Delivering an express job!

In a bid by the volunteer-run Telford Steam Railway to attract more paying visitors it fashioned its site into a Polar Express winter wonderland at the end of 2017, with Telford-based Western Signs and Printing having transformed an engine into The Polar Express and provided trackside graphics.

Boaty McBoatface gets a facelift

Boaty McBoatface, a yellow submarine named by popular vote, has set off on its first mission resplendent in graphics created and applied by Signs Express (Southampton), a team that has worked closely with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) on various project over the years.

Above and beyond

Following its external wrap - and to add to the drama and wow factor of the ‘Airbus’ people carrier - High Society Limousines added amplified sound mimicking an aircraft idling, along with running lights for the wings and wheels. Inside, it has had a full fit out including inflight screens, an in-vehicle bar, disco lights and a karaoke machine.

Going high brow 

GTMS refurbished this Benefit Cosmetics shipping container for a nationwide staff training extravaganza as the company launched its new brow collection. The truck was wrapped and was converted into a cabaret style magician’s theatre for the event by GTMS working with The Persuaders.

Mad Max makeover

The Lotus F1 Team, in co-operation with Warner Bros. Pictures, has created a new Mad Max Hybrid to coincide with the launch of film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. The vehicle was fitted with a skin printed on a Roland Soljet XR-640 using a 3M Wrap Film 1080-M230 Matte Grey Aluminium.

On the buses

When VISG was asked to create full vehicle wraps for the four ‘battle buses’ that featured in a political comedy TV series in the run-up to the recent General Election, the company had three days to turn the job around, including the removal of existing graphics. It used 3M IJ25 digital print film and 30 Series coloured film for the buses.

Barley McNaughton takes pole position

When the motor-sport division of construction and refurbishment specialist Barley McNaughton was looking to rebrand its new race car trailer, Brilliant Media turned to Orajet, from Antalis to transform the articulated lorry into one of the most talked-about transporters on the racing circuit.

War on the waves

To help mark the centenary of the First World War, 1418 Now asked PressOn to wrap former Royal Navy warship HMS President in this dazzle print camouflage vinyl to a design by artist Tobias Rehlberger. The ship is now berthed by Victoria Embankment on the Thames in London until February 2015. 

Jaguar XF Sportbrake cars and bus

Tour de France win

Signs Express (Manchester) director Lee Eaton and sign maker Aaron Johnson stand by the Tour de France 2013 support vehicles after completing the striking yellow liveries. Sky Pro Cycling’s two Jaguar XF Sportbrake cars and bus, used to support the riders along the route, were rebranded with wraps for the event. 

3M’s IJ380 graphic film to wrap his Warrior Indy SSG

An off road challenge


Richard Keasey, managing director of Staffordshire Signs and Graphics, who has been off-road racing for many years, chose 3M’s IJ380 graphic film to wrap his Warrior Indy SSG race car for its entry into this year’s British Cross Country Championship. He said: “Wrapping is like rallying but with the terrain being far more challenging and extreme.”