AMAZING PROJECTS



  • + HP picks Label Impressions for global launch of Smirnoff sleeves made with SmartStream D4D

    HP picks Label Impressions for global launch of Smirnoff sleeves made with SmartStream D4D Label Impressions was ch..

    02 November 2018


    HP picks Label Impressions for global launch of Smirnoff sleeves made with SmartStream D4D

    Label Impressions was chosen by HP to provide the shrink sleeves for HP’s Adobe MAX worldwide launch of HP SmartStream Designer for Designers (D4D). The software was used to create stunning individualized Yarza Twins designs for Smirnoff.

    Printing on Label Impressions’ newly installed HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press, has commenced digital printing services to offer innovative and cost-effective solutions to its customers for labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging.

    “The added capabilities of HP Indigo including one-of-a kind prints with HP SmartStream Designer and Mosaic make it possible to do big exciting campaigns,” said Jeff Salisbury, CEO, Label Impressions.

    HP SmartStream Designer for Designers (D4D), a new plug-in for Adobe Illustrator® CC2019, is a suite of “light” design solutions that enables designers to easily create an unlimited number of variations on any design.

    HP Indigo Digital – chosen for quality that matches LI's flexo
    An established, high quality flexo provider in business for 30 years, Label Impressions selected HP Indigo technology for its ability to match the converter’s high print quality, after comparing Indigo with inkjet during an extensive vetting of the available digital technologies on the market.

    “Only HP Indigo has the print quality that matched our high-quality flexo standard and can be interchangeable for customer runs,” said Salisbury said.

    Label Impressions sharp print quality has earned World Label Awards in both 2016 and 2017 as well as numerous innovation and quality awards in 2018.

    As a leader in cosmetic and personal care packaging color consistency is a critical company value for Label Impressions, where tight color standards are maintained in production. “Our clients are very particular about color. The WS6800 inline spectrophotometer for color consistency on press was the deciding factor for us since it allowed us to maintain our stringent color standards and commitment to our clients,” Salisbury added.

    Label Impressions clientele is more than half personal care, in addition to food and beverage, and pharma. The Indigo press is running a large volume of shrinks, flexible films for small sachets and sample pouches for customers who want to do short runs or to get samples to a trade show, in as few as 1000 to 5000 pieces.

    Additionally, the converter is getting great results running high-end wine label stocks including its own FiberStone stone paper.

    The HP Indigo acquisition was also in line with the sustainability program at Label Impressions, a carbon-neutral facility since 2007, delivering big savings on waste with the first image a sellable print.

    Salisbury said he had already sold off one flexo press since launching the HP Indigo digital printing.





  • + Ricky partners with Goldberg Aberline Studios for Sculpture by the Sea.

    Ricky partners with Goldberg Aberline Studios for Sculpture by the Sea. In August this year, Ricky Richards was ask..

    02 November 2018


    Ricky partners with Goldberg Aberline Studios for Sculpture by the Sea.

    In August this year, Ricky Richards was asked to partner with the talented artists from Goldberg Aberline Studios for Sculpture by the Sea and there was no hesitation by General Manager, Kathryn Polgar to jump onboard.

    On October 18 Sculpture by the Sea returned to the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk for the 22nd year. On display are 100 sculptures designed by artists from Australia and around the world. 

    The boys from Goldberg Aberline Studios have turned Ricky printable backlit textile Samba and Nylon 420 fabric into a very special inflatable installation for Sculpture by the Sea! They have created a gigantic coral reef called: Microcosm. 

    Microcosm is Latin for little world. Taking a small piece of coral reef and exploding its scale to giant proportions, the work is a playful take on positive environmental change.
     “It never ceases to amaze us what our clever customers can do with Ricky products.” Kathryn says. “This sculpture is truly amazing, and we are proud to have our fabrics on show in such a beautiful piece of art.“

    If you would like to know more about these fabrics and how you can use them, contact one of the team experts today: www.rickyrichards.com.au  






  • + Nineteenth Century Palace Restored Using Massivit 3D Printing

    Nineteenth Century Palace Restored Using Massivit 3D Printing All over the world, there are a wealth of iconic lan..

    25 September 2018


    Nineteenth Century Palace Restored Using Massivit 3D Printing 

    All over the world, there are a wealth of iconic landmarks and listed buildings steeped in history. These structures often serve as monuments that recognize a region’s history. However, as the decades pass, many of these stunning buildings deteriorate, some naturally, others due to neglect, or simply a lack of investment. 



