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National Finalist Award Nomination

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Posted 18.03.2011

Leading local sign company Signs Express (Exeter) has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious National Sign & Digital UK Awards. The company has been recognised in the ‘Best Vehicle Wrap Project’ category for work recently completed on a large articulated truck display unit for Parker Engineering based in North Devon.

The company turned their ‘ice sharp’ wrapping skills to one of the most challenging vehicle graphics projects they have ever undertaken in the midst of the extreme weather conditions at the end of 2010. At very short notice they were called on to completely wrap an articulated display trailer (complete with extending ‘pods’) for the large exhibition display and demonstration unit that is used as a mobile display stand, exhibiting at trade fairs throughout Europe & the Middle-East.

Particular challenges of the project were:

  • The dark blue display unit had to be ‘fully wrapped’ in the client’s white & yellow corporate colours;
  • Due to the way it was built there were numerous grills, recesses and irregular areas that had to be wrapped to give a finish akin to the unit having been sprayed. The level of attention to detail had to match that which would have been required on a much smaller wrapping project;
  • The unit already had graphics applied in part & these had to be removed and the unit cleaned and degreased across the whole body area;
  • The total area to be covered was in excess of 200sqm, with the unit first being wrapped in white & yellow and then overlaid with vinyl cut decals & digital print;

Signs Express Directors Nick & Marion Baxter-Sibley commented, “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the award – the project was a real challenge for our experienced team, with the job having to be completed to a tight timescale in very difficult conditions. The successful completion of the work is a testimony to the professionalism of the staff who undertook it. We’re looking forward to attending the awards ceremony at the NEC in Birmingham during April to discover if we’ve been successful overall.”

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