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Artwork Digital, Brazil created two eye catching and decorative displays for Centro Universitário Una. These exhibits, printed on heavy 5 and 10mm acrylic using an Inca Spyder 320, also served as containers to be used as recycling bins – one for magazines, books and newspapers, the other for expired prescription medicines.
Artwork Digital, Brazil was commissioned to produce a run of customised, decorated Havaianas (flip-flops) for Carnival. Printed on thick rubber with an 8-colour Inca Spyder 320, the sandals were constructed for Fiat as a giveaway for the festive event.
Fulham based Insite Graphics, who have created a niche supplying signage and graphics for UK and European event organisers, has recently installed a new HP L28500.
Carmarthen-based WOWgrafix has seen a dramatic improvement in the performance of its wide format machine since going back to using Roland Eco-Sol Max inks in its VersaCAMM VP-540i.
When James Bladen founded Bladen Box in 2004 his aim was to produce quality designs for prototyping and manufacture. Working for big names such as Next and Jaguar, his company grew from strength to strength and Bladen Box now manufactures all of their box and display products in house.
When NBC Universal wanted an innovative walk-through entrance for larger cinemas showing the Snow White film they turned to The Delta Group, UK.
Interior design start-up Couture Cases has debuted original furniture covers for radiators, console tables, TVs and mantel shelves in stunning creative designs, enabled by highly versatile graphic film from 3M.
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto features world-renowned exhibits that engage the public in cultural and natural history exploration. As the largest museum in Canada and the fifth largest in North America, the ROM sets a high standard for quality and innovation in exhibit design and execution.
Burnley based, Peter Scott Printers has produced 32,000 flyers to help football club Accrington Stanley kick off a promotional campaign.
Compass Print Holdings Ltd, the largest privately owned print company in the North East of Scotland, is constantly reinvesting in cutting edge technology to provide staff and customers with the best equipment available to produce quality print. With totally customer focused goals Compass utilises state of the art technology including wide format and digital in the production and supply of corporate print, signage and exhibition displays.
Crown Products, a leading UK manufacturer of promotional products with extensive screen printing production facilities in Derbyshire, has derived substantial environmental and health and safety benefits by switching from conventional screen chemicals to the CPS range of safer chemistry.
PayneShurvell, one of the UK’s most innovative contemporary art galleries turned to Robert Horne Group, a PaperlinX company, for help selecting and sourcing the materials required for a key exhibit at its Shoreditch gallery.
In today’s fast moving world, it can be necessary to deliver products and services at very short notice indeed. But it’s also essential that quick turnarounds do not mean a lowering in standards, especially when you are dealing with a globally recognised brand such as Lotus.
When the Arts Council England South West approached artists Becky Adams, David Mackie and Heather Parnell to commission a public work of art in the form of hundreds of different deckchairs to be sited on Weymouth’s promenade during the 2012 Olympic Games, their intention was to engage participants in creating unique patterns which together had an overall design quality. Weymouth & Portland achieved the honour of hosting the Olympic sailing events, so considerable effort went in to decorating and presenting the town.
The unusual range of colours and effects offered by Arlon’s flagship Ultimate PremiumPlus wrapping film means that striking and very individual vehicle colour changes can be achieved.
Your Print Solution of High Wycombe has invested in the GMG ProductionSuite wide-format colour management and workflow solution, to support expansion of its business into wide-format production.
When your football team wins the UEFA Champions League, it is truly a time for celebration – and for Chelsea Football Club, their return home after their last minute win over Bayern München meant a victory parade through the streets of London. It was with Avery Dennison films that vehicle graphics specialists Totally Dynamic wrapped the two team buses, which blazoned the news of Chelsea’s victory.
Innovative print and packaging specialist, Fingerprint FO+, has installed a Roland VersaUV LEC-540 to provide a proofing, prototyping and short-run production solution that could match its versatile offset technology.
The Royal Academy Schools is staging its annual exhibition of final year postgraduate students’ work profiling the work of 16 artists. Several of the works on display include those produced using large-format Epson printers and projectors, accessible to the students in the on-site Epson Digital Media Suite.
“A good product at a good price in good time” – that’s the philosophy behind ASBO Graphics’ remarkable success as a one stop shop for design and display work.
In this year of the London Olympics, businesses in the United Kingdom are taking the motto ‘faster, higher, stronger’ far beyond the sports stadium. At UK based Bridgeshire Packaging & Display, the motto also aptly describes the motivation for expanding the company’s digital printing capabilities. Seeking faster turnaround capabilities, higher margins and a stronger customer offering, the company was the first in the world to install an HP Scitex FB7600 Industrial Press.
Anyone attending drupa 2012 certainly saw the return of Benny Landa and the buzz he created even before the show started with the introduction of nanography. But Landa's nanographic printing was not the only draw bringing visitors into the auditorium to see the exciting Landa show. Israeli dancers Maria Kong created a buzz with their beautiful, colourfully dressed dancers performing 'The Dance for the Digital Age'.
