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Essential services will need to provide the safest environment possible for consumers for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic via practicing Social Distancing.

Floor graphics can help you achieve this by visually demonstrating the government guidance to achieve a safer environment for all.

Floor graphics can be used for anything from in-store promotion to safety and directional signage, while external grade materials are ideal for street marking, pavement graphics, rail concourse applications and more. VGL use materials that are easy to apply, guarantee durability, and are easy to remove.

Materials are available in a range of specifications

- 30 days

- 6 months

- 1 year

- White or clear

- Internal grade

- External grade

Here at VGL we offer a full end to end Graphics & Signage service from design through to production and installation.

We not only offer floor graphics but are also able to create large scale posters and all other forms of safety messaging.

Should you require any Signage for Social Distancing or any other future messaging, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Given the recent developments surrounding COVID-19, we want to provide an update to let you know that here at VGL, we will continue to maintain business as usual.

In order to protect our customers and employees, we have implemented heightened safety precautions in accordance with the current government guidelines.

VGL continues to operate across 4 locations in Reading. We have 125 members of staff working vigilantly to maintain our first-class service, so you can be confident that your orders can and will be printed, distributed and installed on time to our usual high standard.

The well-being of our staff, customers and suppliers is our top priority. With this in mind, we have introduced the following safety measures:

• We are separating employees across four sites, to ensure efficient division of capacity whilst maximising safe personal distancing to minimise potential cross-contamination.

• Reducing the number of people in the VGL premises by limiting visits and equipping all staff who can, to work from home if needs be.

• Reducing unnecessary face-to-face visits and optimising digital conferencing.

We will continue to conduct quick and efficient communication and management within the company in order to easily control the distribution of your graphics without delay.

The VGL team would like to thank you for your continued trust and support during this difficult time.

Working on the latest exhibition at Kew Gardens’ Millennium Seed Bank, ‘Surviving or Thriving – An Exhibition on Plants and Us’, we designed, printed and installed five lifesize tree sculptures.

Highlighting the trees which are thriving and which are surviving, the exhibition showcases the five metre tall cardboard engineered trees. Individually designed, the five trees represent a tree from around the world facing a different challenge whether it be surviving or thriving.

Armed with the client's brief, the trees had to be 100% recyclable, our studio set about working on a concept. Choosing cardboard as the main substrate, the team created a design which played with printed and unprinted areas of the trees. Sections were printed in full colour and other areas were left the natural colour of the cardboard. Once printed, the individual pieces were cut and assembled on site by our team of fitters to form the 3D structures.

Check out the exhibition at Millennium Seed Bank Atrium Gallery at Wakehurst, which is open until the 1st September 2020.
With sustainability at the forefront of conversations, we’re all thinking about how our choices impact on the environment and where we can make changes to limit the effect we have. At VGL we’re committed to providing you with the most environmentally friendly graphic solutions for your projects, without compromising on quality or durability.

It starts with the substrate
With the growing demand for eco-friendly materials, we now offer more environmentally friendly options than ever before. If you’re looking for vinyl for walls, vehicles and buildings, we’ve got conformable PVC free films which are not only more sustainable but also gives a better finish to your final projects.

Our recyclable materials range from standard card, wood, MDF, cork, wallpaper and Dufaylite to environmentally friendly alternatives for foamex and acrylic. We also offer fabric change frames so you can refresh your graphics as many times as you like and simply recycle the fabric and replace with a new one.

Vivid colours without the solvents
Our HP Latex 570 and Rhotex 320 printers use water based inks that are VOC free, which means no harmful odours or gasses are emitted into the environment. The HP Latex 570 produces smoother solids and brighter colours and with the built in spectrophotometer you’ll get consistent colours time and time again. The Rhotex 320 fabric printer uses a dye sublimation process to coat each fibre in the fabric with ink, the ink becomes integral to the fabric weave rather than sitting on the surface. Not only are fabrics more environmentally friendly to produce, but because of their lightweight nature, they are more efficient to transport which in turn reduces emissions and the carbon footprint of your project.

Our commitment to you
We’ve always been conscious of our impact on the environment. It’s what has spurred us on to improve our products, our technology and our systems. We’ve continually been reviewing our processes to find ways to make big and small changes that each work to minimise our effects on the environment.

Over the last few years we’ve made strides in updating all our digital equipment to use environmentally friendly ink systems and processes. We’re constantly expanding our pool of sustainable materials and actively sourcing new substrates to provide our customers with more options.

Across our three factories, we’ve put measures in place to carefully control our waste streams, avoiding unnecessary wastage and recycling as much material as possible. We’ve been awarded BS ISO 14001:2004 for our environmental management system and our inks are certified to the Nordic Swan Environmental Standard.

If you’d like to know more about our environmentally friendly graphic options, get in touch with us here to find out more about how we can help you.

We recently printed and installed five fully wrapped routemaster buses for Kraken Rum. The buses were transformed using a simple and highly effective creative. A twist on the iconic London red bus, the brand’s trademark tentacles are seen wrapping itself around the vehicle and appearing to crush the roof and windows. Using a mix of one way vision film on the windows and vehicle wrapping films on the front and sides, the fleet of branded buses were printed and installed within three days. Spot these buses making their way across London.

If you'd like to your vehicle livery requirements get in touch with us here.