Cath Kidston's Gift To London

Sometimes, you just need things a bit bigger.  A3, or even A2, just won’t cut it.  The residents of Surrey need to see what your business has to say and it needs to see it big.  Perhaps you just need some decent-sized posters, display or pop-up banners for an exhibition, advertising boards or vehicle signage.  Whatever your requirements, if you’re looking for a printer in Surrey who can print large format items, Woodblock will be able to help.

But what else might you want to print big?  Here’s a roundup of a few of the more interesting things that have been done using a (very very) large format printer.  Sadly, no confirmation is available that any were produced by a printer based in Surrey:

  • ŸPrinted car wraps, particularly those featuring iconic designs, have been popular for several years.  The development of high quality specialist laminates makes it possible to highlight certain areas of your car to produce a completely unique look.  Cath Kidston, the brand famed for their English country house style, wrapped ten London taxis in their vintage floral prints last Christmas, to carry customers to their new flagship store.  If you want something slightly less public to wrap in printed laminate, how about a leopard skin fridge?
  • ŸA New York design and promotions company designed a 120 foot diameter giant LP record constructed from more than 250,000 square feet of printed vinyl, which sat atop the Forum, an iconic LA music venue for the month of January 2014.  The record was a replica of The Eagles’ multi-platinum Hotel California album and was erected to advertise their latest tour.  And, yes, it even span round.
  • ŸGuerrilla marketing, in the form of posters the size of buildings was taken to a new level by Nike’s “Run through the Wall” ad, which spans two buildings.  The first has a cracked image of the building in the shape of a running man, the second one has the actual runner with the Nike logo.
  • ŸThe Oreo cookie company dramatised the traditional dunking of an Oreo cookie into a glass of milk using large format printed posters and a glass elevator in a shopping mall.  As the lift descends, the cookie is apparently dunked into the glass of milk.
  • ŸJapan’s All Nippon Airways have wrapped a total of ten Boeing aircraft in promotional Pokemon livery to advertise the release of a series of Pokemon movies.  The most recent aircraft, a Boeing 777, was added to the fleet in 2011.

Whilst it seems unlikely that anyone is going to land their 747 in the car park of any printers in Surrey and demand it be wrapped any time soon, there are lots of lovely slightly smaller-scale ideas that Woodblock could help with, such as banners, flags and posters, vinyl’s to transform walls, doors and floors, or window decals.  Whatever it is, however big your ideas, don’t hesitate to ask.

To quote an old California surfing slogan: Go Big or Go Home.  What will you print big?