Case Studies

Easy Van

Total Signs Ltd. branded 80 Mercedes Vito vans for, the low cost van hire service from Stelios, the founder of easyJet. The vans featured vinyl graphics in easyVan’s eye catching orange livery. All the graphics were prepared at the Northampton store before being applied at a transit centre in Tilbury Docks.

Mike Cook, from Total Signs Ltd says, The biggest challenge with this project was logistics. We had just two days to fit all 80 vans whilst at the dockside location before their distribution to depots countrywide. Our solution was to prepare the graphics in advance, a team of six of us then worked systematically applying the graphics to half a dozen vans at a time, until the project was completed.


We are delighted with the way in which Total Signs Ltd. rose to the challenges posed by this project. We had an extremely tight deadline which they met and all 80 vans are now in service with Northgate plc, easyVan’s partner and main supplier ~ Easy Van.

Northgate Vehicle Hire

In 2010 we rebranded 65 depots, previously trading under local names, with the new Northgate Vehicle Hire logo. Liaising with the Northgate facilities manager we provided site surveys, signage design, manufacture and installation to all 65 sites in locations ranging from Aberdeen to Portsmouth. The project was brought in within the timescales required and below budget. We also provided new graphics for their rental fleet of 11,000+ vans and on-site training for their staff to apply these graphics.

Northampton General Hospital

Total Signs and Graphics were approached by NGH Patient Safety Academy who required a simple, cost effective solution in the form of dry wipe boards used to help maintain quality and patient safety. Total Signs helped with both the design and specification of these boards and supplied simple, durable, printed panels with a dry wipe over laminate and all necessary fixings so these could be fitted by the hospital’s facilities department.


Northampton University Student’s Union

The NUSU needed to promote the services they provided to students and we were presented with a curved and slightly uneven wall on which they wished to do this. We installed a digitally printed wallpaper, using graphics provided by NUSU, which performs the task perfectly.


Smith Brothers Stores Ltd.

Smith Brothers Stores Ltd. first approached Total Signs in 2007 when they were looking for quotations for replacement signage for their Northampton branch. Having discussed at some length the different types of signs which could be provided SBS decided that the flexface system offered would provide them with the most suitable solution for their needs – particularly as this system provides a sign with the graphic in a single section and can be either illuminated or non illuminated depending on the location. Since then, Total Signs have provided signage for SBS at all their locations ranging from Leeds to Southampton – the most recent being at their Oldham Branch just a few months ago.