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Author: James_Hirst

Rainbow wraps for Pride

A fleet of AA (Automobile Association) vans turned heads at this year’s Pride in London Parade thanks to colourful wraps fitted by Fleet Livery Solutions (FLS) using 3M products. FLS gave the 10 vehicles their rainbow-inspired half wraps using 3M Scotchlite Print Wrap Film 780mc-10R. This innovative productoffers high retro-reflectivity day and night, thus providing vehicles with impressive visibility and maximum design impact. In addition, the white print film is highly conformable and has excellent heat recovery properties. The AA vans joined around 500 parade groups in the capital at the annual event that aims to raise awareness of...

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Contra Vision slam dunks in LA

As anyone who follows the fortunes of the NBA will know, Team Le Bron narrowly beat Team Stephen by 148 to 145 in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The real winners though, were the charities the teams support.  The winning team will receive a $350,000 donation to a select community-based organisation and the opposing team will receive $150,000 for a similar charity. The team roster was selected by the vote of fans, the media and other NBA players. It’s one game where all are agreed – the taking part is the...

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Creative Retail Awards hailed a huge success

The inaugural Creative Retail Awards organised by Shop and Display Equipment Association and Retail Focus, which reached their culmination at BungaBunga, Covent Garden, on 5th June,  were an outstanding success.  Representatives from the retail sector gathered to recognise and celebrate the innovation and excellence shown throughout the entire spectrum of retail design and display an the evening‘s celebrations combined the perfect blend of networking with an informal party atmosphere and encompassed a Prosecco reception, DJ, live band, magician and juggler. The competition received alarge selection of inspirational and exciting entries in all categories, which were judged by a panel...

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Scarily good output

Massivit 3D has reported that its customer, METROPOLE has created an ultra-realistic, full-size triceratops to promote a new palaeontology exhibition at Paris’ Musée national d’Histoirenaturelle. 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 Gared’Austerlitz railway station, adjacent to the museum. Denise Zanet, Executive Partner at METROPOLE, explained “When it comes to producing giant attention-grabbing models that truly turn...

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Heavenly hues

Based in Bristol, AllSigns Visual Communication works with brand owners, agencies, architects and designers to translate their brand visions into impactful signs and graphics. The company was recently commissioned by KP Wilton & Sons, a Bristol-based building contractor to create a stained-glass effect for the internal entrance of the newly-built atrium at St Patricks Catholic Church in Bristol. Following extensive sampling and test prints, AllSignscreated a stunning mosaic effect, using multiple UV ink layering, output directly onto a clear self-adhesive film by its EFI Vutek QS2 Pro printer, supplied by CMYUK. The EFI VUTEk QS2 Pro is a robust, production-level UV...

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