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Our New Digital Cutter

Posted by Scott on 4 May 2017

Digital CutterAfter Five great years with an earlier model we are pleased to announce our new Esko Kongsberg C44 Digital Cutter. Many years ago all the finishing (trimming and cutting) was done by hand, and while it worked we just couldn't cope with the volume. Moving on we have really streamlined our systems as evident in our very quick, high volume turnaround times, just not possible back then. The new cutter in some ways is more of the same. The real benefits are in the backend.

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Loving the latex!

Posted by Scott on 3 September 2014

IMG Latex360aThere have been a few exciting changes happening over the last couple of months. In our drive to provide better quality and more sustainable printing, we’ve added two brand new shiney printers, HP Latex 360’s to be precise. They're pretty cool… HP latex technology provides all the durability qualities of solvent inks (the mainstay ink for tough durable prints), but without all the environmental nasties the solvent inks provide as a trade off for toughness. Better still, the latex system is odourless and far more reliable than the solvent systems we have owned in the past. The printers are more consistent with quality output and less prone to nozzle blockage issues we suffered in the past with our solvent printers.

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Perfect Backlits

Posted by Scott on 31 January 2012


We now offer the absolute best in illuminated printing. Often backlits are let down by dull colours, washy blacks and shadows or colour casts (when an image looks slightly yellow or green etc) which ruin a great image. Up until now we've used in-house developed techniques to get great backlits with densities that don't wash out when the lights are on, but this was never completely reliable. We had a new addition late last year in the form of a spectrophotometer. The great thing about this new model is that it does transmissive readings.

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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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Greening Digital Printing

Posted by Scott on 15 June 2011

HP Scitex LX850 Latex ink Printer
We'd like to introduce a recent addition to our line-up. HP in recent years have been pushing more environmentally conscious large format digital printing solutions. One of their biggest drives has been latex ink printers. Surprise surprise, the picture above happens to be one. The environment is not exactly being kind to us at the moment here in Christchurch, but we are still looking to improve our stance towards it. The HP Scitex LX850 uses waterbased latex ink, yet the finished prints are comparable to mild and eco solvent as far as scratch reststance and durability goes. It's our second latex machine. Without boring you to death with details, we get high resolution prints (truly stunning), with brilliant colour, durable for indoor and outdoor use including vehicles and then add to that the fact it does a great job on fabrics which is enhanced by it's ability to image on material up to to 3.2 metres wide (that's billboard size!!!).

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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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Hanging Rigid Panels

Posted by Scott on 15 August 2010

Mounting Hardware                    There are a lot of ways you can attach a rigid print to a wall. Deciding which one is best is part asthetics and part practicality. These examples are pics from samples we have on display in our showroom. They cover the most common type of fixings that we supply. They are reverse printed and the top left corner has been made clear to demonstrate what the fixing looks like from both sides of the panel, more importantly for the ones which are invisible from the front. You can mount temporarily or permanently, flush with the wall or at selectable spacing from the wall and fixings visible or hidden from the front.

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