Scaling creative heights

ImageCo Visual Imaging is showcasing its large-format print capabilities at its own HQ in Leeds with this graphic. The ground was covered with Udeco Crystal Floor, which has a printable, clear media print side and crystal textured anti-slip top surface. The walls were decorated with CMYUK Utack. a thin and woven self-adhesive polyester fabric.

Floor ‘em

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. 

From Hampshire to New York

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.

Ground control 

Poole-based events specialist Quadrant2Design has increased its photo-floor service following the installation of a HP Scitex FB750. One of the first jobs was for Lipo Love at the Beauty UK show.

One way to go

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

A hole in one

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

Out of this world

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’.

What a story

Go to the website 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.

Walk this way

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.

Blown away by SignAway

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.

WrapTheStreet Aslan DFP 46 white PVC-film

Jump right in

Dive into wide-format graphics was the clear message sent out at a recent Karl Groner open house in Germany, where the creative possibilities of Aslan floor graphics films were impressively displayed with this ‘swimming pool’ application on asphalt.

The job was printed on WrapTheStreet Aslan DFP 46 white PVC-film that can be used for digital printing with solvent, eco-solvent, latex, UV-curable and screen printing inks. A water-resistant adhesive makes it suitable for outdoor applications, and in combination with Outdoor FloorProtect Aslan MP 326 it has an outdoor durability of six months.

The floor graphics film for rough surfaces is the first to be fire rated according to DIN EN-13501-1, even when it is printed and laminated.

high-density clear, flexible PVC substrate

Walk and wonder

Soyang Europe is now selling a product called G-Floor for customised flooring projects.

The media is based on a high-density clear, flexible PVC substrate, capable of being printed to the underside using either UV curable or solvent inks on a grand-format printer. Because the image is printed beneath the media, the thick wear-layer protects the integrity of the graphic. G-Floor repositionable and is said to have sound absorbing characteristics. It’s available in widths up to 3m and thicknesses to suit most flatbed, roll-to-roll or hybrid large-format printer.