Yep... Fifteen

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM


We've just turned 15 - Happy Birthday Adgraphix!!! During our humble beginnings back in March 1999 sporting just two of us, we had no idea we'd be here in March 2014 with twenty-one... and growing! It all started with one digital printer and a lot of passion. We're now one of the best facilities for large fomat digital print in New Zealand and we have a top notch full service signshop to support it. We've got a great team and great customers - long may that continue.


Here's a few pics dragged out from the family photo album.



The first logo - The Eyecandy bevel filter was the 'hot thing' of the day.



First prints - Drum scanned tranny of a photo of the original just to get it digital - how we had to do things back then! That's an Encad Novajet Pro 600e - lot's of memories of boiled heads and very slow prints on todays standards! It served us well though.



Woody - Man that van got some attention. Printed with the first solvent printer in Christchurch. This was quite a rare site to see a full vehicle wrap. We even made it into an internation sign magazine - 2001.



First move - We came to Iversen Terrace in 2002. We thought we'd never outgrow that place.



Ada our old mascot- She was pretty cool at the time - 2005. See her on YouTube here>>



The joy of moving - Up and running and waiting for the builders to finish the offices. What a mess it was, but we got the network running and the machines printing in a day - 2007.



We were one of the first companies in NZ to get into new 'high-tech' flatbed printing, it was quite mind blowing stuff back then to chuck a piece of anything on the bed and print on it - 2005.



The South Islands first 5m grand format printer arrives - 2007.



Posing for some advertising with our new flatbed printer in 2008. I think I'm safe to say it must be near the end of Movember that this shot was taken.



More technology - a new digital cutter during installation.



Printers galore in 2011.



The John and John show - themeing the Rugby World Cup Fan Zone. 2011



Daryl having words with Ritchie. 2011



Amanda in prepress sporting red today. 2011



Back when it was a team of 8 - break up day BBQ. 2007



Scott playing with colour,  again. 2007



Jeff wondering  - what if??? 2005



Directors shopping at the HP printer demo centre in Hong Kong 2008. Yes we bought one.



On a boat - Break up day 2012 on the harbour. Our first experience feeling an earthquake on water.



Good dedication from Daryl - even if he got stuck in the way of the grader! 2011



Jetboat Jo - a fun morning out in 2013.



Most of the girls 2014.



Farewell for Amanda - 2014



The boys doing the post earthquake clean-up. 2011



That horrible silt - It just doesn't go away! 2011



The print factory on Buchan Street. 2012

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