Button-fix, the invisible fixing for panels, named 2017 Sign Industry Product of the Year

Button-fix , the ingenious product used widely in construction trades and sign industries for achieving speedy panel installation is named 2017 Sign Industry Product of the Year by the British Sign and Graphics Association.

Val Hirst, Editor of SignDirections, presented the Award to Button-fix co-creator, Tony Wills of Buttonfix Limited and Wills Watson+Associates at a ceremony attended by over 300 signmakers and suppliers at Leicester’s Athena Centre. She said: “This award category is different to the 14 others because it’s the one where signmaker members of the British Sign and Graphics Association are polled to see which new product or development introduced to the sign industry during the year is likely to have the most impact on the industry.”

Tony Wills said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this prestigious award. There are many companies supplying the sign making industry, so to have our product recognised in such a competitive field is a fantastic endorsement of our product, especially so since it was the signmakers themselves who voted for Button-fix.

“Since our launch in 2012, Button-fix has built up a phenomenal following among the sign making community because it offers a really quick and reliably accurate way of attaching panels and signage to walls and other surfaces. Particularly important for sign makers is that the Button-fix fix is completely invisible – with no bolts or screws on show, sign makers and installers can be confident of quickly achieving a fabulous finish that their own clients will love.”

The Button-fix concept is simple: durable nylon buttons are attached to the back of one panel and the mating fixes are attached to the other. Bring the panels together and slide until the Button-fixes ‘click’.

Now in its fourth year, the Awards are designed to celebrate and reward craftsmanship, innovation and design across 15 categories such as architectural, leisure, wayfinding and wide format signage.

Button-fix has an extensive network of distributors throughout the UK and overseas – details can be obtained from the ‘where-to-buy’ page. You can see Button-fix in action in this short video