In their never ending quest for excellence, our associates in Select Digital have recently installed a Develop +7000 small format print press supplied by www.digitalprint.ie. Being a product designer by trade and more importantly by nature, I always enjoy scrutinising, fault finding, performance testing and general hoking and poking of equipment and machinery. I have concluded this is a serious piece of hardware. The quality is amazing and the output speed is equally as impressive. With the
Recent flooding in Thailand has severely impacted several large global hard disk suppliers. In the first half of this year Thailand accounted for over 40% of worldwide hard drive production. Currently that figure has halved and due to the large amount of damage sustained to production facilities it could be the second half of 2012 before normal capacity is resumed. Not dissimilar to incidents with RAM manufacturing in the past this will impact retail prices. It may not be of concern to you if
The world of design has lost a man who helped defy the notion that form too often follows function in the mass produced consumer goods industry. Of course there are people who see it the other way but the fact is that Apple led by Jobs, inter-twined the two F’s in a manner of unprecedented success. The i-range of products epitomise the ultimate co-existence of form and function. Pre-empting the consumer need is one thing, but successfully defining and consequently instructing the consumer as
A leading Irish construction company recently used Thinkstation’s services for added impact during a tender process. Tendering for business is a mini industry nowadays and competition is fierce. These guys were certainly “thinking outside the box” when they approached us to create 3d environment images to supplement their submission. A picture paints a thousand words, and what better way to illustrate your capabilities than through the medium of 3d visuals. We were thrilled to take on brief
The Euroshop 2011 International Trade Fair was recently held at Messe Dusseldorf in Germany. This event had over 2000 exhibitors and is held every three years. It is an extremely large event, organised and executed with admirable German efficiency. We spent two complete days at the event and yet felt we could have easily taken two more to fully explore the exhibition if time & work could have permitted.
Cutting edge design, sophisticated styling, high impact imagery and clever branding were