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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shop Tour: Signature Prints Tour + Sale

It is no secret that I love wallpaper and I have mentioned Signature Prints and their Florence Broadhurst designs in the past but I simply must share with you my latest visit there. This time I was armed with a stack of questions for an assignment I am working on and my camera which I didn't have with me the last time I visited.


Entrance to Signature Prints


The staff were very friendly and generous with their time. I was taken on another, more detailed tour of the factory, given some insight into their printing process and a bit of background on the company. These are some of the photos I took of the factory as well as a few photos provided by Signature Prints (thank you!)

Ikeda design being printed onto fabric
The designs are printed in alternating strips to allow the last print to dry before going over it again.



The wallpaper sheets are fixed to the table with masking tape so that there is no movement during printing. The printing is all done by hand.



Fingers design



I loved these overlapping designs. Some customers have even asked if they can purchase a piece of it!

The environmentally friendly, water-based inks are collected and reused.


Only 70 designs are currently in production with 530 designs in the archives. The design library was created from 1959 - 1977. The designs in production have been restored and framed in aluminium frames for durability.




Thank you to Helen Lennie and the team at Signature Prints for your time. It was fun!




Melbourne readers I have some news to share with you! Signature Prints will be visiting this coming Thursday - Saturday (29 April - 2 May) and holding a floor stock sale with discounts and some new products on sale too.

9am – 6pm Thursday 29th & Friday 30th April,
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd May 2010
Shop 12, 69 Merchant Street, Victoria Harbour, Docklands
For enquiries phone: 02 8338 8400

Enjoy and I hope you liked this little tour.

(Images me unless otherwise stated)



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