Pioneering print production at Northern Flags ensured fans in Wembley enjoyed a thrilling FA cup final opening ceremony with the inclusion of Europe’s largest fabric banner.
This year’s FA cup final marked a new era in proceedings in one of sports’ most prestigious cup competitions. The opening ceremony was on a scale unseen before at a European domestic cup final..
The cornerstone of this ambitious undertaking was the development and production of one of the largest pieces of digital fabric print produced for a major sporting event and the largest fabric banner produced in Europe.
Relishing the challenge of engineering such an ambitious piece, Northern Flags’ managing director Iain Clasper talked of his pride at taking on the challenge. ‘This 10500Sqm of digital print took all of our combined print production knowledge at the Faber Exposize Group and seeing it all come together on the grandest stage of them all (Wembley) was certainly a proud moment and a highlight of my career in fabric production.
Commenting on the demands of the project Iain added ‘Having the pool of resources across the groups UK, Dutch and Polish facilities guaranteed that we could deliver not only the pitch cover but the ceremonial and display flags, streamers and large kabuki team banners within a tight turnaround time.
The scale of the project certainly created interesting challenges.
Such was the enormity of the opening ceremonies centre piece a literal army of volunteers from her majesty’s armed forces were required to haul over three tons of material over the hallowed turf of Wembley to reveal the2016 FA cup finalists’ club badges.
With the success of this uniquely challenging print project, the experience gained further cemented Northern Flag’s and the Faber Exposize group’s credentials as leaders in the wide format digital print industry and
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