Mexico-based PSP Mori Digital 3D printed this headturning skeleton measuring 8.40m x 3.60m for the Mexican Festival of Light celebrations in Guadalajara. The skeleton will also feature at this year’s Festival del Día de los Muertos, taking place throughout Mexico from the 31 October
Canadian artist Robert Ryan combines his skills, print knowledge and passion for the outdoors to create one-off images like his for professional and commercial establishments as well as for his own gallery.
Having bought the UK’s first EFI H1625 SuperDraw wide-format printer, Daniel Jepson, technical director at Manchester-based Plastic Formers has called it “the Holy Grail with its white ink, instant cure and laser proofs.” The company is using it to extend its offering, including printing onto thermo formable plastics.
This year’s Antalis Interior Design Awards included this stunning wall graphic by Danish company Damgaard-Jensen for the new Strandings museum. Designers approached the company in the early stage of the building’s construction. Using Coala wallpaper the PSP provided story-telling wall decorations throughout the museum, adding lightning to sympathetic effect.
Working with OOH media client Limited Space, PressOn has delivered atrium banners, Orbit digital screen graphics and ceiling graphics for Paco Rabanne fragrances 1 Million and Lady Million across various locations.
Preston-based Palmer Publicity Services (PPS) was instrumental in the look of the 2017 Mobo Awards ceremony, its graphic designer having worked closely with Passion4Events to produce designs for various podiums and coffee table cubes.
Leach Impact is behind the new graphic lightboxes at Huddersfield Town Football Club’s John Smith’s Stadium reception area, where six displays - including three bespoke curved structures - have been designed, manufactured and installed, in partnership with integrated marketing agency Fantastic Media.
In a bid by the volunteer-run Telford Steam Railway to attract more paying visitors it fashioned its site into a Polar Express winter wonderland at the end of 2017, with Telford-based Western Signs and Printing having transformed an engine into The Polar Express and provided trackside graphics.
Perspex Distribution played a key role in helping children’s TV programme The Dengineers build a den for Claire House Children’s Hospice in Liverpool.
StandOut Graphics worked with Juice Creative Design, to create this display at the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, using Coala Silky Wallcover Textile.
Leach Studio has worked on revised conceptual designs for Bolton Museum’s new £3.8m Egyptology gallery following feedback from the public and partners. New artist impressions show how the portico will look when it opens next year.
Stylo supplied and installed this giant banner at the British Library for the ‘Harry Potter A History of Magic’ exhibition.
PressOn has wrapped the tail fin of the racing car Bloodhound SSC, which is readying for the next World Land Speed Record attempt in South Africa in 2019.
Preston-based Signs Express (Central Lancashire) has provided digital wall coverings, stained glass effect window displays and large-scale wall graphics on staircases and corridors at Moor Park High School and Sixth Form College. The designs and artwork were produced by Lancashire company CDM.
Millharbour Digital in Hertfordshire delivered this branding project at Sushi Samba London to celebrate the UK Stem Awards 2017. The temporary graphics - printed on Arlon vinyl supplied by CMYUK - had to be installed just prior to the lunchtime event and removed cleanly as soon as it concluded.
Signs Express (Falkirk) provided the signs and graphics for this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The team wrapped a high-level portacabin construction in graphics to celebrate 100 years of aircraft carrier aviation as part of the job.
Metropole, a Paris-based firm, 3D printed this life-size replica of the much-loved Corto Maltese - an Italian adventure comic book series named after the an enigmatic sea captain. It also produced the background graphics, printing the adhesive film on its HP Latex LX3000 printer.
Plymouth-based Graphicomm Digital provided this shipping container wrap for a local businessman who wanted to make it blend in with the surrounding landscape. The company used Antalis Coala 2d Dynamic Polymeric Gloss White for the job, with Coala 2D Matt Laminate over the top to provide extra protection.
Edinburgh’s McRobb Display created this hoarding for a new shopping centre development in the city. The brief was to hide the construction site and make it look like the entrance to new building. MD Neil McRobb said the 9m x 6m hoarding looked so realistic someone actually cycled into it!
The stairwell of London’s Roundhouse venue was given a makeover for a charity event in aid of the Ubuntu Education Fund. Eye-catching wall graphics printed and installed by Oasis Graphic formed part of an event-branding package from Fisher Productions.
