Royal Stamp Blog
We are reacting to the COVID-19 crisis with the utmost care and attention to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and clients. In response to the current situation we have enacted our pandemic protocol standard for the protection of our valued clients, vendors, contractors and employees. Our head office is open regular business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, our production timelines remain unchanged, and we are happy to accommodate rush orders. We also have curbside pickup available for anyone who is interested. Our south side location is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We continue to monitor the situation very closely and will react to any change of circumstance appropriately.
Photo Tour: MacEwan University - Allard Hall
Royal was proud to have been selected to manufacture and install all interior and exterior signage for MacEwan University's brand new state-of-the-art, $180-million, Allard Hall. The distinctive building, which sits on the north edge of 104 Ave. just west of downtown Edmonton, will serve as the new home to the University's Faculty of Fine Arts & Communications. With performance theatres, practice rooms, recording studios, dance halls, photo studios, art galleries and classrooms, the building will surely impress all those who visit for years to come.
Follow along and take a photo tour of the building and its signage.
Stairs crisscross through Allard Hall's main atrium.
Finding your way around Allard Hall is made easy with directories, wayfinding and room identification signage from Royal.
Signage on the exterior of the building and in the underground parkade help drivers find their way.
The jewel of Allard Hall; the Triffo Theatre.
Royal supplied the seat tags which bear the names of donors who helped make the theatre possible.
Dimensional letters from Royal were installed outside the art gallery, recital hall and theatre to recognize the donors the facilities are named after.
Royal's (#YEG) Holiday Wish List
Royal Rubber Stamp & Sign Co. is a proud Edmonton-based business celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017. Royal's growth from a small rubber stamp company to a full service custom sign shop with 25 employees is a perfect example of how local businesses can not only survive, but thrive in Edmonton.
With Christmas just around the corner, the staff here at Royal thought it would be the perfect time to show some love to a few of the many local businesses, products and services our great city has to offer.
This is Royal's (#YEG) Holiday Wish List!
For the jersey collector who's taking up all your closet space.
Mister Frame is a local, family run business that can custom frame those game worn, autographed jerseys so they can be proudly displayed instead of being left to collect dust in the closet.
For the chocoholic in your life.
Wrap a box or stuff a stocking with delicious, locally-crafted chocolate from Jacek Chocolate Couture. With classic flavours and contemporary fusions, there's something for all chocolate lovers at Jacek.
For the stylish friend always looking for new, unique finds.
Salgado Fenwick is like an art studio for clothing. Every collection is limited edition and handmade in Edmonton meaning no two garments are exactly alike.
For the bath lover!
Royal Rubber Stamp is a proud corporate partner of The Red Elephant, an Edmonton-based registered charity that is focused on empowering women in low-resource settings by removing and/or overcoming the barriers they face during and as a result of menstruation. The Red Elephant funds programs where women in locations around the world are taught to make reusable sanitary pads, which can then be sold as a source of income for those women, while serving a real need in their community.
The Red Elephant raises some of its funds through the sale of locally handmade bath and body products in an assortment of natural and luxurious scents. You can shop online or find them at several markets and events throughout the year.
For the home chef!
Give a gift that will have you eating restaurant quality meals at home! Edmonton Cooks: Signature Recipes From The City's Best Chefs is a cookbook that features 75 recipes from 38 of Edmonton's best restaurants. You can get your copy locally at Audreys Books (10702 Jasper Ave.), Color De Vino (9606 82 Ave) or at any of the restaurants featured in the book.
Edmonton Cooks can also be found at Duchess Provisions (10934 119 st.) where you can also purchase a copy of the Duchess Bake Shop's own cookbook. The perfect pair!
For the coffee lover!
Edmonton has several local coffee shops like Credo, Transcend, Iconoclast and District that all offer their own unique and delicious take on the coffee experience. So pick up a gift card, bag of coffee or even a fancy new brewer and make that coffee lover in your life happy and caffeinated!
For the tea lover!
Acquired Taste Tea Company is a local tea shop that sells loose leaf and packaged tea, finely crafted teapots, tea cozies and an assortment of unique and fun tea accessories. You can browse and shop their large tea selection online or visit their shop at 10122-124 st. in Edmonton.
