What are the Benefits of PVC Banners?

This week, Peels4U have a special Half Price Banners offer. But before you buy, you may be wondering – what are the advantages of banners, and how will they boost your business? We’ve jotted down the top 5 benefits of PVC banners, to help you decide if they’re the right signage solution for you.

5 – PVC Banners are noticeable

Placing colourful, eye-catching banners in key locations will direct customers to your premises, and promote your business.  Because our workshop is at the back of a large industrial estate, banners are essential for us to #GetNoticed – so we have one on every corner to help our clients find us.

4 – PVC Banners are adaptable

Unlike static signs, banners are lightweight and a great option for temporary signage that’s suitable for every business. Our banners are ideal for public events, advertising outside your shop or office, or for promoting in the local area. For instace, we have a banner on top of our car on a busy main road in Thetford, to grab the attention of the hundreds of people who drive past each day.

Peels4U PVC Banners Car Vehicle Advert Mundford Road Thetford Norfolk

3 – PVC Banners are durable

As they say on Game of Thrones – winter is coming. Our banners survive colder seasons because they are strong and flexible, with the ability to move with the wind. They’re also weather resistant, as PVC is a plastic coating that protects the material beneath, giving banners a sleek, smart finish that won’t be ruined by rain or snow.

2 – PVC Banners are immediate

Banners create an instant impact on customers, as they can be made at short notice to promote a new service, feature a seasonal event or jump on the latest trend. We produce banners in as little as 24 hours, for up-to-the-minute advertising that keeps your business fresh and exciting.

– PVC Banners are affordable

For any business, cost effective advertising is important. That’s why our standard banners (1.2m x 0.3m) start from just £7, giving you an affordable way to improve brand identity, and reach a wider audience. What’s more, our PVC Banners are now half price until Sunday 1st October 2017.

How to order your PVC Banner

A wide variety of companies use our PVC banners. To get yours, click on our Request a Quote page to help your business #GetNoticed. And if you’re looking for other outdoor advertising solutions, check out our Signage page for our full range of sign writing services.


Which Came First – the Colour Orange or the Fruit?

As the trees change colour this season, you may wonder which came first – the colour orange or the name of the orange fruit?

The colour has many ties with Autumn. The falling leaves, the Harvest Festival, roaring fires, the bonfire on Guy Fawkes Night, and of course, Halloween. Orange represents nature, danger, warmth… and Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. It’s a complex colour with a colourfully complex history.

The Name of the Fruit Came First

The origin of the word “orange” comes from the Old French term for the ripe fruit: “pomme d’orenge”, or “orange apple.” The word as a colour was named after the fruit,  and first entered the English language in the 16th Century. Until then, “red” was more commonly used to describe what we’d now consider various shades of orange.  Examples include the Red Fox, the Robin Redbreast, Mars (the Red Planet), the Red Squirrel and, of course, Redheads.

After 1688, the colour turned into a political symbol, when the Protestant William of Orange (a principality in the Netherlands) overthrew James II in the Glorious Revolution. Orange became associated with Protestantism in Ireland, and is now a part of their national flag. As the shade of saffron, one of the most expensive spices in history, orange also appears on India’s flag.

The colour orange often has rare and exotic connotations. Saffron is still the costliest jar on the supermarket spice rack. The native Red Squirrel is now under threat in England from the foreign Grey. And redheads, often unfairly mocked for their unusual appearance, were once lauded by Pre-Raphaelite artists such as Rossetti.

The Colour Orange: Which Came First - the Colour or the Fruit?

Veronica Veronese by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Colour Orange in Branding

Orange is a stand out colour in branding, and is a warmer, subtler alternative to its bolder sibling Red. In colour psychology, the positive meanings of orange include creativity, enthusiasm, and optimism – remember the slogan “the future’s bright, the future’s Orange”?

Often used for autumn events, promotions and sales, the colour also features in national and international branding. Take, for instance, the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, car parts specialist Halfords, or online retailer Amazon. In local branding, the Writers’ Centre Norwich and EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices) are notable examples. And the logo for Norfolk based charity Break uses orange with the opposite colour blue, for a popular contrast also seen in the logos of corporate firms Fanta and Aldi. Peels4U recently used orange in embroidered Workwear:

Embroidered Logo Polo Shirt Suffolk Risby Workwear

Peels4U embroidered Polo Shirts for Suffolk based Coopers Cabin

Incorporate orange into your branding for a vibrant way to #GetNoticed. Our Design Consultations use Pantone colours to design an ideal logo or branding for your business to stand out. For special autumn events, promotions or sales, Peels4U offer high quality Posters, Banners, Window Graphics, LeafletsTemporary Signs and more to keep your business in season. Contact Us now or Request a Quote for more information.

