Open days are intended to help a school showcase its merits to the local parents and last month Blessed Trinity College in Burnley, Lancashire enlisted digital and wide-format printer Ronset to create an extra special splash. The result was a magnificent set of blown-up printed photographs exhibited throughout the school.
What did the job entail?
Blackburn-based Ronset was sought out by Blessed Trinity business manager Helen Cusick to print photos of students engaged in school activities on 10 pieces of acrylic, sized 600x840mm, for the open day.
“They approached us and asked us if we could do something that was a bit special for them. We’ve only just started working for them recently but it’s always nice to get in with a big secondary school,” said Ronset sales director Chris Durham.
How was it produced?
10-staff Ronset printed the 5mm-thick clear polished acrylic on its HP Scitex FB500 flatbed. No finishing was required but operators drilled holes in the back of the acrylic so they could be hung up. It ordered materials on the Friday and was printing on Monday for a Wednesday event.
The £800,000-turnover company also runs two HP Latex printers, three Konica Minolta bizhub Press C1085s and a selection of wide-format kit.
What challenges were overcome?
Durham cited the timeframe as being an issue that was overcome with hard work and dedication.
“We were rung up late on Friday, just enough time to order the material we wanted for the following Wednesday. Such is the case. It was an issue but we got the lads to work the hours to get the job done,” he said.
What was the feedback?
Cusick said: “I’ve been really impressed with Ronset. They turned their work around really quickly as it was something specific I wanted them to do and we knew we had a short timeframe due to the photographer’s availability. Acrylic gives a very crisp image, it gives a bit of a magnifying effect, which is very effective.”
Blessed was so happy with the prints that they are now a permanent fixture around the school.