Case Studies

A brief glimpse at just some of our work

  • Printing one of the UK’s largest planning applications

    Document control for the application of London’s Super Sewer. The proposal would be one of the largest applications ever submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, with over 55,000 pages and ten copies required.

  • Presenting an exclusive Qatar hotel

    WATG had created an ambitious design for a hotel in Ras Abu Abboud, Doha, Qatar. They wanted every aspect of the presentation to help their client to buy into their ambition, so getting the best quality of print was paramount. There was a very quick time-frame to print and deliver the boards so they could catch a plane.

  • Banner Stands go international

    A leading international building designer and consultancy firm were running a very important event for one of their clients. Unusually this event was to be simultaneously presented in three locations across three different time zones. The banners had to be 1000mm wide and any glue/adhesive used in the stand would have to stand up to the temperatures of an international flight and the final locations.

  • Racing to success

    Hobs prepared and printed various vinyl graphics that adorn this racing car. Some vinyl pieces were printed in full colour and cut to specification using a laser cutter. Others were cut from the different vinyls to create lettering and the design. Different vinyls were used for fixing to the car body and to glass, but keeping the same consistent colours of the branding.

  • A bed in the flower beds

    Printing a mobile Bedroom is certainly an eye-catching display for the high street. This freestanding cube, about 10ft square, had graphics printed to the back and one side wall to look like a bedroom, including wallpaper and a window with curtains, and the exterior printed with social media information.

  • 1.5million documents digitally archived

    Hobs scanned the contents of over 550 Archive boxes in a period of 16 weeks, repaired and digitally archived them. This was over 1.5 million units which were separated out from the other documents that did not need scanning.

  • Creating a striking timeline display

    Hobs created multi-sided three-dimensional shapes that were covered with images and information as part of a striking visual display. The items would decorate a party but would also remain in place afterwards.

  • This bid is in the bag (well the case!) - Bespoke Bid Box Printing

    Working with Interserve, Hobs helped create a unique tender submission for Hilton Hotels. A stunning handmade antique travel trunk was made, lined with custom branded silk, included an internal video screen showing an animation of the construction process of the building, a 3D printed model of the finished building plus an antique brass hotel key which had a USB stick in the fob.

  • 3D printing helps Underground Station refurbishment

    3D printing used to create a practical tool for communicating details of complex, multi-level structures in Victoria Station. Vibrant colours were chosen for the lines, ticket halls and other different sections to help identification. The model was 3D printed on a powder machine, giving great colours and rigidity at an affordable price.

  • Bringing V&A Museum Extension Plans to life

    Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality apps were created to show proposed traffic flows around the V&A Museum during construction of an extension. This was a highly efficient way of communicating the solution when compared to a 20 page document.