Laser Etching & Router Cutting

QLD Government - 2017 Training Awards

The Queensland Training Awards are held annually in recognition of the varied achievements of the state’s top trainers, which is made up of apprentices, trainees, teachers, trainers, vocational students, training providers, community-based organisations and employers.

Now in its 55th year, the awards celebration is Queensland’s top honour for individuals and organisations striving for success, utilising the best practices in training, and innovation in vocational education and training (VET). With 14 categories, the awards represent everything wonderful about VET across Queensland.

A truly prestigious award, nominees for individual and employer categories first compete at a regional level before moving on to compete against other regional members, then at the state level, then finally at the national level as part of the Australian Training Awards. Regional areas for the Queensland Training Awards consist of Tropical North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland, Darling Downs South West, North Coast, Metropolitan and South East.

Seeking quality, handmade awards for these deserving trainers, we were contacted to create custom awards for their recent 2017 ceremony. With a solid timber base and hardwood timber veneer, we also used a cnc router and UV printed laser cut acrylic for added design elements. Each award was hand assembled by our talented team members, and proudly awarded to the many amazing trainers across Queensland.

For more information or a custom award design request, please get in touch and we’d be happy to help.

 

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Loveland Products - Acrylic 3D Effect Awards

As one of the leading sellers of high performance input products such as seed treatment, plant nutrition, adjuvant, crop protection products and fertiliser, Loveland Products also goes above and beyond by providing services like sales support and technical training around the world.

While the first 40 years of the business operated only in the United States, there is now a Loveland Agri-Products in Australia, as well as Loveland Products Canada and Loveland Products South America.

In recent celebration of their company-wide success, Loveland contacted us to create a  custom award for their awards ceremony in Colorado, beautifully styled to represent their corporate values with our own touch of professional personalisation.

Designed to have a 3D effect created by layering acrylic UV print, the custom designed award was hand assembled and included laser etching and a classic timber veneer. Loveland Products was overjoyed with the outcome, a memorable piece for hardworking employees.

Thank you for reading, and be sure to contact us for your company’s next awards ceremony.

 

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Nautique - Timber Dealer Awards 2016

A long time client we’re always proud to partner with, Nautique is a successful boat building company based in Orlando, Florida. Focusing primarily on powerboats used for waterskiing and wakeboarding throughout the United States, Nautique is one of the top trusted companies for custom designed, world class wake boats in the southern United States.

Valuing a rugged, stylish aesthetic that matches the power and thrill of their line of high end powerboats, we have previously collaborated with Nautique to create custom solid timber awards for the 2016 U.S. Open of Water Skiing as well as the Nautique 2016 Big Dawg World Tour, which kicks off in Florida before continuing on to Spain, North Carolina, California, and West Palm Beach.

Drawing inspiration from their innovative powerboat aesthetic, we were once again tasked with creating a custom award for the Nautique 2016 Dealer Awards. Constructed from solid hardwood, we decided to implement full laser etching on the back, creating a stylish, attention-grabbing pattern. Our expert team members also used laser cut UV printed elements and off-center, leaning shape to create a winning, memorable custom award design.

Is your company hosting an upcoming awards celebration? Don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone or email if you’re interested in working with us to design custom awards for your next event.

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2017 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Champion Trophies

Kicking off both the men’s and women’s WSL World Championship Tours, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast was held at the renowned local surf spot, Snapper Rocks, in mid March 2017. Featuring some of the world’s best surfers, including Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore, among others, the event brought spectators by the thousands to the warm white sands of Coolangatta.

Tasked with the honourable duty of creating customised competition trophies for the contest winners, we went all out to create a product that reflected both our love for the ocean and Australia’s natural beauty.

With a desire to utilise quality local materials, we chose locally sourced, native Australian timber to pay homage to the origins and location of the competition, using the timber as both the backdrop and frame for the trophies. For the central focal point and inner portion, we created a unique and stylised birds eye view of Snapper Rocks, accomplished by overlaying laser cut coloured acrylics in order to portray the point break  waves that Snapper Rocks is so known for. Lastly, we layered laser cut timbers to represent the surrounding sand and rocks, creating a final cohesive look that speaks to both the location and overall surfer lifestyle.

After a fierce and exciting competition, surfer Owen Wright powered through the finals to become the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Champion alongside runner up and fellow Aussie surfer, Matt Wilkinson. In the women’s competition, Aussie surfer Stephanie Gilmore took home the top trophy, while American Lakey Peterson snagged runner up.

