Monthly Archives: February 2014

How To Display Posters Using LED Light Boxes

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Welcome to BHMA Limited, Today I would like to share, some information about one of the brightest backlit poster display cases available. Its brightness comes from hundreds of LED lamps set at the back of the case.

Traditionally; light boxes are made using standard white fluorescent tubes, which give patches of light. Newer light boxes are edge lit with LED bulbs, these give a halo of light around the edges. This BHMA light box, has an even distribution of

LED bulbs across the entire rear surface. This distributes the light evenly as you will see. Just look at how bright those LED bulbs are!

The BHMA light box is a plug and play unit. Which means you can literally plug it in and its ready for use. It is a 240volt unit, but transformed to a safe low voltage.

Watch how the camera reacts to the light as its switched on.

The LED light box is completely open in this picture. A diffuser panel is added. See how bright and even the light is. Then the poster is added, this is a standard poster, a transparency would be even brighter. Lastly the anti-glare fascia is added.

Once everything is in place the edges can be snapped down.

This is a close up of the 32mm wide frame profile, in its open position.

Please note how neat the corners are when they are closed down.

The BHMA Light box is available in many standard poster sizes. The aluminium frame can be finished in your personal RAL number colour, to ensure it matches your brand or business.

Thank you for watching.

Please feel free to call us on 01353 665141 or or see our LED poster cases

Patrick Huggins, Director for BHMA Limited.

How to Use Wet Wipe and Waterproof Chalkboard Pens

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Welcome to BHMA Limited. This video will show you the difference between our types of chalkboard pens.

Firstly, our Posterman Pens. Posterman pens are waterproof, so ideal to use outside in all weathers. Available in multi colour packs in 15mm or 6mm nib sizes. Posterman waterproof pens have a white barrel.

Posterman waterproof are also available with a very wide nib for use on large signs or windows. These are called Biggie 50s.

There are many colours to choose from in the Biggie 50 Posterman Waterproof range.

Woodcraft is another waterproof chalkboard pen, originally designed for the craft market. The colour range is much wider than the Posterman, but the ink is the same.

The ones pictured here have a 15mm nib, Woodcraft are also great for window advertising.

As for Posterman, there is also a smaller nib size which is 6mm. Available in 46 different colours. Just imagine the fun you can have with these!

Now we will look at the wet wipe range, firstly, Illumigraph.

Available in all white or an assorted pack of mixed colours. There are two nib sizes in the wet wipe Illumigraph range, 15mm or 6mm.

Posterman have a wet-wipe pen also. The difference to the look of the wet wipe pen to the waterproof pen is the colour of the barrel; wet wipe have a black barrel. The Posterman wet wipe are a much stronger colour than the Illumigraph.

The removal of wet wipe pens is simple; just use a damp cloth.

You can see the Posterman and the Illumigraph both wipe off of a non-porous surface easily.

You will also see that the Posterman and the Woodcraft don’t come off with a damp cloth.

However, if you want to remove either Posterman waterproof, or Woodcraft pens you need BHMA Eazikleen.

You can spray the cloth and wipe it off, but it’s much quicker if you spray the ink directly, leave for about 10 seconds and wipe away with a clean damp cloth.

When the chalkboard is dry it is ready to be used again. Hopefully this demonstration enabled you to see how easily it is to remove both wet wipe and waterproof pens from a non-porous chalkboard.

Please follow this link to see our range of chalkpens and associated products.

Thanks for watching.

Patrick Huggins, Director for BHMA Limited.

Blackboard & Chalk Board Paint – Let’s You Create A Chalkboard Anywhere!

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How to make a chalkboard anywhere
Welcome to BHMA. Today we are going to show you ‘How to’ make a chalkboard anywhere, using Blackfriar paint supplied by BHMA. WE have chosen a wallpapered wall to show a blackboard can literally be anywhere.

Patrick Shows the tools necessary. Some blackboard paint, some masking tape, used to form the outline, and a roller and tray. Sponge rollers are best, they give a nice even texture to the paint.

The wall is being measured to ensure the blackboard will be the right size and nice and level.

Apply the masking tape to form a square, or indeed any other shape you fancy.

Pour some of the blackboard paint into the roller tray, making sure not to drip onto anything that might matter. Wipe the edge of the tin with a cloth, paper is best, and then dispose of that.

Prime the roller with the blackboard paint, and off you go! Perhaps not quite so quick as this ‘speedy version’. Once the whole area is covered, even out the paint with some even light pressure strokes in both directions. Once you are happy it looks good, remove the masking tape whilst the paint is still wet.

Watching paint dry can be boring so, whilst that is happening in the background we will paint a heart on a wine bottle, that can be used as a table number in a restaurant.

Firstly cover the area with some masking tape, and draw on a shape with a pen.

Use a sharp craft knife to cut out your shape, and then simply apply the paint with your roller.

Pull off the masking tape to leave your blackboard shape, and leave that to dry.

To make your shape stand out, you can outline it with a blackboard pen.

Add a table number, and not its ready to start its life as a table number in a restaurant, perhaps with a candle in the top.

Our chalkboard on the wall is now dry. Watch how simple it is to plan a message using a chinese white pencil from BHMA.

Using a waterproof posterman pen, write over your pre-planned text, add a shadow for effect, and perhaps a few more touches dependent on your taste.

Once the pens are dry, wipe over the text with a damp cloth. The planning lines will wipe away, and the lettering ‘scribed’ with your blackboard pen will stay on. There are 42 colours to choose from on the BHMA website.

Thanks for watching. Now you can literally put a chalkboard anywhere!

Please follow these links if  you would like blackboard pens, a Chinese white pencil and blackboard paint.

Patrick Huggins, Director for BHMA Limited.

How to Create a Beer and Wine Bottle Display to Increase Impulse Purchasing

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Welcome to BHMA Limited.

Using the BHMA acrylic bottle merchandiser you can turn a pile of bottles into a display that will prompt impulse sales from your customers.

Patrick will demonstrate. Put six bottles in a circle with one bottle in the centre, slot over the large acrylic bottle merchandiser until it fits onto the necks of all the bottles. It will sit comfortably on the shoulders of the bottles.

Then, add five more bottles with the first at the front. A little tidy up and then pop over the small acrylic bottle merchandiser. Add a couple more bottles to the top, and voila.

Now, using the same acrylic bottle merchandiser you will see how versatile the bottle merchandiser really is. It’s great for wine too. Now for the larger one. Seven bottles on the bottom as for the beer bottles, over goes the large acrylic bottle merchandiser, three more bottles of wine on top and you have a great display for your back bar. This will tempt those all-important impulse sales.

You can find more information by following this link to small bottle displays.

Patrick Huggins, Director for BHMA Limited.