Posts Tagged ‘manufacture’

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:

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

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?

Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas find a home in London

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Yohji Yamamoto, a Japanese-Parisian based Fashion Designer has stores in New York, Paris, and Antwerp. In 2001, Yamamoto fused sport and style with Adidas, known as ‘Y-3′. When looking for the perfect location for the flagship store for Y-3, Yamamoto settled on the United Kingdom, specifically London, opposite his Mayfair boutique. JPH Designs, a long serving partner of Signworld Group, was commissioned to turn a prime location in London into the perfect home for Y-3.

Signworld Group have worked with JPH Designs on many high profile projects, for example the fantastic Vivienne Westwood stores across the whole of the UK or the Flannels Designer clothing store in Liverpool. Naturally, with a project like Y-3, when it came to choosing a manufacturer the highest spec external signage, JPH paid Signworld Group a visit. JPH Designs delivered the brief to Signworld Group, who immediately became excited with the proposals. Utilising SmartFab, a Signworld Group company, which operates from within the Broughton based Signworld HQ, a 17,000 sq ft factory space specialising in metal fabrication, meant all work was to be carried out in-house, by Signworld Group employees.

With an extremely tight deadline, Signworld Group had a major task to complete in very little time. SmartFab’s arsenal of the latest fabrication equipment, arming the most creative and skilled engineers, were able to rise to the call of duty and complete the project on time and on budget. The final signage was comprised of a satin black powder-coated finish to an aluminium pan-folded tray with built-up illuminated acrylic letters. An illuminated aluminium projecting sign would complete the suite of amazing signage. The images below do their best, but this sign really must be seen in person to appreciate it’s simple elegance. Signworld Group loved the opportunity to work with JPH Designs once more and Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto.

You can find the new Y-3 Flagship store at Y-3, 54 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XU. On March 10th 2011, Yohji Yamamoto official opened the new store with the help of Zinedine Zidane. Check out the images below.

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

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.