Nad chats – About wall decals, car designs and office concepts

Hey,

since last week you can read the blog entries on LEXVANDIS.com in English! Of course we have to translate the old entries bit by bit – but every new one will be immediately translated for you guys ^___^ So – now that the main work on this website here is done, I can move forward and present some new design projects to you. Today, I’ll explain how wall decals are made and what other stuff you can do with plots.

A “plotter” is not only a large printer but also a device which is able to cut adhesive foil based on vector graphics (then the accurate term is „cutting plotter“). The foil doesn’t get cut through completely so you can pull off parts of it quite easily – you can imagine the result as some sort of sticker.

During my internship I worked with the cutting plotter three times and used it for three different purposes: A car, an exhibition wall and a wall decal. I had to work very precisely while doing the plot for the Volkswagen Transporter. As you might guess, every single little mistake made in the vector graphics is clearly visible – and that’s no good house advertising for the company. Fortunately, everything went very well (as you can see in the photos in the gallery below) ^___^

Creating the plot for our Christmas celebration was done quite quickly. I could easily convert any text to outline with just one click and I only had to edit the graphics of the Christmas bulbs slightly. Everything on the wall behind the singers is a plot.
As a plotter you can work quite precisely – but after a certain width it’s hard to copy the plots to the wall. The letters are the hardest part since the gaps between them also called counters become extremely small. It’s a real hassle to remove them as the letters can get stuck to the foil.
The copying process is done after removing anything from the foil you don’t want to have on your final medium. After finishing this, special copying foil, which is sticky on one side, is now needed to apply your subject safely and accurately. Not only have I prepared and designed our office subjects but I’ve also treated them with the procedure described above. Last but not least you can attach your subject to your wall by using a squeegee.
At fairs plots are often used for writings on walls. This is cheaper than digital printings which need to be printed on the whole wall. In the gallery down below you can find all the plots I’ve helped with during my internship. If you still have any questions about plotting or if you simply just would like to tell me your opinion, feel free to leave a comment down below ^____^

See you next week!

Yours, Nadine



9 Responses to “Nad chats – About wall decals, car designs and office concepts”

  1. Christian says:

    Sieht echt cool aus!

    Ich kann auch gut nachvollziehen, was du mir über die Schwierigkeiten mit dem Bus berichtest hat. Fällt einem so ja nie auf, aber son Bus hat ja keinen Quadratmeter platter gerade beklebbarer Fläche. Was das Ergebnis umso cooler mach ^_^

  2. Das sind dankbare Aufgaben finde ich. Es ist zwar Aufwendig aber die Ergebnisse sprechen dann für sich. Das ist sicher ein großes Betätigungsfeld mit großem Potential für einen
    Grafiker. Danke für die Anregungen Nadine. :-)

  3. graphic says:

    I’ll right away clutch your rss feed as I can not find your e-mail subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me know in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

    • admin says:

      Hey graphic,

      you can find our newsletter on top of the page. It’s right under the social buttons. Just enter your E-Mail address and you’ll get the newsletter on a weekly basis. Hope you like my blog :)

      Regards,

      Nadine

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