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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:

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.

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

New Mersey Glows again with Sign Maintenance UK

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Sign Maintenance UK, part of the Signworld Group of companies, are a UK based signage manufacturing company with over 20 years of industry experience working with the largest brands from all sectors. Providing a comprehensive service to the sign industry, from sign installation, sign maintenance, sign servicing, sign repair and sign renovation, all of which is executed by the most highly qualified sign engineers within the industry.

Sign Maintenance UK, the Signworld maintenance division, were recently contacted by New Mersey Retail Park on Speke Road in Liverpool. Their large flagship totem signs were suffering from broken neon lighting and needed urgent repairs carrying out immediately. Sign Maintenance UK sent out a team of experienced and skilled PASMA and IPAF certified engineers in minus 15°C temperatures, with specialist access equipment to reach the tall signage and begin the repair and cleaning programme.

Work consisted of; immediately making safe all the damaged electrical elements, removing all giant 3D built-up letters, removing all the internal neon signage, fitting economic energy saving LED’s and refitting letters to look like new. Each letter was also recoated with protective paint. The team had to work with the large structure from within and replace all of the electrical components to ensure longer life following Sign Maintenance UK’s visit. Each letter uses LED lighting to glow from within and also to create a ‘halo’ effect around the letter. This effect helps create fantastic glowing letters that can be seen from far around while still saving energy.

As you can see from the photo’s below, the finished effect is stunning. The cool icey blue glow of the ‘New Mersey’ letters offset against the warm firey light of the ‘B&Q’ letters works wonderfully.

To see how alternative methods of signage illumination can reduce your carbon footprint, why not call us today on 01244 66 1919. You can also check out www.signmaintenanceuk.com for more information.

Introducing SmartFab Metal Fabrications

Friday, February 4th, 2011

SmartFab specialise in the design and fabrication of all metals and plastics for the industry.

With over 15 years experience working with leading brands throughout the UK and around the world, SmartFab pride themselves on the quality of their work, the expertise of their people, their ability to understand customers needs and the most advanced machinery available to the market.

SmartFab’s skilled and experienced fabricators coupled with the most advanced machinery available. SmartFab can take concepts and turn them into physical, high-quality finished products. With the ability to CNC, Profile, Cut, Fold, Bend and Spray materials such as Mild Steel, Stainless, Aluminum and more.

Also specialising in the forming of Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PVC and Poly products, ensuring SmartFab really are the leaders in creating bespoke plastic creations. With our team of in-house designers and state of the art CNC profiling equipment; SmartFab see your project through from concept to completion at the highest standard.

On Thursday February 3rd 2011, the SmartFab website, created by Signworld Media, went live. Along with a new website, SmartFab is also on twitter, giving updates and images on work they produce. You can follow SmartFab on twitter here: @smartfabuk.

You can visit SmartFab online here: www.smartfab.co.uk

Charlie’s Stores opens its Flagship 40,000 sq ft Store with a little help from Signworld

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Charlie’s Stores has recently opened its sixth Store, located on Chester Road West Queensferry. After a massive investment, the store opened its doors in March of 2010 bringing back into use an empty 40,000 square foot facility previously belonging to B&Q.

Signworld have a long relationship with the Charlie’s team and were recently contracted to erect the external & internal signage within the store which had to reinforce the company’s strong and well recognised signature brand. Charlie’s brief was to manufacture and install a massive array of 3D built up letters and flat cut letters for their building exterior. With a brief so big, Signworld relished the challenge. artwork was created in record time by Signworlds team of designers and approved by Charlies Stores quickly, impressed with the boldness of the designs. With a very tight deadline, we were instructed to proceed with the works which had to be in place for the stores opening just two weeks later.

Signworld manufactured all of the stores 3D and flat cut letters using our in-house 3 Metre x 2 Metre CNC Machine. The Letters were machined using specialist tooling operating at over  19000 RPM which ensured that we had a perfect machined edge to all of the material components. The huge 3D Built up letters and logo were fabricated using an innovative method. The faces and letters and returns were also accurately CNC machined, all returns were then hot wire formed around the face of the letter using our templates and then bonded. The finished result was a selection of perfectly machined and formed 3D Letters and logos. We’ve put a collection of  these images below of the finished works, so please take a look.

Rhino’s new factory given the Signworld Group treatment

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Rhino Products Ltd, based in Flintshire, UK, are a quality manufacturer of Roof Bars, Roof Racks and associated accessories for commercial vans.

Rhino specialize in making the logistical nightmares that tradesmen have to deal with daily; transporting their equipment all over the UK. Using state of the art 3D design techniques, all of Rhino’s products are extremely easy to use and have many years of reliability. Priding themselves on being current with the latest customer needs, Rhino are always ahead of the game when it comes to updates to their range, manufacturing their systems in-house and due to their vast stock, they can promise a next day delivery service throughout the mainland UK.

After moving into their newly renovated 50,000 sq ft factory at Deeside Industrial Estate, Rhino Products Ltd contacted their long term supplier Signworld group to re-brand their new home with a range of external and internal signage. Armed with a list of various requirements taken from the first site meeting, the Signworld design department moved quickly, and compiled an impressive array of state of the art ‘concept to proof’ signage, which were superimposed onto photographs to ensure precise location. Final results were approved, and manufacturing commenced, turning a printed proof into quality package, including large external branding, consisting of folded aluminium trays with flat cut 3D letters and logo, post mounted site way finding signage and also internal cnc-machined logo’s all manufactured in-house at Signworld’s factory in Chester. Wouldn’t you agree, Rhino’s new corporate image looks fantastic?

Signworld Group completed all manufacturing and installation work on time and on budget!

You can check out Rhino Products Ltd’s website here: http://www.rhinoproducts.co.uk/