    Italy is a prime example of this - the country is synonymous with historical buildings that dot the landscape. Construction companies are frequently approached to restore these magnificent remnants of history, something which is often far from straightforward due to cost restraints and the lengthy construction time it can take to complete such projects. Savvy palace-owners are overcoming these bottlenecks by enlisting the help of innovative companies like Sismaitalia.  

    Sismaitalia, a pioneer in visual communication, interior design and digital printing, was the first Italian business to adopt a Massivit 1800 3D printer. After initially acquiring the solution to provide customers with unique, interior design applications, the company subsequently recognised a gap in the restoration market that could be solved using rapid, large format 3D printing.

    “With the capability to 3D print super-large objects, we can provide our customers with exact replicas within a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional methods. This capability has seen us expand our service offering to existing customers as well as target new markets,” says Federica Tisato, Marketing & Communication Manager of Sismaitalia.



    This is exemplified in a recent project, which saw Sismaitalia construct five life-size capitals for the grand Spada Palace in Ferrara. 

    Built in the 1800s, the palace was originally owned by the renowned Spada family and was subsequently inhabited by several other families before its current use as a hotel. 

    According to Tisato, the company was approached by the owners following a recommendation from a specialist restoration engineer. “The owners noticed that the crumbling façade of the capitals had become weathered over the years. As they are an essential element to the French balcony, the owners required them to be restored urgently,” she explains. 

    Traditional restoration methods involve prolonged turnaround times, mostly due to the manual labor required. Additionally, depending on the intricacy, costs can often soar. Seeking a more cost-effective solution, the owners considered a temporary polystyrene replacement until they discovered the multitude of benefits achievable with 3D printing. 

    With 3D printing, objects can be precisely replicated due to the technology’s digital nature. The five capitals were produced in two sizes, with one set measuring 480mm high x 430mm long x 215mm thick (19 x 17 x 8’’), and a larger set of three comprising pieces that measured 790mm high x 790mm long x 215m thick m (31 x 31 x 8’’). Using the Massivit 1800’s dual printhead, Sismaitalia could simultaneously produce a pair of capitals in just 20 hours.



    Federica Tisato explains: “With the capability to produce each full-sized capital in one print, we could eliminate the lengthy turnaround times associated with traditional restoration methods. Beyond this, as the owners only required the 3D printed capitals for aesthetics, we could quickly produce the hollow structure and strengthen these with polyurethane foam to withstand the weight of the balcony. This ensured that manufacturing costs were kept to a minimum.” 
    Once filled, each capital was finished with plaster and painted the same color as the original counterparts to ensure an authentic look. “As an architect, 3D printing opens the door to greater design options. It enables me to realize large projects in short timeframes without compromising on the aesthetics,” says Alberto Apostoli, Architect at Studio Alberto Apostoli.

    Tisato concludes: “From a business perspective, projects like these demonstrate the growing adoption of 3D printing in a vast gamut of markets. We anticipate that this capability will continue to open the door to new markets. In fact, to date, our Massivit 1800 has played an integral role in securing projects within the interior design and architectural sectors and we have a handful of additional restoration projects in the pipeline!”

    www.massivit3d.com/about/





  • + HP technology behind 3.2 million unique water bottles in Europe

    HP technology behind 3.2 million unique water bottles in Europe Danone is now selling 3.2 million Aqua d’Or w..

    20 September 2018


    HP technology behind 3.2 million unique water bottles in Europe

    Danone is now selling 3.2 million Aqua d’Or water bottles in one-of-a-kind packaging for the Danish mineral water brand. Folienprint Rako, an All4Labels Group company, produced the water label campaign in two weeks using its HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press and HP’s SmartStream Mosaic and PrintOS print software.

    The mineral water bottle labels for Aqua d’Or’s  “Flow Your Way” campaign feature unique designs by Danish artist Emil Kozak expressing nature and individuality, in a collectables promotion for the Swedish and Danish market created to engage with millennials.

    “Using HP digital printing, the labels tell the story of Aqua d'Or natural mineral water flowing for 300 years through the untouched Danish nature until reaching purity, using design elements of drops, waves and skies,”  said Line Jorgensen, Brand Manager at Aqua D´Or. “The collaboration with HP digital printing and Danish artist Emil Kozak and HP made it possible to create these 3.2 million distinctive and creative labels.”

    Eleven design patterns based on Aqua d’Or’s story elements were converted automatically into unique creations by HP Mosaic print software.

