Poppy Signs is a leading UK Sign Company. We supply every type of Signage; specialising in Shop Signs, Vehicle Wrapping Decals, Banners, Digital Printing, Sign writing and much more.
We are based just outside Preston, covering the whole of Lancashire and the North West for business signs, signage manufacture, signs installation and sign maintenance. Over the last 10 years we have earned an excellent reputation for quality, service and competitive pricing. As a result of continued investment in sign making technology and sign making equipment we have grown rapidly - we believe we have become the leading Preston Signs Makers, Lancashire Signs Makers, and Chorley Signs company.
Our main factory, office and sign showroom is located in Chorley, conveniently located for signage projects in the Preston, Chorley, Adlington, Leyland, Blackpool, Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan, Southport, Lancashire and Merseyside areas.
Our huge portfolio of signage products and signage services can be broadly divided into vehicle wrap / vehicle graphics, shop signs / retail signs, and miscellaneous signs such as vinyl banners, decals / stickers and plaque signs.
Poppy Signs - Vehicle wrap / car wrap
What is a vehicle wrap?
Vehicle wrapping is the process of covering and transforming an entire vehicle, or part vehicle, with a ‘second skin’ of digitally printed or special effect self adhesive wrapping vinyl, or vinyl wrap. Special effect wrap vinyl includes carbon fibre wraps, matt black vinyl wraps and colours change wraps. Vehicle wrapping includes car wraps, car art, boat wraps, double decker bus wraps and van wraps. Standard non-wrap car signs, van sign writing and car decals are covered further below.
Your vehicle is a blank canvass – there are simply no limitations to the signage design, we can work with you to create the most amazing advertisement, promotion or even a stunning work of individual car art. A well designed and implemented vehicle wrap is probably the most cost effective and eye catching advertising medium.
The Vehicle Wrapping Process
Wrapping vehicles is a science and achieving optimum results requires extensive training, experience and investment in specialist print, finishing and installation facilities:-
1. Wrap Design:
We have invested in the latest imaging equipment, high end design software, and experienced sign design team to ensure we produce the most visually stunning creative designs. Our designers will work with you to ensure your branding, message or advertisement stands out from the crowd. We will provide accurate design visuals prior to production to ensure your complete satisfaction. Where an existing design is provided we will accurately transpose this onto our vehicle templates to ensure faithful reproduction.
2. Wide Format Printing:
We utilise the latest wide format digital printers, inks and software from Roland Digital Group, the worldwide leaders in sign printing technology, with specialist vinyl wrapping films from Oracal and Metamark, recognised as offering some of the best available long term media performance. Accurate design and colour reproduction requires the right equipment, calibration and end-to-end colour management. We are confident our combination of software, inks, print equipment and media offers unbeatable quality.
3. Wrap Fitting:
Wrapping the complex curves, recesses and panel shapes on most vehicles requires in-depth experience, training and an eye for detail. Our fitters have thousands of hours and hundreds of vehicle wraps under their belts, and all have industry recognised wrapping training and accreditations. For each project, whether a single van or large fleet, we work to a detailed quality check list with customer sign-off. Our dedicated fitting facility is large, modern, clean and heated correctly - all of which are critical to ensure quality of finish and long term performance.
4. Wrap Removal:
Our specific fitting process allows removal of the wrap film up to 5+ years after fitting on factory standard paintwork, ideal for when promotions end or when vehicles are replaced. We can restore your vehicle back to its pre-wrap condition and what’s more the wrap will have protected the paintwork in its original condition.
5. Fleet wraps / Projects:
We offer a full Managed Service for fleet branding, fleet wrapping and larger van sign writing projects. We have the capacity, scaleable storage, production and fitting resources available to wrap large quantities of vehicles to the most demanding time scales. We have long project management experience to allow us to seamlessly integrate with your vehicle logistics and roll out schedules. We guarantee performance against strict service levels and competitive terms.
Poppy Signs - Standard Vehicle Graphics / Car Signs
We offer a comprehensive range of vehicle signs, everything from more economical basic cut vinyl lettering through to magnetic signs and full vehicle wrapping as described above. The following sections describe the range
1. 100% Cut Vinyl Signs
This style uses self-coloured vinyl in a variety of grades (3 - 10 year durability) to create the decals, lettering, numerals and design embellishments that give the overall sign design. At the most basic level this can be just a single colour of vinyl giving the most economical vehicle sign option. However, we have 100’s of colours to choose from and using multiple colours can give very effective results.
