Pyramid Visuals

Archive for October, 2008



On 2 seperate occassions, the team from Channel 5’s “The Gadget show” set out to test digital and conventional film cameras and enlisted the help of Pyramid Visuals.

On both occassions, the duo posed for a professional photographer who took photos with 2 similar cameras using similar lenses, one being film and the other being digital.

The photographs were then shipped off to our premises where we had them blown up to a massive size, printed on one of our super wide digital printers, welded together using one of our hot air welders and then hung up for display at the milleneum building in Birgingham.

You can read both fascinating accounts on our website.

Suzis Double Take – Part 1

Suzi’s Double Take – Part 2

Print Week October 2008

Killer app… The Monument building wrap

WHAT A giant lifelike print of the exterior of historic London landmark The Monument to The Great Fire of London, hiding restoration works taking place on the building.

WHO The building wrap was printed by Weybridge-based super-large-format firm Pyramid Visuals.

WHERE The Monument is a 61m-tall structure located in the City of London. It stands exactly 61m from Pudding Lane, where the fire of London is believed to have started in 1666.

HOW Before creating the artwork, Pyramid Visuals took high-resolution photographs of the structure capturing it at all angles, which were then printed on a mesh-material with high tear resistance. Four of these were produced on an HP Scitex 1500 and joined using a hot-air welder. The sky scene was artificially imposed by the print firm.

WOW As the building represents a momentous point in the history of London, it was important the print looked realistic as tourists continue to visit the site while The Monument is being worked on. The wrap was attached to the scaffolding by a team of abseilers who had to match up the four sides precisely to create a lifelike image. Detailed assessments of weather conditions were needed, which showed that the wrap couldn’t be attached to the top of The Monument as the strong winds in the area would cause a vortex