    Aqua d’Or launched the special edition on August 30 at an event in the centre of Copenhagen, where the water bottles were exhibited in an art gallery. In a live printing experience for the 200 guests, posters of Emil Kozak’s designs were also printed by Damgaard-Jensen in Denmark.on HP Latex printers on site and signed by the artist.

    “The Aqua d’Or campaign is a perfect example of how brands are using HP digital technology to become distinctive, while being creative and playful and generate excitement and buzz for the product among new customer groups, in this case millennials,” said Jose Gorbea, HP EMEA Brand Owner – Digital Print Solutions for Brands. “Flow Your Way showcases how HP´s technology can support the creation of multi-media campaigns, from 3.2 million unique labels to personalized in-store and outdoor advertisement, including transforming event spaces with HP Latex technology.”

    The labels were printed on the 76 cm-wide HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press, delivering high-volume, wide-format label printing on a wide range of materials. HP SmartStream Mosaic is an algorithm which automatically generates a high number of unique graphic patterns from seed designs.

    To create the 3.2 million ready-to-print PDFs, Folienprint used HP PrintOS composer, a cloud-based application using central high-performance servers, for super-fast creation of print files from variable data fed into VDP design templates.

    “Thanks to the cloud-enabled PrintOS Composer application we were able to quickly turn around a very high volume of one of a kind print files on our HP Indigo 20000 and deliver a timely product for a key brand customer within two weeks,” said Michel Koch (Head of Pre Press Digital) of All4Labels.

    PrintOS Composer creates compact PDF files for optimized fast processing on HP DFEs, making it up to 50 times faster compared to standard non-cloud tools. The ability to use PrintOS Composer on demand and with no hardware installation, simplified and expedited Folienprint production.





  • + A SECOND LIFE FOR PIZZA PACKAGING

    A SECOND LIFE FOR PIZZA PACKAGING Under the scope of the World Cup, DS Smith’s display and packaging units wo..

    07 August 2018


    A SECOND LIFE FOR PIZZA PACKAGING

    Under the scope of the World Cup, DS Smith’s display and packaging units worked in close collaboration with Pizza Hut in Portugal, to provide a second life to pizza packages during this period.

    The new, special edition pizza boxes (medium, large and extra-large), had a built-in puzzle/ball, allowing those who bought two pizzas to construct a ball with the two detachable covers from these new boxes. Based on the fact that these pizza boxes could do more than just deliver pizzas, DS Smith developed this solution, which allowed Pizza Hut to communicate a brand message and stand out in an active and differentiating way within this specific time frame.

    This special edition of new boxes provided customers with an experience which was both fun and educational, engaging them on an emotional level. In addition to the fun that a puzzle provides, bringing friends and family together, the concept also aimed to offer a moment of relaxation while assembling the puzzle, especially after such a stressful situation as a football match!

    The solution provided by DS Smith combined innovation and sustainability. The packaging specialists at DS Smith worked in partnership with Pizza Hut to extract the maximum benefit from its 100% recyclable cardboard packaging, giving it a new purpose and functionality, and avoiding its disposal immediately after its primary use was fulfilled.





  • + Massivit 3D Uses the Force of 3D Printing to Fulfil Teenager’s Dream with a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Wheelchair Costume

    Massivit 3D Uses the Force of 3D Printing to Fulfil Teenager’s Dream with a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Wheelchair Co..

    07 August 2018


    Massivit 3D Uses the Force of 3D Printing to Fulfil Teenager’s Dream with a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Wheelchair Costume

    Massivit 3D, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication, has unveiled the ‘world’s first’ 3D printed Poe Dameron X-Wing Fighter charity wheelchair costume at Comic-Con International (San Diego, July 19-22).

    The costume was the vision of non-profit organization, Magic Wheelchair, and created for Star Wars fanatic, thirteen-year old Vedant Singhania. Companies who collaborated with Magic Wheelchair to make this project a reality include, Pixologic Inc, responsible for the design and modelling, Dangling Carrot Creative who 3D printed the costume with Massivit 3D donating the printing materials, and Monster City Studios who completed the assembly and finish.

    Utilising the high print speeds and dual print heads of its Massivit 1800 3D Printer, Dangling Carrot Creative produced 50 individual costume pieces in just over two weeks. The 2.44m-high and 3m-long (8’ x 10’) spaceship provides Vedant with his very own Star Wars X-Wing fighter jet, crafted by some of the original Lucasfilm prop fabricators.

