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Adding Some Colour to the Christmas Lights

The city of Lincoln yesterday hosted it’s big Christmas lights switch-on, in front of an audience of thousands.

The event, taking place at the Lincoln High Street War Memorial, marks the official start to the city’s Christmas celebrations .

‘Allo Allo’ star, and the wicked fairy in this year’s Lincoln Theatre Royal pantomime Sleeping Beauty, Vicki Michelle joined the Mayor of Lincoln Andrew Kerry and a number of competition winners to push the all-important button.

Your Print Partner provided the event with printed barrier jackets, colourful fabric branding designed to transform the metal crowd control barriers surrounding the stage into something much more festive.

Below you can see the stage barriers before and during the switch-on.

Above Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite (Article online here)

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Outlaw Triathlon 2015

Athletes of all different abilities braved the rain in Nottinghamshire yesterday, completing a gruelling 140 mile course to become true Outlaws!

The Oultaw Triathlon is in its sixth year, and has become a firm favourite with triathletes from all over the country – with many raising money for a wide range of charities.

After a 3.8km swim in the Regatta Lake at the National Water Sports Centre, competitors move onto a 180km bike ride, before completing the course with a marathon run along the River Trent. The finish line is positioned back at the National Water Sports Centre, in Holme Pierrepont.

Above, the winners of the Men’s Race Craig Twigg and the Women’s Race Jenny Latham.

Hundreds of supporters are concentrated at the finish line, which always generates a terrific atmosphere.

At Your Print Partner, we designed and produced the branding that lines the final run to the finish. We printed feather flags and fencing scrim, all in the event’s trademark orange, and also the boards covering the metal finish gantry promoting the Outlaw sponsors.

Despite the typically British summer weather, it was another hugely successful day for this popular triathlon.

“Colourful printed branding really contributes to the atmosphere at outdoor events” said YPP Managing Director Stuart Maclaren.

“We are particularly proud to have been able to work with the Outlaw Triathlon again this year, and would like to congratulate the organisers and their fabulous team of volunteers on another successful event.”

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Putting golf Days Under the Spotlight

With the 144th Open Championship now in full swing at St Andrews, it seems like the perfect time to put golf event branding under the spotlight.

If you are organising a golf tournament, charity golf day, or just want to freshen up the branding at your golf course, we have a wide range of large-format print products for you.

Pop-out Banners

Already popular with many of our golf course clients, these eye-catching banners are the easiest way to brand your tournament. All you have to do is lift them from the bag, and in less time than it takes to swing a 7-iron, you have an assembled banner!

Our Pop-out Banners are made from durable weatherproof display polyester material with a strong internal frame, and are available in three sizes. The printed panels are also given a matt finish to make them ideal for photograph opportunities, ensuring that your sponsors logos will look sharp in any press coverage.

Above is one of our Pop-Out Banners out on the fairway at the Just Audi VW Golf Day.

Golf Pin Flags

New from YPP this year, our custom Golf Pin Flags give a really professional look to any course.

We have a standard size of 300mm x 400mm and finish the flags with a sleeve along the side, but we can also create bespoke sizes, so please feel free to contact us with your requirements.

A-Frames & PVC Banners

Our ‘A’ frames are made from lightweight aluminium and ideal for use with PVC eyelet banners. They come supplied with guide pegs and are easy to set up.

The real beauty of these frames is that they alllow you to simply replace the PVC banner with another one specific to your next event.

Heras Scrim

Heras scrim is perfect for sprucing up crude-looking heras fencing panels, often used for crowd-control purposes or closing off areas of outdoor events.

We also design and produce a wide range of other large-format products that could really enhance the branding of golf events, such as Feather Flags, Heras Scrim, Backdrops and Gazebos as well as paper products, such as posters and printed programmes – so please feel free to contact a member of our team to discuss ideas to help make this year’s event the biggest and best yet.

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Serving good Morning Britain at Wimbledon

The sun has been shining all week at Wimbledon, providing the perfect backdrop for the team at ITV’s Good Morning Britain who have parked their sofa on the green grass at SW19.

People have been queuing in their hundreds and thousands to get inside the famous All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, as Andy Murray targets his second Wimbledon title.

In between presenting live reports, the GMB team have also been keeping the crowds entertained and handing out much needed bottles of juice (or “Deuce”), keeping everyone refreshed.

At Your Print Partner, we were delighted to be asked to print the Good Morning Britain bottle labels and t-shirts, all in the programme’s trademark yellow.

