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Funny Ha Ha

Posted by Scott on 8 December 2011


Those funny, crazy, talented people are heading back to town. Even with much of the city centre off limits, the festival is set to be awesome. This (next) year we're a proud partner of the 'Stronger Christchurch' World Buskers Festival 2012. Like most things in Christchurch it's going to be a bit different to last year. It's all set to happen in Hagely Park along with other sites around the city. Wanna know more? Here's some blurb from the website... www.worldbuskersfestival.com Check out the schedule and start planning!!!

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Happy Holidays

Posted by Scott on 28 November 2011


Adgraphix will be closed for the summer holidays from Dec 23rd to 16th January 2012.

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Impressive 360

Posted by Scott on 21 November 2011


Our latest piece of kit has arrived. This is an Oce Arizona 360 GT mid-range flatbed printer, just recently released. It is a great addition and fills the need we had for very high detail direct to substrate printer. The resolution and sharpness of the images that come of this printer is truly fantastic. The 360 also has a white printing system where the white is printed in-line as opposed to our old system which printed white as a separate print to the colour content. What that means is we can print white 'as needed' and printing is faster. We'll get busy building profiles to make sure the colour output is on the mark and images have excellent contrast and shadow detail.

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Adobe CS5.5 Ready

Posted by Scott on 25 October 2011


Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to get files to us and like many of you, we have made the move to Adobe Creative Suite 5.5. Our prepress department is all up to date, ready for your files. We 're more than happy to take pdf files, but we definately prefer you to supply native files for better output.

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Posters Posters Posters

Posted by Scott on 18 October 2011


If you need posters then we've got what you're after. Great quality, great turn-around and even better.... a great price. These posters come from a roll of paper so you don't need to limit yourself to just standard paper sizes. We can do all those and any size you want so long as it fits in the width of 1.35 metres. These posters are printed onto 200gsm paper stock and are suited for indoor use (for outdoors we have synthetic paper) and we can do pretty big runs cost effectively.

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When Good Fonts Go Bad

Posted by Scott on 27 September 2011


I don't know if it's due to the 'I want it now' world we live in or if it's just been forgotten, but letter spacing is not getting the user intervention it needs every now and then. As a signwriter by trade I notice when kerning has turned a bit to custard. Auto font kerning works really well most of the time, but looking at some of the print and signage about, some letter pairs have slipped through the goal posts. I've thrown together some shots of scenarios that cover kerning and tracking at a basic level.

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Billboard Art

Posted by Scott on 21 September 2011


Some of you may have noticed artwork appearing around the streets of Christchurch. iSite Media and Adgraphix have teamed up together and gifted media and production, providing these billboard sized artworks to the community. They all feature local artist such as the three pictured from Tony Cribb, Tony De Lautour and Philip Trusttum. Keep your eyes peeled.

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Congrats To CIAL

Posted by Scott on 19 September 2011

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Sign That Igloo

Posted by Scott on 16 September 2011


We took on the challenge to put large graphics onto this flexible dome and it couldn't have worked out better. The installation God's were looking over us as we had some fantastic Christchurch weather during the install. The self adhesive graphics (big stickers) were sectioned off into a jigsaw type arrangement as the tallest figure was 5m high and far too big to manage in one piece from a cherry-picker. As it turned out we're not too bad at jigsaws cause all the arms heads and legs ended up in the right spot! Dressing up Hagley Park incorporated a range of signage including, banners, flags sign panels and mesh speaker covers. This project came together brilliantly and wer'e pretty stoked with the end result.

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Business Beyond The Ordinary

Posted by Scott on 5 September 2011


Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) Asia recently held their annual conference in Singapore. This year was the first year that users of HP Scitex large format digital printers were invited to attend. It's a chance to get together, share ideas and listen to speakers. During the conference I managed to get some inspiration and insight into what's happening on a world level with large format printing. Of some concern was the positioning of social media. What struck me was the cohesion between print and online communications not being discussed in depth. I was amazed how brands are deep seeded into Facebook and probably without the general public being aware they're being influenced as much as they are.

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