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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:

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?

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.

Introducing the new WOK&GO Website

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

WOK&GO, a fresh Asian food franchise building on its roots in Chester and Liverpool, stretching out all over the UK.

WOK&GO restaurants are all about bringing the great, fresh tastes of Asia right into the heart of your town. WOK&GO provides people with tasty and healthy eating at a reasonable price, with most menu items boasting a minimum of 95% Fat Free. Signworld Group have worked with WOK&GO and its founder, Des Pheby on many different projects including the recent new WOK&GO restaurant openings, which you can read about here. Signworld Media, part of the Signworld Group of Companies, based at Newgate House, are a dedicated design agency, focusing on Website Design, Search Engine Optimisation and E-Consultancy.

WOK&GO approached Signworld Media with a request to bring their restaurant experience to the web. Wanting to capture the relaxed atmosphere, wonderful flavours and experiences available in the restaurant and bring it your web device. What became is a simple to use, effective website focusing on delivering key information in a very easy to access setting. Branded with WOK&GO’s slick logo design and sharp colour scheme and furnished with animations, helping to bring the pages alive, we’re very happy with the finished product.

Not only can users browse the menu available, viewing mouth watering photography of dishes, but they can now place orders online for delivery or collection. Another major part of the WOK&GO website was to deliver information about WOK&GO’s franchise. Having its own dedicated section, accessible from the easy to find navigation links at the top of every page, customers can understand more how WOK&GO operates and those interested in the franchise have more details to act on.

We’re in love with the new website and we can’t wait to see where WOK&GO take it. Be sure to check it out at www.wokandgo.co.uk. You can also visit the Signworld Media website here: www.signworldmedia.com

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.