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Signs and Installation

Posted by Scott on 4 April 2011

Sign department                         This is our new, modern and freshly launched Sign Department. We have leased a premises, conveniently located directly across the road to our current location (back door). The only thing to make it better would be an airbridge! With our roots in signwriting and screenprinting, Adgraphix was destined to have a strong presence in the signage and display markets from day dot. By keeping as much production in-house as possible, we have greater control of timeframes, quality and deadlines. It's a full service department offering all forms of signwriting both traditional and modern. Traditional? Yes we even do brushwork and the old school stuff! Throw in all the extras from one of the best equipped large format digital printing facilities in New Zealand, and it's a damn exciting mix. When we say offer all forms, we mean project management, building signs, windows and glass work, illuminated signs, plinths, fascias, information signs, vehicle graphics, handwritten signs, murals, vehicle graphics, event signage, displays, 3D signs, flags and specialty graphics. 

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The Kongsberg Has Landed

Posted by Scott on 10 March 2011

                         We added this fancy bit of kit to our arsenal last month. It's a digital cutting table and does whole lot of really cool stuff. Without getting all technical on you, this table is deigned to cut out and crease stuff. It utilises a whole bunch of tools and knives to chomp through and cut up materials like corrugated card, corflute, aluminium composite, plastics and acrylics, card and paper. It can cut and crease materials to make boxes, ideal for mock-ups or short runs. Rigid panels can be cut to shape as opposed to standard old straight cuts. Need straight cuts, we can make your panels perfectly square. Having this facility in-house also increases our capacity for fast turnaround of cut to shape goods. It is a perfect match to our printing capabilities.

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Operational

Posted by Scott on 25 February 2011

                       This latest aftershock has really taken it's toll on our city. All Adgraphix staff are safe and well. Our thoughts are with our customers, suppliers and their families and our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones. We have been fortunate again here at our premises in Sydenham. We are working with a skeleton staff and all our printers are operational. We had more of a mess to clean up this time and the factory was subjected to liquifaction inside the building which unfortunately ruined a large amount of stock. We will continue to operate on an as we can basis. For all enquiries please call our landline on 365 6770 as not all staff are back on board.

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Wrap That Fence

Posted by Scott on 10 February 2011

Dye Sublimated Fabric Fence WrapYou've probably heard of vehicle wraps, but they're not the only sort of wrapping we do. Fence wrap is most suited for shows, events and festivals. The fences are required for crowd control or partitioning areas, providing the perfect advertising space waiting to be used. We produce fence wrap on a polyester 115gsm fabric. It's lightweight, giving it the seal of approval for easy transport and installation. We image onto it using the dye sublimation process up to 1850mm wide. This gives you super vibrant colours and a product that can be machine washed up to 60C and tumble dried to keep it in good order. The fabric has regular small holes (see pic below) which allow air to flow through, leaving your fence standing! It's lightweight, convenient and re-usable. Fence wrap is suitable for use both indoors and outdoors. The bottom fence wrap example is reinforced pvc mesh banner. This also has holes, is a heavy, and a more rugged surface.

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Christchurch International Airport

Posted by Scott on 6 February 2011

                   Here's some photos and a great video that includes some of the work we recently completed at the Christchurch International Airport. These spaces look fantastic and the images create a great ambience. It pretty much speaks for itself.

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Stand Back!

Posted by Scott on 17 December 2010

                       This ranger can do what no other ranger can. Stand still on the spot 24/7. These images are of signs recently installed at Franz Josef Glacier to keep it's visitors informed and safe. The signs and lifesize cutout are manufactured to withstand the demanding environment. For more information about our interpretation signage options click here.

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Myriorama

Posted by Scott on 17 December 2010

We like a good challenge, and this one is no exception. The very clever Bruce Edgar came to us with a project he was working on for local Christchurch artist Julia Morison. The piece was to be exhibited at the Sydney Biennale 2010. The catch was it involved a massive amount of panels, intricate detail and it had to be accurate. After a series of tests we were ready to print. It was displayed in the Sydney Opera House... see details below.

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Airbridge Action

Posted by Scott on 14 December 2010

        Christchurch International Airport have been giving the interior of it's international airbridges a big injection of life. Each airbridge has an individual theme including some spectacular photography by John Doogan with art direction by Strategy Design. The visual imaging is further enhanced by audio effects associated to the scenes. These are high quality murals and a sight to be seen. On recent flights I have been on, it's been great to overhear positive feedback from impressed passengers as they walk through them, obviously they have worked a treat. We are currently working on a 75m long Panorama of McKenzie Country due to be completed before the end of January. Finished so far are, Antarctica with penguins, West Coast native forest (above), Abel Tasman (below), and the Waimakariri River.

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A Matter Of Perspective

Posted by Scott on 10 November 2010

                        This is a great example of using perspective. What was a once a dull stairwell wall is now a treat to the eye. We worked with International Buddhist Association (IBA) Christchurch, to bring their concept to reality. Some careful tweaking was required to get the illusion to work. We produced the image on ACM panels which are fixed to the wall. To help get your head around it, the bottom shot is looking from the top floor, showing the complete mural from ceiling right down to the tiled floor. The first image is taken standing back in the top floor walkway leading to the stairs. The illusion is an extended walkway.

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A Day In The Sun

Posted by Scott on 29 October 2010

                     What a great day! We've endured a lot of aftershocks for nearly two months and this was a welcome break. It was a really good day as the sun shone, the bands played and the ground didn't move. The Band Together concert turned out around 140,000 people. New Zealand has some damn good musicians. Who would have thought The Exponents would be finishing a concert with Christchurch (in cashel street I wait) 25 years after it was recorded. For those who don't know what it was about... Band Together was a free concert for the people of Canterbury which featured some of New Zealand's top musicians. The purpose was to give Cantabrians a day to try to forget about their stress caused by the earthquake and chill out for a day.

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