GOLD WINNER: AUTO DIAL
PROTOLAB ELECTROTECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD
Auto dial is used in Automotive cluster for 2 wheeler vehicles and has backlit illumination in night condition. The chaplets and text are
illuminated and it is important to morph the article to achieve uniform illumination. The illumination is used to improve the look and visibility of dials.
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
PRINTING TYPE: DIGITAL
TECHNIQUE: HNS EXPERT SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND TECHNIQUES SHONE THROUGH IN THIS PROJECT AS THEY UTILISED A COMBINATION OF 15 DIFFERENT SABLE BRUSHES TO APPLY PAINT AND TO GET THE EXACT LOOK TED BAKER WANTED. THE PUB SIGNS WERE MADE USING PLY FOR THE BOARD BOLSTERED TO A PINE FRAME AND SKILFULLY FINISHED FOR A CLASSIC AND AUTHENTIC LOOK. ***‘THE SOCK AND LOBSTER’*** SIGN WAS HAND PAINTED TO LOOK WORN INORDER TO GIVE A MODERN TWIST. WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE QUALITY OF OUR WORKMANSHIP AND THIS SIGN WAS NO DIFFERENT. TO ADD A LITTLE EXTRA LUXURY TO THE DISPLAY WE FINISHED THE BOARD WITH 22 KARAT GOLD-LEAF WHICH AIMED TO CATCH THE LIGHT AS SHOPPERS WALK THROUGH THE STORE. THE ***‘LIFE IS A STITCH’*** SIGN WAS ALSO SIGN PAINTED AND DESIGNED TO LOOK ANTIQUE. FOR A FULLY AUTHENTIC LOOK WE STAINED THE FACE OF THE SIGN WITH SPRAY-PAINT BEFORE VARNISHING TO COMPLETE THE VINTAGE LOOK. BOTH THE ***‘POST OFFICE’*** AND ‘***BLOOMING MARVELLOUS’*** SIGNS THAT WE HAVE DONE FOR TED BAKER HAD RAISED LETTERS WHICH WERE CNC-CUT FROM MDF AND BONDED TO THE SIGN WITH WOOD GLUE BEFORE WET SPRAYED TO COLOUR. AS WITH ALL OUR PROJECTS, DETAIL IS EVERYTHING AND THE BACK-GROUND DETAIL WAS SIGN-PAINTED TO SUCCESSFULLY BRING THE BRAND STYLE TOGETHER. THE ***MAIN WALL*** IN TED BAKER’S OXFORD STORE WAS CHALLENGING. AS THE WALL WAS SO ROUGH, WE COULD NOT POUNCE IT SO HAD TO USE A COMBINATION OF FREE-HAND DRAWING AND CUTTING OUT OF LETTERS FROM THE PAPER TRACE TO CREATE A STENCIL. THE TEAM USED FINCHES TO HAND FINISH THE DISPLAY TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD. LUXURIOUS SILVER LEAF ADDED TO THE ‘BABY’ SECTION AND DOTTED SPARINGLY TO THE WHITE SWIRLS WHICH CONSISTED OF A DAY’S LABOUR, BROUGHT THE WALL TO LIFE AND ADDED AN AIR OF SOPHISTICATION. THE FULL IMPACT OF THE WALL WAS ACHIEVED THROUGH THE PERFECT MIX OF TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES AND MODERN CREATIVE ART.
EQUIPMENT: * CNC MACHINE FOR WOODEN LETTERS * BENCH SAW FOR CUTTING MATERIALS * MORTICE DRILL AND JIGSAW FOR THE FRAME * EVERYTHING ELSE WAS DONE BY HAND
PRINT VOLUME: 1 X CHALK BOARD 5 X SIGNS 1 X WALL ART 2 X WALLS IN DISABLED CHANGING ROOMS (DONE TWICE) 6 X PIECES OF FURNITURE 2 X PROPS WHICH HAD TO BE SIGN PAINTED WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE (A LIFE SAVING RING AND THE OTHER A ROWING BOAT SEAT.)
TIME FRAME: WE FIRST ENGAGED IN TALKS WITH TED BAKER IN OCTOBER 2017 WITH THE FIRST DISPLAY PROJECT
COMPLETED IN OCTOBER 2017. WE NOW HAVE AN ONGOING STREAM OF PROJECTS WE ARE CURRENTLY
DEVELOPING WITH TED BAKER. WITH MOST OF THESE ORDERS FROM TED BAKER, WE ONLY HAD A TOTAL OF 5
WORKING DAYS TO TURN THEM AROUND. AS IT TAKES HOURS TO PREP A WOODEN BOARD PROPERLY TO SIGNWRITE, WE HAD TO FIND A QUICKER SOLUTION. WE DISCOVERED SPRAY-PAINT! BY SPRAY-PAINTING THE BOARDS WE WERE ABLE TO ACHIEVE A FLAWLESS FINISH IN MINUTES. WE THEN SIGN PAINTED ONTO THE BOARDS.
SILVER WINNER: MEMBRANE SWITCH
PROTOLAB ELECTROTECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD
It is used on the front fascia of a hybrid PCB based Membrane switch used in medical application. It is used in X-Ray machine and as they require tactile feed back as well as embossing for the keys. We proposed the design with 3 D graphics for visual appearance as embossing reduces the life of the overlay as various harsh cleaning and sterilizing reagents are used for cleaning the X-Ray department.
