Additional Wide Format Digital Printer
We have invested further in our wide format digital printing facility by installing an additional Roland printer, matching laminator and enhanced software.
This superb machine, utilising state of the art inks, is recognised within the industry as offering the best quality available for banners, vehicle wrapping, stickers and much more.
Our expanded digital printing facility will offer our customers faster delivery and installation times, and even more competitive pricing. Please contact us to find out more about this exciting development.
New web site launched
Our new web site was launched. We hope you will find the content informative and helpful. The product, gallery and news pages are regularly updated so please visit again in the near future.
Our web shop is scheduled for launch during 2009.
New factory, showroom and offices
We have completed our move to our new custom refurbished industrial unit and offices in Chorley. The move was necessary to triple our capacity to meet the increasing demand for our quality products and services. At the same time we have added two additional members of staff in graphic design and administration.
Our new facility includes large sign workshops, vehicle graphic fitting bays, digital print room, graphic studio, larger offices and customer areas, plus a dedicated showroom. Benefits to our customers include an extended range of products, faster turnaround times, more creative designs and even more competitive pricing.
New manufacturing equipment
We have invested in a high precision Koolkut 3m wall panel saw. This highly accurate saw will allow us to fabricate larger signs with a greater degree of accuracy, additionally the saw will allow faster materials processing to give faster delivery and installation times.
Are you Insane for Shane?
Local Shane Richie fan, Mandy Crowther, approached us to provide a full car wrap design to help raise money for charity in memory of her father, Noel Rourke, who died of bowel cancer in October.
To say Mandy is a massive fan of Shane would be an understatement judging by the finished result. We created a montage of over 100 images of Shane from his TV shows, theatre performances and with his family. The design is one of the most unusual and striking wraps on the road!
Mandy, a tattooist, is planning to open a shop in Chorley in the coming weeks and is hoping people will sponsor her car or give donations in a bid to raise money for charity.
Media interest in the vehicle wrap has been phenomenal with reports in The Sun, The Daily Mail, Rock-FM, Yahoo News, and on countless internet tweets, bloggs and chat forums! We don’t yet know what Shane himself thinks of it but we hope he will support Mandy’s charity cause.
Poppy Signs featured in Sign Directions
October / November 2009
We were delighted to feature on the front cover and centre pages of the respected industry magazine ‘Sign Directions’, for our work at ‘Playtown’, a flagship children’s entertainment centre in Southport.
This immense project included the complete corporate branding, theme design and character creation for the company, plus the manufacture and installation of 100’s of square metres of wall murals, playrooms, 3-D houses, LED signs, exterior signage and much more.
We created a larger than life colourful style that Sign Directions attributed to our “high octane creative ability”.
Please call us if you require more information on this project, or details on our design and theming services.
Poppy Signs featured in the news
March / April 2009
Our high quality vehicle wrapping service was featured in two industry publications this quarter; ‘Sign Directions’, the magazine of the BSGA (British Signs and Graphics Association), and ‘By-Design’, the industry news publication of Metamark, the leading sign materials manufacturer.
This technically demanding project was to re-create Maltesers confectionary in wrap format. Thorough materials due diligence and careful colour calibration were required to create a wrap colour indistinguishable from the actual product. (Many packets of Maltesers were eaten during this process!). The quality of the wrap installation was such that to the untrained eye it was impossible to spot this was originally a white van.
Please call us if you require more information on our vehicle wrapping service
Happy New Year and Thank You
The past year was a challenging time for everyone but we would like to thank all our customers, staff and partners for making 2009 our biggest and best year yet.
Highlights of 2009 include:-
We are committed to continually improving our service, expanding our product portfolio, and offering the best value. We look forward to 2010 and wish all our customers a prosperous new year.
Please contact us if you require a free wrap design consultation.
Hyndburn Borough Council Contract Award
After a competitive tender process we were pleased to have been awarded the contract to manufacture and install the signs for the flagship Accrington Market Refurbishment Project.
The contract was awarded for both the commercial benefits we would bring and the value added design consultation process we could deliver; further our ability to complete the project in a very short time scale.
The overall project is a £2 million refurbishment that will bring back to its former glory one of the finest Victorian market halls in the whole country.
Over a 2-week period we consulted with over 40 companies to provide design guidance and create final production artwork. We developed a sign style and construction that perfectly complimented the Victorian architecture. Over 80 large signs were manufactured and then installed over a 2-day period in time for the formal opening ceremony.
Please call for more information on our Project Management, or Contract Sign Services.
A new member to the Poppy Signs Team
Our newest team member, Graham Ball, joined us this month. Graham will be complimenting our office team to provide advice, guidance and quotes to customer requests.
Graham has a wealth of experience within the sign and engineering industry and will bring much needed extra capacity to cope with the increasing customer demand for our products and services.
The benefit to our customers will be faster response times to enquiries together with an extended range of sign options and styles.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 01257 241 222
Launch of our World Cup Websites
This month saw the launch of our commercial website with an online shop for fans to purchase England stickers, flags and banners. The response was phenomenal with 1000’s and 1000’s of England stickers going to every part of the country. The website remains live and will be updated for the forthcoming Euros and future World Cups.
Please visit www.englandstickers.co.uk to purchase England stickers and banners.
Large IT Investment
We are pleased to have now completed a complete upgrade to our IT infrastructure. Our new technology will allow us to stay at the cutting edge of design and will ensure the quickest possible response to all enquiries.
Generally the design files we are working with are growing all the time, for example a design file for a large van or bus wrap might be several Gigabytes in size!
Our upgrade includes:-
The benefit for our customers will be faster lead time, even more creative graphic designs and production efficiencies leading to even keener prices.
Please call for more information on our Design Services
Please contact us if you require any more information on Managed Services
We are excited to announce our appointment as the official Signage Partner and also a sponsor of Chorley Football Club.
The club is a non-league team that is steeped in history. The ‘Magpies’ were originally formed way back in 1875, and are currently flying high after an excellent string of results this season.
When Chorley FC wanted a more enhanced sign service for their sponsors we were able to offer a Managed Service to reduce costs and overheads.
Benefits for the club include a standardised sign format and pricing structure, zero involvement in the customer’s design and artwork which we undertake, and finally a guaranteed rapid response to ensure all signs are completed for the next match day.
Benefits for the club’s sponsors include a free design consultation and artwork service, fixed low pricing regardless of the design content, and once again a fast turn around to ensure their advert gets maximum exposure.
We look forward to working with the club over the coming seasons. “Come on the Magpies!”
At Poppy Signs we are keen to support the local Chorley community and local enterprise - collectively we’ve lived and worked in town for over 100 years!
Chorley Little Theatre recently celebrated its centenary year of providing the highest quality entertainment. As part of their refurbishment program we received a request to provide new signage and we jumped at the chance to donate the signs as the Theatre is such a valuable asset to the town.
After receiving their newly updated logo artwork we created signs for the front and back of the building in long lasting aluminium sign board, complete with durable digital print and raised ‘stand-off’ lettering.
The sign design perfectly complements the architecture and scale of the building giving a bright and cheery look to match the entertainment inside.
We wish the theatre all the best for the next 100 years.
Please contact us if you require any more information on our durable exterior signs.
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