Last week, The Bigger Printing Company had the pleasure of teaching National Star student Connor how to create displays using shape-cut cast vinyl during his work experience placement at Bigger Printing HQ.
Connor arrived at Bigger Printing without much experience of large format print, and therefore enjoyed a short introduction into the different types of displays Bigger Printing produces, and then Connor spent some time learning about vinyl in a little more detail.
Under the watchful eye of Bigger Printing’s vinyl guru, Mike, Connor created some typography designs of the names of his favourite bands using specialist cut vinyl software. Connor then learnt how to make them cut ready, he observed them be cut on the vinyl plotter, and then learnt how to weed out the displays, ready for application.
By the end of his time with Bigger Printing, Connor was able to take away several shape-cut vinyl displays, which he’d prepared along with Mike, ready to be applied to a variety of surfaces back at National Star’s off-site residence Elizabeth House, Gloucester.
Bigger Printing regularly takes students from National Star college, and other schools / colleges as part of work experience and work placement programs. As a company which believes strongly in the value of work experience, Bigger Printing constantly strives to provide meaningful, interesting and frequent work experiences whenever possible. For further information, please visit the work experience page of our website here.
Commenting on Connor’s work experience at Bigger Printing, Janet Clark, Job Mentor at National Star, said: ‘Connor specifically requested some work experience in the design and printing sector. He thoroughly enjoyed his time at Bigger Printing and took away some great new skills that he can build on in the future.'
National Star is a Gloucestershire–based national charity committed to realising the aspirations of people with disabilities, enabling them to develop their potential and be in control of their lives. For further information on National Star, please visit their website here.