flag pole. Most of the time the “wind holes” are not need. Ideas for Using Christmas Banners and Flags Here are some ways your business can use these colourful creations. Christmas and New Years Office Parties Whether you have that holiday party in the company break room or book space at a local hotel, Christmas banners can light up your party venue. Personalised banners can welcome your guests and add some colour to your event. Boldly coloured New Years Eve banners are also an option. Advertise a Holiday Sale Banners and flags can both be used to advertise holiday sales. Create signage specifically for Christmas sales or use a more general banner to for the entire holiday season. If your store is on an outside street, you can draw people in with a banner that fits over your storefront or awning. You might even be able to hang some Christmas flags outside, depending on the bylaws in your community. Indoor banners, created to fit inside your shop window, work well on street-side shops and in a shopping mall setting. Advertise Holiday Tours Get a head-start on booking those holiday tours by putting up advertising banners. Most seasoned travellers know that hotels, cruises and air flights sell out early. It doesn’t hurt to put up a colourful reminder. Depending on your agency’s location, you could go with inside or outside banners as part of your advertising campaign. Add some racks with coordinated brochures customers can walk away with and you get double the exposure. Supporting Local Causes People are especially generous with donations during the holiday season. If your firm is supporting a local cause and are holding a holiday fund drive, a banner will help draw attention to your efforts. Incorporating the agency and/or organisation you are trying to help into your banner design with garner more interest and add to the legitimacy of your partnership. For more information, contact a company like Carroll &...

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