Sign and Digital UK event organiser Faversham House has installed a number of wall graphics at its two-storey offices. The project was sponsored by Papergraphics which provided Digimura 2.1 Smooth wallcovering and paste, and the images were printed on an HP Latex 360 printer by Vinyl Impression.
Manchester-based printer PFI Solutions has been commissioned by Imagine CGA to print decorative screens around 19th century Gorton Monastery in Manchester during its restoration programme and the development of its visitor centre.
Panels that resemble the building and feature brickwork and stained glass images have been produced using PPB’s proBond aluminium composite material (ACM) printed on PFI’s Jetrix UV flatbed curable inkjet printers. One section of the printed signage incorporates a ‘viewing hole’, which allows the public to peek at the progress of the work.
Genesis Imaging used its Jetrix printers to produce astoundingly detailed large scale images for the exhibition ‘Microsculpture -The Insect Portraiture of Levon Biss’ at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
British photographer Levon Biss has taken the images, which reveal details of selected specimens from the museum’s collection like they have never been seen before. Some of the largest ‘Microsculpture’ photographic prints measure up to three metres across and surround the visitor, alongside the tiny insect specimens themselves.
Wallace Print produces frequently changing graphics for Canterbury Christ Church University’s flagship Augustine House library and student services building. The graphics, which advertise upcoming guest speakers, are printed on Drytac’s SpotOn printable vinyl for quick application and removal.
For the rebranding of Mobistar and the launch of the brand Orange the company Pop Media installed a 600m² digital printed banner in Boulevard General Jacques in the Brussels city center. X-Treme made a inflatable hot air balloon shape in order to complete this 2D /3D combination.
Optimum Graphiques in Canada was asked to add visual impact and a message of hope to the façade of the modernised Shriners Hospital for Children of Montreal. The company added graphics to the 234 windows (36 x 40in) on the façade without blocking the patients’ view from the inside by using Contra Vision materials.
Adverset - which has a website called Pictowall for custom wallpaper – produced this personalised wallpaper for all four walls at a cycling studio in Peter Nelson Fitness in Pickering, North Yorkshire. The print was produced on the company’s HP Latex 360.
Rochester-based Wallace Print provided this window graphic for a Seasalt Cornwall store in Canterbury, Kent, to obscure the building’s internal renovation work.
New from Papergraphics is the first product in its new digidécor range - digitally printed table covers for the branding and creative design market. They come in three different finishes and are 100% PVC.
Ottimo Digital printed and installed this 33m x 3m graphic across the front of the RAC building facing onto the M6 motorway at Bescott to promote the association’s sponsorship of the Bloodhound supersonic car project. Ottimo used a Mactac film with a matching laminate and printed the job on its HP LX-850 Latex printer
Adverset Media Solutions produced this huge floor graphic for its own factory, with CMYK ink colours ‘spilling out’ from below a door and then running all over the floor and into a hole in the ground
Insite Graphics delivered ‘runway’ graphics for the aerial walkway that connected two aircraft shows in Hamburg recently. James Winzar, MD of Insite Graphics, said: “Aztec Event Services added the finishing touch with an audio track that played a soundtrack of aircraft landing and airport announcements - so the overall effect was amazing.”
Insite Onsite was also deployed at the show to provide a fast turnaround service for the organiser and for exhibitors.
Each year Mactac runs a Creative Awards programme to acknowledge the work created using its products. The nominees are judged on innovation, impact and design. This year Demibold of Spain won the ‘indoor decoration’ award for this stunning hospital project (main pic).
1. ATC Group (France) for ‘outdoor decoration’,
2. BusAds (Singapore) for ‘decoration of shops’,
3. Exhibit Group (France) for ‘public choice’,
4. AdSign (France) for ‘vehicles’,
5. Armor Enseigne Creation (France) for ‘boats’.
This is the café space that awaited those attending the Printeriors space at Fespa Digital 2016 last month – the aim of the project being to showcase the interior décor possibilities of large-format inkjet print. The rest of the images in this Think Bigger Gallery this month are of the stands that formed the Printeriors hotel.
Alvisual showed off its Frameless Bar concept for use in hotels and the like. It uses the Frameless fabric tension system combined with UV printed 100% polyester textile and an acrylic coating to provide a shiny look.
Go to the website www.futurewalls.com to see what can be achieved by Belgian-based CPF Industrial in terms of bespoke wall and floor panels. At Printeriors it exhibited this book shelf effect, but the use of a a special CPF coating means HDF, MDF, Dibond, wood, Cembrit, Multiples, Reboard, plexiglass and other materials can be UV printed with any type of image.
M4 Four used Printeriors to show-off this digitally printed customised Forbo Flooring vinyl.
UK Designer David Bartlett used Printeriors to provide a pop-up shop environment for his BrandIt Furniture concept – fast and easy assemble furniture made from cardboard that can be bespoke printed.
The Fespa Italia association, in conjunction with a number of its members, developed various room sets for Printeriors, with printed soft furnishings, metal, wood, linoleum, vinyl etc. showing off the breadth of inkjet capability.