    The Project Troopers

    Magic Wheelchair provides bespoke costumes to kids with wheelchairs at no cost to their families. As part of Comic-Con’s special ‘Star Wars experience’ this year, and its partnership with Pixologic – the supplier of ZBrush digital sculpting software – Magic Wheelchair selected Vedant to receive the extraordinary 3D printed costume.

    Paul Gaboury, 3D Product Development Manager at Pixologic, explains: “We connected with Magic Wheelchair realizing that our technology and modelling expertise could help them with the amazing work they’re doing for children in wheelchairs. After we designed the costume, Dangling Carrot Creative was the last piece to the puzzle. The company gave us the capability to 3D print life-size parts to help eliminate the need for molds or casting, saving considerable time and money.”

    Commenting on Massivit 3D’s involvement in the project, Avner Israeli, CEO at Massivit 3D, says: “Together with our customers like Dangling Carrot, we’re constantly discovering new and exciting applications achievable with our 3D printing solutions for the entertainment market.

    “This project has been an extraordinary opportunity to test the true value of our technology and to put young Vedant in the spotlight for the right reasons. There’s nothing quite so wonderful as bringing joy to a child.”

    The costume was presented to Vedant at the Comic-Con International show on Saturday. He expressed his excitement and appreciation to all involved: “It’s mind-blowing. I didn’t expect the costume to be so big and I'm thrilled that it’s an X-Wing Fighter because I love Star Wars. I was really excited during the parade. I was so happy because all the people were taking pictures of me. It made me feel like a celebrity."





  • + METROPOLE Ensures Life-Size Triceratops Causes a Stir in Paris using Massivit 3D Printing

    METROPOLE Ensures Life-Size Triceratops Causes a Stir in Paris using Massivit 3D Printing Massivit 3D, the leadi..

    21 June 2018


    METROPOLE Ensures Life-Size Triceratops Causes a Stir in Paris using Massivit 3D Printing


    Massivit 3D, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication applications, today announced that its customer, METROPOLE has created an ultra-realistic, full-size triceratops to promote a new palaeontology exhibition at Paris’ Musée national d'Histoire naturelle.
     
    With the objective to drive visitor footfall to the museum’s exhibition, the visually-striking dinosaur was brought to life using METROPOLE’s Massivit 1800 3D Printer in just two days. Measuring a gigantic 1.8m-wide, 2.33m-long and 3m-high (5.9ft x 7.6ft x 9.8ft), the reptile is currently grazing on vegetation at the Gare d'Austerlitz railway station, adjacent to the museum.
     
    Bringing History to Life
    “When it comes to producing giant attention-grabbing models that truly turn heads and capture people’s attention, our Massivit 1800 is the solution of choice,” says Denise Zanet, Executive Partner at METROPOLE.
     
    Using the Massivit 1800’s unrivalled print speed of up to 35cm / 14’’ per hour and dual print heads, METROPOLE was able to meet the museum’s stringent deadline by producing the triceratops in just eight components. Once assembled, the company strengthened the construction with ballast to guarantee the dinosaur’s longevity during sustained interaction within a public environment. To ensure even greater lifelikeness, Metropole’s cinematic artistic team then covered the dinosaur with a textured surface to achieve its natural-looking skin, while also producing realistic eyes to enhance its authentic appearance.
     
    “The Musée national d'Histoire naturelle was completely blown away by how astonishingly lifelike our 3D printed triceratops looks,” says Zanet. “It’s already generating huge buzz at the train station with many passers-by asking how it was created and where they can find out more.”
     
    Securing Repeat Business
    According to Zanet, France’s leading transport company, SNCF Gares & Connexions approached METROPOLE following its close collaboration and success of last year’s Corto Maltese campaign. This saw the company produce a life-size replica of the Italian comic book adventurer in celebration of the series’ 50th anniversary. 
     
    She explains: “Gares & Connexions were so overwhelmed by the incredible success and interaction that the 3D printed replica generated, that they recommended us for this campaign. This is a testament to the strong customer engagement and brand awareness attainable with our Massivit 1800.”
     
    The stunning triceratops will be wowing the public throughout the duration of the palaeontology exhibition, which is on display until 2nd September.





  • + SCREEN’S L350UV+LM VOTED ‘BEST LABEL PRINTER’ BY EDP

    SCREEN’S L350UV+LM VOTED ‘BEST LABEL PRINTER’ BY EDP Screen GP Australia is pleased to announce ..

    05 June 2018


    SCREEN’S L350UV+LM VOTED ‘BEST LABEL PRINTER’ BY EDP 

    Screen GP Australia is pleased to announce that the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+LM (Low Migration inks) was awarded ‘Best Label Printer’ category by the European Digital Press Association (EDP) in its Annual Awards, presented during FESPA 2018, Berlin last month.

