Storage solutions are dull right? And school storage is often just as dull in miniature - typically the thinking is simply to shrink adult-sized office storage solutions, and to then paint them in primary colours. Yet take a creative mind, add an Inca Onset S20 digital printer, and as the oft-repeated mantra in relation to UV-printing goes: "The only limitation is your imagination".
Finding innovative and space-saving ways to store equipment within the school environment can be a challenge; making the storage fun and safe at the same time requires a creative approach. Brazilian POS design and production company Artwork Digital was given just that task by the Bau Econhecimento School. The school wanted low-cost, mobile storage boxes for books, films, costumes, puppets and props used in students’ ecology and environment lessons. Light and easy to move around, the boxes had to be safe to handle while being colourful and appealing to the students. With a consideration for the environment, they also had to be produced using 100% recycled and recyclable substrates.
Seven boxes were produced. Made from 16mm re-board, each box comprised 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.
Rômulo Guimarães from Artwork Digital says: “Although very technical, this project gave us the opportunity to be especially creative and to let our imaginations go back to our childhood for inspiration.”
The project also received an Inca IDEAs award in the Product Decoration & Unique Designs category. Judges commented: “Thinking inside and outside the box.” And “Great use of product decoration showing Inca isn’t just for cardboard and paper.”