Barnsley-based Turner Signs has completed an unusual job for Mexican restaurant Ico, producing an aluminium wall display using Drytac materials.

A new Ico restaurant in Wakefield, located underground in a former bank vault, presented a challenge with a brick wall space that the restaurant chain wanted to decorate in an ‘authentic’ Mexican style to promote its unusual location. Having worked previously with Turner, Ico approached the company again.

Turner first considered printed aluminium composite board for the job, but after seeing Drytac Polar Street FX on Drytac’s Instagram page, decided that this material would be a better fit for the desired appearance. Polar Street FX is a PVC-free aluminium media suitable for outdoor floor and wall graphics without lamination. Supplied in this instance by Signmaster Systems and available in several slip-ratings, Polar Street FX has been developed for rough ground or wall surfaces such as brick, concrete or asphalt. The job was printed on Turner’s  Mimaki CJV-150 eco-solvent print and cut device, before applying the graphic to the wall space.

‘The customer was absolutely blown away with the final result,’ Turner Signs’ director Curt Turner said. ‘We have been working with Drytac media for about four years and know how flexible their products are for jobs like this.’

Drytac products have also been used by Ricoh to update its recently reopened Customer Experience Centre in Telford. Over 40 new self-adhesive graphics have been installed at the Shropshire site, printed on Ricoh’s Pro L5160 latex roll-fed printer, using ReTac Smooth 150, ReTac Textures Canvas and ReTac Texture Linen.

Simon Isaacs, national director Ricoh Graphic Communications group, at Ricoh UK commented, ‘We’ve worked with Drytac for many years and have always found their solutions to be of the highest quality.’