Our trophies glimmered in the well-deserved winners’ arms at the end of their fierce display of skill, and we continue to show our support for the sport of surfing, both locally and beyond.

Interested in having customised trophies created for your event? Get in touch, and we look forward to making your vision a reality.

 

Photo courtesy of Corey Wilson 

Dude A Palooza Custom Wooden Box

This was a special project created for a US client. The custom wooden box features a laser etched image, detailed joinery and dovetail corners all constructed from American White Oak.

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Flamin Mongrels - Laser Etched Chopping Boards

The guys over at Flamin’ Mongrels approached us to help create some customised laser etched promotional boards for their affiliates. We think they look great in their natural surroundings!

Raw Espresso - Baseball Bat Awards

Raw Espresso came in to get some fun awards for their Latte Art Smackdown. These bats turned out great and the grain in the timber really came out nicely!

2017 Superbowl 51 - Patriots Win!

Congratulations to the Patriots on their win yesterday. Here’s a little something we put together for the champions, what a great game!

Coopers Aged Timber Tap Decals

Now in its 6th generation, Coopers Brewery is the oldest family-owned and run brewery in all of Australia. With a long-running legacy of quality beers, modern innovation and brewing tradition, Coopers recently released a seasonal run of aged beers, including the Extra Strong Vintage Ale, delicious Amber Ale, and Brew-A in honour of founder Thomas Coopers’ first ever beer recipe.

With a brief to create a custom line of beer decals for the Coopers seasonal line, we opted for an authentic, aged look by combining different timbers and finishes to create a layered look, adding depth and texture to the final product.

Drawing inspiration from the brand’s history, we proudly created the Coopers Aged Timber Tap Decals, featuring red and yellow colouring, beer barrel imagery, and nods to their distinguished presence in Australia.

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We produced quite a large quantity so keep an eye out for them at a bar near you.

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Burleigh Brewing Timber Esky Covers

Here’s another project that required some problem solving, which we love doing! This time it was for Burleigh Brewing and their keg beer cooling system they use when they are offsite at events. They wanted to cover the eyesore which was the blue esky, so that the potential customers would be able to see something nice with clear Burleigh Brewing branding.

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The cover had to not only look good, but needed to function and be easily setup. So we came up with this timber surround with laser engraved logos. We added a hinged lid and handles which aided in setup and access to the internal system while serving beer at events. Keep an eye out for it at craft beer events and stop by for a cheeky brew.

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City of Ryde Citizen of the Year Awards 2016

The City of Ryde hold their annual Citizen and Young Citizen of the year awards every Australia Day. This year we were engaged to create a new trophy for the winners.

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We aimed to create something quite simple and effective in design. Also something that the winners would be proud to be awarded. The final result was this solid Blackbutt Hardwood Timber base with a mix of laser cut acrylic, laser etching and gold finish acrylic.

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If you need something similar for an upcoming event, drop us a line and we can help you out!

Evolve Custom Made Invites

Presented by TechnologyOne, the 2016 Evolve User Conference, located in Brisbane, is set to break the mould for preparing for a cloud and mobile-based world in order to maximise investments in TechnologyOne’s enterprise software.

With the need for efficient, cost-cutting business ideals, this event goes beyond the basics, delving into the specific steps for leveraging leading technologies with more than 100 sessions of industry speakers, product demonstrations and customer case studies, as well as one-on-one access with TechnologyOne experts, opportunities for professional networking and more.

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Tasked with creating 350 customised invitations for this modern, technology-focused event, we began by creating an external sleeve for the invitations, accomplished through our use of laser cut Curious Matter specialty paper from K.W. Doggett.

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For the internal portion and the outer box of the invitations, we used another K.W. Doggett stock called Knight vellum, further accented with a clear print over the front.

Pairing the custom invitations with a custom box, highlighted by our use of a foiled logo and tailored internal tray, we pulled out all the stops for this extensive, noteworthy and distinctive production job to create something in sync with the theme of the event.

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In need of customised invitations or presentation boxes for your next event? Please contact us for more information.

Hand crafted design solutions for forward thinking industries

Some of our valued clients

Jetstar
War Memorial
Quiksilver
The Australian Army
Hurley
Coopers Brewery
Olympus
Nike
RVCA
Bond University
Queensland Health
Vittoria Coffee