Sat, Jun

Size Matters

Structure-flex, a supplier of products manufactured from flexible, heavy-duty, PVC coated textiles, has brought to life an art exhibition displaying images of some of the world’s most famous musicians to create what is believed to be the largest outside art exhibition ever.

Entitled ‘Size Matters’, the exhibition displays 13 images captured by iconic rock photographer Nick Elliott, reproduced as pieces of art each measuring 8m high by 5m wide and framed with a metal structure to create individual free-standing exhibits.

Paul Reeve, managing director at Structure-flex, said: “We are very active in the commercial transport sector manufacturing digitally printed trailer side curtains, vehicle covers, and tarpaulins so are very accustomed to dealing with large format print but Nick’s project is one of the most unusual requests we’ve had.

“The Graphic Division has recently invested a further £450,000 in the latest technology so producing the images - on a Vutex GS5000R - at the required dimensions wasn’t an issue, but to create free-standing pieces of fine art that would retain the details on a fabric that would enable them to be displayed outside and open to the elements, was a challenge. We produced a number of prototypes at various sizes and tested different fabrics before recommending the final specification.”

Apart from the new Vutex GS5000R and a Durst Rho 320HS, Structure-flex also has a new Mimaki JV300 solvent roll-to-roll solution, that Reeve said “will support our older JV33, and a new Mimaki JFX200 rigid substrate primer to give us a full spectrum of capability.”

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