    The EDP comprises twenty-one leading industry trade magazines, covering twenty-seven European countries, with an editorial focus on digital print processes. EDP’s total readership reach is more than half a million and winners are selected across several digital categories for quality and innovation in technologies for the printing industry. Criteria such as achievement, innovation, quality and costs are deciding factors.

    The +LM version of the successful Truepress Jet L350UV label printer features a chill roller and newly developed low migration (low permeability) inks that offer unrivalled levels of functionality to food packaging label production. The UV curing of these special inks is accelerated using nitrogen gas bursts into the curing station. 

    Peter Scott, Screen GP Australia’s Managing Director says: “Since launching the original Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label press in 2014, over 100 units have been shipped worldwide, with soon-to-be five in the ANZ region. We have accomplished this in close partnership with our label and CtP distributors Jet Technologies and Fujifilm NZ. Details of the latest New Zealand installation will be released shortly. With the L350UV+ and +LM models, Screen delivers industry-leading, reliable print speeds of up to 60 meters per minute, together with the option of gamut-expanding CMYKW plus orange inks and the unique low-migration inks for food applications.”

    Scott continues: “We are naturally delighted to have won the EDP award for best label printer. To receive such recognition is an honour and further affirms our belief that we are leading the way in the development of inkjet solutions in the digital labels sector. Our R&D people continue to work extensively on innovation, productivity and customer-friendly applications.”

    www.screenaust.com.au 








  • + Awesome Work - Notre-Dame Basilica hosts stunning light shows

    3D projection mapping creates this Heavenly experience...

    31 May 2018


    3D projection mapping creates this Heavenly experience.






  • + CONNECTED PRODUCT WITH NFC AND AR REACTS TO CUSTOMERS’ MOOD

    CONNECTED PRODUCT WITH NFC AND AR REACTS TO CUSTOMERS’ MOOD Multi-Color Corporation and Talkin’ Thin..

    27 May 2018


    CONNECTED PRODUCT WITH NFC AND AR REACTS TO CUSTOMERS’ MOOD


    Multi-Color Corporation and Talkin’ Things are the first Internet of Things packaging platform providers to combine Augmented Reality (AR) and NFC technology to create a unique customer experience in connected product that will help boost its sales.


    This label demonstrates how advanced smart packaging can be by interacting with the consumer via AR facial recognition and incorporates dynamic scenarios dependent on users’ emotions.


    The smart label produced by MCC becomes a trigger, no additional marker has been implemented to launch an AR experience. When the customer scans the smart label with a mobile app, the skull presented on the label engages into interactive dialogue with the consumer. The face recognition feature detects if the customer is happy or sad and customises the next part of the dialogue. Variable AR scenarios are also launched depending on answers provided to questions asked by the skull.


    "Thanks to our labelling production capabilities and Talkin’ Things technology combined with creative services, we are able to offer our Clients a brand new solution that will completely transform a product and change the way end-customers interact with it.” -praises Craig Miller, President of NA CPG at Multi-Color.


    Additionally, NFC smart label applied to the bottle’s neck provides a proof of purchase solution for 2-stage communication with end-customers. It recognises when the product has been opened to provide different messages to the customers. "With our technology it is also possible to provide completely new experience with AR technology before and after the purchase.” - said Marcin Pilarz, CEO at Talkin’ Things.


    Talkin’ Things provided NFC technology, creative concept and artworks for Augmented Reality and software development. The smart labels were produced by Multi-Color. 


    More info:


    www.talkinthings.com/black/






  • + Alfex CNC Helps Mermaid Trophy Centre Score Gold

    Alfex CNC customer Mermaid Trophy Centre (https://business.facebook.com/mermaidtrophycentre/?fref=mentions) was the ..

    21 April 2018


    Alfex CNC customer Mermaid Trophy Centre was the official medal engraver at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games!

    The athletes Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were engraved with the Vision Max Pro from Vision Engraving & Routing Systems available exclusively through Alfex CNC Australia.

    Alfex CNC are very proud of the fantastic team at Mermaid Trophy Centre, “We are glad to have helped support you and in turn the Commonwealth Games,” says Jordan Buhagiar, Alfex CNC.





  • + Here’s a print ad that goes the extra mile

    When Saatchi & Saatchi wanted something that’s never been done, they turned to Structural Graphics in the ..