You can catch up on Good Morning Britain on the ITV Player here.

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Flying the Flag at the 131st Lincolnshire Show

The YPP team was out and about yesterday under beautiful sunny skies at the 2015 Lincolnshire Show.

The Lincolnshire Show is an annual celebration of the county’s agriculture, bringing together entertainment, animals, shopping, music, food and much more across 200 acres of the Lincolnshire Showground.

The Show is organised by the The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, who held their very first show back in 1869. That day the event was run with just 13 stewards, and highlights included poultry, pigeons, seeds and roots! Today organisers operate with a team of 200 staff, with the event typically drawing in 60,000 visitors.

The headline attraction this year is The Kangaroo Kid, a quadbike stuntman from Brisbane, Australia, who will be performing breathtaking – and dangerous – stunts to the crowds on both days.

The Lincolnshire Sports Zone also offers families the opportunity to get involved with games at the Show and learn new skills, such as wheelchair basketball and human table football!

Our team visited the show to catch up with our clients who were exhibiting there, and to help make sure they were getting the most from the outdoor printed display products that we had supplied.

Feather flags and flux furniture at the entrance to the Lincolnite & Lincolnshire Business stand.

Pop-out banner promoting a new RV sales company.

Average Joe flags helping show off a little ‘Mower Magic’ at the show

“Walking around the Showground yesterday, I was particularly proud of our team’s efforts” said Managing Director Stuart Maclaren. “Our various flags, banners and gazebos looked great in the sunshine and were doing an excellent job of drawing attention to our clients stands.

“Events like this provide an excellent learning opportunity for us too, as we can assess how our products are performing in a busy outdoor commercial environment. We had some terrific feedback from our clients, and look forward to working with them as they start planning next year’s stands!”

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Celebrating the 800- Year Magna Carta Milestone

2015 is the 800th year since the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215 and there currently celebrations taking place across the world. Nowhere is embracing this historic occasion quite like our home city Lincoln though!

Only four original copies of Magna Carta remain from when it was sealed by King John in 1215. Copies of the charter were spread to religious houses in England – Hugh of Wells, the then Bishop of Lincoln, was present at the sealing and made sure a copy was brought back to Lincoln Cathedral.

Lincoln is also the only place in the world where you can find an original copy of Magna Carta together with the Charter of the Forest, issued in 1217 to amplify the document and one of only two surviving copies. The two charters are housed in Lincoln Castle, a seat for justice from its beginnings.

A new home and visitor centre for Lincoln’s Magna Carta has been built in Lincoln Castle for the anniversary, but that is just the beginning.

The Great Magna Carta Weekend included the Freedom Festival on the Brayford Waterfront, the Night of Festivals carnival in the city centre, Magna Party – featuring Diversity – at Lincoln Castle, fireworks on Saturday night, and the launch of the Lincoln Barons’ Charter Trail.

We’re very proud to be based in the city of Lincoln, and the YPP team really enjoyed taking part in the celebrations.

We were also commissioned to produce a number of printed items to help decorate the various outdoor spaces hosting different attractions. We produced flags that decorated the Brayford waterfront, which hosted the firework display, and our white and gold bunting lined the streets, including all along Lincoln’s famous Steep Hill.

“To be involved in any capacity in such a historic occasion is fantastic” said YPP Managing Director Stuart Maclaren. “The atmosphere in the city has been absolutely brilliant as people have come from far and wide to come together and join the party, and I’m delighted we were able to help Lincoln look the part.”

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Race for Life 2015

Your Print Partner is proud to be an official supplier to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life series for another consecutive year.

The company has been responsible for providing the look and feel for Race for Life, for all the 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events taking place all over the country during the summer.

Each of these events required different combinations of flags, banners and branding to help create the colourful, fun and supportive atmospheres that the race series has become famous for.

Over the past 20 years, more than seven million women have taken part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, raising over £513 million to fund the charity’s life-saving work.

This year Cancer Research UK is hoping that Race for Life will raise £50 million so that it can keep on fighting until cures for all 200 types of cancer, affecting men, women and children, are found.

Your Print Partner Managing Director Stuart Maclaren said “The whole team here at YPP love being able to produce work for Race for Life, and we had a fantastic time last year taking part in our local event in Lincoln.

“Working for a large national event series provides many logistical challenges, but our combination of state-of-the-art superwide print technology and our dedicated and experienced production team allows us to really excel at these sorts of projects.”

Everyone who wishes to take part in Race for Life or volunteer to help on event day can do so on the official website here.