Print Station goes green in The Garden of Eden
Published: 26 March 2023 | No comments yet
Eco-friendly materials to match the vegan menu in Windsor
Uxbridge, London-based wide-format digital print and creative solutions provider Print Station has used a range of eco-materials from CMYUK to print the interiors of a new vegan eatery in Royal Windsor.
Situated on the first floor of luxury department store Daniels, The Garden of Eden is a restaurant serving plant-based food. Print Station worked with chef Manjinder Bhandal to develop the visual theme for the restaurant, aiming at a family-friendly ambience. In keeping with the vegan ethos, Print Station wanted to source non-traditional materials that displayed eco-responsibility.
Print Station director Rajan Chonkaria contacted Joel Willcock, CMYUK’s Commercial Director (Materials) for advice and consequently PVC-free Kavalan Gecko 320GB Greyback was chosen for all the wall areas. Made from polyester, this textile suits one-piece wallcoverings as it is available in rolls up to 5m wide. Specifically developed for interior designers and architects, it can be pasted or used in display systems.
The water-based top-coated textile printed with UV inks for the job meant that finger marks on walls around the children’s play area can be removed by using a damp cloth. Because Gecko is polyester-based, it is more durable for repeated washing than paper-based alternatives.
Mr Willcock also recommended other eco-alternative materials for the project. These included Utack Gel Film Ultra Clear, a PVC-free polyester film featuring a gel adhesion coating that is easy to remove and reapply. Suitable for instant window graphics and glass design, it was used for front window and glass escalator barrier graphics, as well as for stickers for glass.
The department store’s main lift was dressed and branded also using Utack Textile Blockbuster. This is a self-adhesive PVC-free block-out textile that features a repositionable adhesive.
Mr Chonkaria commented, ‘We’re so glad we went with the alternative materials recommended to us by CMYUK because not only do they do justice to the design, but they are also eco-friendly, which is something we really want to promote.’