Posts Tagged ‘graphics’

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.

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?

Signworld Group on a roll with RollsRoller

Friday, February 4th, 2011

William Smith, established in 1832, are a signage company with over 175 years of business experience. Modern day suppliers of manufacturing equipment, such as large format printers and plotters. One such product is the Rolls Roller, a large material application machine which is vital in the professional manufacturer of signs and graphics. Signworld Group recently featured in an article by William Smith in their Newsletter, ‘forty two’, both in print and online on their website. You can read their article below, along with two images attached of the article and the newsletter.

Signworld Group, Chester recently invested in its second RollsRoller in two years.

The new machine like their previous model, has a flat bed working area of 5400mm x 1700mm and works alongside the existing machine in the company’s finishing department.

Allan Stephenson, Group Managing Director explains, “After seeing the first machine, which was being demonstrated at the NEC Sign Show back in 2008, it was an easy purchasing decision. The machine clearly demonstrated time efficiencies as well as superior product finish and quality.

Since installing the first machine we saw increased manufacturing output with less application errors, resulting in very obvious increased profitability. Our client base is generally blue chip so being able to turn around orders quickly is paramount, these machines consistently ensure that the finish is superior and our many clients have noticed the superior finish and quality to our manufactured goods.”

Signworld was so delighted with the machine that in 2010 they decided to purchase their second RollsRoller which was installed last year. It is already demonstrating huge efficiencies and profitability advantages.

“We have worked closely with the William Smith team over the years and they have proved to be a worthy partner in the supply of materials and hardware.”

Signworld has huge expansion plans for 2011 at their Chester HQ which will increase its size to over 17,000 square foot of prime manufacturing space.

“This exciting expansion will greatly increase our manufacturing and digital print output capabilities and provide additional modern administration facilities,” says Allan Stephenson. “It will also result in further job creation across the group once completed, and will ensure Signworld’s rightful place at the very top of sign and digital print production within the United Kingdom. Naturally, the expansion will result in further hardware purchases and we expect to be discussing our third RollsRoller purchase with William Smith by the summer.”

For more information on the RollsRoller visit our dedicated website at www.rollsroller.co.uk or contact us for more information on 01833 694707.

A Very Proud Year for Wrap My Motor

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This year, 2010, has been a fantastic year for the Signworld group. We’ve seen all corners of the company flourishing beyond expectation. We’ve welcomed success in new industries, especially website design with Signworld Media. Wrap My Motor, our vehicle graphics and wrapping specialists have also seen it’s best year on record. What we thought we’d do this week is focus on all of the wonderful work that Wrap My Motor has done over the past few months.

Take a look below at the collage of fantastic images:

Check out the WrapMyMotor.com website for more information on the vehicle graphic services available and don’t forget to check out the beautiful gallery of images there.

Signworld Proudly Present… The Wombats

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

2010 has been a fantastic year for Signworld! It’s also been an amazing year for Liverpool based trio, The Wombats.

Earlier this year Signworld where involved in the production of the single cover-art for The Wombat’s 2010 single, ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)‘. The Wombats were looking to show a series of bright colours in an arrangement of a howling wolf set on a self-illuminated light-box. Liverpool based design agency Mercy put out a cry for help on Twitter for anyone who could help. Signworld responded and got right to work right away building a light-box that would allow light to shine through an opal-white face, to help the brightly coloured vinyls glow. The deadline was as tight as they come and Signworld delivered! Mercy were extremely impressed with Signworld’s results. As you can see from the photograph below, the finished article looks fantastic!

Due to the great success of the artwork for the first single, Signworld were approached for their next single ‘Techno Fan‘. Works Director at Signworld, John Biggins explains “Mercy called me with a brief on the new single. The Wombats wanted to portray the lights often seen in urban techno nightclubs. So with a few meetings and some team creative input I suggested that if we fabricated various colours of exposed Neon and placed them inside an aluminium box to keep consistency with the previous single we could really get the desired effect”. What do you guys think, look at the preview below, we think it looks breath-taking!

