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Nearly 300 sign industry professionals gathered at the Athena Centre in Leicester on Thursday (Nov. 8th) for the annual British Sign Awards where they were able to toast some of the best work completed by British sign businesses over the past year. A total of 15 awards were presented, covering every aspect of signmaking, from traditional crafts, through vehicle wraps and interior décor, to large scale, highly engineered signs.  The final award, the Sign of the Year, went to Blaze Signs for its work at the Grafton Centre in Cambridge.  The project consisted of 30 giant ‘lifestyle’ lightboxes, each...

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The Menin Gate Memorial reimagined

To commemorate the First World War Centenary, Signs Express (Central Lancashire) assisted Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with the installation a 5:1 replica of the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, which it decorated with over 30,000 hand-knitted poppies. Using LG Hausys Interior Film (ML56 Travertine White) purchased from All Print Supplies,combined with Metamark’s Digital Media, Signs Express (Central Lancashire) was able to transform the beautifully designed MDF structure into the Menin Gate by applying over 90 metres of printed vinyl to represent the red bricks, plaques and decorative features. Despite having to overcome such challenges as applying all...

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MetroWrapz is Avery’s King of the Wrap World

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has announced that MetroWrapz of Hollywood, Florida earned the title ‘King of the Wrap World’ for its Mission Flyer 2.0 vehicle wrap. The crowning of the new champ of the “Wrap Like A King” Challenge took place at the Avery Dennison booth at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. “The attention to detail on this project has raised the bar of any vehicle wrap we have ever created,” said Bruno Dede, president of MetroWrapz. “Chrome film with a matte lamination set this one of a kind wrap apart, and Avery Dennison film helped us...

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Roland and Renault make dreams come true

At this year’s Sign and Digital UK exhibition, Roland DG, in partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team, offered visitors the opportunity to win a selection of F1 experiences.The winners have now been announced as follows: The winner of the grand prize, Lakhvir Sahota, attended the Hungarian Grand Prix and,as well as enjoying the race, he was also treated to a behind-the-scenes tour courtesy of the team, before having his photo taken with Renault Sport Formula One Teamdriver, Nico Hülkenberg. Tim Douglas of Moto Graphix received the second prize, which was the opportunity to attend the British Grand...

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A logo the size of a house

When Reliance Medical, the UK’s leading trade distributor of surgical dressings, healthcare products, medical equipment and first aid supplies, moved from Congleton to a 25,000sq.ft warehousing facility in Kidsgrove, it needed eye-catching branding. The company thus commissioned Signs Express (Stoke) to create a signage solution that reflected the significance of this development, while also symbolising Reliance Medical’s growth, aspirations and optimism for the future. When designing the signs, the team at Signs Express (Stoke), which was established almost 20 years ago and is owned and operated by Craig Tiley, had a lot to consider. In the first instance the...

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