18 Aug 2019

'Pleasure Will Steal Your Soul' by Pixartprinting

The 'Pleasure Will Steal Your Soul' installation by Pixartprinting unveiled at Milan Design Week amazes and hypnotises visitors

The unusual installation entitled 'Pleasure Will Steal Your Soul' from Pixartprinting, the leading European upload & print company, was unveiled to mark Design Week in Milan.

Simplicity: the beauty of Drytac’s SpotOn printable vinyl

Simplicity: that’s the beauty of Drytac’s SpotOn printable vinyl

When Seasalt Cornwall decided to open a new store in Canterbury, Kent, the company called upon Wallace Print to assist with a temporary printed graphic for the shop’s January 2016 launch.

Vista Square takes way-finding to the next level

Vista Square is taking way-finding to the next level

Wayfinding encompasses all of the ways in which people and animals orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place.

Print and wrap instantly. An exhibition first from Lightbar?

lightbar instant wrap

Visitors to Poland's REMADAYS 2016 exhibition were entertained and impressed by the print and apply demonstrations on the FASTCOM Plotery stand.

FASTCOM, resellers of Lightbar printers, were showcasing the instant application properties of UV Light ink technology by printing and instantly using the vinyl graphics to wrap a Smart car.

Of course, there's nothing new about wrapping a car at a trade show but have you ever seen wrap vinyl leaving the printer and being applied to the vehicle immediately? Take a look at this video and judge for yourself.

remaday lightbar wrap

Nick Wintle, Managing Director at CSL Digital, the digital print solution specialists responsible for developing and distributing Lightbar technologies, comments: “This is the first time in over 20 years of attending trade shows that I’ve seen a vehicle being wrapped with printed vinyl taken straight from the printer.”

Lightbar printers combine the very latest UV Light ink chemistry with the quality and reliability of Roland DG production technology. For the past two years or more, Lightbar printers have been gaining significant market share thanks to the print output’s enviable reputation for instant usability straight from the printer and impressive resistance to chemicals and abrasion without any form of lamination in all but the harshest situations.

Nick concludes: "Our Lightbar systems are outperforming all the competition when it comes to delivering graphics that are ready to finish, apply or ship out to customers the moment they leave the printer. Providing a same day service for durable print is an attractive proposition for any sign, display or graphics business. The ability to print, finish and apply vehicle graphics without the delays associated with out gassing is proving to be a particularly powerful motivation for businesses investing in Lightbar print technology.”

For more information, contact CSL Digital or visit www.partner-solutions.co.uk 


Hollywood Monster keeps HSBC building works under wraps

Hollywood Monster HSBC LFR

As HSBC’s relocation to the UK’s second city is underway, leading graphics and signage company, Hollywood Monster, has manufactured and installed giant hoardings to keep the building works under wraps. Hollywood Monster provided technical and creative expertise for over 150 metres of hoardings and large steel supported signs since work began at 2 Arena Central, the new base of the HSBC UK headquarters.

Hollywood Monster’s relationship with HSBC only began in September, starting with the signage experts erecting 38 metres of hoarding for the frontage of the building site. The company manufactured and installed aluminium composite hoarding, which was made on its state-of-the-art flatbed digital printer.

Commenting on the first project, Andy McKenzie, client director, said Hollywood Monster’s reputation for turning around complex projects to tight deadlines meant it was perfectly placed to complete the work in just a matter of days. He said, “Our team had the technical ability and expertise to make sure HSBC received its giant hoarding exactly when it needed it. The deadline was very short but thanks to our investment in top-of-the-range equipment and a talented team of experts, we were able to meet it in time. Not only was it the first project we have completed for HSBC, it’s very satisfying to be involved with yet another high-profile scheme in our home city.”

Since this initial installation, Hollywood Monster has continued to work at the Arena Central site, having been commissioned by Miller Developments to install a further 127 metres of hoarding. The graphics and signage giants have routinely replaced various hoarding panels as the demolition has progressed in order to ensure that the key messaging has remained current.

As part of the relocation, HSBC has moved about 1,000 roles from London to Birmingham and plans to move 2,500 employees into 2 Arena Central in early 2018. The ring-fenced bank HQ is just one building in a wider £400 million scheme at the city centre development, which has planning permission for 2.3 million sq ft of mixed-use space at the nine-acre site. It will comprise 1.2 million sq ft of retail and leisure outlets, 860,000 sq ft of grade-A office accommodation, more than 200,000 sq ft of residential units, and spaces for 2,500 cars.

For more information on Hollywood Monster, please visit www.hollywoodmonster.co.uk.

Esko increases productivity and quality for label printer

5 Sept Etiquette step & repeat

Esko reports that label printer 5 Sept Etiquette has experienced gains in productivity and print quality with Esko Automation Engine and WebCenter.