    17 April 2018


    When Saatchi & Saatchi wanted something that’s never been done, they turned to Structural Graphics in the US.

    This one-of-a-kind, eye-catching gatefold magazine insert was created to appeal and engage consumers at 50,000 select homes nationwide in the upcoming March issue of InStyle magazine.

    The insert marks the first time an LCD monitor simulator has ever been put into a magazine. It is also the first time two completely independent electronic units have been combined into a synchronised magazine unit. Take a look behind the scenes of the making of the innovative, spectacular Toyota Camry Pop-Up Magazine insert, the first of its kind – ever!





  • + From The Team at Clegg Media

    Clegg Media was commissioned by GPY&R Brisbane to print and install a large aeroplane wrap as part of the Tatts ..

    16 April 2018


    Clegg Media was commissioned by GPY&R Brisbane to print and install a large aeroplane wrap as part of the Tatts Powerball 25 million promotional campaign in December 2016. The brief was to make the plane appear to be covered in Christmas wrapping paper complete with a giant bow and gift tag, without leaving any glue residue or damaging the plane.

    A great deal of pre planning was involved to ensure all aspects of the project were completed effectively. Measurements were taken of the Alliance Airlines Fokker 70 and templates made to ensure precise trimming of the banners.

    The plane wrap was printed on Clegg Media’s large format HP Scitex XP5500 Industrial Printer on a light weight banner stock. The wrap took 12 hours to print.

    To avoid leaving glue residue or damaging the existing graphics on the plane a low tack self adhesive vinyl was applied to the underside of the plane, the banners were then attached to the self adhesive vinyl. The gift tag was directly printed to foam core in 2 separate pieces on Clegg Media’s hi resolution Titan UV printer and joined together on site.

    The plane was installed inside a hanger at Brisbane Airport. The install took 4 people, 3 days to complete and the removal was done by 3 people in 6 hours the following day. The plane was then towed and positioned at an aerobridge for viewing by incoming and outgoing passengers. Promotional photos and video for TV coverage were taken by GPY&R Brisbane.

    The whole project was managed by Barry Clegg, General Manager Clegg Media. Clegg Media is a proud Queensland family owned company founded in 1996 and is one of the leading media production suppliers in it’s market. We are committed to ongoing innovation, supplying customers with the latest advice and services offered in large format printing technology.





  • + 19 Crimes, and how to combine the power of print, digital and great concepts.

    If you want to see the future of the industry, then look no further than the campaigns from 19 Crimes winery. This is br..

    27 March 2018


    If you want to see the future of the industry, then look no further than the campaigns from 19 Crimes winery. This is brilliant stuff. They really take goof idea and get the best results by combining both print and digital elements to the best of their ability.



  • + Moti Digital creates colossal, illuminated human skeleton with Massivit 1800 3D Printing Solution

    Mexico-based print service provider, Moti Digital (http://www.motidigital.com/) 3D printed a towering, head-turning skel..

    02 March 2018


    Mexico-based print service provider, Moti Digital 3D printed a towering, head-turning skeleton for the Mexican Festival of Light celebrations in Guadalajara.

    The four-day event explores how light and art work in perfect harmony and encapsulates the culture of Guadalajara. Moti Digital used its Massivit 1800 3D Printing Solution to create a model that would ‘wow’ visitors to the event and demonstrate the impressive capabilities of large format 3D printing technology.

    Measuring at 8.40m (27.52ft) long and 3.60m (11.8ft) tall, the breath-taking skeleton was produced in just four days. The painted skeleton was positioned inside thePlaza Tapatía fountain pool and illuminated at night, where thousands of festival-goers were able to sit in its arms.The experience generated huge amounts of conversation and photos that featured prominently across social media platforms.

    The lifelike skeleton will also feature at this year’s Festival del Día de los Muertos, taking place throughout Mexico from the 31st October.




    www.motidigital.com


  • + Street artists from around the world gather in Brisbane to create 50 new large scale murals for the city

    Street artists from near and afar will gather in Brisbane from 31 March to 15 April to transform walls into canvases and..

    01 March 2018


    Street artists from near and afar will gather in Brisbane from 31 March to 15 April to transform walls into canvases and redefine the way people engage with public art during Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) 2018.

    Brisbane’s annual street art festival returns for its third year with its biggest program yet. More than 50 Australian and international artists will create 50 large scale murals in South Brisbane, Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley, Paddington, Annerley and Brisbane’s CBD – double the number of murals created in 2017.

