Universal Plastic Recycling Symbols

I’m sure you’ve seen the following symbols many times before on products and packaging, but have you ever wondered what they mean? They’re Universal Plastic Recycling Symbols. Each number represents a type of plastic and is used to sort plastics appropriately for recycling (I’ve noted below the download link which plastic is indicated by each of the numbers)

You can download these symbols as vector files by clicking on the link below the image. Enjoy!

universal recycling sign symbols vectors

Download: Universal Plastic Recycling Symbols
File Type: AI (Illustrator)


More Information:

1.    Symbol designating Polyethylene Terephthalate plastics (Type 1)
2.    Symbol designating High Density Polyethylene plastics (Type 2)
3.    Symbol designating Vinyl, Polyvinyl Chloride plastics (Type 3)
4.    Symbol designating Low Density Polyethylene plastics (Type 4)
5.    Symbol designating Polypropylene plastics (Type 5)
6.    Symbol designating Polystyrene plastics (Type 6)
7.    Symbol designating “Other” plastics (Type 7)
8.    Recycling Symbol for Generic Materials (often used with annotations or labels indicating specific material)

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Recycling Symbol Vectors for Download

Below you’ll find 12 recycling arrow vectors that you available for download… for free! They’re all variations on the universal recycling symbol or recycling logo that is used indicate recyclable materials and with twelve of these recyling signs to choose from there’s sure to be one that suits your needs. The download link is below the following image… Enjoy!

recycling arrow sign symbolsDownload: 12 Recycling Symbol Vectors
File Type: AI (Illustrator)


If these recycle symbol arrows aren’t exactly what you’re after, we have a range of other vector arrows, hand drawn & graffiti arrows & gold & silver arrows on the site, so be sure to check them out. Cheerio.

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Disability Access Sign Symbols for Download

Today’s free vector download is of 12 disability access symbols that have been designed for use by both public and private entities to advertise available facilities to patrons both disabled or able  bodied.

You’ll find the meaning of these downloadable disability symbols, designed by the Graphics Artist Guild Foundation, along with a link to download the full set of vector files beneath the following image. Enjoy!

Disability Access Sign Symbol VectorsDownload: Disability Access Sign Symbols
File Type: AI (Illustrator)


Disability Access Sign Symbol Meanings:

1. Universal Information Symbol
2. International Symbol of Accessibility
3. Symbol indicating Audio Description for Theatre & Live Performances
4. Audio Description for TV, Films & Video
5. Large Print / Accessible Print Symbol
6. Symbol indicating Access for Individuals Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision
7. Braille Symbol
8. Telephone Typewriter Symbol
9. Sign Language Interpretation Symbol
10. Assistive Listening Systems Symbol (Ear)
11. Assistive Listening System Symbol (Telephone)
12. Closed Captioning Symbol

* For more detailed information on the appropriate uses for these sign symbols, please visit the Disability Access Symbols page of the Graphic Artists Guild.

Additional Information:

Many organizations, both public and private, have been working to become more accessible to the estimated 600 million people with disabilities worldwide.

Organizations that receive US government funding have been required to provide accessible programs and services under Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A more recent law, the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), extends accessibility provisions to the private sector in an effort to guarantee persons with disabilities employment and the right to enter the economic, social and cultural mainstreams. The ADA goes well beyond federally funded organizations to encompass private sector entities that serve the public including cultural organizations that do not receive federal support, retail businesses, movie theaters and restaurants.

These symbols are intended to help you advertise your access services to customers, audiences, staff and other targeted publics. Advertisements, newsletters, conference and program brochures, membership forms, building signage, floor plans and maps are examples of material that might display these symbols. You are encouraged to place these symbols next to the relevant information in all publications and media.

Any language accompanying the symbols should focus on the accommodation or service, not on who uses it. For example, ‘Ramped Entrance’ may accompany the wheelchair symbol. This is important because not only do individuals with wheelchairs use ramps, but so do people with baby carriages, luggage, etc. Language that fosters dignity is important too. For example, ‘Reserved Parking’ or ‘Accessible Parking’ may be used with the wheelchair symbol to indicate parking spaces designated for people with disabilities.

