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Printing the Impossible

“Upcycling” takes on new meaning with these unheard-of substrates.




Print shop Unicorn Graphics set out to do what seemed unattainable: Print on any imaginable substrate. Starting with a portrait printed on nearly 10,000 screw heads, they have since tackled peanut shells, golf tees, bread, and more. Created with a modified UV flatbed with special adhesion promotors manufactured in-house, these proprietary Spatial Prints offer brand managers and other customers the opportunity to incorporate elements of their actual brand – be it bookends, raw spaghetti, or wine corks – into their marketing materials.

And the obstacles extend beyond Unicorn’s avant-garde engineering: Each new substrate – gummy bears, for example – is a new color calibration riddle, not to mention a workflow challenge when it comes to prepping a run of up to a few thousand. But the ability to do what conceivably no one else can has its dividends, especially in a world where retailers are eager for new ways to stand out.



Printvinyl Scored Print Media

New Printvinyl Scored wide-format print media features an easy-to-remove scored liner for creating decals, product stickers, packaging labels, and more. The precision-scored liner, with a 1.25” spacing on a 60” roll, guarantees a seamless and hassle-free removal process.

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