GOLD WINNER: PASTIS HB
For this project our client, asked us to print a metal plate on aluminium, 0.8mm of thickness. The size asked for was 640x470mm. This plate was printed in the four color printing process (CMYB) halftone 100 + UV vernish, on our M&R Conquest. It was then embossed, had its angles rounded, had 4 perforations and cut to shape.
PRINTING TYPE: SCREEN
TECHNIQUE: FOR THIS METAL PLATE WE WILL PRINT THE FOUR COLOR PROCESS (CMYB) HALFTONE 100, ON OUR SCREEN PRINTING MACHINE CONQUEST M&R.
EQUIPMENT: IMAC + ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE PRINTING FILMS, WILL BE SUBSTRATED TO TEC PHOTOGRAVURE WILL BE PRINTED ON OUR CONQUEST M&R WITH MARABU’S INKS.
PRINT VOLUME: 500
TIME FRAME: 6 WEEKS
SILVER WINNER: CAMPBELL
For this project our client, asked us to print a metal plate on aluminium, 0.8mm of thickness. The size asked for was 700x500mm. This plate
was printed in the four color printing process (CMYB) halftone 100 + UV vernish, on our M&R Conquest. It was then embossed, had its angles rounded, had 4 perforations and cut to shape.
PRINTING TYPE: SCREEN
TECHNIQUE: FOR THIS METAL PLATE WE PRINTED THE FOUR COLOR PROCESS (CMYB) HALFTONE 100, ON OUR SCREEN PRINTING MACHINE CONQUEST M&R.
EQUIPMENT: IMAC + ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE PRINTING FILMS, SUBSTRATED TO TEC PHOTOGRAVURE PRINTED ON OUR CONQUEST M&R WITH MARABU’S INKS.
PRINT VOLUME: 480 COPIES
TIME FRAME: 2 MONTHS
SILVER WINNER: THE GIFT OF LIFE - 'A KALEIDOSCOPE OF BUTTERFLIES'
DIGITAL PLUS LTD
This was our sixth project working alongside Hospital Art Studio on the series titled ‘The Gift of Life’. The dramatic artwork has been installed at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Devon, in dedication to organ donors and their families, and is a positive way of encouraging people to sign up to the donor register.
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
PRINTING TYPE: DIGITAL
TECHNIQUE: ONCE THE DESIGNS WERE APPROVED, IT WAS DOWN TO US TO CREATE THE FINISHED DISPLAY. WE STARTED BY PRINT TESTING PHOTOSHOP FILES IN ORDER TO PINPOINT THE BEST COLOURWAYS FROM THE PROPOSED SELECTION. TO ACHIEVE THIS, WE TESTED SEVERAL DIFFERENT SUBSTRATES, ACRYLIC, ANODISED ALUMINIUM AND STEEL PLATE. ALUMINIUM WAS THE CHOSEN SUBSTRATE AND AI FILES WERE SUPPLIED FOR THE LASER CUT BUTTERFLIES. WE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES AND FINISHED EACH PIECE WITH A DOUBLE LACQUER COATING, CAPTURING THE DESIRED SHIMMERING IRIDESCENT EFFECT WHEN ILLUMINATED FROM ABOVE. USING ALUMINIUM ALSO ALLOWED THE WEIGHT TO BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM. IT WAS AGREED WE’D PRODUCE A 50% SCALED MODEL OF THE DISPLAY WITH EACH OF THE 100 BUTTERFLIES HANGING IN SITU. EACH BUTTERFLY WAS CUT FROM 1.2MM ALUMINIUM AND DRILLED WITH A DIFFERENT FIXING POINT TO CREATE MULTIPLE DIFFERENT ANGLES OF FLIGHT. DURING THIS PROCESS, EACH BUTTERFLY WAS