Posts Tagged ‘vinyl’

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.

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.

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.

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.