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Pyramid Visuals were contacted by Endemol, the production company behind Big Brother and the current consumer documentary on Channel 4 simply entitled “FOOD”.  The programme series is essentially about investigating the journey of food consumed in the UK every day and examines where food comes from, what happens to it and how long it takes to get to the nation’s dinner plates.

Given that time was short with only days to go until filming commenced for the series, we were asked if we could print an image of a beach scene directly onto a “rigid board type material”.  Having offered various options, the decision was left to us to select the correct substrate required to fulfil the somewhat open-ended brief of, “it will either be free standing on set, fixed to a wall or propped up as a temporary backdrop in front of the presenters”.  We therefore took the decision and recommended that the desired image be printed directly on our Inca Spyder V Flatbed digital machine printed onto a 5mm foamex panel and cut to the required size (10’ x 5’).  This was duly agreed and the ok given.

Fortunately, having sent a proof of the beach scene image to the client for approval prior to pressing ahead with printing, the production company decided that a beach scene wasn’t right after all as the programme was about food, farming and rural sustainability.  With an even tighter deadline, a substitute image was found – one depicting a classic rural scene (as shown below) – and production duly commenced.  The job was completed and despatched from Pyramid Visuals directly to the studio set for immediate filming within 2 days.

Rick  –  September 2010

Images above as featured on the documentary programme, FOOD on Channel 4

Citroen Head office wanted to brighten up there reception area so called in Pyramid Visuals to produce a massive 3 meter high x 5 meter wide digitally printed canvas frame.

This is one of the largest canvas picture frames Pyramid Visuals has produced which was digitally printed on our massive 5 meter wide HP XL1500 solvent printer. The wooden frame was made out of 65mm x 32mm softwood from a non rainforest country with 8 supports.

The printed canvas frame was so large the frame had to be fabricated on site and the canvas stretched onto the wood frame in the reception area.

The print was of a the concept car GTbyCITROËN, which started life as a concept car for the wildly popular Gran Turismo gaming franchise (part of Polyphony Digital Inc. and Sony’s Playstation empire)

Though originally designed as nothing more than a model to drum up interest in the French automaker and the oft-delayed next instalment of Gran Turismo, there has reportedly been so much interest in the GT that there is actually a very real chance that Citroen will put the supercar into limited production, possibly powered by a rumbling V8 engine.