2. Cut vinyl and digital print mix
The next step up from 100% cut vinyl is to begin to introduce an element of digitally printed vinyl - this could be a photographic image or colour fades. This gives greater flexibility in design options which can give impact and more effective advertising. A careful blend of the two types of vinyl still gives excellent economy.
3. Part Wrap
Using wrapping vinyl we are able to totally cover, or ‘wrap’, large areas of a vehicle. This can range anywhere from 25% to 80% of the available panel surface as a part wrap. Popular permutations include the rear doors only, rear doors plus the rear quarter sides, or the rear doors plus the full panel sides. With our specialist wrapping vinyl there are simply no limitations to which parts of a vehicle can be covered - including the windows, bumpers and the roof. Cut vinyl may still be mixed into the overall scheme for text and other parts of the design. A part wrap can really give your vehicle and company the wow factor without the cost of a full wrap.
4. Full Wrap
This style completely covers every available panel surface with digitally printed wrapping vinyl. There is no better way to get your vehicle and company noticed. Whilst a full wrap is more expensive it does offer excellent value for money when measured against its unsurpassed advertising impact.
Whichever sign style is used your vehicle can be the most cost effective billboard for your company’s products and services. Seen by thousands of potential customers every day our professionally designed vehicle signs will enhance your image and pay for themselves many times over. Using the latest design and production techniques we will work with you to produce an effective design that looks good, that gets your message across and of course one that will give you many years of service.
Other options available include magnetic vehicle signs allowing you to remove and reapply them as often as you wish, plus window graphics in both digital printed and cut vinyl.
To ensure your total satisfaction we will always produce accurate pre-production design ‘mock-ups’ to assist you in visualising the finished vehicle graphics - in most instances designs will be superimposed onto photographs of your actual vehicle.
If you have a specific design in mind and existing artwork available then we will ensure a faithful reproduction - If required we will be happy to advise on the most suitable layouts and techniques for giving maximum impact. Alternatively If you are stuck for ideas and need our assistance in creating a logo, design and layout then we will produce a range of design and colour options for you to choose from (or even mix and match parts from each).
Time and again our customers have commented that they selected Poppy Signs for their vehicle sign requirements due to our friendly helpful design advice, creative ideas and of course our competitive pricing policy.
Whatever your budget, vehicle or fleet size then give Poppy Signs a call for free consultation, advice and quotation.
Our vehicle wrapping and sign writing facility is located in Chorley, conveniently positioned to serve sign customers in Preston, Chorley, Adlington, Leyland, Blackpool, Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan, Southport, Lancashire and Merseyside areas.
Poppy Signs – Shops Signs / Retail Signs, Exterior Signs and Illuminated signs
Research has shown that a typical consumer will see around 400 signs per hour. We specialise in creating shop signs to make you stand out from this crowd and to create the image you want. We never forget the fact that your signage can be the single most important advertising tool you have!
Depending on your retail brand requirements we will create shop signs that are more elegant, tasteful, colourful, vivid, or more exciting than those of your competitors. Our free sign design consultation service is a good starting point to develop ideas – why not call us, or complete our enquiry form to book an appointment?
We understand the importance of a professional service delivered on time especially for that all important shop opening deadline. We are always customer focussed and have a dedicated, flexible and experienced team to ensure a superb finish.
Our shop sign product range is very comprehensive - we offer you a one stop shop to save you both time and money.
Light Boxes, Acrylic signs and PVC signs, Acrylic pocket window systems – often used for Estate Agent window signs, Aluminium framed signs, Aluminium tray signs, ‘Built-up 3D’ letters and logos in acrylic and stainless steel, Fluorescent sign lighting, Trough Lighting and LED sign lighting, Hanging signs, Swinging signs, LED back-lit ‘halo’ signs, Lightboxes, Menu signs, Neon Signs, Pavement signs, A-boards, Point of sale systems, Posters, Projecting signs, PVC Banners, Roller banners, ‘Stand-off’ flat cut letters in acrylic, aluminium and stainless steel, Traditional swan neck lighting, Wall murals / digitally printed wall paper, Way finding signs, Window graphics, Window frosting, Window manifestations and much more!
Please browse our gallery pages to view our portfolio of previous work