PRINTING TYPE: SCREEN
TECHNIQUE: THIS MEMBRANE GRAPHIC IS PROCESSED IN 2 UPS WITH A POLYESTER 2V 150 MATERIAL SHEET HAVING DIMENSION 470 MMX 370 MM PRINTED WITH 19 COLOR PASSES/IMPRESSIONS. ALL INKS ARE SOLVENT INKS AND AFTER EACH PASS/IMPRESSION DRIED AND BAKED.
EQUIPMENT: GRAFICA PRINTING MACHINE WITH MANUAL VACUUM TABLE.
PRINT VOLUME: 500
TIME FRAME: THE SCREENS ARE PROCESSED IN 2 UPS AND THE BATCH SIZE IS 250 SHEETS WITH 19 IMPRESSIONS. IT IS PRINTED ON A MANUAL VACUUM TABLE AND THE PROCESS TIME IS 250X19 = 4750 IMPRESSIONS WITH A AVERAGE RATE OF 120 IMPRESSIONS/HOUR WHICH IS 1200 IMPRESSIONS /DAY AND HENCE THE PROCESS TIME IS 4 DAYS WITH ONE OPERATOR.
BRONZE WINNER: PREMIUM PACKAGE - GLENFIDDICH
KEETRONICS(INDIA) PVT LTD
This year at FESPA-2018, We are excited to present a Smart Package which is Premium, Classic and has something new which has not
been presented before. We are presenting Premium Package -Glenfiddich. This package consists of three parts and uses three different technologies. In the first part we have integrated a Capacitive touch sensor which is Screen printed and the circuit is powered by battery. When you hold the package, the integrated LED glows. The Second part of the package is Electroluminescent (EL) display. This EL display is placed at the bottom of the package which adds more value to
it and makes it more Premium. Electroluminescent Display is developed by printing different layer of materials like Silver, Phosphor, Dielectric, Transparent Conductive, protective layer, one upon the other and driven by a voltage using batteries. Every Whisky is identified by its age and this is one of the important parameter for the consumer. To send across this information every Whisky package has the Age printed on it. To convey the Age of the Whisky, We have used an innovative way which makes consumer interact with the package. This is achieved by Third and most interesting part called Dualistic Printing. This is the text beneath the brand name GLENFIDDICH. At your first look, you might notice two question marks ( ?? years old ). But when you lift the package, the question marks turns to number 18 which is age of the Whisky. Here we have used a special technique to print these text using Roland LEF-300 Digital Printer. When illuminated from behind, it changes the text as required. These technologies/ techniques give numerous opportunity for the designers to think out of the box and use these value additions to
increase the Brand Value and get their product into the Premium Class.
PRINTING TYPE: MIXED (COMBINATION OF PRINTING TECHNIQUES)
TECHNIQUE: THE PACKAGE IS PRODUCED IN 3 STEPS. THE GRAPHIC PRINTING IS DONE USING ROLAND LEF-300 UV INKJET PRINTER ON 350GSM CARDSHEET. THE SHEET IS THEN LASER CUT INTO THE REQUIRED SHAPE. THE CAPACITIVE SENSOR CIRCUIT IS PRINTED USING ATMA FLATBED SCREEN PRINTING MACHINE ON 125 MICRON PET SUBSTRATE. THE INKS USED ARE CONDUCTIVE SILVER INK AND DIELECTRIC INK FROM HENKEL. THE COMPONENTS FOR THE CAPACITIVE SENSING ARE MOUNTED USING ARRAYCOM’S LOW TEMPERATURE SOLDER PASTE. THE
LEDS FROM EDISON-OPTO ARE ALSO MOUNTED USING THE SAME SOLDER PASTE. THE ELECTROLUMINESCENT
DISPLAY IS PRINTED SEPERATELY, ALSO ON PET. IT CONSISTS OF 5 LAYERS VIZ. TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE, PHOSPHOR, DIELECTRIC, CONDUCTIVE SILVER AND ENCAPSULANT. THE EL IS ALSO PRINTED USING ATMA FLATBED SCREEN PRINTING MACHINE AND INKS FROM NORCOTE INC. THE EL IS DRIVEN BY AN INVERTER WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY A PUSH SWITCH. THE “18 YEARS OLD” TEXT IS PRINTED ON 100 MICRONS PET SUBSTRATE BY STRATEGICALLY ARRANGED LAYER SEQUENCE AND CONTROLLED OPACITY TO GET THE 2-WAY VIEW EFFECT. ALL THE LAYERS WERE THEN SANDWITCHED USING 3M DOUBLE SIDED ADHESIVE.
EQUIPMENT: DESIGNING - CORELDRAWX7 PRINTING - CAPACITIVE SENSOR CIRCUIT, EL PANEL - ATMA FLATBED SCREEN PRINTING MACHINE; GRAPHICS ON CARDSHEET - ROLAND LEF-300 WITH ECOUV INKS CONVEYER IR DRIER (NATGRAPH) NANO-UV CURING MACHINE - (GRAPHICA FLEXOTRONICA) LASER CUTTER (SILICON LASER SYSTEMS) DIGITAL UV INKJET PRINTER (ROLAND LEF-300) TWS CONVEYER DRIER
PRINT VOLUME: BEING A PROOF OF CONCEPT/PROTOTYPE THIS WAS PRODUCED IN 3 NOS
TIME FRAME: THE PROJECT WAS COMPLETED IN 3 WEEKS WHICH INCLUDES THE DESIGNING, PRINTING AND ASSEMBLY PART.