    Notable works will transform Fish Lane, a Telstra Exchange Building, Ric’s Bar and Brisbane Powerhouse thanks to spaces provided by partners ARIA Property Group, Brisbane City Council (BCC), Brisbane Powerhouse, Ric’s and Telstra.

    For BSAF 2018, festival organisers have curated street art masters from Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, England, Colombia and Mexico to join leading Australian artists such as Sofles, Gus Eagleton, Fuzeillear, Emmanuel Moore, The Brightsiders, Sindy Sinn, Shida and Sirmano, many who hail from Brisbane.

    Colombian artist Gris One will join Hong Kong’s self-taught street art queen Bao Ho, Mexican calligraphy specialist Said Dokins, Malaysian artists Kenji Chai and Cloakwork, London geometric guru Rosie Wood and Indonesian artist Tuyuloveme to paint their first ever works in Australia.

    Festival Director Lincoln Savage said street art is helping redefine the city of Brisbane.

    “The program is bigger and better and signals Brisbane’s creative potential, we encourage all locals and visitors to come out during BSAF to see new artworks created before their eyes,” said Mr Savage

    “This year seven international artists are joining us for the festival, including six who have chosen to paint their first Australian work in Brisbane, which speaks volumes about our ability to attract great artists and the recognition the international community has for our burgeoning street art culture.”

    Festival organisers have been working closely with Alethea Beetson, director of Digi Youth Arts, to ensure the program supports and nurtures Indigenous artists and the murals reflect stories of their people. Mexican artist Said Dokins will paint a large mural on the Telstra Exchange building in Spring Hill, lending his style of street calligraphy to a piece focusing on keeping Indigenous languages alive.

    Brisbane art duo Land Writers, known individually as Warraba Weatherall and Daniel Jones, will also make their mark on the city, transforming the laneway at 181 George Street with what will be a moving piece.

    Led by Indigenous artists Dylan Mooney, Tori-Jay Mordey and Kiana Larkins, nine artists will gather to create temporary artworks on the QPAC Cultural Forecourt as part of Festival 2018, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games’ statewide free arts and cultural program. The artists will work together to create works that celebrate Brisbane and pave the way for a shared vision of the future.

    Another highlight of BSAF will be Within These Walls, a major one-month long exhibition featuring works of all shapes and sizes from 50 local and international artists at Brisbane Powerhouse, opening on Thursday 12 April.

    Cezary Stulgis will also team up with Australian street art legend Benjamin Reeve for a momentous return to paint a new mural on the Brisbane Powerhouse. Cezary last graced the building’s walls over 20 years ago before it was transformed into the building it is today, with two of his works on the building now heritage protected artworks.

    BSAF also provides an important platform for emerging artists. This year BCC has provided four city-owned public walls as canvasses, two of which will be painted by artists involved in the BCC Youth Art development program, which links emerging talent with industry veterans.

    The festival will kick off bang on Sunday 1 April with a free launch party at Ric’s in Fortitude Valley. Brisbane veterans Drapl and Treazy will paint a mural in the bar’s backyard area and live music will be provided by The Gametes, FeelsClub, Desmond Cheese and YELLOWCATREDCAT. The launch will also see the resurrection of Scribble Slam, a live art battle between two artists, Bao Ho and Sunshine Coast artist EJ Zyla. Each artist will create a work focused on a theme that is revealed on the night, with one artist to be crowned the winner. Scribble Scram will be a monthly event at Ric’s with a rotating lineup of artists.

    Brisbane Street Art Festival 2018

    When: Saturday 31 March to Sunday 15 April

    Where: Brisbane, Queensland

    Cost: Free

    For more information and live art viewing sessions click here





  • + Wild Group Do It Again

    The new boat – spotted covered in vibrant camouflage at the BAR testing facilities – will establish a wh..

    06 February 2018


    The new boat – spotted covered in vibrant camouflage at the BAR testing facilities – will establish a whole new class of yacht. The mid-30ft craft will bring speed, efficiency and new technology while remaining true to Princess’ core with high quality materials, comfort, seakeeping, craftsmanship and design that will stand the test of time.

    While specific information on the boat isn’t yet available, it was spotted in Portsmouth in ‘dazzle camouflage’ – an eye-catching pattern designed to confuse the eye and disguise the yacht’s features. The bold camouflage seen in the spy photos of the development test boat was created by Katie Sheppard from the Plymouth College of Art, who was among 20 students on the BA Printed Textile Design and Surface Pattern course that competed to design a new version of Dazzle for Princess on this exciting project as part of their curriculum.

