Archive for the ‘General’ Category

UK’s leading hotel chain opt Inn to Sign Maintenance

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Holiday Inn Express also known as Express by Holiday Inn® in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in it’s sector. Holiday Inn Express offers competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers.

As a result of their commanding market share Holiday Inn Express demands that their signage matches their excellent reputation, therefore when experiencing some electrical issues with a high level illuminated brand logo sign they didn’t hesitate in contacting Sign Maintenance UK (part of the Signworld Group) to deal with the issue.

After attending site with powered access platforms, a team of IPAF certified operators and NAPIT certified electricians, some vital maintenance work was carried out to keep the Holiday Inn Express Chester – Racecourse looking its best.

To discuss your signage maintenance with a member of the team, call 01244 661919 or visit www.signmaintenanceuk.com or nec.uk.com

Freeway Insurance ensure successful Brand Development

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Freeway UK Insurance Services Limited is one of the UK’s leading providers of taxi insurance, minibus insurance and commercial insurance. They are specialists in their field and offer high quality insurance products at competitive prices.

They recently contacted the Signworld Group to portray their industry might through new bespoke signage.

Three words stood out during our brief; corporate, classy and quality.

During a fast turnaround, Signworld Group manufactured and installed individual built up letters which were powder coated and fitted to the Companies new Head Office located in Preston Brook, Cheshire – just off the M56 near the Daresbury Park.

Trusting Signworld through yet another recommendation, Freeway were delighted with the final results.

Signworld hope that Freeway have settled into their new office space with minimal disruption.

Naturally, Earthy, Bespoke – The Chester Fields Signs

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Signworld Group were recently awarded with the sign contract for the prestigious ‘The Chester Fields’, a new Bar and Restaurant located within the heart of the Cheshire countryside in Mickel Trafford. On the outskirts of Chester, this newly constructed restaurant is located within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The location demanded sensitive yet eye catching signage which accurately reflected The Chester Fields business model and reputation for great food and fine wines in an enjoyable friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

The brief was to design and manufacture, rustic, earthy yet natural looking signage that reflected the companies high standards. Signworld produced various concepts with the winning specification being a combination of Red cedar wood planks which were artificially aged and dyed, complete with chunky fabricated white stand -off lettering with subtle concealed rear mounted LED illumination, which created a fabulous warm glow around the lettering and against the cedar planking.  Signworld Group’s expert team also manufactured the massive main sign, mounted to the face of The Chester Fields building, along with several free-standing monolith signs again using natural timber products which reflected this unique restaurants fine reputation, the signage has received much praise from the owners and customers alike who have remarked on how great they look.

Signworld were also contracted to provide all of The Chester Fields staff with personalised embroidered workwear, featuring branding and embroidered staff names. John Biggins, Works Director at Signworld Group remarked; “We are privileged to have been consulted on this prestigious contract and am equally pleased that the finished product has been very well received by The Chester Fields owners and customers alike. We have gained a enviable reputation within our industry for respecting the environment by collectively using a combination of natural products and fusing them together to dramatic effect.

We are privileged to have been associated with the The Chester Fields project and wish them luck with their new exciting venture.

Visit The Chester Fields website here to find out more or book a table and don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter too!

Check out the gallery of great images below:

Signworld Deliver the Goods for Huws Gray

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Huws Gray is the largest independent merchant of building materials in Wales and North West England. Established in 1990 in Anglesey, now with over 34 locations from Tywyn to Bolton, with brick specialists at Warrington with over 700 brick types and 8 million bricks in stock and to Gaerwen where the Huws Gray Kitchen and Bathroom Showroom lives.

With a fleet of delivery trucks, Huws Gray required fresh new vehicle graphics applied to all, further expanding the Huws Gray brand identity and impact. Contacting Signworld Group through ‘Wrap My Motor’, Huws Gray laid out a clear brief, using the signature green, red, yellow and white colours that have become so well known to Huws Gray. Signworld’s team of designers set to work with this simple but clear brief and produced several designs. A final design was chosen and not long after the first Huws Gray truck rolled up at the Signworld Group HQ in Broughton, Chester.

