Digital Printing

Striking graphics and entrance signage for Surge Direct by Cassie Blomquist

Tint Design’s advanced range of Digital Printing and Signage making services were combined to make this striking reception sign at Surge Direct’s head office.

The impact of this full colour graphic with the use of a fade-out effect onto optically clear film creates a bold statement to clients and employees of Surge Direct. With that being said, full cover graphics can be a striking feature when its printed to either optically clear film, wallpaper or high gloss vinyl and applied to glass or plastered walls.

Along with digital printing, signage can also leave a striking impression on clients and employees. Many of our clients are unaware that Tint Design can produce a range of digital printing, Precision Cut and 3D lettering signage.

While our in-house signage making capabilities are impressive at Tint Design, we also have an extensive network of specialist fabricators that we often work with to produce the best quality signage manufactured to your exact specifications.

For a consultation and free quote on your next office signage project contact us today!

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 Homey Atmosphere for the Residents at Melville Aged Care by Cassie Blomquist

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The inspiration for this fitout was to create a feeling of warmth and comfort where residents can relax in a homey atmosphere and steer away from the typical ‘hospital look’.

Tint Design collaborated with BFN Developments to deliver a friendly and welcoming environment for residents to live in. This was achieved by Digitally Printing a white ink silhouette onto optically clear film. This feature window separates the dining area from the kitchen prep area but connects the two making them look fun and interesting rather than merely functional.

If you’re looking to update your working environment to its ultimate potential, Contact Tint Design on (03) 9724 5100 or admin@tintdesign.com.au.

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. 

Another Sydney success! by Cassie Blomquist

Once again we have moved out of Melbourne, this time installing our work in Sydney!

Teaming up with Contour Interiors, we achieved this highly motivating and stylish design for Care Super in Sydney. 

An open office space is an on-going trend which highly influences employee productivity and employee engagement, with that being said eliminating privacy doesn't have to be the only option.

Care Super's office fit-out is a great example of an open office space that still has a privacy aspect to it. Contour Interiors left it to our design team to create the final design which was carried throughout the fit-out on both clear and frost film. Both create the illusion of privacy, however still function as a open office space. 

Tint Design are forever exceeding our clients expectations and we are excited for what future projects may have in store!

a splash of colour for open universities australia by Liana Slussareff


As abstract painter Hans Hofmann once said ‘Colours must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel’ and that’s exactly what Open Universities Australia achieved with this bold and vivacious design. 

Every room within this fit-out has a different story to tell which creates an exciting workplace for all employees and an obvious talking point for new visitors to the space.

A mix of print and application techniques have been used on this project to maximise on the boldness and use of colour. Sometimes a cut vinyl film will have a more vibrant hue whereas a custom printed wallpaper can add character and texture to a space, ultimately it comes down to choosing the right technique that will champion your design. 

As our suppliers are continuously creating new materials and products for us to play with, this in-turn gives us the opportunity to experiment with new printing and finishing techniques that we can offer you.

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.

creative design that inspires to learn by Liana Slussareff

The intended influence of design within Education spaces is that you are both inspired and excited to learn. We feel that our recent project at Richmond High School does just that even from the moment you approach the building. 

Full cover Vision Effex digitally printed film with bright, bold graphics have been installed to the windows on the Façade of the building making a striking entrance to the School. McCorkell Construction have maintained their incredible quality of design and construction for this project for The Victorian Govt - Department of Education and Training and it never ceases to amaze us just how much of an impact Digital Prints can make to a fit-out which leaves such a lasting impression.

We are sure that the current and future students of Richmond High School will draw inspiration from their new and exciting surrounds. 

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!

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.