Introducing our New Business Starter Packs

New academic year, new season… and now introducing Peels4U’s new business starter packs to help your startup #GetNoticed. With 6 packs to choose from, there’s something to suit every business, from manufacturing, trade and industry to retail, catering, events and more.

And at just £99 per pack (excl. delivery), they’re a competitive and affordable branding solution for your new business. You’ll save 50% compared to ordering items separately, and there are no setup fees. We will vectorise or digitise your logo and branding at no extra cost, and keep the designs on file for future orders.

Invest in branding now to give your new business a professional appearance and attract new customers from the get go. Whether you need workwear, printed items, signage or vehicle graphics, take a look below to find the right starter pack for you:

New Business Starter Packs 

New Business Starter Pack 1 Business Cards Polo Shirts Vehicle Lettering

New Business Starter Pack 2 Business Cards Leaflets Roller Banner

New Business Starter Pack 3 Leaflets A-Board Polo Shirts

  • Promote your new business with 500 eye-catching A5 leaflets
  • Attract customers inside with an A-board pavement sign
  • Help customers identify you with 2 printed or embroidered Polo shirts (front only)

New Business Starter Pack 4 Banner A-Board Polo Shirts

  • Get noticed from a distance with a durable outdoor vinyl banner
  • Attract customers inside with an A-board pavement sign
  • Boost your brand recognition with 3 printed or embroidered Polo shirts (front only)

New Business Starter Pack 5 Business Cards Polo Shirts Windscreen Lettering

New Business Starter Pack 6 Foamex Sign A-Board Polo Shirts

  • Showcase your new business with a Foamex sign for internal and external signage
  • Attract customers inside with an A-board pavement sign
  • Help customers identify you with 2 printed or embroidered Polo shirts (front only)

Order New Business Starter Packs

Visit the Contact Us page now to make an order, and let us know which of the 6 new business starter packs you’ve chosen. It’ll be ready within 1 week, so you can get promoting in next to no time. Can’t find the right pack for you? Request a Quote for a customised and bespoke starter pack to suit your business needs.

Don’t have a logo or branding yet? Peels4U offer affordable, friendly Design Consultations from just £25 per hour. Our graphic designers will advise you step by step on creating the best fonts, colours, layouts and imagery to showcase your new business. We’ll even help you pick the right starter pack for you.

The Mystery Deepens: Roydon Village Sign Now Missing

On Sunday, I was travelling back from Diss when I noticed that the Roydon village sign was missing. Until recently, it stood outside the Village Hall on an unusual base, which features a bench built into classic East Anglian knapped flint walls. It’s now in a sorry state, with only the post and the base remaining.

As we saw with Thetford’s missing town sign last week, Roydon’s local press and parish council are mysteriously silent on the matter. Ironically, whilst doing some research, I came across an article published in the Diss Express last week about a local man, Andrew Tullett, who plans to “[photograph] every village sign in Norfolk”. I wonder if anyone has told him that he now has 2 fewer examples to visit.

The Roydon village sign, seen here in situ, depicted the nearby St Remigius Church, a fine example of the county’s stock of round-tower churches. A plaque on the post says that it was “unveiled… on September 14th 1991.” 26 years later, do you know where it could be? If so, please leave a comment below.

Did you know?

Like village signs, round-tower churches are another Norfolk speciality. Of 185 existing examples in England, over 120 are in this county. The Anglo-Saxons are credited with the innovation, although it’s unclear why they chose this method. One explanation is that the aforementioned building material of choice, knapped flint, made it difficult to construct corners. Whatever the reason, they are a beautiful local tradition that adds to Norfolk’s unique appeal.

Need long-lasting signage?

Peels4U offer a wide range – from banners and shop fronts to large format and 3D lettering. Our signs provide a permanent public appearance for your business, group or event to #GetNoticed. Looking for something more temporary? We also offer Correx, Foamex and other styles to give a flexible, cost-effective solution. Click through to our Signage page for more details.