One of WrapMyMotor’s vehicle wrap specialists Mark worked tirelessly with the latest conformable vinyl’s which were digitally printed using Signworld’s Mimaki JV33-260 wide format digital printer. Mark worked the printed vinyl graphics into curved panels and deep ridges throughout the vehicle ensuring all panels we’re full covered. Not too long later the first Huws Gray truck wrap was complete and it was time for the next in-line to roll up.

As always, we’ve provided a small gallery of images so you can see the Huws Gray truck wrap under way. We’re very pleased with how the final graphics turned out, we’re sure you’ll agree also. Check out Huws Gray website here. Be sure to also check out WrapMyMotor’s website, the Vehicle Wrap specialists at Signworld Group here and be sure to follow @Huwsgray on twitter, along with @wrapmymotor and @signworldgroup.

The Proof is in the Pudding for Delikate

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Delikate, based in Chester are an award winning delicatessen specialising in delivering affordable luxury cakes, cupcakes, pies, hampers and of course offering a fantastic deli counter featuring award winning olives, pies, pastries, cooked meats, cheeses and salads. Delikate love a touch of the avant-garde, even delivering their orders in a pink hackney cab!

Contacting WrapMyMotor.com, part of the Signworld Group of companies, Delikate’s own Katie Hughes explained she was looking to extend her brand identity from her deli and taxi to a new vehicle, a specialised temperature controlled vehicle that could house all kinds of treats. With a brief to bring the style and creative nature of Delikate’s endeavours to this new vehicle, Signworld’s were able to design the perfect graphic wrap. Once the design was finalised, specialised vinyls were digitally printed using Signworld’s own Mimaki JV33-260, capable of printing up to 2.6 metres wide by potentially hundreds of metres in length.

Using the digital prints, one of WrapMyMotor’s wrap specialists Michael was able to begin his skilled work applying the prints onto the vehicle in the temperature-controlled workshop at the Signworld Group HQ in Broughton, Chester. Wrapping the first digital print around a very curved and formed bonnet, this was to prove the trickiest part of the wrap, but obviously no problem for our team of highly skilled, certified professionals.

Looking at the finished product below, you can see how well the design was translated onto the vehicle, a testament to WrapMyMotor’s skilled team of designers and applicators. You can visit Delikate’s website here and be sure to visit WrapMyMotor.com.

Signworld getting tropical at Chester Zoo

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Recently, Chester Zoo contacted The Signworld Group looking for a solution in the Tropical Realm at the zoo. Each viewing window was in-need of a jungle themed make over. Chester Zoo’s own solution involved using camouflage style netting, which partly obscure the viewing window. With a whole host of materials available to solve this problem, Signworld’s team began testing all options.

After several tests at Signworld’s Chester HQ, the team decided on a specialist, 100% optically clear, self-adhesive digital vinyl, allowing a person to see straight through without any distortion, in addition the print was laminated to allow for the windows regular cleaning without affecting the print. Signworld’s team of designers began researching different types of tropical landscapes, which would allow for an accurate scene with leaves and vines falling strategically across the window, not to fully block viewing. Once a design was created and approved by Chester Zoo’s fantastic team, a sample was produced using Signworld’s Mimaki JV3-260 Digital Printer. The Signworld solution was then ready for application to a viewing window in the tropical realm for final testing.

The Philippine Crocodile enclosure was chosen to receive the first print application. Signworld’s team of fitters delight were handpicked for the job which involved applying the clear digital print from inside the tank to the reverse side of the window. Wearing waterproof boots, the team worked within the humid temperatures to apply the vinyl prints. Being ever professional, the engineers carried out their job flawlessly as you can tell in the images below.

Signworld are shortly due to revisit Chester Zoo to install further window graphics within the tropical realm.

New Face for Getting Personal’s Manchester HQ

Monday, July 18th, 2011

The Signworld Group are no stranger to helping businesses carry their brand message across to their customers. A fantastic example of this is the recent completion of fresh new signage at the HQ of Manchester’s Getting Personal.

GettingPersonal.co.uk is an online retailer specialising in personalised and unique gift ideas. Founded in 2005, Getting Personal offer products that cannot be purchased on the high street and are always working hard to extend their range. Beginning with a personalised calendar, which today is still one of their most popular products, now growing to designing and producing many of their gifts in-house. Getting Personal take their customer suggestions very seriously and many of their products have been created as consequence.

