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Applelec tackle tight turnaround

Applelec has demonstrated how many projects in today’s industry require a fast turnaround and that sign-makers must be up to the job.

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Applelec and Imageco created and installed signage at a staggering height, as part of a rejuvenation project that had a turnaround time of just two weeks

In a recent project, the firm manufactured lettering for Merrion House, home to the Leeds City Council, with a deadline of just two weeks. The building, constructed in the 1970s, went through a recent renovation to bring it up-to-date.

Working in partnership with Imageco, Applelec produced two sets of Merrion House lettering three Leeds City Council logos for the recently-upgraded building. Using 6500k SloanLED LED modules, Applelec created striking signage that juxtaposed the brickwork.

The Leeds City Council logos measured 9300mm x 1507mm at their largest and were installed at a 30m height by Imageco.

One of the main challenges for this project was the staggering height at which the logos were to be mounted at

“One of the main challenges for this project was the staggering height at which the logos were to be mounted at,” explains Andy Armitage, Applelec’s head of signage, adding: “To guarantee these would be securely fixed, Applelec’s design engineer was instrumental in calculating installation factors such as wind loadings and structural requirements to ensure the total weight of the logos was spread accordingly.”

Nathan Swinson-Bullough, director of Imageco, adds: “The Leeds City Council logo features a detailed coat-of-arms design, which was created through precision cutting utilising Applelec’s CNC router. These sections were then wrapped in digitally printed, high-quality vinyl created by Imageco to further depict the intricate patterns of the crest. The exact manufacture of the emblem was essential to ensure the vinyl layer and flat cut shapes would marry perfectly.”



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