What a Brightbox

Event graphics specialist Insite Graphics has introduced Brightbox - an illuminated, high-resolution, tensioned fabric exhibition stand package. The Brightbox system makes use of Insite Graphics’ dye-sublimation print capabilities, combined with a free standing back-lit frame, to create fully illuminated exhibition stand walls.


Game on

Keen to make an impact at trade exhibitions, Graphica Display designed, manufactured and installed a full size King Kong v Godzilla table tennis table with LED under lighting using its Agfa DTM flatbed UV printer and Blackman and White laser cutter/ router. Its stand - for Retail Design Expo - also included printed lightbox graphics, flooring, direct to media boards plus printed and cut table tennis samples on various media. You can see a time-lapse of the stand build at: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=koWtOaiAfy0

Tell us what you want

Designers within Leach Studio, part of Huddersfield-based Leach, have come up with conceptual designs for the Eternal Egypt gallery at Bolton Museum. The images show four different stages of the potential visitor experience and interested parties are being asked on what they think works and how they would like the exhibition space to look. More detailed concepts will then be drawn up and final designs submitted in the spring, with the museum re-opening to the public in 2018.

Night at a Sheffield Museum

Sheffield sign company Signs Express has brought life to the exhibitions at Weston Park in a lengthy project for Museums Sheffield. Weston Park underwent refurbishment in 2016 that involved opening new exhibitions, renovating existing ones and improving the overall visitor journey. Signs Express Sheffield supplied creative partitions to block off the areas undergoing work, then created wall and floor graphics, ultraviolet window panels, informational displays etc.

Build it and they will come

US-based Olson Visual used Tecna Display’s T3 systems to put together various displays for a special exhibition on ‘Jewish Histories in Multi-Ethnic Boyle Heights’, held in the Leve Centre at UCLA, Los Angeles. Most of the graphics were printed onto Dibond and fabric, which were then mounted onto the framework - using Velcro for the Dibond and silicon edging fitted into T3 Silverlite inserts for the fabric.

Stand to deliver

T3 Systems showed off its printed fabric stand capabilities at the C!Print exhibition earlier in the year. One of its stands had a 10m back wall supported at either end by T3 Affinity poles, separated in the centre by 5m tower. The stand also featured a 3m curved extrusion that came out of the central display tower.

Old boy gets Oxford job

Yorkshire-based Leach has completed an 11m-long display commissioned to tell the 675-year-old story of The Queen’s College, a constituent of the University of Oxford. The company handled the design, production and installation of the 11 x 2.5m lightbox-based graphic. Managing director Richard Leach is an Old Member of the college, ”and there seemed no better company to bring our tale to life,” said project lead Anna Thorne.

Power to Signs Express 

 

Hillington Park based Signs Express has delivered displays and signage for £1.5m exhibition ‘Powering The Future’ at Glasgow Science Centre. Over the period of three weeks from initial design, Signs Express provided interactive display panels, interpretation boards, built up text and other bespoke items. There were also various illuminated displays.

Fly on the wall

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 ‘Microsculpturephotographic prints measure up to three metres across and surround the visitor, alongside the tiny insect specimens themselves.

Multimedia feast

A stunning new multimedia exhibition at the Science Museum explores how our appetite is shaped whether it be by food we learned to love in the womb, the bacteria that “dine with us”, the relatively unknown “second brain” in our gut or indeed some other influence.

 heavy 5 and 10 mm acrylic using an Inca Spyder 320

Bins the Brazilian way

Artwork Digital in Brazil created both these displays for Centro Universitário Una.

These exhibits, printed on heavy 5 and 10 mm 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.

 touring photography exhibition space and a whiskey bar on board a double-decker bus

Bus stop

Irish whiskey brand, Tullamore Dew, partnered with Birmingham-based event bus company Commbus to create a touring photography exhibition space and a whiskey bar on board a double-decker bus.

The project required specialist fitters and cabinetmakers as well as printing, and took two months to complete.

60 different elements, onto corrugated board, FBB and clear PVC on its Inca Columbia Turbo 4-colour inkjet flatbed printer

Designed

When NBC Universal wanted a walk-through entrance for larger cinemas showing the Snow White film they turned to The Delta Group, UK. The main challenge was the size of the pieces to be printed and the structural 3D design of the final display.

Delta printed eight displays in total, each made up of around 60 different elements, onto corrugated board, FBB and clear PVC on its Inca Columbia Turbo 4-colour inkjet flatbed printer. The display won the 3D POS category award in the recent Inca Digital Excellence Awards (IDEAs).

500mm square cardboard boxes arranged in all shapes and sizes with individual messages colour coded and applied to 151 of these boxes.

PTD king of ‘Beyond the Castle’ initiative

Paul Turner Displays (PTD) has played a key part in delivering the ‘Picture This’ exhibition as part the 'Beyond the Castle' initiative to get the public to get involved in providing ideas for utilising the land behind Lancaster Castle.

The ‘Picture This’ exhibition was housed in the gallery next to the castle, the intention being to fill it with information and ideas to inspire the public. Wash Design, which had a very restricted budget and a two-week timeframe to design and install the exhibition, turned to PTD for help.

The job meant producing around 500 pieces of print ranging in size from a few centimetres up to over 3m.

A whole lot of goodness

BAF Graphics completed the outfitting of Whole Foods Market London for its new 1672m² shop on Glasshouse Street. The job meant producing around 500 pieces of print ranging in size from a few centimetres up to over 3m.

BAF recommended printing a number of large aluminium signs which resulted in an 'aged' effect. In addition, the use of a product that could be printed and then heated into exposed brickwork and onto metal freezer doors helped provide the end result that Whole Foods was after.

 two 18m banners at 5m above ground

Showtime for Oasis

Oasis Graphic completed a major job for the World Travel Market at London Excel last November. The company provided graphics for four clients and seven exhibition stands including ‘Visit California’ and ‘Abu Dhabi’.

With only two days to install a number of tricky items, including two 18m banners at 5m above ground, and precisely aligned intricate floor graphics on a curved floor, the 11 Oasis technicians had to work quickly and efficiently to complete the job before the exhibition opened. Final approval on some of the items did not arrive until the afternoon before WTM opened its doors, so Oasis needed to prepare and print several graphics overnight.

 Cestrian produced graphics on eco-heavy polyester fabric using a Mimaki 320 textile printer

Cestrian shows off its know how

This is one of the solutions Cestrian came up with when briefed by Dixons Retails to produce simple yet dynamic wall display for key concessions - such as Microsoft, Google and Samsung - its UK stores.

This modular system approach meant it could be adapted to each store/concession. Cestrian produced graphics on eco-heavy polyester fabric using a Mimaki 320 textile printer for wall displays ranging 3 – 16m. The POS graphics were finished with silicone beading hand stitched to the edge of the fabric allowing it to be fixed to the wall system without the need for expert fitters. The frames were made of aluminium profile and the connectors and brackets from stainless steel.