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Pyramid Visuals has evolved into one of the leading digital print specialists in the UK. We offer a comprehensive list of services which includes Exhibition Displays, Retail Displays, Vehicle Liveries and branding, Point of Sale, Large format Print, Outdoor media, Signage, Event branding, and Print Management.

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Pyramid and the Lego Technic Challenge

Lego recently launched their global Technic challenge competition where Lego fanatics have the chance to show of their design skills and build the best possible Technic model using Technic pieces. To promote the competition various stores around the country are to host events to promote the competition and allow children to practice with Technic and create machines to perform every day tasks.


Pyramids brief was to create a Point of Sale display Unit and Dumpbin that would enable Lego to show of the Technic pieces capabilities. Creating the FSDU, essentially didn’t cause our cardboard engineers many problems, although, because of it’s sheer size we had to use 6 sheets ( sheet size: 2400 x 1600mm) of EB flute to replicate just one unit. To Create the Technic Cogs on top of the FSDU we were able to use our Zund Cutter to shape the corrugated. However, when it came to designing the Dumpbin we were faced with two major problems. Firstly, corrugated is quite a rigid substance thus, would not bend to form the cylindrical shape and secondly, creating a cog effect to the externals of the dumpbin. To overcome these problems our cardboard engineers created an inner cylindrical shape, locked with tabs, from 440mic semi rigid PVC and created the cog effect by concertinaring a 2.5m length of EB flute to create a 300mm diameter circle. This was then fastened to the inner cylinder by weaving a strap through the concertina thus, leaving no fixings visible.

Overall the project was a brilliant success and the units are being displayed throughout the country.

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Since installing the Inca Syder V back in November / December last year, Pyramid Visuals are pleased on how well the new press has been performing and found it to prove how much of an asset it has been to the company. The machine has hardly stopped running since the beginning, producing all different POS items including exhibition panels, FSDU and Standees.



The speed of the machine has helped turn around more items in shorter time and meet tight deadlines without any problems. With the support of the Zund cutter, which provide the finishing touches from the items produced on the Inca, it helps to know that the Zunds output is 3-4 times faster than the Inca, which ensures that it keeps up with the production of work flowing through the factory. Just a few examples of how well the Inca and Zund presses perform :

1. To produce 100 units of a 4 x shelf free standing display unit (FSDU) using EB flute corrugated material took around one week from start to finish, 2-3 days to print and cut out to shape, plus 2 days for gluing, part assembly and packing. The colours were vibrant and helped create a solid finish without any banding. The UV inks cured really well and did not have any problems with cracking even against the grain.

2. There was also a case of a small promotion campaign across 7 x elements of POS items, including Standees, hanging banners etc. These were required to be produced in very quick time. It was only for 3 x stores and what would normally take around 4-5 took only 3 x days from start to finish. This included the collation, packing and sending direct to store.

3. With the latest design software available with the Zund, complicated projects have helped Pyramid create units easily and quickly. For example, there was a recent sample box that needed to be produced, but not only did need to be changed to adapt different size products inside, the client wanted to re-use the outer box for another purpose, rather than just dispose of it. The lid and the base were perforated around all the edges and held in place. After the inside of the box was finished with, the two parts were ripped along the perforations and were placed back to back using a sign holder to create a double-sided header. Giving that we are all working to a more waste free environment, this certainly helped tick the boxes.

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