Yep... Fifteen

Posted by Scott on 11 March 2014 | Comments


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