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Checking out our next printer at Sign UK

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We popped up to Sign & Digital UK today for a peek at our next printer, a brand new Oce Canon Arizona 460GT.  This is a UV true flatbed printer that will allow us to print directly to rigid materials including foamex, dibond and honeycomb board. It gets delivered next week and we can't wait!

New Signage for Number 49

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We recently completed the interior and exterior signs for a new coffee house and interiors shop, Number 49, based in Usk. 

Ariel Atom Wrapped

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Great to see James Martin enjoying a sit in the Ariel Atom that we wrapped for RAC recently!

Our New HP L28500 Installed!

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We recently took delivery of a new HP Latex printer which enables us to print up to 2.6m wide! Latex is a relatively new printing technology that uses water based Eco friendly inks and can print to a range of substrates including display fabric and voile. Here it is in action! 

2012 - Our Year in Pictures...

2012 has been a truly fantastic year for our company and we would like to thank everyone that has supported us, from our customers to our suppliers and staff.

Here's a reminder of some of the things we got up to...

January

We start the year in pink with some vinyl graphics for a local hotel!

February

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We build an exhibition stand for Thule at the caravan and camping show.

March

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We become one of the first companies in the UK to take delivery of the new Espon SureColour-30600 wide format printer.

April

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Time for a spot of twitching! We re-vamp the intepretation prints at RSPB Newport Wetlands.

May

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We design, build and project manage a custom exhibition stand for NIG.

June

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Our first stand for RAC at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

July

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Aaaand action! Epson descend on our premises to shoot a case study video of us promoting the SureColour printer. It was translated into 17 languages and made its way around europe!

August

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Bursting at the seams: we get the keys for our new home...

September

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We undertake a huge custom exhibition stand project for RAC at the Goodwood Revival.

October

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Moving in: our purpose built print room!

 

November

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We are commissioned by RAC to print and install new rear graphics on their national fleet of 1400 patrol vehicles. We completed the project in six weeks and achieved over 95% coverage on the fleet.

 

December

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A glimpse into 2013...we're going even wider! Our latest acquisition which will be part of further investment in new equipment for the coming year.

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Hope you enjoyed that...have a fantastic Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

 

Caesar Graphics Team Joins Ottimo Digital

   
   
 We're pleased to announce that Caesar Graphics, a South Wales based exhibition print and installation business, will be joining our team from 1st January 2013.  Caesar Graphics, which was founded by husband and wife team Charlie and Justyna Cieslinski in early 2012 and has built up a number of exhibition clients, will join forces with Ottimo Digital in the new year. Charlie will join the business as a production manager, overseeing print and finishing jobs day-to-day, while Justyna will take the position of Marketing Manager with a focus on new business development. 
   
 Nick Lindwall, Director at Ottimo Digital commented: "We've been working with Caesar Graphics for some time and we're delighted to have Charlie and Justyna join our team and excited to be working with them and their existing client base in the coming year. We have been impressed with their productiveness and work ethic from day one and we hope that their involvement will help to further grow our business in the future."

 

We're pleased to announce that Caesar Graphics, a South Wales based exhibition print and installation business, will be joining our team from 1st January 2013.  Caesar Graphics, which was founded by husband and wife team Charlie and Justyna Cieslinski in early 2012 and has built up a number of exhibition clients, will join forces with Ottimo Digital in the new year. Charlie will join the business as a production manager, overseeing print and finishing jobs day-to-day, while Justyna will take the position of Marketing Manager with a focus on new business development.

 

Nick Lindwall, Director at Ottimo Digital commented: "We've been working with Caesar Graphics for some time and we're delighted to have Charlie and Justyna join our team and excited to be working with them and their existing client base in the coming year. We have been impressed with their productiveness and work ethic from day one and we hope that their involvement will help to further grow our business in the future."

Epson and Ottimo Digital!

 

We're pleased to announce that the short film that Epson produced featuring us as a case study is now available for public consumption! 

 

We're delighted with the end result and making the video was a great experience. As well as seeing it here you will also be able to find an extended version of the film on the Epson global website.  Our thanks again to Epson and the team at Citizen films for making it happen!

We're Moving!

  A couple of weeks ago we announced the exciting news that we had signed a lease on a new premises just a stone's throw from our existing location at Queensway Meadows in Newport. 
   
 Work is now well underway on our new home, where we are building a dedicated print and finishing room along with what will eventually become a showroom. 
   
 We're really excited about the move and wanted to share our floor plan for the new space.   
   
