Window Film

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...
 

Two Birds, One Stone! by Liana Slussareff

 Click on the image to see more photos of our test samples!

Click on the image to see more photos of our test samples!

The seasons are changing and soon our sunny days will be replaced with cold wintry ones. Suddenly the solar film you were so desperate for doesn't seem as important... until next summer!

With an increasing demand for multi-purposeful products, Tint Design has been hard at work in their R&D department to not only broaden our range of products and services available, but to also be able to offer the largest variety of finishing solutions to each of them.
As such, we have discovered that not only is solar film able to reduce heat, glare and UV within your fit-out, now there is the option to include printed solar film to your decorative interior design scope!

The unique effect of digitally printing onto solar film maximizes the "designable area" within your space to include the full area of flat glass in your windows.  This could mean a full cover design to mask an undesirable view, or a simple cut-away that carries a pattern or design concept through your fit-out with uninterrupted continuity.

We've got some samples ready to go but would be happy to provide a custom design sample of your choosing – when required solar film is a necessity but now you have to option to also make it a feature! 
 

Dare to be different by Liana Slussareff

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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!
 

kicking goals in the west by Liana Slussareff

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Click on the image for more photos of this project!

Thankfully for us we completed works on this new Co-Health site in Footscray, for Contract Control Services, just days before the result of the 2016 AFL Grand Final that showcased a spectacular win by the Western Bulldogs - We can’t imagine it would have been a speedy travel to site the following week. Go Doggies! 

Co-Health Footscray was a challenging design project for the architect Clarke Hopkins Clarke who explained the process on their website;
“Through collaborations with a local artist, an indigenous style artwork which captures the multiculturalism of the Footscray community has been incorporated into the façade design, shaping an active and vibrant street presence for the centre and providing a revitalised new identity for Cohealth within the community".

As all of the consultation rooms are to be used by various medical practitioners and all overlook three sides of a central courtyard, the privacy requirements meant treating the windows with some kind of frosting to allow light in while diffusing the optical clarity. The chosen solution to this was to use our Vision Effex service and digitally print a gradient fade effect onto optically clear film that was then applied to the inside of the glass. This meant that the graphic could fade to clear at the top of the window to allow for the required amount of privacy while leaving a subtle gap of optically clear at the top. Elsewhere on each level we treated the windows of some of the internal offices with a similar digital print using white ink. 

For more photos of this project, click here!