It’s a jungle out there

An 'Urban Jungle' carpet, designed by Helen Skelton for the second 'Spark your City' campaign and printed by SignAway, recently turned the walkway between London Waterloo train station and the South Bank into a colourful kaleidoscope.


It’s academic

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.

Brazilian POS Artwork Digital Bau Econhecimento School.

Thinking inside the box

Brazilian POS design and production company Artwork Digital has come up with these mobile storage boxes for the Bau Econhecimento School. Made from 16mm re-board, seven boxes were produced, comprising two doors, two drawers, shelf and lid, mounted on casters. The individual box parts were digitally printed on Artwork Digital’s Inca Onset S20 flatbed printer using solvent free UV inks, before being cut and assembled.

Fine Print Zund G3 L-2500

Mission to make money

Oxford-based Fine Print ran a demonstration of its new Zund G3 L-2500 when Prime Minister David Cameron visited it operation in September, cutting pre-printed pieces of a three-dimensional rocket centrepieces made specifically for the visit. “The Zund has really changed our business," said managing director Dan Bakewell. "It's taken us into new areas and the throughput is incredible – we've significantly reduced turnaround times."

Starry sky taken from Earth’s North Celestial Pole

A right Royal occasion

At the recent Royal Academy Schools annual Premium Interim Projects exhibition, a number of students displayed work produced using large-format printers at the RA’s on-site Epson sponsored Digital Media Suite.

Rebecca Ackroyd displayed a large curved work made of two closely-positioned freestanding panels carrying a vast digitally printed image of a close-up luxury white bath towel.

 BAF provided cloudscape graphics, printed to optical clear film

Room at the top

BAF Graphics is behind the stunning graphics that meet visitors to ‘The View from The Shard’ in London. The company was appointed by fit-out contractor Benchworks and design group Event Communications to support the decoration project that included 50 lightbox opal acrylic printed graphics panels at the entrance as well as other light boxes on various floors.

And on level 33 BAF created panels that reproduce a quirky street map of London. But the climax is achieved at levels 68 and 69, where the reception for the lookout point and the viewing platform are situated. BAF provided cloudscape graphics, printed to optical clear film, that encircle visitors on level 68, while 40 panels produced on a translucent based display material, flow around them on level 69.

South African print provider Printville used a HP Designjet Z6200 printer to output 95 art posters

Mandela magic

South African print provider Printville used a HP Designjet Z6200 printer to output 95 art posters designed by a number of international artists for an exhibition honouring Nelson Mandela.

The posters, printed on HP Professional Satin media using HP pigment inks, are being exhibited at the University of Pretoria. All proceeds from exhibition will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust.

‘Capital of the North’

Set in Yorkshire stone

Leeds-based Digital Plus teamed up with Yorkshire design and communication company Inchpunch, to design, create and install the graphics for the newly opened exhibition ‘Capital of the North’ at the Yorkshire Museum in April 2013.

Guinness World Record breaking longest composite photograph Jump4London

Record breaker at Spitalfields

Guinness World Record breaking longest composite photograph Jump4London has been put on show at Spitalfields Market in London after the 1km long photograph by Clare Newton’s, was removed from the Excel Centre where it was first displayed.

Spitalfields was keen to exhibit just extracts of this gigantic photograph in the old market, but was so impressed with this initial display that it then paid the sponsorship to fill the roof space with the photo.

Oasis printed the high-resolution designs onto two-year removable vinyl

Child’s play for oasis

Oasis Graphic helped experiential agency RPMC create a capital city for children within the Lancaster Hotel, Bayswater Road, London for an international sponsor of the Olympic Games.

The sponsor ran a global competition for consumers with the star prize being an all-expenses paid trip for children and their nominated guardian to the London 2012 Olympic Games, with accommodation at the Lancaster Hotel.

Using HP Latex machine Beyond Digital printed and installed the museum’s 120 panels in two weeks.

Dig this

When the Royal Ontario Museum, the largest museum in Canada, needed high-quality, lifelike dinosaur graphics that could be printed and installed within an extremely tight timeline for its blockbuster, ‘Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana’, it turned to local company Beyond Digital Imaging.

Using HP Latex machine Beyond Digital printed and installed the museum’s 120 panels in two weeks. The graphics cover more than 929m2 of exhibition space - the largest HP latex indoor wall covering project ever in Canada.

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant'

Jubilee celebration

The 'Jubilee' Exhibition running until the end of October at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 comprises images from the 'Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant' and The 'Queen's Diamond Jubilee procession'.

Scaled to match the huge Royal events they portray, the images each measure 3 x 12.5m.

The 175cm x 117cm outdoor exhibition prints were produced by Epson

Epson is port of call

Epson produced more than 50 64in-wide prints for a RNLI sea rescue photography exhibition titled ‘The Lifeboat: Courage on our Coasts’ that is visiting major cities in the UK and Ireland over five months this year.

Epson has had a long-standing relationship with the RNLI and photographer Nigel Millard. The 175cm x 117cm outdoor exhibition prints were produced by Epson at its UK headquarters using an Epson SureColor SC-S70600. The images were printed on Ilford’s Nanosolvent Satin 255gsm media.

 ‘City Art Tel Aviv’ was initiated and produced by Baram City Press, an Israeli print company

Focus on art in Tel-Aviv

In marking of the Tel-Aviv Art Year, an ‘Open Gallery on Buildings’ was initiated, featuring super-wide format artworks of young Israeli artists on 8 Tel-Aviv landmark city buildings.

 ‘City Art Tel Aviv’ was initiated and produced by Baram City Press, an Israeli print company in cooperation with the City of Tel Aviv. The entire artwork collection was printed on a 5m Barak iQ by Matan. Over 1000 m2 of media were printed within several hours. "