8th August 2017
When Stagecraft Ltd arrived with a Routemaster London bus and a bold design to promote their local brewery, Signs Express, Bedford, were delighted to take up the challenge.
This classic bus is used by The Charles Wells Brewery to promote Bombardier, their popular English ale, at various events throughout the UK and had been fitted with a bar plus extendable canopy for picnic seating outside.
The team at Signs Express removed the original logos and worked with Stagecraft’s design team to adapt the graphics to fit the bus. The vintage double-decker proved to be their tallest challenge yet. The bus was several inches taller than the door to the vehicle wrapping bay, so a new local warehouse was kindly loaned to create a controlled environment in which to install the graphics.
The double-decker was wrapped in sections with sign vinyls, digitally printed in-house with Bombardier’s statement artwork. In addition, a specialist one-way vision film was used on the windows to allow light in and a view out, without breaking up the design.
Chris Hardy, MD of Signs Express, Bedford, took on project with enthusiasm:
"Wrapping this iconic bus was a challenge we all enjoyed, and the co-operation between all parties in the project was a real pleasure. Our older staff especially appreciated the history behind the bus – more than 2800 were made between 1954 and 1968. Good vehicle graphics always provide great advertising and the Bombardier bus is an outstanding example of an effective and charming project".
29th May 2018
Signs Express welcomes Rob Weall as the new owner of its long-standing Bedford centre.
14th May 2018
Signs Express Grantham roar at the chance to re-brand Leicester Tigers stadium.
10th May 2018
St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth has a new look for their charity shop portfolio thanks to Signs Express Plymouth.
27th April 2018
Signs Express Manchester has confirmed Storey Racing Cycle team sponsorship in advance of the Tour De Yorkshire.
12th April 2018
Signs Express has raised over £3.5k for Bournemouth Hospital Charity after organising an endurance karting challenge.
5th April 2018
Signs Express Liverpool North & Wirral used their sign making expertise to add some colour to the brand-new premises of New Ferry.
22nd March 2018
Signs Express is pleased to welcome James Hancock and Malcolm Trounce as the new owners of Signs Express Farnborough.
9th February 2018
Signs Express Norwich have recently invested in upgrading their equipment and recruiting additional staff.
4th January 2018
Signs Express have marked the conclusion of their 25th year in franchising with record network expansion, record network sales and a management buy-out designed to further drive the growth of the business.
15th December 2017
A fantastic opportunity for a well-established lucrative Signs Express business is for sale in the picturesque area of Lancashire.
30th November 2017
Signs Express had a lot to celebrate at their annual convention.
15th November 2017
Signs Express has just welcomed their newest franchisee, Ben Walker, on board.
30th October 2017
Two Signs Express Apprentices have been nominated in the British Sign and Graphics Association’s Young Sign Maker of the Year award.
13th September 2017
Signs Express is experiencing rapid growth, opening 6 centres by the end of 2017 in areas such as Newcastle, Swindon and Scarborough.
1st September 2017
The UK’s leading signs and graphics business, Signs Express, is now established in Scarborough.
18th August 2017
Signs Express Falkirk has had the honour of providing signs and graphics for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
15th August 2017
Signs Express are supporting the Lap of Anglia – a 400-mile cycle ride in 4 days to raise funds for charity.
11th August 2017
Signs Express has announced the launch of a new, state-of-the-art intranet now available to its franchisees.
4th August 2017
Signs Express has designed, created and installed the striking 140 metre-long sign at Larkhill.