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Sign Language Alphabet… Free Vector Download

Today’s download is a set of vector files of the AUSLAN sign language alphabet. These hand gestures are used by deaf and speech impaired people in Australia when signing to spell out the letters of the English alphabet. Each hand sign vector represents one letter of the alphabet and the sign symbols are labeled with the letter that they represent.

You can find the link to the vector file download below the image. Enjoy!

Note: This Australian sign language alphabet is actually very different to and should not be confused with ASL or the American Sign Language alphabet.

hand sign language symbol vectors AUSLAN

Download: Sign Language Alphabet – Auslan
File Type: AI (Illustrator)

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Download Washing Symbols for Clothing Labels

Today’s free download is for care labels, washing symbols or washing instructions that are found on clothing labels. These laundering symbols are used to advise owners on the appropriate garment care for their clothes by instructing on washing temperatures, dry cleaning, ironing, tumble drying and bleaching.

These symbols for washing are available for download as vector files so you can scale them or colour them for use on any clothing tag that you’re designing. The symbols are broken up into sets and the meaning of each symbol and the download link can be found below the image of each set, but remember…


Washing Symbols

garment care washing symbols
Download: Garment Care Washing Symbols
File Type: AI (Illustrator)

Washing Symbol Meanings:

1. Machine wash, gentle / delicate symbol
2. Machine wash, permanent press / wrinkle resistant symbol
3. Machine wash, regular / normal symbol
4. Do not wash
5. Hand wash only
6. Machine wash, gentle / delicate, 30 degrees C (85 degrees F) symbol
7. Machine wash, permanent press / wrinkle resistant, 30 degrees C (85 degrees F) symbol
8. Machine wash, regular / normal, 30 degrees C (85 degrees F) symbol
9. Machine wash, gentle / delicate, 40 degrees C (105 degrees F) symbol
10. Machine wash, permanent press, 40 degrees C (105 degrees F) symbol
11. Machine wash, regular / normal, 40 degrees C (105 degrees F) symbol
12. Machine wash, gentle / delicate, 50 degrees C (120 degrees F) symbol
13. Machine wash, permanent press, 50 degrees C (120 degrees F) symbol
14. Machine wash, regular / normal, 50 degrees C (120 degrees F) symbol
15. Machine wash, gentle / delicate, 60 degrees C (140 degrees F) symbol
16. Machine wash, permanent press, 60 degrees C (140 degrees F) symbol
17. Machine wash, regular / normal, 60 degrees C (140 degrees F) symbol
18. Machine wash, gentle / delicate, 70 degrees C (160 degrees F) symbol
19. Machine wash, permanent press, 70 degrees C (160 degrees F) symbol
20. Machine wash, regular / normal, 70 degrees C (160 degrees F) symbol
21. Machine wash, gentle / delicate, 95 degrees C (200 degrees F) symbol
22. Machine wash, permanent press, 95 degrees C (200 degrees F) symbol
23. Machine wash, regular / normal, 95 degrees C (200 degrees F) symbol
24. Hand wash, 30 degrees C (85 degrees F) symbol
25. Hand wash, 40 degrees C (105 degrees F) symbol
26. Hand wash, 50 degrees C (120 degrees F) symbol

Drying Symbols

garment care drying symbols
Download: Garment Care Drying Symbols
File Type: AI (Illustrator)

Drying Symbol Meanings:

1. Tumble dry, normal symbol
2. Tumble dry, normal, low heat symbol
3. Tumble dry, normal, medium heat symbol
4. Tumble dry, normal, high heat symbol
5. Tumble dry, normal, no heat symbol
6. Tumble dry, permanent press symbol
7. Tumble dry, permanent press, low heat symbol
8. Tumble dry, permanent press, medium heat symbol
9. Tumble dry, permanent press, high heat symbol
10. Tumble dry, gentle symbol
11. Tumble dry, gentle, low heat symbol
12. Tumble dry, gentle, medium heat symbol
13. Tumble dry, gentle, high heat symbol
14. Tumble dry, permanent press, no heat symbol
15. Line dry symbol
16. Drip dry symbol
17. Dry flat symbol
18. Dry in shade symbol
19. Do not dry symbol
20. Line dry in shade symbol
21. Drip dry in shade symbol
22. Dry flat in shade symbol