   
   
  
   
 As you can see we'll have plenty of room for all of our print machinery, with some extra space for expansion :-) 
   
   
 We hope to have relocated by the end of September and we'll keep you posted on further developments here on our blog and over on our  Facebook page . 
   
 Exciting times! 
  

A couple of weeks ago we announced the exciting news that we had signed a lease on a new premises just a stone's throw from our existing location at Queensway Meadows in Newport.

 

Work is now well underway on our new home, where we are building a dedicated print and finishing room along with what will eventually become a showroom.

 

We're really excited about the move and wanted to share our floor plan for the new space.  

 

 

 

As you can see we'll have plenty of room for all of our print machinery, with some extra space for expansion :-)

 

 

We hope to have relocated by the end of September and we'll keep you posted on further developments here on our blog and over on our Facebook page.

 

Exciting times!

 

Epson Filming

We were really chuffed when Epson contacted us to ask if we would feature as a case study for their latest series of videos promoting their new SureColor SC-30600. We were one of the first UK installations of the printer, which has been a great asset to our business, and we were delighted to accept and take part.

 

And so a crew from Citizen Films descended on our production facility in Newport earlier this week...in full force. Two directors, a camerman, soundman, lighting engineer and a couple of representatives from Epson arrived around 8am and set straight to work. 

Professional lighting shone through our office window, furniture was re-positioned and filters were stuck to all our lights to create the best atmosphere for the camera. The whole place was a flurry of activity (even more so than on a busy day!). 

It was fascinating to watch the film crew who literally worked without stopping (except for a quick lunchtime sandwich between takes) for a full 12 hours. The director barely came up for air!

 

It was a great example of teamwork at its best. It wasn't until later in the day we learned that some of the crew had never worked together before. From where we were sitting it seemed like they'd been working with one another for years. 

We had a fantastic (though slightly tiring) day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thanks to the team at Citizen Films and Epson for making it happen. We can't wait to see the finished video and we'll be sure to share it with you here. In the meantime we've put more photos of the day up on our Facebook page here.

 

Oh, and we even got to wear make up! Sorry Lee. :-)

 

 

New Interpretation for RSPB Newport Wetlands

   
   
 We were delighted to be asked by RSPB to produce the new design and printing for their interpretation banners, wall panels and sightings board at Newport Wetlands centre.  Here's an image of the finished cotton banners - we'll be posting more images of the work on our  facebook page .

 

We were delighted to be asked by RSPB to produce the new design and printing for their interpretation banners, wall panels and sightings board at Newport Wetlands centre.  Here's an image of the finished cotton banners - we'll be posting more images of the work on our facebook page.

We've Bought Another Machine!

   
 We're delighted to be one of the first companies in the UK to have purchased the brand new Epson SureColor SC-30600 wide format solvent printer.  
   
 Not only will this new machine give us more capacity, its speed is also unrivalled for a roll fed printer, running at up to three times the speed of our existing printers! 
   
 We hope to have it up and running next week, please call in if you'd like to see it in action!

We're delighted to be one of the first companies in the UK to have purchased the brand new Epson SureColor SC-30600 wide format solvent printer. 

 

Not only will this new machine give us more capacity, its speed is also unrivalled for a roll fed printer, running at up to three times the speed of our existing printers!

 

We hope to have it up and running next week, please call in if you'd like to see it in action!

Introducing Our New Site

We’re delighted to launch our new website this morning and we hope it gives you a good overview of the products and services we can offer. For a more detailed list of our products, please check out our full catalogue.  

 

To hear more about what we’re up to, please take a further look at the blog here. You can also follow us on Twitter, and visit our Facebook page!

 

We welcome your thoughts and feedback on the website and any improvements you think we could make to improve what we offer you online. Please drop your thoughts into the comments below or give us a call.  Happy Surfing!

Our office HQ gets an NYC theme!

   
 We recently installed a feature wall at our HQ with a New York Theme!  The image, shot by designer/photographer Rob Edwards on a recent trip to the USA was printed to a Neschen Solvoprint sand finish wallpaper material and fitted on one of the large walls in our Usk office.  The result is stunning and has created a fantastic feature for the room.  If you'd like see the results for yourself, you're welcome to visit our offices, in which we have another feature wall like this. Just  get in touch with us  to make an appointment.

We recently installed a feature wall at our HQ with a New York Theme!  The image, shot by designer/photographer Rob Edwards on a recent trip to the USA was printed to a Neschen Solvoprint sand finish wallpaper material and fitted on one of the large walls in our Usk office.  The result is stunning and has created a fantastic feature for the room.  If you'd like see the results for yourself, you're welcome to visit our offices, in which we have another feature wall like this. Just get in touch with us to make an appointment.