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Made to Endure Exhibition from Element

- Monday, August 19, 2013

Our friends at Element recently came to us about a great exhibition they were putting together featuring a  collection of inspiring photos from Element Advocates and team riders including: Brian Gaberman, Steve Gourlay, Brad Eastman, Jake Darwen, Bjorn Johnston, Corbin Harris, Bec Winnel, Kareena Zerefos, Courtney Brims, Sarah Larnach and Loretta Lizzio. 

To help present these amazing works, Fast Proof Press used our Epson large format digital printer to print directly onto Saunders  300gsm grain satin, hot pressed, 100% cotton duc watercolour paper. The results are beautiful, check them out for yourself...

Guideline to supplying your Press Ready PDF

- Tuesday, July 09, 2013

 

In the printing world the quality of the supplied print ready files has just as much influence on the final result as the craftsman operating the press. Supplying a file which doesn't check all the boxes can have detrimental results, costing both time and money.

So what are the boxes you need to check? Glad you asked! Here is the Fast Proof Press Guideline to Supplying Your PDF.
If you have any questions about the best way to set up your files please contact our Prepress department on 07 5578 4722

 

Crafted.

- Friday, June 21, 2013

A wise person once stated that offset printing is a mix of art and science. Although the process is highly technical (the science part), the press operator also carries a lot of weight in achieving the desired outcome of the printed piece. Here at FPP we like to think of our printers as craftsmen, guys who use their years of experience and learned skills to craft printed products for our clients. We like to believe that each piece that comes off our presses is a product which is made by hand and crafted with experience and passion.

Made by Hand is a project from the Bureau of Common Goods. It's series of films created to promote a love of craft - something we here at Fast Press Press celebrate. Here is our favorite, The Knife Maker.

Paper Grows On Trees

- Monday, June 03, 2013

There are a lot of interests competing for marketing dollars today. As a result, the myth of print not being environmentally friendly has been very well promoted. The print industry, in fact, is not only environmentally friendly but is one of the most sustainable industries around. The industry makes tremendous investments in applying renewable energy sources and creating environmentally friendly supplies.

This short video from International Paper compares factors in the manufacture and disposal of e-products and paper.


Fast Proof Press. The Brand

- Monday, May 27, 2013

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Progressive print

At the end of 2012 our Directors decided that it was time to re think the Fast Proof Press brand. "We needed a brand that reflected our ability to provide clients with the latest technological advances, combined with our knowledge and experience, to deliver powerful print materials in a digital era" 

With more than 30 years experience Fast Proof Press is a leader in innovation in the printing industry. Local Gold Coast brand specialists Pluvo were approached to create a new brand identity that would reflect this.

“We wanted to make an impression - literally!" said Pluvo Director Mark Goudie. "Based on this idea, we explored options for a logo icon which resembled printing in its a basic form. Using solid shapes and line work, we fused the letters F and P to create a solid icon. In order to get a little more in touch with possible outcomes for the Fast Proof Press identity, we hand crafted a 3 dimensional logo out of wood.
This process of creating the logo block from something tangible, using manual skills gave us an opportunity to step outside the box and have some fun with this brand. We see print as something very exiting; a method of communication that is hardly ever the same, is constantly progressing and changing. The print process gives the artist the freedom to communicate in ways that are completely unique to each individual.”

Here is the new brand created for Fast Proof Press, an iconic Queensland printer.