Large format signs : Banners & Posters: ANZAC DAY
This year for ANZAC day we assisted Yarra Trams with two productions: a series of posters for the Melbourne Tram Museum in Hawthorn and large format signs in the form of banners for the Anzac Centenary at tram stops close to the Shrine Of Remembrance.
The Tram Museum posters were part of the Tramway Anzacs and honoured 538 of the Melbourne tramway employees who volunteered for military service in World War I; and remembrance of the 86 who died in the conflict. From the unique perspective of the tramways the exhibition looks at how the war affected Melbourne, the employees who served and the importance of the tramway system during the war.
It’s also interesting to note that Melbourne was the capital of Australia during wartime.
We produced eight A1 posters within a very short time frame to make sure they were delivered on time for this important display. They were printed CYMK with UV cured inks on a matte 250gsm paper.
The tram museum is a great place to visit with the family as you can wander through the various trams from the past 150 years and experience a piece of Melbourne history guided by well informed staff who can give you insights into the tramway’s past.
The second project was a series of PVC banners that decorated the Domain Interchange and Arts Precinct tram stops near the war memorial along St Kilda Road. These were printed and then installed late at night ready for the launch the following day.
These vinyl banners were extremely effective and stood out amazingly well down such as busy thoroughfare.
At Barneys we are proud to be a part of these Yarra Trams initiatives and commemorate our fallen ANZAC heroes.
Lest we forget.
Signs – Printed & Installed
Printing signs and signage installation is a big part of the business we do here at Barneys. Signs can come in many forms from simple pull up banners, A-framed sandwich boards, vinyl, key holed banners, vinyl lettering, corflute signs right through to large format canvas signs. We also print decal signs for cars, buses, trams, trucks as well as signs for tram and bus stops.
In the old days most companies would commission a sign writer but as technology has improved incredibly there is so much choice its hard for marketing managers to keep up. We have detailed and up to date knowledge of the type of signs that work best for any given installation and manage the best signage suppliers in Melbourne no matter what type of sign is required.
Recently we have achieved an incredible installation feat with Yarra Trams and the Australian Grand Prix. Yarra Trams required redirection signs on over 50 tram stops to accommodate the Australia Grand Prix crowds from different locations from around Melbourne. This required coordinating and installing the multiple signs for the right stop with a couple of days before the Grand Prix and then taken down as soon as the Grand Prix was over.
To help with the coordination we created a website for internal use only that shows which sign went where on the tram stop but also the location via Google maps. This included images of the signs and sign content that can know be used for years to come as a reference.
Often with print management you need to provide complementary services or provide a service that is not within the normal scope of print management. These extra services are opportunities to look after clients that need more than just signs printed. This case study was complex and required a tight team making sure the signs gave the correct instructions, were stored with easy access and installed and taken down within in the tight parameters so there was no customer confusion.
“With a combination of great staff and technology the project was completed without a hitch.” explains Garry Barnett, Managing Director here at Barneys. “Yarra Trams are an important client and we often do installations that run through the night to meet their customer needs. At Barneys we have evolved into more than just print managers or signage suppliers but more problem solvers and solution providers. We understand you can’t rest on your laurels when technology is so accessible and the competition is so high. I’m proud of the work we did in collaboration with the fantastic team at Yarra Trams and look forward to the same again next year.”