Apogee Graphics Deliver World’s First Ice Printing

Winner of "Creative use of a substrate" award, Apogee Graphics delivered a world's first by printing directly onto ice using their highly modified Jetrix KX7 UV flatbed printer - one of only 6 in the UK - and specially oxygenated ice sourced from the Torne River in Northern Sweden.

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The challenge of printing directly onto ice was set to Apogee Graphics by ICEBAR London, located in the Heddon Street food quarter just off Regent Street in the heart of London. The world’s first attempt was gladly accepted and Apogee Graphics set about modifying their Jetrix KX7 stationary flatbed printer, which is capable of printing directly onto substrates up to 100mm in depth and features 6 picoliter head nozzles for razor sharp edge-to-edge HD printing.

Apogee successfully delivered on brief by printing multiple layers of white ink and varnish to ‘seal’ in the design and protect it against the elements, withstanding temperatures of -5% all year round. The project won “Creative use of a substrate” award at the Print, Design and Marketing Awards and showcased a small sample of what the graphic design and creative print division at Apogee is capable of producing.

End to end solutions

Apogee Graphics help to bring ideas and concepts to life by combining graphic design with print production to deliver end to end creative solutions. We assist in all areas of visual communications, pushing the boundaries and creating anything from world’s first triumphs to short-run marketing collateral.

Along with creating unique products and promotional merchandise, we help to audit locations and suggest ideas, develop concepts, design print-ready artwork, create samples, produce print deliverables and even assist with on-site installation.

We can deliver a vast range of bespoke and high volume projects for companies of all sizes and budgets. We regularly produce design and print services that include corporate branding, events and exhibitions, outdoor signage, wall and window manifestations, to almost anything imaginable. Our large format technology can print direct onto any substrate up to 100mm in depth, which means there really is no end to the possibilities.


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