Precision cut

Inspirational custom graphics by Cassie Blomquist

One of our recent blogs featuring Cheltenham Primary School’s new library fitout showed the Library entrance re-dressed with Digital Print graphics on glass and Precision Cut text on the walls. Here is another part of the fitout that leads to classrooms and a reading area - a space that the client wanted to include images of inspiring nature scenes that would encourage creative thinking.

The vibrant colours and crisp detail in these digital print graphics really add a pop of colour to an otherwise dull space and the choice of natural landscapes brings a little of the outside in!

Custom printed graphics are a cost effective way to add a feature panel in any room with the added convenience of being able to remove and replace the artwork as your tastes or design choices change.

a ‘wheely’ great effect! by Cassie Blomquist

The Coach Ringwood created this eye-catching design for the glass dividers that separate the smoker’s and outdoor sitting areas.

By using Tint Design’s Precision Cutting service a number of ‘coach wheels’ scaled at different sizes, were cut out of frost film resulting in an eye-catching look to the outdoor area with maximum decorative impact.

The simplicity of precision cutting out of film can have a striking effect and Tint Design offer a large range of films that can be for used for any precision cut projects. Precision cut designs can be installed on a variety of surfaces such as plaster walls and glass. Combined with our Vision Effex digital printing service you can have a great feature for any decorative solution.

The large variety of applications that precision cut can be used for results in a design that succeeds in any fitout, to learn more about our precision cut service click here.

Happy Chinese New Year! by Liana Slussareff

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Happy Chinese New Year! 

Zodiac signs play an integral part in Chinese culture and can be used for example to determine one’s fortune for the year ahead. There are 12 Chinese zodiac animals used to represent years and 2018 is the year of the dog! Honest and loyal, dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner, so not a bad person to have around!

With a New Year, comes a fresh start. A time to review your surroundings and remove, update or renew them. This may include your workspace or branding. It may be a good time to install some fresh new signage, create some interest on your glass panels with some precision cut or digital imagery or brighten your walls with wall graphics or printed acoustic panels.

If this is something that is on this years ‘to do’ list, please contact us at Tint Design and we’d be happy to help you get your year off to a fresh new start! 
 

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. 
 

Dare to be different by Liana Slussareff

Click on the image for more photos of this project

Click on the image for more photos of this project

Just because it’s law it doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Safety Decals, Warning Bands, Compliance Decals - they have many names - though whatever you call them they are an opportunity not a hindrance.

The Australian Standard AS 1428.1-2009* states that;
“any glazing capable of being mistaken for a doorway or opening, shall be clearly marked for their full width with a solid and non-transparent contrasting line. The contrasting line shall be not less than 75 mm wide and shall extend across the full width of the glazing panel. 
The lower edge of the contrasting line shall be located between 900 mm and 1000 mm above the plane of the finished floor level.
Any contrasting line on the glazing shall provide a minimum of 30% luminance contrast when viewed against the floor surface or surfaces within two meters of the gazing on the opposite side.”

While it has been a trend in years gone by to slap up some 75mm frost decals throughout a new build just because it’s a ‘safe’ choice in both design and (what used to be) compliance, it doesn’t mean you have to follow the crowd… 2017 is the year to be bold!

Since the rules have become much stricter in regard to the 30% contrast between your decal colour and the background colour, Tint Design has put together a series of free designs to add interest to your new build or fit-out, and our Safety Decal designs are compliant when precision cut from a solid vinyl or digitally printed in the appropriately contrasting colour to a solid, frost, or optically clear film. 

It would be easy to talk all day about the endless possibilities when it comes to Safety Decals but I guess the ultimate point in both life and building compliance is, when you follow the crowd you’re wasting your opportunity to stand out!

Click here to view our full range of customisable designs or send us an inquiry admin@tintdesign.com.au and one of our estimators will be in touch to discuss your project. 

*This information has been adapted from the current Australian Standards and is to be used as a guideline only. Please refer to the current Australian Standards for further information.
 

Fun in the Factory! - acoustic panels by Liana Slussareff

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It's not often that we have time to stop and smell the roses here at Tint Design, however on occasion our design team take a moment to have a bit of a play with some of the unique products that our clients have been using. 

One such experiment was a fun project that we set for the team to see what they can do with Acoustic Panels. Here are a couple of our favorite results.

Francisco decided to make a puzzle from a piece of the white stock. Starting with a landscape image he overlaid some puzzle lines, then the graphic was digitally printed on to the white acoustic panel using our Vision Effex service. Next a cut file was created and using our Precision Cut service he was able to cut the puzzle pieces through the board. 

Dave used a different technique and decided to get creative by mixing and matching the different coloured boards using our Precision Cut service. The striking contrast between the charcoal and the white panels really makes the world map image stand out. This technique allows you to mix and match the panels or even adjust how far they are inset into the backing board creating different relief effects. 

The result is a fun example of how a few simple techniques can create a striking and unique result. 

Stay tuned for more 'Fun in the Factory' experiments!