It was all about mood on the PPP Nederland Printeriors stand, where this waterfall shower unit took pride of place as part of the company’s mission to explain that it can print onto a huge range of substrates, including glass panels.
‘If you can imagine it, we can print it’ was the slogan plastered over M2’s Printeriors showcase, where a varnish printed onto the black wallpaper of the bar – to give it a flock effect – went down well with visitors.
A new collaboration between Southern Counties Glass and large-format photographic artist Richard Osbourne, coupled with the print capability of a new Mimaki JFX200 and JFX500 from CMYUK is resulting in some stunning – and practical – glass-printed art installations for interiors.
Artists collective Schellekens and Peleman asked X-treme Creations to produce this ‘Inflatable Refugee’, a 6m high refugee, floating on the water around Venice – the intention being to trigger a discussion on how we perceive refugees: do we see them as a problem, or as an opportunity?
The Cardboard Box Company took part in the Red Bull Soapbox Race this summer in a Lego Batman-themed car built with two Zund digital cutters and with pieces printed on its Inca Spyder. On top of that the Batmobile had wings, flame-throwers and battery-powered flashing lights, plus the braking and steering mechanism we need to negotiate the downhill race with ramps and jumps.
The Lotus F1 Team, in co-operation with Warner Bros. Pictures, has created a new Mad Max Hybrid to coincide with the launch of film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. The vehicle was fitted with a skin printed on a Roland Soljet XR-640 using a 3M Wrap Film 1080-M230 Matte Grey Aluminium.
The fertile creative imaginations of Esign Media’s team of 3M approved vehicle wrappers came into full play when challenged by managing director Zak Pickering to come up with a wrap design for one of their company cars.
Palmer Publicity Services (PPS) has completed a very large job creating a ‘British Values’ project in a local primary school.
This scaffolding wrap on Wigmore Street in London was the largest handled by Project Print Management (PPM) in 2015. Totalling nearly 1000m2, the wrap was digitally printed onto mesh PVC across five banners, each 15m high to cover seven elevations.
French specialist large-format company Figarol used its 5m wide Figatex 5000 printer to produce a 1000m2 print for the Rock Werchter festival this summer. Engineering department Studio Line (Belgium) set strong technical constraints - such as dense colours, a foldable and reusable print on a light fabric (200gsm) - which were met by using the Figatex machine .
Flying Monk in Malmesbury used Contra Vision Backlite to create this bold statement across a window in Bermondsey Square, London. Artist Adham Faramawy developed the multi-media piece combining graphics, animation and a perfumed sculpture.
Hollywood Monster created this stunning 15m x 4m wall graphic for Cineworld Birmingham Broad Street to help launch ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
US-based National Marker used TexWalk to change the atmosphere in its back offices. A motive was applied to the walls so they became more welcoming, while the material was also applied to the floor to the same end.
Several of the contemporary art works on display in this year’s Royal Academy Schools Show were created using Epson’s large-format printers and projectors housed alongside the Schools’ studio spaces in an Epson Digital Suite. All 17 students worked with Epson technology at some time during their three years course. Shown here is Maria de Lima’s Triumphal Arch which was produced on an Epson printer.
Esher-based SignAway has carpeted London Bridge! The company produced a stunning multi-coloured 250m x 5m floorcovering on its Vutek GS5500 roll-to-roll UV printer on behalf of agency Marmalade as part of a project called ‘Spark Your City’ which aims to transform cities around the world into living playgrounds. The dazzling carpet, which reads ‘Love Mondays' from the air, was designed by BBC Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney and rolled out on Monday in time for commuters to walk across.
Northampton-based motorsport graphics specialist 3SixtyWraps has wrapped this Ginetta G55 GT racing car competing in the G4 class of the 2015 British GT Championship.
Bolton-based Impression Ltd has increased its use of specialist materials and inks to deliver unusual large-format inkjet printed products, lie these cut-outs for the Chefs and Cake Signage for Food Festival.
Agfa Graphics played a key part in the restoration of The Byodo-in Buddhist temple near Kyoto in Japan. The most famous part of Japanese National Treasure and World Heritage Site, and the only remaining original building, is the Phoenix Hall (Hoo-do) constructed in 1053. It’s the imagery and colours on the west doors to this that Agfa has restored using an Anapurna 2050i to print on the doors’ 400 year old Japanese cypress wood. As the 1.2m by 2.5m doors weren’t flat, a special technique was developed to print on the curved surface of the frames with the help of a special tool that was created with a 3D printer. In addition, a particular kind of white ink was used to imitate the original white parts of the door.
Pixartprinting has produced the Gin Truck, a mobile bar used by entrepreneurial Spanish barman Albert Goldentaer. It is based on elements found within the ‘Hospitality and Catering’ section of Venice-based Pixartprinting’s themed website.
Willow Graphics has won the ‘Creative Use of a Substrate’ award at The Print, Design and Marketing Awards for its work for the Icebar in London.
When AutoRAI required 14,000m2 of printed matter to support the largest auto show in the Netherlands M2 Printing and Exposize pooled resources to deliver 500 large-format projects to adorn walkways, stand partitions, storage areas and pillars.