Vehicle graphics on fire engine
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Playing with Fire

We were approached by Premier Comms, a London based company who had seen one of our previous projects where we worked on wrapping a fire engine. They had a similar requirement and asked if we would be willing to take on the project; we of course agreed and began the process!

The brief: For this project we were tasked with printing and installing a graphic wrap on a 35x8ft British fire engine which was to be used in Leicester Square, London for the UK premier of John Cena’s new film ‘Playing with Fire’. The project: As with any project we undertake we began the process by undertaking a detailed survey, allowing us to scope the project and understand any challenges which we may face. This step is important to ensure we understand the clients brief and allows us to consult and collaborate with them. In three days a team of just two installers worked on the fire engine in our designated vehicle bay at our centre in Basildon. The vehicle was individually shutter wrapped in collaboration with Premier Comms and Hot Hire. Due to the nature of this type of wrap the team had to work extremely precisely to ensure each piece was fitted correctly. The challenges: The sheer size of a fire engine will always pose a few challenges including fitting it in the vehicle bay or simply time management. The time needed to complete any project is always carefully calculated before any manual work can begin, that way, we are always able to deliver the highest standard. Our team are used to working to a tight deadline and thrive on finding solutions to ensure the project is professionally completed. We have years of combined experience working on all sorts of vehicles, big and small. We are very proud of the 5* reputation we have been given by our customers. The outcome: We are happy to say this project was delivered on time with an outstanding finish. The reception to the fire engine was overwhelmingly positive from both the client as well as from the audience of thousands who turned up to the premier. Tony Surface, Owner of Signs Express (Basildon) said: ‘We were really excited to be commissioned for this project and to have it showcased at such a large event. The team worked extremely hard to produce such a stunning looking vehicle; we are very excited to receive their next fire engine commission!’

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Just a quick thank you to the team for the new signage on our facility, looks perfect.
hubergroup
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
I ordered some magnetic signs for my vehicle and had fantastic service and a fantastic price from them. The signs are perfect I couldn’t ask for any better quality. Staff are friendly and keep you up to date with how your product is coming along and a quick turn around (less than a week). I will be definitely jawing these guys again.
Michael Ashman - Evercare Carpentry
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Called up regarding some chevrons for the back of my van and managed to get booked in on the day due to cancellation, drove down was welcomed by everyone there, they did a great job of them and even made me some signage for the sides while I was there. Van looks great couldn’t be happier with the service would recommend.
Marc Strickson - Lincs Groundworks Ltd
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
Signs Express do all the stickers for the Motorcycle shop I work in, and they do a brilliant job. High quality and very professional. Can't praise them enough.
Freddie Wright
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
I have just had the graphics done on my "Stellar Divers" work van & they are fantastic. I just want to say a huge thank you to Louise & the team at Signs Express, they have all been brilliant from beginning to end. I highly recommend them.
Simon Hotchkin
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
Did an amazing job on my car, really friendly staff, was really happy with the whole outcome! Would definitely recommend
Tegan Bryder
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
I can't rate these guys enough! From the outset Ben and his team where on hand to talk though the design to makes sure it was perfect. A fast an professional service with a cup of coffee while I waited! A****
Joe Walker
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
The Fire Service volunteers based at Shuttleworth's Old Warden Airfield take pride in maintaining their fire appliances to the highest standard. These vehicles must not look out of place alongside Shuttleworth's historic aircraft and vehicle collection. Signs Express did an excellent job of matching the reflective stripes and signage on the door of a 30 year old Land Rover Defender Fire Appliance. It was difficult to see that the door had been refinished. The staff were friendly and they completed the work on time, I would readily recommend Signs Express.
Firefighter Thompson - Fire Service - Old Warden Airfield
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
Great Quality Signs, Easy and Efficient to deal with, and a competitive price. Love the sign. Can't recommend Ian and the team highly enough.
Andy Nimmo
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
Super service, always thorough and efficient and convert our thoughts and ideas in the great graphics. Highly recommended.
Escrick Park Estate
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First class service, will defiantly recommend and great value for money with a speedy turn around.
Carol Waddington
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Brilliant service, from start to finish. We are getting lots of compliments it looks fabulous! Thank you
Lucy Jackson
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
3 months late, sorry guys. But here is my 5 star review for the work you carried out on the shop front and windows. Will use again.
PC Revamp
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A huge thanks to the team for their branding design and signage. We are really please with the finished products and would highly recommend them. Great value for money and highly professional. Thank you.
Karen Hoyle
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
Great service from start to end product. Very reasonable prices and good communications. Would highly recommend.
Michelle
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
Great service and expertise from start to finish. I am thrilled with my graphics. I can't recommend highly enough.
Lou
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
What a great team! Our van was sign written in a day & was quality job done. I'd certainly recommend!
Simon Wainwright - Wainwright Bathrooms & Lighting
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We have worked with Signs Express York for a number of years now and couldn't be happier with the service they have given us. Always professional, efficient and happy to help, we look forward to working with them again in the future.
PapaKata
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Rated 5 stars out of 5
Great service and perfect product. Hope to use these guys again soon!
Claire Smith
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Signs Express York recently produced and fitted graphics on my mobile catering unit. From start to finish Ian and Louise were highly professional and genuinely lovely people. The team did a great job applying the graphics and didn't mind all my children gawping at them while they did it. I have no hesitation in recommending Signs Express York.
Nancy Kotecha
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Over the past 20 years Signs Express York have consistently provided the most professional and efficient service at every level from quotation, design, production and delivery. There simply isn't one aspect of their service that I can fault the York team on, always professional, always friendly and always on time.
Christopher Wilson - Bransby Wilson Parking Solutions Ltd
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We have been using signs express for a number of years now, we're only a small firm but every time we purchase new vans we never go anywhere else for a quote, and that's because of the high standard of work and customer care we get from the branch in York.
Jason Beavers - Acomb Decor
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Very efficient, good value-for-money service.
Andy Vose - City of York Council
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Just to say a huge thank you for the fantastic job you did on the banners - they looked fantastic and were a perfect fit.
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