Case studies

Take a look at our case studies below for examples of our current and previous projects, including design, branding, digital print and large format graphics for a range of clients and industries.

The No.64

The bus cafe is an old Route Master double decker bus, revamped to serve take away food with cafe lounge style seating upstairs and external seating in the warmer months.

The brief
To create a retro/vintage style brand identity which could work both on the bus exterior and interior, as well as catering collateral such as menu boards, A-frame boards, transport related posters, menus and upholstery.

Our solution
We created a strong ’60s themed identity for The No.64 bus cafe, adhering to the transport/London retro theme we were tasked with. We designed and printed a range of products for the bus cafe, including menus, window vinyls, ceiling vinyls for the interior, a promotional bus stop, signage and posters for the launch.

What we delivered

  • Branding and identity
  • Design work
  • Digital print – posters, menus
  • Large format graphics – signage, bus stop, A-frame boards
no.64 logo
No.64 bus vinyls
No 64 bus

Following a short design brief meeting we are delighted with the creativity and adherence to the brief of the No 64 brand. A lot of research and implementation of ideas was reflected in the comprehensive toolkit. We were also delighted when the brand was rolled out as it received many complimentary comments from No 64 bus customers. Thank you Print Essex.

Nell, Head of Marketing.
Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House is a four star country house hotel located within the grounds of Wivenhoe Park, Colchester. The hotel opened its doors in late 2012 after a £10 million refurbishment, transforming the house in to a contemporary four star hotel and home of the Edge Hotel School, an unique concept in higher education.

The brief
Weddings are a key market for Wivenhoe House. We required a suite of marketing material to support the sales team at wedding shows including an eye-catching exhibition stand, wedding brochures and menus.

Our solution
We created a range of marketing products for Wivenhoe House, including a large, visual exhibition stand using a stunning photo of the hotel as the main focus point. We also designed and created wedding brochures, sticking to the sleek Wivenhoe House colour scheme and using gold foiling to make the brochure stand out. As well as brochures, we have created menus and a range of stationery for Wivenhoe House, from letterheads to parking permits. We kept the design simple and chic for maximum effect.

What we delivered

  • Exhibition stand creation and printing
  • Brochure design and printing
  • Menu and stationery design and printing
Wivenhoe House Stationery

The Print Essex team came for a tour of the hotel to really get a feel for the product we are trying to deliver. We then had a short meeting following the submission of the design brief where we discussed how to best reflect the quality of the hotel in our marketing material. Our brochure is a reflection of this, complete with gold foiling. The impact display banner really does create an impact and helps us stand apart from other venues in a crowded marketplace – thank you!

Alex, Marketing Officer.
Ten Movie Premiere

Ten is the story of the tragedy of modern war. With no sign of the war in Afghanistan abating, and as the death tolls mounts week by week, Cassie Read, an experienced news reporter, finds herself assigned to a small British military based within the Helmand province. There she is to conduct a series of interviews with soldiers surviving on the front line.

Cassie does not know whether to run or stand her ground, but with nowhere to run and time running out, she realises this in no ordinary interview. As she reaches in to the mind of a tortured soul, she discovers the reality of a tour with devastating consequences. Find out more about the film Ten on the 2BlokesFilms website.

The brief
To provide 2BlokesFilms with high quality, professional prints for advertising their movie premiere. The production company were looking for a high quality, value for money service to print their artwork on a variety of materials and sizes.

Our solution
We carried out some high quality printing for 2BlokesFilms to ensure their artwork was given a professional finish and to make sure that their advertising made a statement for the launch of the movie, Ten.

What we delivered

  • Foamex poster boards
  • Business cards – colour one side
  • A3 posters – 135gsm gloss coated
  • A5 leaflets
Movie poster printing
Movie premiere leaflets
Movie poster printing

2BlokesFilms are absolutely delighted with the work produced by Print Essex. The high quality and professional finish is what all film producers are looking for when it comes to advertising their producers, it is usually the first insight as to the potential expectations the audience might have before actually  seeing the movie, so its all down to building that excitement and anticipating what is to come.

The three large banners and the many posters given out on the night including entrance tickets were just the perfect presentation 2BlokesFilms needed, and we were not disappointed. We are extremely happy with Print Essex and we will not hesitate to use them again and recommend without hesitation to others needing quality work to advertise a product. Thank you.

Craig Wyting, Producer