    Dazzle was originally conceived of by Norman Wilkinson for early 19th century Naval vessels, featuring a specific geometric pattern that confused rather than concealed. These original dazzle camouflaged Royal Naval vessels were created in Plymouth – at the very same site where Princess creates its award-winning luxury yachts today.




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  • + UK large format specialists create immersive experience at Cadbury Theme Park In England

    The Cadbury’s World Theme Park in Birmingham, England is reminiscent of Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Fa..

    05 January 2018


    The Cadbury’s World Theme Park in Birmingham, England is reminiscent of Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The large format digital printing specialists at PressOn were commissioned by RMA Themed Attractions to create the Park’s interactive and completely immersive 4D zone.

    PressOn representatives describe, “The Park features a 4D interactive cinema experience, the Chocolate Adventure takes visitors on an adventure where they can experience the feeling of diving into a pot of melted Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, riding the Crunchie Rollercoaster and taking to the skies in a Cadbury Crème Egg airship, piloted by the Caramel Bunny of course.”

    The proposed graphics, featured on both the interior and exterior, required longevity, with a potential lifespan of 5-7 years. Additionally, the proposed materials needed to comply with fire regulations, as PressOn explains, “Fire ratings on all materials were critical to meet Cadbury’s stringent requirements.”

    The representatives further describe, “We clad the area in 8mm marine plywood and then attached 3mm Dibond aluminum composite material to it. Using our HP LX 3000 we printed the over 16,000 square feet of Class O fire-rated vinyl to ensure the one hour fire rating required on the project.”

    Interestingly, the team utilised a floor vinyl graphic system on the walls to further increase its potential shelf life and added an anti-scratch laminate to the graphics. The project took a total of eight weeks to complete with PressOn completing some artwork in-house like the project’s “crumpled wrapper” graphic.

    With any large format program, PressOn did overcome some challenges explaining, “The installation is in an area of extremely heavy traffic, with both parents and children touching and interacting with the 4D Chocolate Adventure experience.”

    Cadbury’s Advertising Operations Manager had a glowing review of PressOn stating, “On site we all breathed a sigh of relief when PressOn’s ‘blue and yellow’ vans arrived. We knew that the job would get done, the paper would be in order, and we would all hit our deadlines.”

    With Cadbury’s signature purple and yellow color palette, the Park offers a captivating experience for the whole family. As the second largest confectionery brand in the world, Cadbury is a globally recognized brand. The Cadbury’s World Theme Park is a perfect representative of their slogan, “Taste Like This Feels,” offering more than a candy bar and instead creating an experience.




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  • + Océ elevated printing applied at the Seti exhibition in the AntikenMuseum, Basel, Switzerland

    It is a giant leap from historical times in ancient Egypt to the 21st century. Océ – A Canon Company, is br..

    21 December 2017


    It is a giant leap from historical times in ancient Egypt to the 21st century. Océ – A Canon Company, is bridging the two eras by recreating parts of the tomb of Seti I. Seti I was a pharaoh in the nineteenth Dynasty. Océ elevated printing technology was used to create exact reconstructions of the tomb’s high relief walls, pillars and sarcophagus.

    Océ worked closely with the Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation. Together, they printed large molds to create the reconstructions and adapted Océ’s elevated printing technology to print reliefs up to 15 mm high. Another partner, Factum Arte, used the Océ prints to create the final panels and sarcophagus for the exhibition in the AntikenMuseum in Basel, Switzerland.

    The high accuracy level offered by Océ’s elevated printing technology faithfully produced the surface of the painted walls from the tomb of Seti I. The technology transforms images in high-resolution 3D digital files into physical objects. It prints scanned data on a scale and at a resolution that exceeds any other currently existing elevated printing technology.

    “It is great work,” says Enrique Esteban, team leader of Factum Arte. “This exhibition and Océ have been fundamental to making it all possible.”

    Reconstruction of our cultural heritage is just one of the many applications made possible by Océ elevated printing technology. It is also applied to reproduce paintings of Dutch Masters, such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Vermeer, to produce elevated maps and braille signage for the visually impaired, to produce elevated artwork and interior decorations for the home and office, and to create branded marketing items, such as printed emblems for football teams and sport clubs.

    Elevated printing is just one example of how Océ is printing the world in whole new ways.




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  • + Sky Signs

    One of the ultimate forms of signage is the Sky Sign. Here’s some great advice from the experts when it comes to t..

    12 October 2017


    One of the ultimate forms of signage is the Sky Sign. Here’s some great advice from the experts when it comes to these types of amazing projects.