Providing low-cost, high-quality solutions has always been the key to iSpi Trade. This is no less important now than it was over 20 years ago when the company was established.
Expert advice from your sign supply partner
iSpi Trade was founded by Stephen and Sean Ferrie's late father Chris in 1997, originally as a signage manufacturer and installer. Due to the frustration at the then lack of suppliers of sign trade supplies, and worse still the advice and support available about products. Stephen recently spoke told Sign Update "It was decided this gap in the market needed addressing and the focus for iSpi Trade transformed to become a trade partner to the sign industry, not just a supplier. Traditional family-business values are the backbone of the business, and from the start, our unique knowledge of the sign fitting industry has been invaluable for customers."
"The focus for iSpi Trade transformed to become a trade partner to the sign industry, not just a supplier."
Sign Update asked Stephen Ferrie to tell us what makes iSpi Trade different and to discuss some of their top products and tips to help our readers when looking for the right sign fixings.
Quality at the right price
At iSpi Trade we continually review our product range to help ensure we supply the right products at the right price. We know what our customers want and the suitability of each product for use in different environments. Our loyal customers have come to expect more from us than just a supplier, we are an extension of their business.
Core products for sign installers
Our main product has always been brass flat head sign standoffs, available in a wide range of sizes and projections to suit many projects, both indoor and outdoor. They work with a wide range of substrates from acrylic to wood and give a high-quality finish to any sign installation.
Available in barrel sizes from 13mm - 75mm and in three different finishes, chrome, satin chrome and gold, these will really add that finishing touch.
Top Tip - Sign standoffs are the perfect solution for uneven or textured surfaces as the projection will lift the substrate away from the wall, ensuring a professional finish.
Add some colour with aluminium standoffs
The popularity of this range of products has grown over the years and continues to be a key product. Our current range has seven finishes and colours, including satin, gloss and black. The colours can be used to great effect to enhance the overall visual display.
Thinking outside the box - We recently seen blue aluminium standoffs used to support a tempered glass table top which matched the acrylic wall signage.
Specialist sign fixings
Our range of sign fixings also includes many additional products which are used where standard fixings are not suitable, these include lockable fixings which are ideal for schools and pubs. Our double panel fixings allow two substrates to be used which can offer a nice contrast and depth to the signage. Stainless steel standoffs are the perfect solution for use outdoors in all weather conditions.
Top tip - Use stainless steel fixings for coastal sign installations, made from 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel these will offer a hardwearing solution in locations where weather can be extreme.
Always cost-effective and available to help
Visit our online shop for low prices and special offers, and if you need some help or assistance, we are on-hand to offer our advice. Our web chat facility will allow you to ask any questions and check sizes and even get some installation advice, so don't hesitate to have a chat online or give us a call on 0141 764 1600.