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Welcome to Leicester


New gateway signs to ensure everyone entering Leicester will be given a proper welcome into the historic city.

Welcome to Leicester


New gateway signs to ensure everyone entering Leicester will be given a proper welcome into the historic city.

Limelight Signs create eye-catching welcome signs for Leicester using Rennicks Digital Sign Technology

Categories: REFLECTIVE SIGNAGE,

Date: 8th July 2016

As part of a scheme called Legible Leicester aiming to reduce street clutter, thousands of signs have been removed from Leicester’s roads – including those that welcome motorists to Britain’s First Environment City.

City of Leicester Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said he wanted to replace the environment city boundary signs and was “attracted by the idea that demonstrated Leicester’s historic significance” following the discovery of the bones of Richard III.

The existing Environment City signs, which have be in place since 2000 have now been removed and replaced by huge new Richard III signs, showing the landmark statue of the Last Plantagenet monarch outside Leicester Cathedral welcoming visitors to Leicester.

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The new signs measuring around 2.8m high x 1.7m wide have been placed at 12 key gateways to the city whilst 9 smaller signs have been sited at other routes into the city.

All the signs have been designed and created in conjunction with a leading sign manufacturer Limelight Signs and carry the greeting: Welcome to Leicester, Historic City.

The signs are made possible using innovative digital printing technology and Nikkalite® Crystal Grade retroreflective and Antigraffiti protective overlay film materials supplied by Rennicks (UK) Ltd.

The design for each sign is based on a photograph and the image of the Cathedral and the Richard III statue was taken by Matthew Lewis, author of The Wars of the Roses: The Key Players in the Struggle for Supremacy.

The Results

These new signs support the Legible Leicester project to improve on-street information for pedestrians and motorists, while removing unnecessary signage.

The signs are part of a bigger drive to promote the 2,000 year history of the city and were the result of a great deal of successful work to raise the awareness of Leicester’s rich heritage.

The iconic, full colour, digitally printed traffic signs are now included in the new TSRGD 2016, Diagram 2404 and Rennicks Nikkalite® reflective sheetings for the provision of Tourist Gateway are prescribed for use by the DfT to provide fully compliant traffic signs.

Limelight Signs are amongst only a handful of traffic signs manufacturers in the UK able to print these bright and colourful Gateway Signs.

Sir Peter said ‘the new signs are long overdue, and will ensure that everyone crossing our boundary are given a proper welcome and there will be no doubt in visitors minds that they have arrived in our historic city’.

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Selection of an iconic image, highly recognisable to your area will ensure your visitors take home a lasting memory and encourage them and others to return time after time.

The full colour photo can then be printed onto Nikkalite® Ultralite retroreflective sheeting using the Rennicks UVIJ digital printer.

The following sign shops can provide the expertise and have the specialised equipment in place to ensure you get the best quality and visual appearance standards:

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