The Mystery of the Missing Thetford Town Sign

The Thetford town sign disappeared earlier this summer. Up until recently, it stood at an obscure part of London Road, close to the cemetery. As a casual passer-by you may not have noticed it, and you certainly won’t now. After a few fruitless online searches, Peels4U popped down to the site to look for clues.

As of my visit on 15th August, the base and supports are still there, yet there’s no notice about where it’s gone. I left wondering if the sign was being repaired, had been stolen, or was taken down to be moved elsewhere.

The Thetford town sign, as seen here in situ, depicted famous local resident Thomas Paine, an influential figure in the American Revolution. You can still see a statue of Paine on King Street, outside Thetford Town Council. Speaking of whom, there’s as yet no mention of the missing sign on TTC’s News page. If you have any information, please leave a comment below.

Did you know?

Village signs, also used in towns, most likely originate in Norfolk. The story goes that Edward VII started the trend in the early part of the 20th Century. According to this article, the king commissioned four signs for villages on the Sandringham Estate “as a means of fostering community spirit and identity”. The idea caught on, and other signs began popping up across the country to showcase local history and pride. Norfolk remains at the forefront of this trend, boasting over 500 examples across our county.

We are Norfolk Signwriters

Peels4U offers a wide range of signage products – from banners and fascias to large format and temporary signs. Our signs provide the perfect way for your business, group or event to #GetNoticed. So to create a public presence in the local community, and help customers and visitors identify your service, click through to our Signage page for more details.

Peels4U On Tour: Our First Stall

What better way for your business to #GetNoticed in the community than to promote your business at a local event? We’ve been planning to go out on tour for a long time, and Peels4U’s first stall popped up at the ’17 All Out Music Festival on the 8th July.

We already had printed banners and stickers in the bag, so all we needed was a marquee in a company colour. Yellow tends to be a bug magnet, so we chose black. Yet black marquees are tricky to find, as apparently there isn’t much of a  gothic wedding market. Eventually we found one at Pop-up Gazebos, and headed down to the Thetford Town Cricket Club ground on Mundford Road for an afternoon of games, music and entertainment

Visitors to our stall enjoyed games of Beer Pong for a chance to win a Peels4U printed t-shirt. A special mention goes to the Tesco Community Champions stall – their excellent throwing skills saw them win 6 t-shirts. You’ll have noticed a sweet jar on our table. We also ran a “guess-the-amount-of-sweets” competition, as not everyone can aim as well as the Tesco team.

We already have fond memories of that warm, dry day, as rain currently beats down on the roof. A classic British summer indeed… Acts such as Mick & Doski and others played on into the night, and we packed up around ten o’clock. Roll on ’18 All Out!

Planning your first stall?

If your business has a public event lined up and you need some eye catching signage to help you #GetNoticed, look no further. Get in touch and we’ll create the best banner, sticker, leaflet or poster to showcase your business. And if you’re hosting an event and would like us to come along – let us know. We’ll be out and about again very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for Peels4U.

The New Peels4U Website Has Arrived – Find Out More

We’re delighted to bring you the new Peels4U website. After a few months of designing, writing and tweaking, we’re sure you’ll like our fresh new look as much as we do.

What’s new? We’ve updated our branding to eye-catching yellow and black. We’ve improved the layout to make it easier for you to navigate your way around our site. We’ve refreshed our 5 core pages: Signage, Graphics, Print, Workwear and Design, to show you the huge range of services we offer here at our Thetford workshop. We cover everything from banners to lettering, stationery to uniforms, and provide bespoke design consultations.

What else is on the new Peels4U website? We’ve added snazzy graphics to smarten up the look of all our pages. We’ve created a Gallery to display our latest creations – such as printed t-shirts, window graphics and vinyl vehicle wraps.

There’s also a new Request a Quote feature. Tell us about the project you’ve got in mind and we’ll get back to you with a free quote. We work with a range of clients across East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire) and beyond, and no job is too big or too small.

Some things haven’t changed

We’re still a family-run business. We still have over 15 years’ experience in the graphic design and printing industry. And of course we still offer quick turnaround times and competitive prices. Want to know more? Check out our About Us page.

We’d love to hear your feedback about the new site. Tweet us, Facebook message us, or even send us a postcard if you’re in a vintage kind of mood. Certain sections are still a work in progress, so keep your eyes peeled for updates.

In the meantime, take a look around to find out more about how we will help you and your business, club or community group #GetNoticed