Transport for London (TfL) enlisted Lintec Graphic Films to help create Legible London maps that guide visitors around the capital. These maps were installed across London during the build-up to a series of events - including the Queen’s diamond jubilee, the Olympics and the Paralympics - that put London in the international spotlight during the summer. With the new glass maps replacing a large number of the enamel based printed signs that are traditionally used, TfL chose Lintec Graphic Films’ ultra-clear UV printed polyester Vitrocolour film to show the way.
The Legible London maps ensure visitors can easily find their way around the capital. The detailed, eye-catching signage has been designed to include nearby shops and attractions representative of the view from where the user is standing.
Lintec Graphic Films’ Vitrocolour, a UV printable polyester film renowned for its optimum clarity and definition, was used for the signage. Its adhesive coating is long lasting and leaves no residue – allowing for quick removal and easy, hassle free replacement. For the Legible London maps, the film is applied to low iron extra clear glass with a very high light transmission in order to give a printed glass effect. And, to ensure a brilliant white appearance on the finished product, Lintec Graphic Films’ 01-183 white polyester film is laminated to the print reverse. This not only allows for a premium final product, but also saves white ink and production time.
“London in one of the top cities worldwide for both tourism and business, and it is fantastic to be involved with a scheme that impacts all Londoners on a daily basis,” comments Andy Voss, managing director of Lintec Graphic Films. “Legible London is a brilliant campaign to showcase Vitrocolour as part of an alternative, more innovative method to the average sign-making process.”