Safety Decals

5 Layers of Excellence by Cassie Blomquist

A few months back you might have seen that we added not one but two new Mimaki 5 layer UV printers to our machinery inventory and we couldn’t be happier with the quality of the prints we’re getting out of them.

Five layer printing allows us the ability to print two contrasting colour schemes visible on opposing sides of the same print.

This means that for something like a Safety Decal, for example, you would be able to print one colour scheme to be visible from one side of the glass that complies with the 30% contrast to its back ground and a varied colour on the other side to achieve the same code compliance when visible from the other side of the glass.

Another good example would be an entry logo on a glass door - design your logo artwork to be viewed positively when your visitors enter the room as well as when they exit!

Creativity is the key to this new technology and we can’t wait to see how our clients embrace the challenge!

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.
 

a classic installation by Liana Slussareff

When telling people what we do at Tint Design we are often told how lucky we are to work in such a fun and interesting environment. However this week, the shoe was on the other foot as we dressed up the new Shannons’ offices and auction house in Heatherton. 
With a newly refurbished illuminated pylon sign out the front it’s unlikely that any of the bidders to their Late Summer Auction (27/02/17) will be unable to find them. Internally, Shannons required some simple precision-cut black vinyl warning decals to all the offices as well as a large logo media wall within the auction house (an installation that seemed to drag out as the installers became distracted looking at all the beautiful classic and vintage cars that will soon be up for sale).
It may have only been for a small time, but we definitely shared the passion with Shannons and it was a great ‘day in the office’ working on this project!
 

Research Lab’s Magnified Design by Liana Slussareff

Through creative design, the ongoing refurbishment projects at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne have all paid tribute to the disciplines practised in each department, and the ACMD Advanced Biofabrication Centre has been no exception.

Our friends at Hutchinson Builders have done a wonderful job with the refurbishment of the Centre and, using our Vision Effex service, realised the Design by Colin Sakinofsky (Director of Labs2Design) with spectacular vibrancy. 

All images used throughout this project are extreme magnifications at a molecular level of various samples the scientists have worked with. The colour and patterns are all extremely unique and as most are printed onto optically clear film those that are on, or adjacent to, external windows cast a brilliant kaleidoscope of colour throughout the space. 

For more photos of this project, click here!