Globe deploys Drytac for vaccination centre graphics
Published: 19 February 2021 | No comments yet
Five different Drytac substrates were used for different purposes across the vaccination centre
Globe Print has used five different Drytac products to create free graphics for a new vaccination centre in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
The work had to be completed to a tight schedule after plans to open a vaccination hub at a different location fell through and local business Newdays Pharmacy found an alternative site via a social media appeal.
Newdays then needed to source a series of printed graphics for the facility to ensure the safety of both the public and the vaccination team. This included social distancing markers, one-way system directional signage and informative posters about the vaccines and Covid-19.
It was here that Globe Print entered the picture, being based nearby and with a proven history supplying for the NHS and working on Coronavirus-related projects. Globe itself had confidence in Drytac’s ability to provide suitable media, having produced over 15km of Coronavirus-related graphics using Drytac products in 2020.
‘Key to the installation was the tight turnaround time,’ explained Globe Print’s managing director Nick Wintle. ‘The vaccination centre was opening on 23 January and Newdays didn’t have sign-off for the graphics until 20 January.
‘We wanted to do our bit as well; as this was for a vaccination centre, we did the whole project free of charge – from design and print through to installation of the graphics. Having worked with Drytac‘s films for a long time and on a number of other similar jobs, we were confident that they would perform well.’
Globe Print produced the graphics using a Roland VG-640, a Mimaki UCJV-300 and an Agfa M2000, all of which are based at its 10,000sqft print room in Marlow.
Drytac Polar Choice Matte, a printable monomeric PVC film, was used to produce a range of wall graphics and internal signage for the vaccination centre, while internal floor graphics were printed on Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 monomeric PVC non-slip film.
For outdoor floor graphics, Globe opted for Drytac Polar Street FX, a PVC-free aluminium material that does not require lamination, while ViziPrint Impress was used for clear internal wall partitions inside the centre. Drytac Protac AMP Film was used for graphics at ‘touch-points’ throughout the facility, including doors and handles.