Minprint’s Display Department is Expanding!

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“Minprint Holdings Limited has received Invest NI Selective Financial Assistance in support of its investment and growth plans. Part financed by the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland 2014-2020, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. This project aims to assist the company in expanding its current manufacturing capability.

The company has identified growth opportunities which can be met through the purchase of a super wide format LED UV printer to give it additional capability by producing high quality display products not currently achievable with current hardware. The printer will allow the company to print on a variety of substrates (including textile) at various thickness, to produce a range of wide format graphics including floor and wall graphics that can be used across a variety of sectors.”

We are very excited to announce that we are opening a second premises, and our signage, exhibition and display department is expanding as we merge with Alpine Signs Ltd!

It’s been two years since we bought our first large format flatbed printer, and a year since we bought our flatbed cutter. Since then, we have seen a massive increase in the demand for signage, exhibition and display, which is why we felt it was the right time to expand this department.

Our new 8000 sq. ft. premises is on Prince Regent Road, just a few minutes away from our current premises on Castlereagh Road. Our current signage, exhibition and display team will be merging with the team from Comber-based Alpine Signs, one of NI’s best sign makers and vehicle branding experts.

This merger will allow us to expand our large format print capabilities and enable us to create a higher standard of bespoke display, signage, vehicle branding and exhibition items to meet growing demand from our customers.

The new premises will give us the space to install some amazing pieces of equipment to grow our production capacity. (check out the video below of our 3.2m roll to roll printer being installed!)

We will also have the space for a showroom area where we will have a range of our exhibition, signage and display items on show! The space will also allow us to spread our wings towards large scale corporate signage which is very exciting!

Our 3D designer Joseph and our graphic designer Neill are also moving to the new premises with the large format team. They will be on hand to provide photorealistic 3D visualisations and designs for displays, exhibitions and signage. This gives us a unique ability to show our customers their products in-situ before we even start printing!

The team is working very hard to get everything set up, as you can see from the photos we have made a lot of progress in the last week alone! The team will be moving next week, so we hope to be up and running in the next few weeks and we plan to be at full production capacity before Christmas!

Find out more about our exhibition and display products at http://www.minprint.co.uk/exhibitiondisplay/, and if you are interested in seeing what we can do for you, give us a call on 02890705205 or email sales@minprint.co.uk and we would be happy to give you a grand tour of our new second home!

Oakfield Park – Job of the Month

 

This month’s featured job was quite a challenge, and we loved every minute of it!

Oakfield Park is a five phase property development on Jordanstown Road, just outside Belfast. We were tasked with creating and developing a brand identity for the development, devising online and offline marketing strategies, designing 3D CGI renders of the properties, and designing and printing the marketing material.

Our design team took this job and ran with it, creating a stunning brand identity and brand toolkit for the client. They also designed some beautiful marketing material for print and display, including the following:

  • Development overview brochure
  • Phase One homes specificaton brochure
  • Bespoke brochure folders
  • Promotional flyers
  • Postcards
  • Roll up banners
  • Site signage
  • Outdoor advertising campaign (billboard and Adshel)

Our cross media team also pulled out all the stops and created the following:

  • Design and build of a ‘sneak peek’ website for the development
  • Design and build of a full website for the Phase One release
  • Purchaser management online system
  • Email marketing system
  • Digital and social media marketing
  • Aeriel photos and videos using our DJI Phantom 3 drone

With so many elements to work with, it was key that we had a clear marketing strategy to help tie everything together, so our marketing experts devised a marketing timeline using a staggered approach to encourage maximum visibility both online and offline.

This job encompassed almost every aspect of what we produce here at Minprint, and we are very proud of the results we have achieved so far. The project is still ongoing and we hope that we can continue to provide outstanding results for our client.

If you would like to find out more information about Oakfield Park, check out the website here, and follow the Facebook page here to keep up to date with the development.

 

Augmented Reality at W5 – Job of the Month

In June, we had one of our most exciting jobs yet –  helping W5 create an immersive Augmented Reality experience!

If you’ve been following the craze of Pokémon Go in the last few weeks then you’ll know all about AR technology, but if not don’t worry, it’s very simple; Augmented Reality (AR) is a new technology that superimposes computer generated images onto the real world, bringing CGI to life in front of your eyes! W5’s AR experience brings dinosaurs to life all around you, putting you right in the centre of the action.

For this project, Minprint created a wall backdrop with a one way viewing window, so that visitors could try out the AR spectacle uninterrupted on one side, and other visitors could see what was going on from behind the wall. Our CAD designer, Joseph, took the original concept and developed visualisations of the wall (pictured below), and created the technical specifications for the build. It was built and assembled by our production team and finished with highly durable vinyl prints. The finished product looks incredible and really adds to the spectacle!

3D visualisation

3D visualisation

As if that wasn’t enough excitement, we also gave other areas of W5 a massive makeover – we installed full printed floor and wall graphics in several areas, as well as large hanging photo structures. Check it out for yourself to get the full experience – just make sure you don’t get eaten by a T-Rex!

You can find more info about the AR experience on W5’s website: http://www.w5online.co.uk/whats-on/events/item/130/augmented-reality/

August Job of the Month – Todds Leap Banners and Flags

This month, we produced some large format print for the Todds Leap, Ireland’s biggest and best Activity Centre, who recently celebrated their 25th year in business.

Banner flags (4m flag shown), are the perfect way to showcase your business on the big scale and were perfect for the main entrance to all visitors of Todds Leap.

However, their large mesh banner graphic, was the pinnacle of the job. Customers arriving by car will see this as the welcoming sign to the activity centre. This large format print gave an all round perspective of the sports and activities that can be done in the centre with all of the silhouettes.

 

After completing the job, our salesman Gary (pictured), was even given the opportunity to go round the centre and try out the zipline!