Ironing Symbols

garment care ironing symbols
Download: Garment Care Ironing Symbols
File Type: AI (Illustrator)

1. Ironing required symbol
2. Iron, low temperature symbol
3. Iron, medium temperature symbol
4. Iron, high temperature symbol
5. Do not iron symbol
6. Iron, no steam symbol
7. Iron, no steam, low temperature symbol
8. Iron, no steam, medium temperature symbol
9. Iron, no steam, high temperature symbol

Dry Cleaning Symbols

garment care dry cleaning symbols
Download: Garment Care Dry Cleaning Symbols
File Type: AI (Illustrator)

1. Dry clean symbol
2. Dry clean, any solvent symbol
3. Dry clean, petroleum based solvent only symbol
4. Dry clean, any solvent other than trichloroethylene symbol
5. Do not dry clean symbol
6. Dry clean, short cycle symbol
7. Dry clean, low moisture symbol
8. Dry clean, low heat symbol
9. Dry clean, no steam symbol
10. Dry clean, any solvent, short cycle symbol
11. Dry clean, any solvent, low moisture symbol
12. Dry clean, any solvent, low heat symbol
13. Dry clean, any solvent, no steam symbol

Bleaching Symbols

garment care bleaching symbols




Download: Garment Care Bleaching Symbols
File Type: AI (Illustrator)

1. Use any bleach symbol
2. Use only non-chlorine bleach symbol
3. Do not bleach symbol

So that pretty much covers just about every clothing label symbol that you could possibly need, but maybe you’d like to know more about them. In that case, I can highly recommend to you a site by the name of Apparel Search.

Here you’ll find plenty of related information such as the fact that these care symbols are managed by an organisation named GINETEX. Apparel Search also has more information about ISO Care Symbols and NAFTA Care Symbols.

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35 Free Warning Signs & Symbols

Today’s download is vector file of 35 free safety signs or warning signs. Each of these hazard signs is a symbol on a yellow triangle that warns of a particular workplace hazard and include a flammable materials signs, a toxic warning sign,  a high voltage sign and a biohazard sign.

All the following vector hazard signs are free and you’ll find the download link below the image. Enjoy:

Hazard Signs Safety Sign Symbols

Download: 35 Vector Warning Signs & Symbols
File Type: AI (Illustrator)


Download Info:
Here’s a breakdown of what each of these warning symbols or hazard symbols represents:

1. Flammable materials sign or symbol
2. Explosion risk sign or symbol
3. Toxic sign or symbol
4. Corrosive sign or symbol
5. Overhead crane sign or symbol
6. Fork lift in operation sign or symbol
7. High voltage sign
8. General warning sign or symbol
9. Laser radiation sign or symbol
10. Biohazard sign or symbol
11. Oxidising sign or symbol
12. Hot surface sign or symbol
13. Entrapment risk sign or symbol
14. Electrocution risk sign or symbol
15. Irritant  sign or symbol
16. Slippery floor sign or symbol
17. Watch your step sign or symbol
18. Cutting risk sign or symbol
19. High temperature sign or symbol
20. Glass hazard sign or symbols
21. Suffocation sign or symbol
22. Gas bottle sign or symbol
23. Falling objects sign or symbol
24. Electricity sign or symbol
25. Cutter sign or symbol
26. Hand hazard sign or symbol
27. Battery hazard sign or symbol
28. Rotating parts sign or symbol
29. Low temperature sign or symbol
30. Magnetic field sign or symbol
31. Optical radiation sign or symbol
32. Non ionising radiation sign or symbol
33. Radiation sign or symbol
34. Environmental hazard sign or symbol
35. Crushing hazard sign or symbol

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150 Free Social Media Vector Icons

The title pretty much says it all for this one… it’s a bunch of 150 social media logos or symbols with a few technology company logos thrown in to make up the numbers. The download link for the vector files is below:

Social media icons logos free download

Download: 150 Social Media Icon Vectors
File Type: AI (Illustrator)

This if a free download – We don’t want your money, we just want you to have the files you need with having to pay for them. But, if you’d like to show your appreciation, or maybe you’re just feeling generous, you could always do us a big favour and link to this post or book mark us!

