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British Sign Awards 2020

The original UK Sign Industry Awards return for 2020


Trade Etching Direct

Based in Corby, Northants, Trade Etching Direct (TED) offers a facility to etch metal signs for signmakers throughout the country.

Managing director Anthony Dullaghan said they were delighted to sponsor the ‘Craftsman Award’ at this year’s British Sign Awards.  “Etching is one of the most traditional methods of producing signs in metal and we feel it is important that the industry’s traditional skills continue to be appreciated and used.”

While the signs produced by TED reflect a traditional approach, the equipment it uses to create the signs employs the very latest in etching technology.  Anthony Dullaghan worked for many years in the family business – Mastertech, a world-leader in the development and manufacture of etching equipment – before starting TED.

“I realised there was an opportunity for a business that could offer first class etching and we now offer a fast, high quality service to a growing customer base which includes many sign makers as well as other industries.

“Using TED is like having your own etching department but without having to invest in equipment and specialist staff. We offer a 100% quality guarantee, fast turnaround and prices that provide an excellent margin for our customers.”

TED now provides chemical etching and engraving, photofabrication and magnesium and zinc etching and works with a huge range of metals including stainless steel, brass, copper, bronze and aluminium.

Trade Etching Direct has produced the trophies for the awards for past four years and will do so again for 2018.  “We’re looking to produce a series of trophies that the winners will be proud to receive,” said Anthony Dullaghan.

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