Signage

New Year, New Face Lift by Cassie Blomquist

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There’s nothing like starting the year off with a whole new look and Tint Design has done just that. Our factory has been freshly painted and presents clean, proud and ready to go! This face lift has given our team motivation to start the year with our best foot forward and we are ready and looking forward to what we can, and will achieve in 2019!

A Classic Refurbishment In The Heart of Abbotsford by Cassie Blomquist

This spectacular 154 year old establishment is located in the heart of Abbortsford. The Park Hotel recently underwent a refurbishment that kept the rich history intact by upholding a modern day look inspired by a 1950's-1970's Australian themed decor.

Tint Design re-skinned the illuminated outdoor signs that are bold enough to catch the attention of its patrons but also compliments the traditional architecture found in this inner-city Melbourne suburb. Re-branded Signage reveals a business's potential to customers and can differentiate one business from another, however, the signage must be eye-catching and effective or else it will loose it's serving purpose. The inverted use of a of a single natural colour in this design is what makes it stand out, rather that the contrast of multiple bold colours that would act as more of an eye-sore than an invitation in this location.

Along with the new face-lift The Park Hotel is now also under new management which includes an exceptional menu and wonderful staff, and the two open fire places that have been kept as a feature will be so inviting for these chilly weeks ahead in Melbourne. 

Exciting work at the Royal Australian Navy Base by Cassie Blomquist

Last month Tint Design packed up two of their installers and sent them on a bit of a road trip to Nowra NSW to complete a wall graphics and 3D Signage install at the Royal Australian Navy base.

From directional signage throughout the base to the impressive photo wall and squadron shield in the entrance foyer, this job comprised of a number of elements - many of which could only come together at the final installation stage. While that is a common occurrence with graphics and signage installs, it was the fact that the installation location was more than 800km from our factory in Melbourne and at least a two hour drive from the closest domestic airport that meant the logistics of this project were more challenging than most. Every element of this installation was meticulously planned out and executed and we couldn’t be happier with the final result. 

Following an extensive brief from 723 Squadron Commander Bruce Willington, Simon O’Halloran Design prepared design concepts and production artwork to meet the key objectives of the project.

In order to deliver the high standard of finish required by both parties, and to deal with the logistics of an interstate installation, Simon engaged Tint Design to handle the production and installation. Tint Design produced a series of physical samples that allowed the client, designer and the Tint Design production team to know exactly what was required to achieve the final outcome.

“From my initial meeting with Tyler at Tint Design, I was impressed with their enthusiasm for the project, and the production ideas he brought to the discussions. Having a team like Tint Design involved every aspect of the project made a complex situation very easy, and guaranteed the best possible result for my client.” Simon O’Halloran.

To create the 3D signage there was a three part layering technique used that combined both laser-cut acrylic and Digital Print graphics mounted to router cut digitally printed brushed aluminium ACM panel. The combination of materials and printing techniques are a stand-out feature of this design.

Click here or on the image above for more photos of this project. 

Bold Signage At Bendigo Tafe by Liana Slussareff

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Here at Tint Design we are generally well known for our services with window film and Wall Graphics, after all, it's where our business started. However clients continue to be surprised that we are also in the business of Signage. For us, it was a natural progression to enter the signage market as it overlaps with the work that we do and now allows us to create a complete, decorative, functional, or promotional package for our clients.

Recently we announced that we are now producing our own braille signage, however this is just another element in the list of signage solutions that we have provided for years. Digital, Precision Cut, statutory, directional, promotional, internal, external - we do it all!

Tint Design Teamed up with Clarke Hopkins Clarke to produce this recent install of 3D acrylic letters and logos to the exterior of Bendigo Tafe. It's clean, bold and professional and goes beyond serving its purpose as signage branding.

Give us a call if your Signage desires an update!

book smart & design smart by Liana Slussareff

Photography by: Kev Howlett,  Busybird Publishing 

Photography by: Kev Howlett,  Busybird Publishing 

Library buses are a great community service that makes literature, internet access, and research materials accessible to regional or remote areas that don't have the population density or local funding to support a permanent facility. 

Recently, Yarra Plenty Regional Library teamed up with our friends at Kinart to created this bold design for their bus. By using bright colours and geometrical shapes the team at Kinart have made the mobile facility playful and instantly recognisable within the communities it visits.   