For the cyclist!
Bikes, parts, servicing and even group rides; redbike is a local shop that can help make being Santa a little easier if you're shopping for a cycling enthusiast. You can shop online or visit their shop at 10918 88 Ave.
Make your own cards this holiday season!
We can help with custom rubber stamps! Learn more here.
When, Where, and How You Should Be Using Site and Safety Signs
No Edmonton employer should overlook the importance of having proper safety signs up in the workplace. If you have control over a premises, a worksite, or operating equipment, then it is up to you to mitigate the risks faced by employees and others who may be visiting the area by providing safety signs from the Edmonton custom signage experts at Royal Rubber Stamp & Sign Co.
When and Where to Use Site and Safety Signs
Site and safety signs, which are intended to provide clear instructions about safety and health, should be used in any instance where other measures do not already provide an effective method for reducing a risk.
For example, any safety equipment that is needed to enter the premises should be clearly and thoroughly noted on a site sign in such a way that no one passing by would be able to miss it. This is especially important if employees or other site visitors are not always going to have to pass through any sort of inspection point and checked for the proper safety equipment.
A safety sign is intended to identify any hazards in the area and provide information about control measures that have been put in place and need to be followed accordingly. Safety signs deal with any residual risk that hasn't already been mitigated through training and verbal instructions and warnings.
How to Use Site and Safety Signs
It is important to note that safety signs should not be used as a substitute for other methods of risk control. For example, a workplace which has hazards that may cause foot injury should provide signs about the need for foot protection on top of taking other measures to mitigate injury as much as possible.
Employees should also be made aware of safety signs and instructed as to their meanings. Many signs are indeed self-explanatory, but it is never advisable to assume that everyone, especially new and inexperienced workers, will take note of and fully understand the message. Information about the safety signs used on site should be a critical part of every employee's training period.
Finally, safety signs should always be maintained so that their messages and instructions are clear and legible. If your signs are in an area where they tend to get dirty and obscured, then you should make it a habit to check and clean them as often as need be. High-quality and professionally made signs will be much easier to maintain then low-quality ones.
Site and Safety Signs in Edmonton
If you're looking for high-quality site and safety signs in Edmonton, then Royal Rubber Stamp is here to help. Our team is committed to providing you with the tools you need to create a safe and efficient work environment that mitigates and prevents against foreseeable risks. You can download our stock safety signs layouts or request a quote from Royal Rubber Stamp either online or by phone today, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible with our competitively priced site signage solutions.
Click this link to download the pdf for the stock safety sign: Download
Royal Achieves COR (Certificate of Recognition) Certification
Royal Rubber Stamp & Sign Co. is proud to announce that as of July 2015, it is a COR certified company.
Royal Rubber Stamp is committed to providing and maintaining a safe work environment for all employees, visitors, contractors and subcontractors.
What is COR?
A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is awarded to employers who develop health and safety programs that meet established standards. A COR shows that the employer’s health and safety management system has been evaluated by a certified auditor and meets provincial standards. These standards are established by Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S).
- Government of Alberta Jobs, Skills, Labour and Training
In order to achieve COR certification, a certified auditor determined Royal's health and safety management system met or exceeded standards as set out by Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S). In order to keep COR certification, Royal must continue to improve upon its health and safety management system and achieve a higher score in its next audit.
What does this mean for you, the customer?
As a customer of Royal, you can ensure all work by Royal employees and sub-contractors will be completed safely and efficiently, using only top of the line equipment and tools. These same principles apply not only to work completed in-house at Royal's 15,000 sq. foot facility, but also when out at job sites. Our installation staff is trained to recognize, document and when possible, eliminate any hazards that could cause a potential worksite accident. This attention to detail keeps both workers and the general public safe and allows for a smooth, hassle-free installation experience.
As one of the only COR certified sign shops in Alberta, Royal is a step above the competition. Work completed safely and efficiently by Royal's well-trained staff can save you and your business time and money. If you'd like to know more about our health and safety management system, give us a call at (780) 426-4676 in Edmonton or toll free at 1-800-272-8859.