Epson and Slam Signs bring flower power to Sign & Digital

31 Mar 2017
Topics: textile printing, large format, signage, trade shows, car wrap

Mel Mantle's winning design was colour matched across textile, wall covering and car wrap substrates


A student design printed by Slam Signs using Epson's 10-colour SureColour SC-S80600 helped to showcase Epson's large format printers at Sign & Digital 2017.

To highlight the capabilities of its SureColor eco-solvent and dye-sublimation printers, Epson invited final year students on the BTEC Fashion course at Longdean School to develop a vibrant and contemporary design for its stand at Sign & Digital this March. Epson provided advice about the SureColor inkjet printers and their capabilities while signage specialists Slam Signs guided the students through what is involved when developing and applying a digitally printed car wrap.

'It was difficult to choose an overall winner but Mel Mantle's intricate floral image featuring a myriad of vibrant colours met the brief perfectly,' said Phil McMullin, sales manager, Epson UK, of the final design, which was printed onto vinyl, paper, canvas and textiles for different applications to illustrate the SureColor's versatility.

'I put a lot of thought into the design which represents the changing seasons and features a woman with a floral dress that flows across the car and wall behind it in varying colours,' responded Mel. 'I am really proud of the end result.'

Slam Signs printed the car graphics on the 10-colour SureColour SC-S80600 and wrapped the car chassis on site in the school auditorium in front of crowds of students.

'I love showing youngsters what can be achieved with digital printing,' said David Jorge, MD of Slam Signs. 'It sparks their imagination and gets them thinking about how far they can go with their own designs.'

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