The design, manufacture and installation was carried by utilising the in-house services from within the Signworld Group; Designers from Signworld created the concept, Metal Fabricator’s from SmartFab engineered and created the signage, and Installation Crews from Sign Maintenance UK oversaw a potential difficult fitting of all products to client satisfaction. The signage itself, which is another fine example of a bespoke package, consisted of pan-folded, powder coated white aluminum tray signs with CNC machined flat-cut letters to the face. These letters had full colour digitally printed graphics, using Signworld’s Mimaki JV3-260 digital printer, to meet with Getting Personal’s brand guidelines and an easy to digest web address was added to complete the adjacent return edge of the building front.

Along with the tray signs, Getting Personal required a sign that could be seen from the road, to help visitors find them in the bustling Manchester business park, Roundthorn Industrial Estate – which houses many respected businesses including Timpsons, Wates and AirWorld to name but a few. Signworld’s solution to the road sign requirement was a 3.5 metre, powder coated, ice white totem sign featuring 10mm thick letters bonded directly to each face of the totem. The thickness of the letters helps bring the totem sign alive. Signworld Group finished Getting Personal’s collection of signs with a clean, easy to understand directional sign, helping visitors to navigate the Getting Personal HQ.

Be sure to follow Signworld Group on Facebook & Twitter. Make sure you take a look at the gallery of fantastic images below thanks to Getting Personal.

Farm & Pet Place’s new Flagship Store opens its doors to the public.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Signworld group were recently selected amid stiff competition to design and create new and exciting Signage and internal point of sale products for their new Flagship store in Mold North Wales which opened its doors on the 16th April this year. The brief was to utilise some of the companies well recognised existing branding but to update the specification so that the company projected a more modern image to its customers. Signworld also had to look at way finding signage so that visitors to the store were efficiently directed to the product areas they were looking for. Signworld utilised the existing logo and then created an eye catching 3D multi-layered design effect which was visually eye catching & attractive together with bold adjacent lettering informing the public exactly what Farm & Pet place is all about in store.

Farm and Pet Place  loved the new designs, concepts and costings that Signworld provided and shortly after manufacturing began, with a very tight deadline with less than a week to manufacture and install the signs the pressure was certainly on. No stranger to short lead times, working with large international clients regularly, Signworld Group were able to meet the demand. Manufacturing began with CNC machining of the signage components, a satin black aluminium finish was chosen over the conventional gloss black for the logos which helped capture light rather than reflecting it back as well as large white letters each standing at 450mm high were arranged into the 3 clear bullets points of information, clearly visible for all to see. Signworld also manufactured a large eye catching Totem sign at the entrance to the store with visitor information detailed within the sign. The sign is the first glimpse and introduction to the many products that await the customer in store. The Installation of all of the signage was expertly carried out by a team of skilled Signworld engineers and as you can see in the gallery below, the finished signs really do look special.

Farm & Pet Place Ltd, are extremely proud of their strong Welsh Heritage, established in 1970 and originally specialising in traditional Welsh farming, timber merchants as well as some van sales. The business has consistently developed and grown from those early days eventually acquiring five small premises in the North Wales area and in 1994, Pet Food and accessories where added, along with a new name, now calling themselves Farm & Pet Place. The company currently have four stores which are open 7 days a week, its success with its loyal customers has led the company to further investigate plans to open further stores in the near future. Farm & Pet Place has gone to great lengths to source quality products and has developed their own brand “Dr Green”, with great success now supplying wholesalers nationwide.

With a site as big as the new Mold store, Farm & Pet Place needed to ensure that all of their staff looked at their very best. Signworld’s sister company Embroidaworld.com were tasked to provide smart uniforms to each member of staff, various samples of quality garments with embroidered Farm & Pets Place company logos where provided to the client, using our modern state of the art embroidery multi-headed embroidery machines and software we were able to persuade Farm & Pets that we could deliver on both cost & quality. Signworld Group operate seven different companies within the group ranging from signage, sign maintenance, work wear, web design, steel fabrication, specialist vehicle markings and exhibition and display products, with the ability to provide a very unique range of products, it enables our busy clients to focus on just one supplier with clear financial savings to both parties. Operating from a modern 17,000sq ft facility in Broughton just outside Chester City centre enables many clients easy access to many products and services,. If you would like a quotation on any of Signworld’s products or would like to discuss your project with a none-pushy technical assistant, please either call in, telephone or email us. Allan Stephenson group Managing Director says “Keeping our customers completely happy is what makes our business stronger, many of our clients are happy to refer us onto their business associates by recommendation and we are very proud of our reputation as market leaders in this industry. We are conscious that we need to maintain this position and are currently half way through a one million pound investment in new technology as well as further construction and development of our Chester HQ to accommodate further demand for our products