Amayse, best known for supplying the 3D-effect signage for televised sporting events, recently installed exterior window graphics at Twickenham Stadium ahead of Harlequins’ Big Game 9.
The graphics were printed using a Vutek GS3250r 3.2m-wide UV roll-to-roll printer onto Clear FocusOne Way Vision BudgetVue film, which allows graphics on one side, and a clear, unobstructed view from the other.
The printed graphics were installed in a few hours by a specialist team the day prior to the match and removed the following week.
Drivers crossing the Severn Bridge from England into Wales will notice that the toll booth offices have been brightly wrapped with images promoting a TAG vehicle system that allows drivers to pre-pay bridge tolls. The front and sides of the offices were wrapped by All Signs Bristol using 20% Contra Vision Performance perforated window film, applied externally with CL50CY ‘optically clear’ cast overlaminating film.
Aslan undertook a number of WrapTheHouse projects to show-off the capabilities of its three new printable outdoor media of the same name. Here you can see WrapTheHouse being used on various rough wall surfaces.
Boaty McBoatface, a yellow submarine named by popular vote, has set off on its first mission resplendent in graphics created and applied by Signs Express (Southampton), a team that has worked closely with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) on various project over the years.
DPI (UK) supplied super-sized display panels at refurbished AX Supercars’ showroom at Donington Park. Five 2 x 1m images were printed on fabrics with a silicone edge so they can be quickly pushed into frames and replaced with new graphics as required.
Hampshire-based Anton Visual helped to transform specialist builders’ merchants Strukta Group’s Andover-based headquarters with the design, production and installation of a suite of graphics including walls, flooring and signage applications. The floor graphic particularly impressed, with a bird’s eye view of the streets of New York. The graphics were printed onto Udeco Crystal Floor - from CMYUK - with an Oce Arizona 550GT printer.
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
PPB’s Allison Board wasused to create an attention-grabbing backdrop at an event to launch the new Reebok Crossfit Nano 7. 2m high 3D lettering to promote the Twitter hashtag #NANO7 for the new shoes, was created by Welwyn Garden City-based Best Digital. It built up the letters in layers to a depth of 96mm. After printing the sheets on its Screen Truepress 3200 HS flatbed, the layers were bonded together and faced off with a reverse printed 1mm Acrylic to give a premium feel.
The Royal Academy Schools has hosted an exhibition to show students’ artwork across a wide range of media, much of it created using Epson large-format printers and projectors. Jack Burton produced this array of work for the show.
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.
Cut ‘n Copy won the ‘non-promotional interior decoration’ category in the 2017 Mactac creative awards with its wall art prints at Northwick Park Hospital as part of the Nightingale Project to bring art and art and music into healthcare environments.
Antalis created this American diner inspired stand for Sign and Digital UK, where everything - from the walls through to light shades - was constructed from materials from its range visual communications media.
This exhibition stand put together by exhibition and modular display specialists Bell Stone Associates using the Tecna Display T3 Affinity system won the ‘Best at BETT’ award for Bloodhound's ‘Race for the Line’ project at the Microsoft Education Activity Stand at BETT 2017.
Print’n'Go Aslan DFP 33 is a new slip-resistant, directly printable floor film that does not require any post-print laminate. The company said the 125 μm thick matt white film can be used for short-term interior designs on smooth floors, with removal in one piece possible in under six months.
This is the kind of thing that happens when an inkjet printer manufacturer teams up with a fashion designer. This outfit by Richard Quinn was printed by him onto fabric and Mylar foil using an Epson SureColor SC-F dye-sublimation printer.
UK companies Augustus Martin, Signbox and Digital Plus all won gongs at his years Fespa Awards. Augustus Martin won the: POP - paper and board category (bottom); Signbox the Decals/printed labels/ fleet sector (top); and Digital Plus for the Glass/ ceramic/metal/wood category (middle).
Among a new range of magnetically-receptive films from Aslan is FerroPrint Aslan FF 480 that can be printed with solvent, eco-solvent, UV-curing and latex inks. Combined with Aslan’s transparent blackboard and whiteboard films, printed graphics can also be written on with chalk or whiteboard markers.
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”.