Zund UK is proud that one of its machines, a Zund PN M1200 owned and operated by British Airways has played a key role in the creation of a special fleet of Dove aircraft as part of the BA Great Britons programme, celebrating the best in British talent in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Prints on display in the Barbican OMA/Progress live installation
When the OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) celebrated four decades of architectural design, engineering and cultural ideas at the Barbican Art Gallery in London it turned to Epson to provide the onsite large format printer to produce its iconic designs for display in the exhibition and for sale in the Art Gallery shop.
Sometimes the best way to achieve the optimal business results is not by taking the quickest route as Lakeside Films Ltd, road traffic and safety distributors for Avery Dennison Graphics and Reflective Solutions have amply proved.
With environmental concerns at the top of most agenda’s, an increasing number of sign and graphics producers are making the transition from solvent-based to more environmentally aware water-based Latex printing via the range of HP Latex printers supplied by HP channel partner William Smith.
Meeting up with a rising star of the UK fashion industry was bound to be inspiring and as Sam Cotton from the very much on-the-radar Agi & Sam label enjoyed a day out from London at his print supplier; Macclesfield based R A Smart, we found out more about what was round the corner for the exciting, young, menswear brand.
L-R: Nigel Briggs; Peter Barham; Sarah Fenna
Graphics Works, Milton Keynes was set up some 5 years ago by Peter Barham and his two partners, Ian Handscombe and Nick Biss. The company specialises in printing exhibition work and digital wallpaper. In what have been labelled tough times Graphics Works has gone from strength to strength and is not afraid to invest for future growth.
The versatility of Roland’s latest VersaCAMM combination print-and-cut machines has resulted in an upsurge in end users who benefit from more than its metallic and white ink capabilities.
When The Old Globe, a Tony Award winning theatre in San Diego, California, received a grant to create an exhibit on its history, the organisation was thrilled. It immediately began creating a visual timeline featuring illustrations by costume designer Anna Oliver of iconic theatrical figures. There was just one challenge: the theatre needed to execute its ambitious vision—involving detailed graphics and a difficult installation – on a set budget. Fortunately, Quantum Digital Imaging had the solution: the HP Designjet L25500 Printer and HP PVC-free Wall Paper. Using the HP technology, Quantum Digital Imaging printed the timeline of detailed illustrations cost-effectively and with remarkable quality.
London-based Colouration has a strong footprint in producing retail and store displays for the fragrance and cosmetics industry. In the quest for quality, creativity and speed, it has become the first company in the UK to install a high speed Océ Arizona 550 GT UV flatbed printer.
Océ claims this, its latest Arizona UV flatbed, is the fastest yet. Printing at twice the speed of other Arizona models, it can produce more than 40m2 of high quality printing per hour, with prints suitable for closely-viewed signage and point of purchase thanks to Océ’s VariaDot imaging technology.
Using the theme of the classic children’s novel The Secret Garden now showing at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Digital Plus took this opportunity to showcase its specialist abilities in printing supersized graphics.
In total, 160 large format fine art photo prints were created as part of Belgian photographer, Stephan Vanfleteren's exposition 'Portret 1989 – 2009', taking place in Ghent, Belgium, until end of December. The photographer selected the Mutoh Zephyr UV printer to reproduce his striking portraits.
Indoor and outdoor ‘eco' friendly graphics were produced for 52 Portuguese railway stations using a new HP Designjet L65500 printer installed at B2R of Lisbon. B2R used the printer's environmental benefits, as well as its high productivity to complete the job on time and produce a mix of customer friendly graphics for station decoration, directional signage, customer information and promotional purposes.
Opening its first Chatham-based print facility in 1986, Speedscreen's core business was serving the London advertising community. A subsequent move to Maidstone in 1996 allowed the company to expand, now operating a 15,000ft2 facility from which it offers a range of printing services to a broad client base, including blue-chip companies.
Q. What makes a laminate UV resistant?
A. A laminate is made UV resistant by the components added to the film and the adhesive system of the film. At Seal Graphics, we use two components: UV absorbers dispersed within the adhesive and UV inhibitors, which lie within the film.
Gardners has installed the UK's first HP Scitex FB7500 printer to increase its capacity and offer customers a competitive alternative to screen printing.
Cardiff-based Gardners operates a range of HP printing equipment including pairs of XP2300, FB6100, XP5100 and TJ8350 printers, plus nine XP2100 machines. The company specialises in the production of high volume banners, posters, billboards, retail point of sale items, plus the development and production of specialised software solutions.
Up to the nineties, most of Letters and Logos' work comprised Foamex with cut vinyl, and printed graphics. The substrate was hand cut by knife. Subsequently, the company increasingly used aluminium composite materials, cut with a foam board cutter. However, cutting accuracy proved a problem.
Made to giant proportions, the larger of the two replica shirts measured 18 by 15.5m, with the second shirt measuring 7.4 by 6.45m. Both shirts were taken on a promotional tour of the UK by HSBC, the sponsors of the British Lions, before being sent out for a further promotional tour in South Africa. At the end of the tour, the garments were then handed over to the British Lions team itself.