Digital Signage Redefining Display Advertising

Digital signage is becoming increasingly popular within businesses, both for appealing to passing customers and presenting a clear, attractive company image within corporate premises.   Astra Signs was recently asked to supply and install digital screens for Paul Rooney Solicitors, to be publicly displayed at their new customer advice centre in Liverpool city centre – […]

Manchester Central – 15 Years of Event Signage

Astra Signs is delighted to be celebrating 15 years of partnership with one of Manchester’s most prominent venues. Manchester Central, is a proud landmark of the city and is famed for hosting global, national and local events in grand style. As well as a complete overhaul of all branding and wayfinding signage following the venue’s title change in 2007 […]

Making Wayfinding Simple

A comprehensive wayfinding solution is vital when it comes to directing customers and visitors around your building or premises – but how can you make this often complex signage solution simple? It’s not just for airports and hospitals – shopping centres, business parks, residential apartment blocks and office complexes can all benefit from a wayfinding solution that […]

Craftsmanship and Technology Working in Harmony

There’s often discussion about the threat of robots replacing traditional manual labour – but here at Astra Signs, we believe the best results come from hands-on experts and world-class technology working together. Our skilled team injects flair, creativity and first-class workmanship into every signage project we undertake, while being ably supported by cutting-edge machines and systems. From constructing neon […]

Say it in Lights – Neon Signage With Style

Here at Astra Signs, we love projects that let us really get creative with our signage – so it was exciting for us to make and install nine illuminated signs for Manchester restaurant Southern Eleven. The restaurant, located in the buzzing Spinningfields district, serves bold and flavourful American BBQ cuisine like pulled pork, Memphis-style baby back ribs and […]

High Level Signage Considerations

Installing and maintaining high-level signage comes with a unique set of challenges that must be taken into account throughout the planning, design, installation and maintenance process. Astra Signs has recently helped clients such as the University of Manchester, Lancashire County Cricket Club, the Liverpool Passport Office and UK Fast to design, manufacture and install high-level […]

An Olympic-Scale Installation Challenge

Despite a typically rainy day in Manchester, the Olympic athletes’ parade on 17 October was a roaring success – and Astra Signs was very proud to produce the majority of the event’s display graphics. These included barrier signage at the start and end; fence fabric around the perimeter of Albert Square, where the culminating show took place; and even decorations for the trucks […]

Astra Wins Best Nationwide Roll-Out Signage Award

We’re thrilled to announce that Astra Signs was honoured in the British Sign Awards 2015, winning the Roll-Out Programme category for our work for car dealership Arnold Clark. The business needed signage at more than 30 sites across the UK, from Inverness to Milton Keynes. We surveyed, designed, manufactured and installed signs as part of an 8-month programme, including […]

Retail Signage – How To Make Your Stores Stand Out From The Crowd

Whether you have one retail outlet or a nationwide chain, there are a huge number of solutions that will make sure your store captures the attention of your customers, whether you have one outlet or 100. The purpose of retail signage is to grab your customers’ attention, without overwhelming their senses and surroundings. There are many ways […]

Signage In High Winds – Check The Forecast

Feeling windswept? It’s a normal experience in autumn and winter – but if your business displays banners or other large signage, it’s vital to consider the impact of the weather The British Sign & Graphics Association, of which Astra Signs is a member, recommends that banners are taken down if wind speed is forecast to be 40mph or more. […]