When it comes to engraving, perfection is key. Amateurs and professionals alike should know how to use the equipment effectively to get quality output from the process. It takes time to master the art and produce perfect work. However, most of the mistakes that lead to less than perfect work can be avoided by knowing them beforehand. Continue reading
In today’s world where everyone needs their brand to be noticed, it’s evident that showing your brand is essential. However, the branding must be done in several ways. Among the many methods, engraving is an important as well as a successful method of doing it. Continue reading
The need for excellent and durable engraving material is a concern of any engraver. Standard metal engraved plates and traffolyte labels are among some of the engraved materials used as indicators in most places. Continue reading
Traffolyte labels are used in industrial applications and are ideal engraving solutions. Traffolyte as a material has insulating properties and this makes it ideal for application in electrical engineering, especially where labelling is necessary. It is simply a multi-layered plastic sheet suitable for engraving when creating labels. These labels can help to offer information about some points in a system and are especially useful in technical projects that require keen observation and control. Power plants use the labels to indicate voltage at some points and to caution users against interfering with some sections of the system. Continue reading
Traffolyte Facts and Why It Is the Most Suitable Laminate for Control Panel Labels
Traffolyte fascia panels are becoming a common sight in most control panels. But what exactly is unique about these panels? This post offers an in-depth answer to this question. It explains why Traffolyte has for years remained the most recommended material to be used in electrical control panels and labels. Continue reading
A visual look at Traffolyte engraving, in an easier to digest format
On numerous occasions, we have looked at the wonders of Traffolyte engraving. We have looked at it in written form, but previous accounts haven’t been quite as easy to read over a quick coffee. Or on a ten minute train journey.
More reasons to use Traffolyte signage
One of the greatest things about Traffolyte is its use in labelling. Lettering is well defined and legible with text on a high contrast background. They are often used on electrical installations as the plastic does not conduct with electricity. This was why Metropolitan Vickers invented it for their Trafford Park works in 1927 (hence the first six letters of ‘Trafford’ forming its name).
A look at the plastic material which is suitable for engraving
Cast your mind back to 1927 when Trafford Park, Europe’s first industrial estate, was in full swing. The industrial estate was dominated by Metropolitan Vickers, which in its prime employed 10,000 people. With the formation of the Central Electricity Board (which led to the creation of a national power grid network), 1927 was a record year for Metrovicks. During the same year, there was a quiet revolution at Trafford Park, incidental to changes in Britain’s electrical supply: the creation of Traffolyte.