Bolton mural created by large-format printer

February 15, 2012 by  

A mural has been created for the new leisure centre at Bolton University, thanks to the innovative use of a flatbed printer.

The printer is now part of the inventory at Johnson’s Tiles, who are usually known for supplying tiles for decorating and trade. However, investment in this large-format flatbed printer has allowed Johnson’s to branch out into producing bespoke prints onto tiles that can then be supplied for one-off projects like the Bolton University leisure centre mural.

The mural makes up part of the building that is home to the Bolton One health, leisure and research building. What makes the mural special is that students at the University of Bolton designed it. The design features a giant swimming elephant, an emblem that ties in with the town’s crest.

Whilst tile printing is not something that will be available to everyone, due to budgets or feasibility, many universities and colleges find other ways to display and celebrate student artwork. Large banners can be printed to bespoke designs by local print shops in Bolton, which offer banner printing, and Bolton students wishing to display their creative flair could look to go down this route, especially if their designs are being used for promotional purposes.

Banners are an eye-catching way of attracting attention and are often used by universities, schools and colleges to promote academic events such as graduation balls or open days. Whilst this innovative tile printing facility has yielded stunning results for the mural, print shops are the go-to solution for more practical printing purposes.