IDENTIFIED, POSITIONED AND MARKED FROM A SUSPENDED ALUMINIUM DISC. EACH HAD AN EXACT CUT LENGTH OF STAINLESS STEEL WIRE, SECURED WITH A GRIPPLE FIXING. THIS RESULTED IN TWO VERY LONG DAYS IN OUR WORKSHOP, BUT WE KNEW IT WOULD SAVE TIME ON INSTALLATION AND REMOVE OF ANY UNEXPECTED RISKS. PRODUCTION BEGAN WITH THE MANUFACTURE OF THE SUPPORTING 1990MM DIAMETER 3MM ALUMINIUM CIRCULAR STRUCTURE. THIS WAS FITTED WITH A 110MM RETURN, WELDED TO TAKE 4 -2MT LENGTHS OF LOOPED STEEL ROPE FIXINGS. THESE WERE ATTACHED TO A REMOTE CONTROLLED 50KG HOIST FOR MAINTENANCE, CONCEALING ALL THE 8 INSET LIGHTS, WIRES AND GRIPPLE FIXINGS. THE STRUCTURE WAS FINISHED IN A POWDER COAT TO RAL 9003 FINISH. THE PRINTED ‘GIFT OF LIFE’ LOGO WAS COLOUR MATCHED AND PRINTED ON PERMANENT SELF-ADHESIVE AVERY VINYL WITH AN OVER LAMINATE KISS CUT, APPLIED TO THE UNDERSIDE READING DOWN. THE COMPLETED FINISHED STRUCTURE CASCADES DOWN BY 2500MM. EACH OF THE CUT 100 BUTTERFLIES REQUIRED POSITIONING AND PRINTING FOR BOTH SIDES AT 100% SIZE ON OUR AGFA JETI MIRA MG2716 FLATBED PRINTER, FOLLOWED BY THE DOUBLE LACQUER COATING. TO EXPLAIN ‘THE GIFT OF LIFE’ STORY, WE WERE REQUIRED TO CREATE AN ACCOMPANYING WALL PLAQUE ON 3MM POWDER COATED ALUMINIUM, 900MM IN DIAMETER. WE PRINTED THIS TO MATCH DIRECTLY AND FITTED USING BARREL MOUNTS, ALSO POWDER COATED WHITE TO MATCH.
EQUIPMENT: IN DESIGN SOFTWARE. AI FILES. PHOTOSHOP, PDF FILES. AGFA ANAPURNA M3200I INKS- ANAPURNA
M G2 CMYK UV CURED AVERY MPI 2000 VINYL. AVERY DOL 3100 LAMINATE. ZUND 3000XL CUTTER. AGFA JETI MIRA MG2716. INKS – JETI ANUVIA HDC CMYK - W UV CURED 1.2MM ANODISED ALUMINIUM SHEET. BYSTRONIC FIBER LASER CUTTER. CLEAR GLOSS LACQUER. 3MM ALUMINIUM SHEET 2000X2000MM POWDER COATING RAL 9003. 4 - INDUSTRIAL STEEL WIRE ROPES WITH SNAP HOOKS. 100 -STAINLESS STEEL CABLE 0.54MM 7X7A4-AISI 316 BUTTERFLY CABLES AND GRIPPLES. 8- GUIO DIRECTIONAL TILT LIGHT FIXINGS. 8 - 10 YEAR 8W LED FIRE RATED BULBS. FINISHED DISPLAY SIZE 1990MM DIAMETER X 2500MM DEPTH. TOTAL WEIGHT 40KG.
PRINT VOLUME: ONE OFF UNIQUE DISPLAY CONSISTING OF 100 PIECES PRINTED BOTH SIDES 16 DIFFERENT KINDS BY EITHER COLOUR, DESIGN OR SIZE. ONE SUPPORTING STRUCTURE WITH 8 LED LIGHTS INSERTED ONE WALL PLAQUE
TIME FRAME: START OF SAMPLES 14/7/17 TO COMPLETION OF INSTALLATION 04/9/17
BRONZE WINNER: NAÏVE COLORS
SAC SERIGRAFIA SRL
Our project is a screen printing in 8 fluorescent colors on a wood surface. The main characteristics are bright colors and genuine shapes. The work has been commissioned by an artist in order to decorate a box made of wood ash containing two limited editions bottles of fine wine.
PRINTING TYPE: SCREEN
TECHNIQUE: WE USE OUR 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE SCREEN PRINTING SECTOR. WE PRINTED THE GRAPHIC MADE OF 8 DIFFERENT COLOR ON A WOOD SURFACE.
EQUIPMENT: SOFTWARE ILLUSTRATOR - SCREEN PRINTED INKS - SEMIAUTOMATIC SCREEN-PRINTED MACHINERY
PRINT VOLUME: 700
TIME FRAME: 3 WEEKS