Download Info:
This free icon download includes all the most popular social networking icons or logos. Sites and services that even newbies to the web have probably heard of. And if you’re a web designer or developer then you are sure to have needed these logos at some stage or at least have the need to download social icons at some time in the future.

I’m not 100% up to date with all of these services, logos and graphics, but some of the social icon vector files that I do know pretty well include: The AOL Mail logo, the Bebo icon, the free Box.net logo or the DailyMe icon or symbol. Then there is also available for download the Delicious icon, the Digg icon or Digg logo, a FaceBook symbol or icon, a Flickr vector icon, a Friendster icon, Google Reader logo, a Hotmail icon, a MySpace logo icon, Orkut symbol or logo, the Picassa logo, the Posterous logo, the Reddit icon, an RSS icon vector file, the Skype logo, a Sphinn icon, Spurl symbol or logo, the Tublr icon, a Twitter T icon and a Twitter Bird icon vector file, a Vimeo icon and a Yelp icon.

Phweeeew… that’s a lot of vector graphics. And I haven’t even mentioned anywhere near all of them. But since they’re all free, that’s a lot of free vector icon graphics that you might as well download, just in the case that you need them for some web design project that you ain’t even been given the brief for yet.

As I said, the majority of these icons, logos and symbols are social networking icons or social vector graphics, but I’ve got to be honest with you, I haven’t actually heard of half of them… stuff like the Backflip, Blinklist, Blogmarks or BuddyMarks logos. What the hell are they? Anyway I’m there’s plenty of people out there that need them for something. Then there’s the Current logo, the DailyMe icon, the Design Float icon, the DZone logo… which is cool… or the Expression icon or logo, Faves, Gabbr, Hugg icon, Kiddy icon or Linkatopia.

I ain’t done yet kids. I don’t suppose you have any idea about what a MindBodyGreen icon is? Or a Mister-Wong icon or logo? Hows about a NewsVine icon… I”m guessing that’s got something to do with news. Am I right? MyLinkVault, NowPublic, PhoneFavs, Pusha or the ShoutWire logo or icon… I got nothing on them either.

There’s a Viddler icon, a Wista logo and a YouLink icon and a YouMob icon or logo. There really is a lot of logos and whatnot in this free download. TechNet, the Technorati logo icon and more!

This free download of social icon vector files also include some major technology brand symbols or icons. This includes an Apple logo, an Amazon logo, an Ask.com logo, a Blogger icon, a Fark symbol, a Mail icon, a Maple logo or icon, a MyLink Vault icon, a Skype logo or symbol, a Squidoo logo icon, a Vimeo logo, a Windows Live symbol or logo, a WordPress logo, a Yahoo! logo or Yahoo icon and a YouTube logo.

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48 Free Dog Vector Graphics

Woof! Are you a dog lover?

Well regardless, I hope you’ll love these free dog vectors. They have a kind of retro, stencil feel to them and are nicely stylized to the point that you could say they are really dog symbols, representing various breeds.

You’ll find the download link below the image, where you’ll also find an incomplete list which notes which breed each dog head represents. PLEASE, If you know anything about dogs and are certain of one of the breeds of the 48 dogs below, let me know in the comments and I’ll amend my list and be forever grateful. Enjoy:

dog sign symbol vector download

Download: 48 Dog Vector Graphics
File Type: AI (Illustrator)

This if a free download – We don’t want your money, we just want you to have the files you need with having to pay for them. But, if you’d like to show your appreciation, or maybe you’re just feeling generous, you could always do us a big favour and link to this post or book mark us!

