Recent Projects

Nautique Appreciation & Service Awards

A successful boat building company in the heart of sunny Orlando, Florida, Nautique is one of our favourite long-term, U.S. based clients. With decades of experience in building custom wake and ski boats for clients across the world, Nautique recently contacted us to make their custom Wake for Warriors Appreciation Award and Nautique Service Award.

Partnering with Wake for Warriors, an organisation aimed at helping veterans by providing stress-free days on the water to connect, share and celebrate life, Nautique wished to award David Deep with a customised Appreciation Award for his years of dedication. In addition, Bill Snook was recognised with a custom built award honouring his 34 years of service to the Nautique brand.

Seeking a chic, classic and long-lasting award, our team hand built and assembled the two custom awards from hardwood veneer, using custom acrylic laser cutting and UV printing for detailed design elements that went above and beyond. The laser etched back with the Nautique logo and fun design added a unique twist, and the recipients were beyond thrilled with the result.

In need of custom awards and event collateral? Be sure to reach out to our team for more information, and we look forward to assisting with your project.

Baharian Wealth Management - Office Artwork

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Baharian Wealth Management is a boutique wealth management firm for individuals and families looking to properly manage their assets. With a focus on being “bigger than small, but smaller than big,” Baharian has acquired a widely respected and trusted reputation for clients both locally and afar.

Seeking a one-of-a-kind art piece for their office reception area in the Melbourne CBD, Baharian contacted us for a custom corporate artwork project.

Using their intricate logo design as inspiration, we created a 1200 x 1200 artistic piece to be mounted on the reception room wall, all hand assembled by our team of skilled designers. Beginning with a slab of quality blackbutt timber, we used our laser cutting technology to recreate the Baharian Wealth Management face logo with splashes of the custom PMS matching red colour for emphasis.

With the unique laser cut facial elements and underlying logo design, Baharian was truly impressed with the quality and proud to display the piece in their local Victoria office.

For custom artwork projects or similar enquiries, please contact us directly for questions and quotes. We look forward to hearing from you.

All Saints Pegasus Awards

Located on a 40 hectare campus in the lush Gold Coast hinterland, the All Saints Anglican School celebrates ‘Growing through Grace, Learning through Love.’

Recently enlisted to design a series of custom awards for the recipients of the All Saints Pegasus Awards, a creative writing competition for students, we pulled out all the stops to design a long-lasting piece that would act as a source of pride for both the students and their families for years to come.

Taking inspiration from the pegasus, we utilised laser cut acrylic practices along with UV printed elements to design the multi-coloured pegasus, competition name and All Saints School logo. The 2 pack bases added a sturdy and modern design to the awards, and we were more than pleased with the outcome of the project.

It was excellent to participate in the recognition of our local student population by designing these awards, and we hope to partner with many more schools in the future for all of their custom design award needs.

If your business or organisation is in need of a customised production or design project, be sure to get in touch at (714) 916-0278 for more information. We look forward to assisting you in the future, and as always, thank you for reading!

Billabong Occys Grom Comp - 2017 Custom Pine/Vinyl Awards

Here is another round of trophies for this years Occy’s Grom Comp, presented by Billabong.  These are awards are crafted with a matte black timber finish accompanied by laser cut reflective text. If you look closely, the mounted reflective text has a latent photo image embedded in the text creating a unique and eye catching feature. If you have a competition coming up and need some custom awards, get in touch and we can help you create a solution for your event!

Vitae - Floor Plans & Timber A-Frames

Located 60 kilometers southeast of Los Angeles, the city of Costa Mesa has grown from a semi-rural farming community in California to a suburban metropolis, primarily known for its temperate, beachy climate and assortment of retail and commercial spaces.

With a new Vitae Costa Mesa housing development currently underway, we were contacted by a marketing team to create custom timber pieces to complement the style of the houses being sold.

After looking at the design outline, we created a series of Vitae A-frames and floor plans, all hand assembled in our Huntington Beach workshop and made of solid timber. Made with a custom shape, our highly skilled team members also used a cnc router and UV printed marine ply, drawing attention to the laser etching and engravings as well as the mechanical hinges.

We loved creating beautiful pieces for these Californian homes, and the future residents enjoy them as well!

Please get in touch for any custom development needs, big or small. Call (714) 916-0278

Costa Mesa Vitae Custom Timber

Vitae Costa Messa A-Frame

Do you have a project you’d love to see come to life? Contact our team today!

 

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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Emmanuel College - India Project

We are so proud to showcase one of our most recent and important jobs, the Emmanuel India Project, a partnership project between Queensland’s own Emmanuel College and The Institute for Indian Mother & Child (IIMC).

