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Author: James_Hirst

Sweet signage

Drytac’s Polar Grip and Interlam products have been used to deliver bright new signage for Sucreriedes Plaines, a Canadian maple syrup producer. The signs were designed and installed by the owners’ uncle, Andre Bergeron, who is the General Manager of TAS Films, a specialist graphics company. Sucreriedes Plaines is a family-run business based in Saint-Charles-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The company produces maple syrup and a variety of maple syrup-based products using traditional processes. It was recently taken over by the sons of the founder of the business who wished to update the overall look of the company, with a big emphasis...

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Colour it Roland

The Colour House has clocked up two decades in sign and print, and, for the last ten years, has depended on a Roland VP-540 printer to produce a variety of work. Thus, when the Merthyr Tydfil, company decided to invest in a machine that could provide its customers with larger, seam-free prints, it went straight to Roland DG. Explaining the decision, Anthony Roberts, The Colour House’s Managing Director, said:  “We bought the Roland VP-540 from Signmaster Systems in 2008 and it’s still working after ten years and providing outstanding quality. It’s cleaned once a week and that’s it –...

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The perfect pairing

International Artist, Emily Campbell has been creating stunningly beautiful, bespoke vinyl flooring for over 20 years. Her unusual and individual designs, promoted under the name of Blue Butterfly Flooring, make use of images taken from above, thus emulating the sensation of standing in the actual landscape. Through the use of photography, Emily creates a world that combines the real and the imaginary.  She explained: “The floor can dramatically shift the dynamic of a space by creating either drama, or a sense of tranquillity. We’re more used to floors being solid surfaces, such as wood, carpet or ceramic, but my designs are all...

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Massivit 3D launches the Massivit 1500 3D printer

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication applications, has further expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of the Massivit 1500 Exploration 3D Printer, which is designed to enable sign and print businesses of all sizes to target new revenue opportunities. Available immediately, the Massivit 1500 delivers an affordable, user friendly solution to companies wishing to enter the world of large format 3D printing. By incorporating 3D printed models or enhancements to existing 2D applications, sign and print companies can expand their product portfolio to offer head-turning applications. These include,...

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See-through fashion

Organised by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Shaping Fashion was an exhibition of Balenciaga’s garments and hats, plus those of the designer’s protégées, that ran from June last year until February 2018, with the last few days coinciding with London Fashion Week. London-based Rose Design was commissioned to provide the event’s marketing campaign, which included a series of window graphics at the prestigious May Fair Hotel. Particularly notable was a work by contemporary British photographer and artist, Nick Veasey, a British photographer who works primarily with images created from X-ray imaging. Some of his works are partial photomanipulations with...

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