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Queensland firm prints bus for NSW Liberals

Friday, 08 March 2019
By Jake Nelson

Printed in Qld: NSW Liberal battle bus

The graphics on the NSW Liberal Party’s big blue bus for the 2019 election campaign were not printed in the state, but in Queensland.

Unveiled this week at Westmead in Sydney’s west, the campaign bus is emblazoned with the slogan “let’s get it done, NSW” – but the printing of the vehicle wrap itself was in fact done at Drew’s Sign It in Waterford, Queensland.

(Image: Annastacia Palaszczuk on Twitter)

Run by managing director Shane Drew, Drew’s Sign It was founded in 1996 and specialises in vehicle wraps, servicing a large portion of the commercial and heavy vehicle industry. It uses HP Latex and Roland wide-format digital printers, as well as wrapping material from 3M and Avery Dennison. The NSW Liberals job was printed on HP Latex 360 printers, using Arlon SLX wrap supplied by Spandex.

“Whatever the job is, we print it”: Shane Drew, Drew’s Sign It.

According to Drew, wrapping buses for interstate clients is not unusual, as the company has the contract to print wraps for Murrays Coaches.

“Whatever the job is, we print it for them. We deal with the coach company, not the party,” he said.

“We print for people all over Australia – we’re a national installer, so it’s not uncommon that we’ll do jobs for clients in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and so on.”

Queensland’s Labor premier Annastacia Palaszczuk quickly jumped on the news on Twitter. “So that makes two Premiers committed to Queensland jobs. Good to see @GladysB supporting my Buy Queensland policy,” she said

NSW Liberal Party representatives were unavailable for comment.

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