With a goal of raising $50,000 to fund, build and run a brand new, monsoon-proof concrete school in West Bengal, India, by November 2017, the Emmanuel India Project realises the importance of providing education to children who may not otherwise be able to attend school, be it due to overcrowded schools, a lack of teachers, or no access to transportation. With a current illiteracy rate of 56%, West Bengal’s children deserve a better, happier future through education.

Emmanuel College, with two locations in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, is one of the leading schools in Australia. With 1,500 students and some of the best academic results in Queensland, its alumni includes prestigious accolades such as olympic athletes, international CEOs, national performers and social justice advocates.

The funds raised through this partnership, in addition to building costs for the school itself, will also cover students’ fees through the IIMC global sponsorship program, provide teacher mentorship through Emmanuel College’s ongoing PLAID program, and facilitate alumni volunteering both in and out of the school.

For our contribution, we utilised our team’s wealth of experience and creativity with custom timber joinery, laser etching and engraved details, and a laser cut custom timber veneer. Using both Queensland blackbut and a solid Red Cedar frame, our project was designed and built entirely in-house.

We are thankful to be a part of this heartwarming project, and look forward to leaving a lasting impression for such an important cause. Do you have a custom project you’ve been dreaming up? Feel free to get in touch for more information.

Here are some great shots from photographer Alister Randal documenting the day of the reveal.

 

We even created custom branded packaging for the big reveal!

 

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.

Got a project in mind that you’d like to see come to life? Get in touch with our team today!

Dude-A-Palooza - Timber Awards

Here at Potato Press, we love any opportunity to work with hardwood timber, so when we were contacted to create a custom award for the 2017 Dude-A-Palooza Awards, we jumped at the chance to participate!

Celebrating accomplishments in fishing, the hilariously named Dude-A-Palooza trophies were designed to include such accolades as the ‘Moby Dick Award,’ and were created with printed timber 3D elements, such as the fish near the top of the trophy. Using native Blackbutt hardwood timber for a clean, aesthetically-pleasing finish, these custom trophies were constructed with laser cut acrylic and UV printed custom veneers.

Final details of the design included matte black painted timber, as well as an acrylic name plate with printed details and red, laser cut text for an added pop of colour.

We hope our client had a wonderful celebration, and we look forward to helping you design your next custom trophy or award. Simply get in touch via the website or give us a call!

Bodhi - Samples Drawers

A boutique apartment development located in Upper Mount Gravatt, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, the Bodhi Apartments are a new project from successful Gold Coast developer, Adam Lacey. Featuring an assortment of one, two and three bedroom apartments in a bustling area, the Bodhi Apartments will also include a landscaped, ground floor barbecue area and recreation space, as well as secure parking and an open-plan living design.

As a part of the design stage, we were contacted to create custom designed, portable display suite sample boards for the Bodhi development, made to showcase the various materials used in the design of the apartments – from the wall tiles to laminates, timber flooring finishes, wall paint and carpet.

Typically designed to be fairly large and heavy, we decided to utilise a sleek, double drawer box design for ease of use. With trays that can be pulled out completely, we also included captions printed below each sample so everything was clearly identifiable. Custom hand bound with black leather and laser cut UV printed acrylic internal elements, we also love the subtle black-on-black design, which was made to include a direct image on the top for an added branding element.

Thinking of enlisting us to assist with your next custom project? Excellent! Please get in touch via email or phone, and we look forward to working with you on your next custom design need. 

Got a project you’d love to see come to life? Get in touch with our team today!

Elliot Springs - Custom Award and Box

Located on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia, Elliot Springs is the newest residential community in Townsville. Offering scenic views of The Sisters Mountains, Mount Elliot, Mount Jack, Mount Stuart and the Muntalunga Range, Elliot Springs is set to include over 10,000 residential dwellings for more than 26,000 people.

Created by the award-winning Riverside Gardens and Willow Gardens designers and set to include a range of convenient, onsite educational facilities, shops, lifestyle attractions, recreation areas, open spaces and commercial developments, Elliot Springs is set to be one of Queensland’s most enticing new residential communities.

Desiring custom gifts in recognition of those showing “dedication, passion and determination to see Elliot Springs come to life,” we were contacted to create a series of unique custom trophies and boxes.

Designed with custom UV printed acrylic and an Australian hardwood timber veneer base plate, the trophies were also made to include a scenic 3D look landscape and the Elliot Springs signature logo. Utilizing our skills in custom laser cutting, we also created a custom gift box with a subtle black-on-black finish, custom fitted with foam inlays to protect the trophies. 

Professional and sleek, we are in love with this custom designed corporate trophy and accompanying gift box. Please contact us for your next project, we look forward to making your dream a reality!

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Some of our valued clients

Queensland Government
Electric
Village road show
Pepsico
Amazon
CGF
Uppercut
Hexxfx
Dreamworld
Thiess
John Holland
Nasa
Brand Point
Queensland Rail
MCG
Billabong
Lend Lease
Monster Energy
Gunnersen
Nike