(Video) Printing on untraditional surfaces

Printing technologies continue to evolve

This year, the Proprint team left the cozy comforts of the production floor and headed for Las Vegas, Nevada. At this year’s Globalshop 2015 conference we saw some interesting printing executions that really caught our eyes. We wanted to share a few with you.

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Rethinking the surfaces that brands can play on

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to print directly on toast? or spaghetti perhaps?
Us either. But these sure brought a smile to our faces anyway. This industry continues to surprise us.

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Smuckers Jam Jar printed on toast

Yeah, but can you recycle toast?


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Retail Point of Sale Showroom

Showcasing some of our client’s best work

Here at Proprint, we like to move things around to change the view. To freshen up things this time, we took a crack at bringing some retail displays into the foreground by re-arranging our retail point of sale showroom.

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Putting a spotlight on the success stories

After all, our business is about making brands shine. What better place to do that than our very own offices.

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We love retail point of sale production

Individual pizza slice box concept keeps hands clean

Any way you slice it, this is a clever idea

Pizza and greasy fingers go hand in hand. It’s a small price to pay for one of the world’s most popular fast foods. But designer Yinan Wang has a cleaner take on it.

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Geometric approach

I’m not certain if this could catch on. But the intention is smart.
Good packaging doesn’t just house a product. It interacts with it. And in the best examples – improves it.

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The Fujifilm PlateRite 8600N-S Plate Processor

Retail POS Equipment Profile

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Proprint is always looking for ways to pass value on to their clients. That means investing in state-of-the-art retail print production technology. The Fujifilm PlateRite 8600N-S falls into that category. Not only because it does an excellent job of processing plates for offset printing, but it does so with very little environmental impact. Something that’s also important to Proprint and their clients.

Impressive capabilities

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Speed, Quality and Dependability all rolled into one


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How does it work?

Simply put: Tin / Aluminum alloy coated plates go in one end and perfectly laser etched impressions for each colour come out the other. Each plate goes on to be applied to drums for offset printing. It makes the entire process seem so simple. But under the hood, a complex symphony of stages bring it all together. It’s actually really interesting to watch it work.

Check out this custom wall diagram

The best way for everyone to understand it’s functionality was to illustrate it. So the Proprint Design and Production Teams did just that. *(4′ x 16′)

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In the old days, this process used to take weeks. The Fujifilm PlateRite 8600N-S eliminates the lengthy wait to get projects to the finish line faster. Learn more about this incredible machine here.

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Cadbury Easter Retail POS Displays

Spring is on the way

How can we tell? Well for starters, these stunning Easter-themed Cadbury displays are popping up all over.

Cadbury Easter Creme Eggs are a big part of this season. So are many of Cadbury’s chocolate holiday brands. This year, their presence is front and centre with a dynamic use of space and branding. Look out for them at retail.

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The New Canadian Passport – Hidden UV images

Under a black light, Canada is quite colourful

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The Canadian passport has potentially earned the unexpected distinction of being the coolest passport to pull out at a rave. The pages of the new passport (released in mid-2013) are covered in fun and colorful UV-reactive images that can only be seen under a blacklight.

Oh Canada, you’ve done it again

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Iridescent inks bring these passport pages to life.

No one said that National Security couldn’t have a little flare

The “secret” UV images are cleverly incorporated into the parts of each page that are visible under normal lighting so that the two complement each other when seen under UV light. These images, along with a biometric chip in the back of the passport, are all security measures designed to ensure that duplicating or forging a passport would be as difficult and complicated as possible.
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