Fred Perry x Stüssy Collaboration at Foot Patrol, London

Monday, June 6th, 2011

In early May 2011, Fred Perry UK contacted the Signworld Group directly with a very interesting request, 4 giant acrylic light-box numbers, to be internally illuminated, two red and two white,, all with a very tight deadline! Fred Perry UK of course need no introduction, part of the massive globally recognised label. The numbers were to be part of an installation in collaboration with Stüssy, a clothing brand created in the early 1980′s by Shaun Stüssy, heralding from Laguna Beach, California. The 2011 Spring/Summer range is the second blank canvas collaboration between Fred Perry and Stüssy and has proved to be even better than the first according to critics.

The brief for the huge acrylic numbers was simple, to create some large light-boxes in a specific font and be deep enough to allow footwear and various small products to be placed on top comfortably. With the extremely tight deadline, Signworld Group were able to put together a design and have it approved in one afternoon, moving very quickly to manufacturing. Utilising the in-house team of designers ensured that the project was in great hands and taken care of to a very high standard. Signworld’s team of engineers began to create the intricate panels and sections that would ultimately come together to create each number:

Signworld were able to manufacture and complete each of the numbers right on time for Fred Perry UK and the numbers where shipped from our HQ in Chester, to their new home at the Foot Patrol store – Berwick Street, London. On 5th May, the extremely popular UK fashion, music and art blog The Daily Street (www.thedailystreet.co.uk) featured an article on Foot Patrol’s installation featuring the acrylic light-boxes. We’ve included the article below for you and a link to the original:

Fred Perry x Stüssy Deluxe installation at Foot Patrol

The front room down at Foot Patrol has had a little makeover to promote the recent Fred Perry x Stüssy collection…

Not only is this a great installation (and it is, if only for those giant light boxes), but it’s the coming together of two of my favourite things – Foot Patrol and the Fred Perry x Stüssy Deluxe collaboration. Taking over the small entrance room or “lobby” of the sneaker store, the light boxes work so well against the black walls and slate floor. The window has of course been branded up with the iconic Fred Perry x Stüssy Deluxe collaborative logo and sees the Foot Patrol stools below it branded up with the company establishment dates also. Fred Perry have brought in a locker-room style display cabinet for the garms to hang in, similar to the style of the recent Manchester Laurel Wreath store.
Essentially, it’s a great little installation that I cannot fault, so make sure you swing by Foot Patrolnext time your in the area and check out the lightboxes or perhaps sit on one of the benches. Oh, and check out the collection obviously.

Written by Synamatix, The Daily Street.

Original Article: Fred Perry x Stüssy Deluxe installation at Foot Patrol
Photographs courtesy of www.TheDailyStreet.co.uk

Brand Specialist’s Signworld Group Deliver Another Hot Slice!

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Well renowned Chester based brand specialists, Signworld Group, have recently completed the design, manufacture and installation of exterior signage of a Hoole based revolutionary food outlet. Bakery.com, which doubles up as Pizza.com come nightfall. Bakery.com approached Signworld with another difficult signage request. During the day, Bakery.com offers fresh sandwiches and warm baked products whist at night Pizza.com offers the finest pizza’s – delivery included – and the signage had to boast both of these. Clean, contemporary and corporate was the brief. And just look at the results……

All signage, consisting of a brushed effect pan folded aluminium tray sign, with applied vinyl graphics and CNC machined stood off lettering, etch effect window manifestation window graphics and chunky clear acrylic internal menu boards, were fitted to a very tight deadline, within budget and far and beyond the client’s expectation.

Signworld utilised the expertise of in-house sister companies SmartFab – metal and plastic fabrications – and Sign Maintenance UK – signage installation and maintenance experts, both of which are part of the Signworld Group, to assist with the manufacture and installation of the brand.

Why not call 01244 66 1919 to discuss your new brand ideas?