The new album entitled ‘The Wombat’s Proudly Present…This Modern Glitch‘, to be released early February 2011 will also feature a Signworld masterpiece (watch this space guys). Signworld have thoroughly enjoyed working with the local band and are big fans, wishing them luck with the new releases!

Be sure to check out The Wombats website for more details and for details on how to buy the single.

Signworld Group Awarded another Safe Contractor Accreditation!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Signworld Group were recently awarded The Safe Contractor Accreditation by the Safe Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme.

In an ever increasingly health and safety aware society, businesses are taking safety more seriously. By entering into the Safe Contractor scheme The Signworld Group have demonstrated how important it is to be compliant with all current health & safety laws and current obligations. Being up-to-date with all the latest regulations means we’re ahead of the competition whilst operating within a safe environment. Signworld Group are also approved members of LSH Contractor Plus database, both are online databases of vetted and approved contractors of which clients can search and select suitable approved contractors who have demonstrated that they possess the necessary  high level of safety compliance and who have gained this high level of accreditation.
Allan Stephenson Group Managing Director of Signworld explains; The scheme saves you valuable time by reducing the need to submit multiple health and safety pre-qualification questionnaires to our many clients. We endeavour to show our customers that our company policies and procedures are the best in the industry and accreditation to The SAFE Contractor and Contractor Plus Online Schemes provides independent verification of this. The criteria for accreditation is stringent as well as labour intensive, as our customers would expect, but our clients can now be assured that all of our works are completed to the very highest of standards and in accordance with strict health and safety guidelines.

You can read more about the Safe Contractor Scheme here and Contractor Plus here.

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.

Multi-Million Pound Development at King’s School

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The prestigious King’s School in Chester, is one of the leading co-educational Independent schools in Cheshire and the surrounding area.

Signworld Group were again recently approached by The King’s School Chester, to work in partnership in designing graphics to be displayed on old and bland hoarding panels that surrounded their new exciting multi-million pound theatre development. The new major development is not due to open until summer 201 and King’s School were eager to soften the harsh appearance of the hoarding by applying attractive graphics featuring information on what the development was all about. Signworld’s team of designers took influence from The King’s School’s colour scheme and wide selection of photographic material and with only three days to design, manufacture and complete the project, Signworld went to work.

Allan Stephenson, Group Managing Director of Signworld, explained “…With the designs being quickly approved our super wide format digital printers went to work, we were able to print over 50 metres by 2.6 metres deep of continuous high quality digital print within just a few hours using our state of the art Mimaki hybrid digital printer.” The result was most spectacular and Signworld completed the entire project within the three days much to the pleasure of the team at the Kings School, as you can see from our gallery below, the final hoarding panels look great.

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/

Vista Kitchens revitalised with Signworld Group

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Vista Kitchens are the Wirral’s premier supplier and installer of beautiful kitchens.

Signworld were recently approached by Vista Kitchens and were finally selected to manufacture and install signage to their new prestige premises on the Croft Trade Park in Bromborough, the works were recently completed leaving Vista Kitchens with a clean and  bright new image to their new building.

Vista offer a complete design and installation service that includes comprehensive project management from start to finish. Bringing design influences from Germany and Italy right to your doorstep. With over 15 years experience in the industry and using the latest computer aided design technology, Vista offer a personalised service, bringing your ideal dream kitchen ideas and dreams to reality, Vista have a well experienced team of manufacturers and installers who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service.

Signworld set to work on creating the machine cut signs using their state-of-the-art 3 by 2 metre CNC machine. The bespoke shutter door print was printed on the fantastic Mimaki digital printer which is capable of printing widths of 2.6 metres and at lengths of over 100 metres. So pleased were Vista with the finish of the signage that they requested Signworld to design, manufacture and apply graphics to their fleet of vehicles continuing with their corporate theme and ensuring that the company’s products and services are now being advertised on our roads Nationally.