A Creative Concept for Contour  by Liana Slussareff

Click the image for more photos of this gorgeous fit out

Click the image for more photos of this gorgeous fit out

Earlier this year one of our regular clients, Contour Interiors, moved to a brand new set of offices in the Melbourne CBD and Tint Design had the pleasure of contributing to their incredible fitout. 

For this job it was the contribution that our in-house design team were able to make throughout their collaboration with Contour’s own designers that we are particularly proud of. 

This site had a variety requirements whether it be practical or environmental however each challenge was met with a number of options and we think the results speak for themselves.
 
While this space was already of an exceptional design quality, we are pleased to have contributed such a prominent feature within the overall scope of the fitout.

the big announcement by Liana Slussareff

Click on the image or more examples of signs we've printed

Click on the image or more examples of signs we've printed

This is it! We can finally announce our exciting (but probably not so secret) news.
 
Tint Design now prints their very own range of Tactile Signs!!

It might  not seem like much, but this is huge and we can offer you so much more than just tactiles. With the new machine that we’ve added to our ever-growing production line, Tint Design can now complete your fit-out with a custom range of tactile signs, room signs, and directional signs - whatever you need - all designed to complete your project by carrying the visual concept right through the fitout.

From the colour of the paint on the walls right through to the directional arrows in the corridor, your signage can now become a featured design element rather than just a compliance task to complete.

Bringing the production of this type of signage in-house will also reduce lead times for your entire graphics and signage package. 

So get in touch with one of our estimators today to discuss your project and see how this exciting new service can lift the standard of your fitout from compliant to exceptional.  
 

perfectly pastel by Liana Slussareff

Pastel colours printed to white acoustic panels and matched to the Perspex® Pastels range!

Pastel colours printed to white acoustic panels and matched to the Perspex® Pastels range!

Painting in pastels is one thing, but what if you want the wall finish to be as delicate as the colours you’ve chosen? 

Well, we have a solution for you - Print your pastels onto white acoustic panels

Our R&D department have been busy at it again, only this time it was to see what kind of result we would get from printing solid slabs of colour onto sheets of white acoustics, and the results were even better than we hoped.

Pastels are in, and many suppliers have jumped on board (where they can) to provide a variety of on-trend finishing options, we particularly like how well the new Perspex® pastels range colour matches to our acoustic samples, they’re so pretty!

A Wall Wrap for First Wrap by Liana Slussareff

Click on the image for more pics of this project!

Click on the image for more pics of this project!

Refurbished Hawthorn offices for Colonial First State First Wrap are coming along beautifully with the first of three floors completed and in working order.

The vibrant and uplifting wallpaper graphic that we recently installed has really tied together all the elements of the relaxed but productivity focused layout. We love how the designer has incorporated such a bold wall design with the use of natural wood tones in the furniture and tied some of the many colours from the graphic into the soft furnishings throughout the office as well.

In this instance, traditional wallpaper has been used as the base product to which we printed this gorgeous design in panels. Out skilled installers then installed the product using a water based wallpaper adhesive that results in a really smooth and near seamless finish (without the usual overlapped joins).

This wall is a great example of how to champion a feature wall within a work-space without overwhelming the design or understating the rest of the fit out. The team at FDC Construction and Fitout have done an extraordinary job with this project and we at Tint Design are so excited to have been a part of bringing it all to life. 

For more pictures of this project please click here or on the photo above!   

Don't Wait for a Sign by Liana Slussareff

Compliance signage, statutory signage, directional signage, building signage, nameplates, door signs, exhibit descriptions, tactile signs… OK it’s not a very exciting topic, but when you're in an unfamiliar location and urgently need to use the facilities it’s all-of-a-sudden the most important job that someone had!

Don’t just think of it as something to tick off your to-do list the next time you have to organise the signage for your fit-out. With our in house precision cut service and our trusted list of fast turnaround suppliers there aren’t many signage challenges that we can’t find a solution for.

As you can see we recently updated our factory signs with two pack painted 10mm acrylic lettering adhered to folded composite aluminium panels. The impression that well thought-out and executed signage can have is often the difference between a completed project and a finished one.  

Exciting News: As we get closer to finalising the details that we can’t divulge all of just yet, we can say that very soon Tint Design will have an exciting announcement to make regarding our much faster supply chain for tactile signage - though the first to hear this big news in detail will be those on our mailing list, so don’t forget to sign-up to our monthly e-newsletter via the link here!
 

What a Relief! by Liana Slussareff

Images printed to white acoustic panels with relief shapes cut from solid charcoal panels 

Images printed to white acoustic panels with relief shapes cut from solid charcoal panels 

We’ve touched a little on acoustics in the past however the feedback of late has identified that there are many of our clients out there who still don’t know that we can supply, install, print onto, and precision cut acoustic paneling.
 
The pictures above are just a small example of a combination of our services applied to acoustic products. The relief effect used in both these examples shows how, with a little imagination, this product can not only add a warm and decorative finish to your fit-out but perhaps even a three dimensional one as well!

