Sign professionals have an important role in delivering social distancing signage across a wide range of application surfaces. The challenge is international. When in position, the effective visual communication manages the flow of people in their surrounding environment and a variety of public spaces, using floor signage, window graphics, directional stands etc. Employees, staff, students, shoppers, customers, workers, and passengers are some of the many people this signage addresses.
The Government’s guidance and that from the World Health Organisation, serves to protect the public, employees, customers and the workplace as businesses re-open in a safe way. Offices, retail, construction, schools and colleges, cafés, sporting events, washrooms and POS contactless transactions all create the need for safe signage. The signage also helps business promote their own message and brand values around Social Distancing.
At Metamark we can help provide the products needed to adhere to the government guidelines. Our product portfolio lends itself to what is needed in this new application sector, and we are here to help provide the material for our sign professional customers. The following lists the type of applications to now be taken into account, and the products we recommend for usage. There is no doubt this list of both applications and products will grow, and we will be doing all we can to provide the information and support our customers need.
Indoor floor graphics are vital to providing directional, route marking and distancing signage. Products tested in accordance with BS 7676-2:2002 (Slider 96) anti-slip test rating certification.
Beyond the need for zone specific safety signage, walls present a blank canvas for visual communication. Full coverage wall graphics allow all types of facilities deliver an effective message.
Glazing is one of the primary substrates found in office and retail, it provides an ideal substrate for Social Distancing safety signage, whether using opaque or translucent, permanent or removable signage.
POS and Retail
Customer facing points of contact require marking signage applied in the shop front, retail, and supermarket routes through to checkouts while enhancing contactless transactions.
Adhering to the safe distance between people, signage on seating is a requirement to alternate the occupancy of existing seating.
Signage with compliant fire ratings helps to safely navigate the flow of people through areas such as ticket purchasing, and onto various public transport forms, including Airports, Train Stations, Bus Stations, Taxi ranks etc.
Needed across a wide range of substrates, including high energy surfaces. Clear and visible safety labels to raise awareness of potential dangers, as well as for identification on PPE.
Highly versatile and high in performance, the MD5 Series matched to MetaGuard 700 Overlaminates continues to be the reference media for a wide range of applications. Metamark Apex adhesive products have permanent adhesive which also cleanly remove.
An intermediate grade vinyl with still a high level of performance. Ideal for medium term applications and matched to MetaGuard 300 Overlaminate.
Promotional Media matched to MetaGuard 100, ideally suited to shorter term signage. Applications include advertising, point of sale, promotional messaging etc.
Ideal solution for printable wall coverings for applications needed in retail, exhibition and leisure environments. A textured print media that retains greater intensity of colours.
Low tack self-adhesive polyester fabric which is an alternative to traditional wall covering. A lightly textured weave fabric that is PVC free and produces outstanding results.
MetaWalk is a textured media designed for temporary floor graphics, applied to either smooth, indoor floor surfaces in good condition, or indoor short pile carpet. MD-MW is a one-part system, which can withstand regular levels of foot traffic.
MetaGuard Overlaminates are specifically ‘matched’ to the range of Metamark Digital Media. The 100mu embossed film gives a durable protection to graphics, with easy to clean finish. This versatile product can also be applied to wall graphics, for a one product solution.
MDP-H High Tack
High Tack 100mu print media ideal for print and cut safety and directional decals onto flat and hard to stick to surfaces.
MD-CRV / MD-CR / MD-CRR
Series of printable, optically clear window films for window graphic communications. Ideal for both promotional applications and permanent requirements, offering clean removability.
MD-RU330 / MD-RU200
Metamark roller banners are tried and tested effective display systems. Quick and easy one-part systems for banner cassettes. Offering excellent layflat properties and printer compatibility.
Metamark Surface Cleaner – AC-SSC
The best single action cleaner that cuts through mild grease or silicon, road film and other contaminants to leave a vinyl-ready surface. Ensuring trouble-free applications as matched to Metamark media.
Tools and Accessories
The Metamark accessory range is selected to simplify the installation process and provide professional results every time. There is a wide selection of various tools to now choose from.