Download Info:
Here’s an incomplete breakdown of which which breeds these dog graphics or dog symbols depict. If you can fill in some of the blanks, let me know in the comments!:
1. Austrailian Shepherd
2. Basset hound
3. Beagle
4. Bichon Frise
5. Bloodhound
6. Boston terrier
7. Boxer
9. Bulldog (english)
10. Bull mastiff
11. Carin terrier
12. Cavalier King charles Spaniel
14. Chihuahua
15. Chinese Shar pei
16. Cocker spaniel
17. Collie
18. Dachshund
19. Doberman
21. German shepherd
23. Golden retiever
24. Great dane
25. Great pyrenese
26. Labrador
27. Maltese
29. Neopolitan mastiff
30. Min pin or (toy) manchester terrier
33. Papillon
34. Pekignese
35. Pembroke welsh corgi
36. Pomeranian
37. Poodle
38. Pug
39. Rottweiler
40. Saint bernard
41. Schnauzer
42. Shetland sheepdog
43. Shih tzu
44. Siberian husky
47. Westhighland terrier (westie)
48. Yorkshire terrier

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Zodiac Sign Symbol Vectors… Free Download

Today’s download are of the twelve zodiac sign symbols or star sign symbol vectors. Free of course. These zodiac icons represent the signs of the modern zodiac, are derived from ancient zodiac symbols, but have modern twist in that they are a glossy icon. The download is under the image… enjoy.

zodiac sign symbols glossy download

Download: Zodiac Sign Symbols Glossy
File Type: AI (Illustrator)

This if a free download – We don’t want your money, we just want you to have the files you need with having to pay for them. But, if you’d like to show your appreciation, or maybe you’re just feeling generous, you could always do us a big favour and link to this post or book mark us!

Download Info:
Here’s a rundown of the star signs that these astrology symbols represent:
Aries Symbol: The Ram
Taurus Symbol: The Bull
Gemini Symbol: The Twins
Cancer Symbol: The Crab
Leo Symbol: The Lion
Virgo Symbol: The Virgin
Libra Symbol: The Scales
Scorpio Symbol: The Scorpion
Sagittarius Symbol: The Archer
Capricorn Symbol: The Sea-Goat
Aquarius Symbol: The Water Bearer
Pisces Symbol: Fish

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International Vehicle Registration Code Symbols… Free Download

Today I’ve got a selection of international vehicle registration code symbols for you to download as vectors to do with what you will. This is by no means all of them, but it is a selection of about 40 or so of some of the more prominent nations:

international vehicle car sign symbol download

Download: International Vehicle Symbol Vectors
File Type: AI (Illustrator)

This if a free download – We don’t want your money, we just want you to have the files you need with having to pay for them. But, if you’d like to show your appreciation, or maybe you’re just feeling generous, you could always do us a big favour and link to this post or book mark us!

Download Info:
Here’s a list of the registration symbols and the countries they indicate:
A: Austria
AUS: Australia
B: Belgium
BG: Bulgaria
BR: Brazil
CDN: Canada
CZ: Czech Republic
D: Germany
DK: Denmark
E: Spain
F: France
FIN: Finland
GB: United Kingdom
GR: Greece
H: Hungary
HK: Hong Kong
I: Italy
IL: Israel
IND: India
IRL: Ireland
IS: Iceland
J: Japa
L: Luxembourg
MC: Monaco
MEX: Mexico
N: Norway
NL: Netherlands
P: Portugal
PL: Poland
RA: Argentina
RCH: Chile
RO: Romania
RP: Philippines
RUS: Russia
S: Sweden
SK: Slovakia
TR: Turkey
USA: United States
V: Vatican City
YV: Venezuela
ZA: South Africa

If you’re not familiar with them, these international license plate country codes are a white oval sticker with one, two or three uppercase letters that indicate in which country the vehicle is registered and are displayed on the rear of a car or motor vehicle near the license plate.

These glorified bumper stickers are actually a series of codes and symbols that are overseen by the United Nations and are known as the Distinguishing Signs of Vehicles in International Traffic or DSIT if you want to really want to sound like you know what you’re talking about. And if you want to see the full list you can do that here: DSIT codes

They’re similar to ISO codes and are most widely used in the European Union, but aren’t required when a vehicle uses the common EU standard format of number plate. Interesting.

I can’t tell you this with any authority, but I’m pretty sure that these country code symbols are also commonly used on instruction sheets, technical documents and other print materials. So if you need them… take them.

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