We have been surprised and inspired by the outstanding versatility of this product and look forward to helping you realise your next acoustic panel design. 
 

A Design Tribute by Liana Slussareff

For more information or a free sample of these designs please contact us at the office (03) 9724 5100

For more information or a free sample of these designs please contact us at the office (03) 9724 5100

ANZAC Day is a special time of year in the Australian calendar as we take pause to honor our fallen and returned heroes, and give thanks for the ultimate sacrifices they’ve made for the lives we lead today.

For that reason, it is with an air of patriotism that we release two new floral designs to our free Design Range. One is an illustrated Bottlebrush design that captures the essence of the Australian bush, and the other a vectored Poppy design that pays tribute to our ANZAC history.

Tint Design is a proud Australian company that is family owned and operated; a privilege that we may not have had. Lest we forget...
 

Better Safe Than Sorry by Liana Slussareff

For more information on Safety and Security Film please contact us 03 9724 5100 

For more information on Safety and Security Film please contact us 03 9724 5100 

Burglary, theft and vandalism are unfortunately realities we must deal with and commercial fit outs are not immune. While it isn’t easy to completely protect your property there are ways in which to make it safer and less desirable to criminals such as installing Security film onto external glass windows.

This film is available in different thicknesses and depending on the thickness, the film can provide varied benefits. In its thinner form it can be used as a safety film. That is, if the glass is broken, the film holds it together and stops the shattered pieces falling to the floor causing safety concerns. This film is particularly popular in places with children such as schools and childcare centre’s.

As the thickness of the film increases so too does its benefits. In its thicker forms it’s regarded as a security film. This film adhered to glass, makes penetrating the glass near impossible or at the very least, a time consuming process which would deter anyone trying to forcibly get in. 

While these films can be an asset to your premises, they need not be purely functional. Safety/Security film is an optically clear film which can be digitally printed on, meaning that not only will you be improving the safety and security of your fit out but you can also improve its appearance by using the product as a decorative or signage opportunity.

So if you’re considering improving the security or safety of your fit out or giving it a decorative makeover, why not consider both options and get the most out of this product.
 

monash masterpieces by Liana Slussareff

Click the image for more photos of these projects

Click the image for more photos of these projects

For some time Monash University campuses in Melbourne have undergone some impressive building expansions, modifications and refurbishments and Tint Design has contributed with some eye-catching finishing touches.

Many of the projects we’ve completed across the three campuses have included vibrant full colour wall graphics, printed full cover glass graphics and loads of compliance signage, decal, and privacy band installations.

Three of the projects at the Clayton campus however were of a much larger scale and each required a unique approach to the graphics installation. The external glass facades of the Logan Hall and Holman Hall student residence buildings boast a repeating geometric-patterned design that had to fit together like a puzzle. This was due to the installation of the graphics taking place in the Tint Design Factory before the image was then encapsulated between the double-glazing as it was installed on site. This may not sound too difficult but when you’re talking about 126 very large individual glass panes that weren’t uniform in size and only fabricated in batches, it meant that there was almost a kind of logistical choreography in our factory for the few months of the buildings construction.

The Canopy outside Building 10 was a different story altogether. While we weighed up the multiple options for the graphics install on this project, the chosen and most efficient solution was an on-site install to the underside of the glass once it had been fitted to the frame work. Again, with such a fluid design of intersecting diagonal stripes and geometric shapes, the installer (as always), had to ensure consistent precision with the graphics line-up - though this time while installing overhead from the confined space of an elevated work platform.

When it comes to special projects and installs there are few obstacles that will dampen our enthusiasm – Tint Design welcomes a challenge!

Cork – not just for popping Champagne! by Liana Slussareff

Click on the picture for more images of samples we've printed!

Click on the picture for more images of samples we've printed!

Cork – it’s been put in bottles and on shoes, so why not on your walls!

It seems cork is making a comeback in interior design 2017 and Tint Design has been quick to respond. Recently we’ve seen popularity with wallpaper and acoustic panels being used as wall treatments and with texture being such an important component of interior design, cork seems to be another visual impact option having the ability to be a warm and striking feature.

Like acoustic panels the product is lightweight and has a textural element. However with its other common feature being the ability to double up as a pin board, we’re predicting cork will a popular wall treatment for the workplace or learning environments.

As with many glass or wall product trends, Tint Design is excited to be able to add our touch to it by taking the product from impressive to fabulous!! We’ve been digitally printing on some cork samples lately with a range of designs and the results have been really exciting! We believe that if you want a different look for your fit-out, digitally printed cork panels adhered to your wall may be the solution you were seeking.

We’re still ironing out the creases in regards to production on this but we’ll be ready to add it to our ever-growing list of products and services very soon. In the meantime feel free to contact us at Tint Design for a free sample and we will be more than happy to have one of our Reps come out and show you what all the fuss is about.