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Master Glass

Posted by Scott on 15 March 2013


There is more to window and glass decoration than just etching. Nowadays etching is rarely done with sandblasting, but achieved through the use of self adhesive films. There is a huge range of window films that imitate sandblasting, commonly used with logo elements, striping and patterns to provide safety and privacy. Digital printing and profile cutting has opened a world of opportunities for some pretty cool window effects. In the samples below I demonstrate some ways that windows and glass have been decorated by our customers.

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Wide Load Ahead

Posted by Scott on 18 February 2013


Why produce a project with welds when you don't need to? When it comes to the really big stuff, most of the production in New Zealand is output on 3.2m capable machines. That means a lot of tiles and welds for a good number of applications. Welds are acceptable for the a lot of grand format applications, but for some you just don't want those joins if you can help it. Using our tried and true HP Scitex 5m grand format printer, we output onto 5m wide rolls of PVC banner, mesh and fabrics. This printer has been instrumental at bringing to life massive prints that are outside the abilities of the 3.2m printers, or for multi tile projects where it has reduced the number of welds required.

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Adobe CS6 Ready

Posted by Scott on 30 January 2013


For those of you who have purchased or upgraded to Creative Suite 6 feel free to send us files in that version. We have updated our prepress department to be fully compatible with your latest design files. Be sure to check out our file preparation form to ensure that you will get the absolute best quality possible for your job. We still highly recommend sending native files and links over pdf files where possible. Our aim is to produce the best possible image quality and we need native files to achieve this for many projects. Keep the files coming...

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The Roll-up Portables

Posted by Scott on 12 December 2012


Portable Roll-up systems are for more than just travel applications. These display signage systems are very versatile. Often they are used as an easy solution to get a decent sized banner to fit in a space with the least amount of hassle. The good news is we have a range of choices that are sure to suit every budget. We have put together these stands which we think are well built and aesthetically pleasing. Roll-up stands have the banner loaded under tension so it restracts into the base to protect it and for ease of transportation.

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Visiting Reefton

Posted by Scott on 7 December 2012


This is a cool project we completed recently. Next time you're headed to, or through Reefton, shoot into the visitor centre and learn a bit about this part of the country. Jeff and Jono travelled over for a few days to put this display work together. Check out the pictures below.

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Old Style Signs

Posted by Scott on 27 November 2012


I've got a few pictures of some old school looking signage we completed. It's common these days to create brushed or old looking signage in Photoshop then digitally print it to a substrate. It's an effective way of creating the look but sometimes you just can't go past handwriting it with paint. It's how it was all done a few decades back, before computer technology took over. Anyhow, these photo's show some authentic handwritten signage. We do this type of work in-house; these were completed by Jono our sign manager. If you've got a project involving classic brushwork done then make sure you give us a call.

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More Vehicles...

Posted by Scott on 22 November 2012


Here's a photo collection of some of our recently completed vehicles. They range from minimilist to full on coverage. We cater for all types. It doesn't matter if it's one vehicle or a hundred. Check out the vehicle photos below.

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On The Mat

Posted by Scott on 30 October 2012


We now stock a range of bar/counter and floor mats. They come in a range of sizes which include choices of bordered or borderless designs. They are made from nitrile rubber with a knitted polyester surface (non-pilling). We sublimate high quality images of your choice. The finished prints are highly durable, designed for wet areas and can be washed without damaging the graphic.

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The Inner Binding

Posted by Scott on 25 July 2012


Here are a few shots of this job we recently completed on the Central Library Peterborough window. It's by renowned New Zealand artist Richard Killeen, and is part of the Christchurch Art Gallery Outer Spaces programme. We printed the image on translucent vinyl so it will be enhanced by the light from within the library.

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The Ultimate Lightbox

Posted by Scott on 24 July 2012

There are three common ways that backlit images are produced. Your expectation from your lightbox determines which method is best. We have the equipment and knowledge to produce all types of illuminated displays. Too many times I see illuminated signs that have been printed in a fashion not suitable for illumination, being the least ideal method. See the samples below that highlight the pro's and con's of each method.

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