Winning ways

London Fashion Week earlier this year saw a 30-piece collection by fashion designer John Herrera that was digitally printed using Epson’s textile dye-sublimation printers. Based in Manila, Philippines, where he works closely with Epson, Herrera was voted Britain’s Top Designer with new collection.

“The collection would have been impossible to create without the Epson digital textile printer,” he said. “Without them I would have had to paint the designs myself and, with only a month to prepare, it could not have been done”.


Building walls with a Mexican theme

Mexican eatery Barburrito has unveiled a new look in its Union Square restaurant in Aberdeen thanks to Leach. Dimmable, fabric-based menu lightboxes designed, manufactured and installed by Yorkshire-based Leach Impact have replaced digital screens. Similar menu lightboxes have also been installed at the Gordon Street Barburrito in Glasgow.

Feature walls have also been created for restaurants at the Trafford Centre, Manchester and at the Gateshead Metro Centre, Hammersmith, Cardiff and Queen Street, Glasgow. Now eyes are on reworks of the London Paddington Station and Meadowhall Shopping Centre restaurants.

New Lichfield look

Signs Express has helped launch a brand refresh for planning and development consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners (NLP), which has changed its name to Lichfields. On 13 February - the day before the rebrand - seven Signs Express centres began installing interior and exterior branding designed and printed in the previous weeks across the eight Lichfields sites.

Inside Japan

When Japanese entertainment giant Bandai Namco wanted new interior and exterior signage/décor for its West London offices it called on Resonate Architectural Interiors, which worked with Signbox on the six month project. The work comprised bespoke external LED illuminated signs, vinyl graphics, manifestation graphics, wall paper graphics and acrylic shaped door signage.

Garry Highland, senior project manager at Signbox, said: “We worked closely with Resonate, and were even involved in the actual design of some of the graphics themselves to ensure they were an appropriate reflection of the exciting nature of the Bandai Namco brand and its products.”

“As this hoarding is right in front of the abbey entrance we needed an early start to install it,” added Murray. “We arrived at 5.45am and managed to get most of the panels up by 11am.”

Something new on the table

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.

A runway success

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.

An illuminating work

Interior architects Soda+ worked with X-Treme to deliver this XL print of a book page for the chapel within the Utrecht Central Museum. X-Treme used stretch profiles and dye-sublimated tissue for the graphic, which needed to perfectly fit to one of the walls of the ancient chapel that now hosts the museum’s information centre.

Inside job

Fespa’s new Printeriors showcase and conference running alongside its main event in Cologne, 18 - 22 May, will target the design community, highlighting the creative potential of using print to realise interior design concepts for retail, residential, corporate and hospitality settings.

The intention is for Printeriors to provide a physical showcase of printed interior applications, presented through a series of room sets to represent different commercial and domestic interior environments. The room concepts will be realised by printing industry suppliers and/or their customers, with the emphasis on creativity and innovation over technology or process.

Mellow fruitfulness

Having completed a £500,000 investment that includes a move to new offices, Displayways has created an ‘ideas room’ to highlight its digital inkjet print possibilities. As managing director Rob Kelly explaines: “Our clients look to us to provide advice and ideas.”

Noodle noir premiere

Creative studio Arm and Eye was commissioned by Vietnamese restauranteurs David Le and Jimmy Yeung to re-brand its new establishment Bang Bang in Warren Street, London. The company came up with what it believes is the first ever Noodle Noir back story that can be traced through in all aspects of the design: “a twisting tale of mobsters, double-crossing and soft shell crab”.

Award winning revamp

The revamp of Derby City Council office by architects Corstorphine + Wright recently won the refurbished and recycled category of the British Council for Offices National Award. The project involved a major refurbishment of the 1930s building to accommodate almost four times as many employees. As part of the project, Corstorphine + Wright enhanced the interior spaces and produced all of the wayfinding and signage.

Design sense

Franking Sense, which supplies business and office equipment, services and support contracts, briefed the design company Stella Corrall to create a narrative for its business within its Bolton headquarters at the former Carnegie Library, which dates back to the 1900s.

Collaborate and integrate

Signbox collaborated with interior designer Resonate Interiors on the refurbishment of the commercial reception area at the Paternoster House office complex near St Paul’s in London.

The cathedral was incorporated into the design, using a printed glass graphic depicting the inside of the building’s iconic dome.

Festive fit-out

W&Co's fit-out for Flutterbye’s Christmas popup shop included designing illuminated signage, creating 3D renders, manufacturing digital wallpaper and self adhesive vinyl in-house, as well as installation.

Signbox Algomi

Inside knowledge

Signbox collaborated with designer Resonate Interiors to introduce a new look at the London headquarters of information solutions provider Algomi. It created bespoke light boxes - LED illuminated Kube frames - for the Algomi logo installed in the feature walls in reception and boardroom. Glass manifestations were used for the boardroom’s window walls; Signbox digitally printed Resonate Interiors’ design on optically clear film for the project.

Investing in its surroundings

Signbox worked closely with interior design and brand specialist Raw Unlimited and contractor Como to transform one of the London offices of investment management firm Invesco. Raw designed the fit out, one of the key elements being a wayfinding system that could be altered to reflect the changing use of various spaces. For this Signbox developed an acrylic/magnetic fixing solution.

bespoke printed digimura smooth wallcovering

Smooth operator

This is the Style Club on South William Street, Dublin 2. GP Digital covered the entire ceiling and walls with bespoke printed digimura smooth wallcovering and matched up the designs through curved and recessed areas.

The company’s HP 8000 handled the print.

glazing enhancement films

Room for development

Lintec Graphic Films is hoping to inspire architects, designers and branding specialists at the 100% Design show in London 18-21 September, and has been putting together room scenarios such as this to show what its glazing enhancement films can achieve.

ull-colour graphics printed on a HP Scitex FB500

Bar job for Karim Rashid

Designer Karim Rashid used HP latex printers for this project in the nhow Bar in Milan.

He gave a new look to the 50m2bar area comprising eight tables that boast full-colour graphics printed on a HP Scitex FB500 as well as two large-sized mirrors that feature HP latex-printed designs on self-adhesive transparent film.