The Group Auto & UAN Show 2018

It’s Group Auto & UAN trade show time of year again!

You can see last year’s show report HERE, and see a selection of pictures from this year’s show below. As ever, the exhibition is a heady mix of joinery, print, assembly, graphics application and painting and decorating. AD Bell, in conjunction with select local partners are responsible for the planning and execution from start to finish. Does your current signage supplier have those kind of skills in hand?

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160th Great Yorkshire Show – Hall 1 Window & Foyer Graphics

It’s Great Yorkshire Show season here at AD Bell, and every year we produce lots of signage and graphic work for the hosts AND exhibitors at the Great Yorkshire Showground. Among others this year we’ve done some fab looking graphics for Mason’s Gin. Here you can see the prominent window graphics over the Hall 1 entrance, and also two of the large illuminated sliders inside the foyer.

As ever, strong branding and design go together with top quality print and installation to produce a striking and attractive outcome.

If you like what you see, why not head on over to our Conference & Exhibition Graphics page?

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The Group Auto & UAN Trade Show

Many sign companies can make signs, but it’s when projects get big that the men are separated from the boys. Group Auto are an international motor factors and one of our biggest clients, and each year they hold a trade show in Manchester. Needless to say, AD Bell step up from the more typical vehicle graphics and site signage jobs to create and build the massive exhibition stand for the event.

The Group Auto & UAN Trade Show is a ‘must attend’ event for all motor factor businesses within their group. Over 150 suppliers exhibit under one roof, and showcase exclusive on-the-day offers and the very latest products and technology. It is a great opportunity for the members to meet face to face with key people within the businesses and enjoy a perfect mix of work and leisure.

The exhibition stand is a heady mix of joinery, print, assembly, graphics application and painting and decorating. AD Bell, in conjunction with select local partners are responsible for the planning and execution from start to finish. Does your current signage supplier have those kind of skills in hand? And hey – look what turned up too! Apparently, it was VERY loud… Excellent!

Aaaaaand the Swamp Thing in action… 🙂

Here’s a fantastic selection of photos from the initial build right through to completion. As you can see, this is a very in-depth operation that takes a sign and graphics company with a lot of experience and capability. Definitely NOT for the faint hearted.

Young’s Seafood – Inspiration Centre Corridor Graphics

In early 2016, Ad Bell were contracted via Absolute Commercial Interiors to produce and fit graphics and signage for Young’s Seafood international headquarters in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. The first, and most unusual part of this job was the 12 metre corridor that needed full wall graphics of a sea scene. It looked especially good as the ceiling was curved into the wall to produce a more seamless top-to-bottom image, with the lighting being recessed into the ceiling plaster.

Here the first drop of printed material is applied to the wall. This is trimmed at the top and bottom to be flush with the lighting and the skirting board.
The same photo but from a little further away. This shows the scale of the project at hand, and the tools required to do the job properly!
The graphics were cut to go into and around the door frames in a seamless manner as you can see here. The doors were done separately as you will see in a moment.
Closeup of the graphic going around the door frame. We use exceptionally hi-tack vinyl with a tough matt laminate, ideally suited to this type of application.
Almost up to the third door in this shot. As you can see, it’s almost impossible to see the joins in the graphics, such is the skill of Ad Bell’s graphic fitting team!
The first door with graphics to face AND frame. As you can see, this looks exceptionally good, especially on a project of this size and scope.
More doors done, and Sam doing his best “Reservoir Dogs” walk…
Now the graphic scene is continued past the lighting strip, right up to the top of the wall opposite. Tricky overhead work. Great photo by Jasper as well 🙂
These doors had small windows which made fitting the graphics that bit harder. Here’s one totally done – frame, face and all recesses. Perfect.
The finished corridor. Looks amazing, doesn’t it?
… and the same photo with all the tools Photoshopped out 🙂