The simplicity of the museum’s design meant that Leach’s major focus was on precision, detail, and high-definition production – even more than usual. Rigorous quality checks were key to maintaining the required standard throughout, so a dedicated and experienced project manager was assigned to oversee the entire project, control individual processes, and therefore minimise risk to delivery.
Leach’s role in the project involved the production of over 340 graphics, including:
- Large-scale printed Tyvek paper banners
- Double-sided lightboxes
- On-site screen printing to walls, glass and showcases
- Direct to media prints to panels supplied by Marcon
- Fabrication, powder-coat and print to metal works
- Printing and hanging of 180 A4 cards in an immersive display
The size of the Tyvek roll required to produce the paper banners was a very wide, non-standard size. Leach procured the only roll in the UK at this size and printed the artwork; following which the visual was altered by the designer at the last minute meaning the banners needed to be reprinted.
Having none of the Tyvek left, Leach scoured Europe and located a roll, but it was 6000m2! We had it shipped from France, converted to the right size, reprinted with the new artwork, and shipped over to Dublin in time for install – it was certainly down to the wire for getting each component ready in time for the VIP opening!
Working closely with all stakeholders enabled valuable communication throughout the project. Changes to designs were shared in good time which meant Leach could react promptly to organise the delivery of additional materials and a re-print.