It's been called one of the greatest comebacks in football history: Liverpool FC's home win against Barcelona, overturning a 3-0 first-leg deficit to win 4-3 on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League competition.
And while Barça may not have been the stars of the show this time, the team's bus - wrapped using materials from Drytac - certainly grabbed fans' attention.
Covering the entire team bus including the windows, the vehicle wrap - featuring FC Barcelona's colours and crest - was printed by Astra Signs onto an innovative PVC material from Drytac's Polar range, using an HP Latex 570 printer. Based in central Manchester, Astra Signs creates, supplies and installs the highest quality signage for businesses all over the UK and internationally.
Steve Broad, European & Asia Sales Director for Drytac Europe, is a self-proclaimed 'big Liverpool fan' and was lucky enough to be in Liverpool on May 7th for the stunning second-leg match, as well as in Barcelona for the semi-final first leg.
"The actual bus drove past us on Tuesday and we spotted it outside the hotel in Liverpool where the Barcelona players were staying," he says. "It's always great to see Drytac products used for world-class applications - and even more so when it's at a spectacular event like this match."
David Derbyshire, Managing Director at Astra Signs, explains why the company chose the Drytac Polar product: "It was important to use a product that we could print quickly due to the nature of this application, with consistent strong spot colours to match the brand. Installation of this material worked really well within the time constraints provided and, equally, the material was easy to remove leaving no marks or residue. The client was very happy with the end result."
The Drytac Polar range comprises a series of printable media designed for eye-catching applications in even the most extreme conditions, such as window displays in low temperatures or the environmental conditions endured by vehicle graphics.
In addition to vehicle, window, wall and floor graphic media, laminating films and mounting adhesives, Drytac's key product areas include high-performance tapes, industrial adhesives and durable labels.
For more information on Drytac's products and services, please visit www.drytac.com.