Sign Industry Product of the Year, Button-fix, fast becoming the product of choice for the sign making and graphics industry.

In the short time since Button-fix, the invisible fixing for panels was named as the 2017 Sign Industry Product of the Year by the British Sign and Graphics Association, demand for Button-fix has outstripped the predictions of its creators.

Tony Wills, Button-fix director and product creator said, “We had already developed a phenomenal following among the sign making community, and scooping this prestigious award was down to the sign makers themselves who voted for Button-fix. However, the attendant publicity of such a ringing industry endorsement has certainly helped us get the word out to even more sign makers regarding its benefits. As a result, we have been delighted by the level of enquiries received, which includes requests for sample packs, information and importantly new orders.”

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’.

The Button-fix story began in 2012 when joint creators, Tony Wills and Brian Watson developed Button-fix in response to a customer specification for flush invisible mounts to fix washroom panels. Finding that the fasteners on the market were awkward to align and difficult to disengage for panel replacement, the duo created and developed the Button-fix concept which offers a really quick and reliably accurate way of attaching panels to walls and other surfaces.

Tony Wills commented, “Particularly important for sign makers is that the Button-fix fix is completely invisible – with no unsightly bolts or screws on show, sign makers and installers can be confident of quickly achieving a fabulous finish that their own clients will love.”

Manufactured in the UK, Button-fix has an extensive network of distributors throughout the UK and overseas, including new distributors Amari Plastics and William Smith.

William Smith, part of the William Smith Group 1832, the leading trade supplier to the sign and graphics industry provides one of the largest material supply services in the UK, and will have stock of Button-fix from January. For a short period, it will also make available Button-fix samples to customers not yet familiar with the product.