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Turkish Airlines flies to over 200 locations in 98 countries, the most of any airline in the World. In line with its leading status, the company commissioned a memorable representation of its brand to be placed at Heathrow Airport!

A large globe structure was made from 16 individual pieces and once put together, was suspended by a 7.5t steel plinth, with a massive 6.5m diameter. Working in partnership with Fab Media, who organised all of the ground works, Signs Express (Basildon) applied graphics to each piece, signifying the longitude and latitude points of the World. Due to the size of the structure, only one piece at a time was available to the Signs Express production team; meaning that graphics needed to be perfectly aligned when they were installed, as Signs Express (Basildon) owner Tony Surface explains, 'Each piece of the globe is literally the size of a house and so the sheer scale of the graphics was something we had never undertaken before. It was very important to ensure that all of the lines would align once the globe was pieced together at Heathrow Airport. Thankfully our attention to detail paid off, as each segment's graphics perfectly matched the other.' Signs Express (Basildon) was also called on to add detailing to the five Boeing 777 planes which adorn the globe. Each aeroplane has a wingspan of over 2m and needed to faithfully represent the branding of Turkish Airlines. In addition to these, Signs Express (Basildon) was asked to complete a series of letters to surround the globe and spell out the prime locations that Turkish Airlines fly to. Illuminated for maximum night time visibility, passengers coming into the airport get a view of the high-profile destinations available from Heathrow and incoming visitors then see a different set of destinations when they are leaving the airport terminal. Signs Express (Basildon) was also on hand to provide large scale advertising hoardings with full colour digital printed graphics, which curved around the installation area. Tony was elated with the whole project and stated, 'We were really excited to work on a project of this magnitude and seeing the finished effect of the structure now it is fully installed gives me great pride in the work undertaken by my team.' The entire project took over 3,500 hours to complete and will be seen by millions in the years to come. If you'd like more information on Signs Express (Basildon), and how they may be able to help you with your signage needs, please call them on 01268 247 010 or visit their webpage:www.signsexpress.co.uk/basildon.

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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Great service from start to end product. Very reasonable prices and good communications. Would highly recommend.
Michelle
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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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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.
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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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