Friday 22 February 2008 

Worcestershire CCC's Race Against Time

The much anticipated 2008 cricket season is fast approaching for Worcestershire County Cricket Club who is in a race against time to get the stadium fully functional by the 1st April for the warm up game against Warwickshire.

The disastrous summer floods of 2007 destroyed 55 of the county grounds perimeter advertising board's, but in a race against time a long established Worcester company, City Signs, is helping out the club in its plea to get the ground ready.

Over the next two months, City Signs based in Pope Iron Road, will be printing the new boundary boards, each up to 24 feet in length, plus other signs around the ground, including the flood montage which will be updated with images of the 2008 floods using a new UV stable flat bed printer to enable them to handle the increased work load.

Darren Wilkins, a partner at City Signs said "For nearly 50 years, our company has prided itself on delivering high quality, bespoke signage and excellent customer service. With our new Solara UV flatbed printer we can make sure all the new advertising boards are ready for the start of the cricket season at New Road and offer more options to our other customers."

The new state of the art printer, manufactured by Gerber, can print full colour, UV stable, graphics directly onto any material up to 12mm thick. Printing direct to the board has speeded up the whole production process resulting in a lower cost to the cricket club.

David Leatherdale, Commercial Director of Worcestershire County Cricket Club said "We are delighted with the level of quality, commitment and investment made by City Signs, which moves our 15 year relationship on to a new level."

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