An environment or atmosphere can be particularly beneficial for children when developing literacy skills so having a design that is eye-catching and inviting allows everyone to open up their imagination and come into a space where they can explore the ever-changing stock the mobile library has to offer such as books, DVD’s, magazines and unique reference materials.

It was a pleasure to have worked on this spectacular refurbishment and look forward to seeing this beauty in action throughout the regional communities it services.

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! 
 

Seasons Greetings by Liana Slussareff

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We can't believe it's that time again but here we are closing off another year. 2017 has been another big one for Tint Design with the addition of new staff members and sophisticated machinery. It was also a year that pushed us further than ever before both creatively and, with the assistance of our new equipment, increased the volume of product that we were able to get out the door.

While this time of year is relaxing and festive for most, we at Tint Design understand that our industry colleagues are no-doubt as busy as we are right now and can only wish you and your families a very safe and, once you get to it, a well deserved break!

We sincerely look forward to working with you again in 2018 and are already excited about some of the projects you have in store!

Happy New Year!

An Office Fit for company by Liana Slussareff

It’s often said in conversation that doctors have the worst health and dentists the worst teeth, ones of those pseudo-facts that when repeated enough is just accepted as truth. These broad statements generalise the idea that whatever your profession, no matter how good you are at it, your motivation to practice what you preach is generally lacking. Well, that may not be the case for all those poor medical practitioners who are unfairly judged as being unhealthy or unhygienic - though I’m sorry to say that until recently it was in-fact the case for our own office/factory space in that the design of it (or lack thereof) was the big elephant in the room that everyone was staring at. 

Not anymore!

It will come about slowly as it is honestly due to our increasing workload and not lack of motivation that has enforced the neglect of our office refurbishment. However with stage one complete it is with pleasure that we can now reveal a little snippet of what we have going on at Tint Design.

Precision Cut frost and vinyl cut text are two fairly common requests among those who are looking to spruce up a workplace, create a bit of privacy, or simply add a bit of something to a space on a budget. So, the first section of our office face-lift comes by way of layered precision-cut texts and graphic design applied to two of our main office and meeting spaces. The hex-pattern is a long-time crowd pleaser and we thought that an example of how different scaled text layered through the design on the opposing side of the glass would be a great example of how to customise a design for your own space.

Love it? Hate it? We’d love to know what you think - be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and give us your feedback.
 

Hoarding Schiavello at Flinders Street by Liana Slussareff

Click on the image for more examples of creative Schiavello hoardings!

Click on the image for more examples of creative Schiavello hoardings!

Construction hoardings can sometimes be a depressing eye-saw within an urban landscape. However, our friends at Schiavello not only see them as an opportunity but are also utilising their full potential for what they really are; a giant temporary billboard. 

When you consider the fact the bill posters and street artists have known this for some time and often capitalise on the vast areas of free canvas by slapping up all kinds of promotional posters, artworks and tags, it’s a wonder that major construction companies haven’t jumped on this opportunity before. I know that it is rare to see a completely blank hoarding around town these days as construction logos are often displayed with unimaginative repetition across the facade. Generally speaking though, when a large hoarding or even a plain public wall is left as mostly blank space then utilising that space for any other kind of advertising whether it be in the way of a graffiti tag or event poster, is not as much a temptation as it in an invitation.

Schiavello however have begun to fill their hoarding space with imagery that is worth looking at. Creative advertising of what is happening ‘behind the curtain’ or just a more eye catching and decorative version of their company logo, Schiavello understands that if you present an artwork rather than an incomplete canvas you are more likely to deter wannabe street artists and pesky bill-posters which, in turn, will keep the community on-side during construction by giving them one less thing to complain about.
 

No Challenge too great for In2Space by Liana Slussareff

It’s a bit of a throwback now to when we worked on these two projects for one of our ongoing clients, In2Space, but they gave us a great opportunity to champion a variety of the services that we we can offer and now share with you.

The impact that a full cover graphic can have, whether it be on optically clear film applied to glass, or to a traditional looking wallpaper, or high gloss vinyl applied directly to your plaster walls, the instantaneous wow factor is imminent.

The same goes for your entry or reception signage - many are still in the dark about the fact that Tint Design produce signs! To be fair, it’s not something we’ve advertised heavily in the past, however our experience with signage manufacturing and installation is immense and if we don’t have the immediate solution for you then one of our many skilled and knowledgeable signage consultants will help us out.