What We Do
LARGE FORMAT PRINT
From printing with archival pigment inks in up to 11 colours, to the latest eco-friendly Latex printers and incredibly versatile flatbed direct to media UV machine, we have the equipment and the people to deal with a multitude of print and display projects for indoor and out.
Our print capability is backed up by state of the art computer cutting machines and an experienced production team who ensure the perfect finish.
DIRECT TO MEDIA
Direct to Media UV Printing allows us to print on almost any surface up to 50mm thick. Our printer uses six-colour archival inks which are almost instantly cured on the surface using ultra-violet light; resulting in a long lasting, water resistant image.
The addition of white ink means that we can produce high quality, vibrant images on dark coloured media and create special effects on transparent materials such as glass or Perspex.
Materials: Foamex / Di-bond / Perspex / Wood / Glass / Leather / Vinyl / Metal / Foil
FINE ART PRINT
Sometimes known as Giclée, we prefer to call ours Digital Pigment Prints. With the latest technology and the highest resolutions, we can achieve exceptional results on a wide range of leading fine art papers including Somerset and Hahnemühle.
The twelve-colour, 200 year archival inks are also ideal for printing on to artist canvas which we can stretch for you using custom-made exhibition quality frames.
VINYL PRINT & CUT
We have the materials and resources to adhere graphics onto the trickiest of surfaces, from
conformable hi-tack vinyl on exterior brickwork and cobbled paths to ultra-peel vinyl on 300-year old limestone walls. Our vinyl meets even the most stringent of regulations and safety requirements and has been installed in numerous hospitals, Grade II listed buildings and throughout the London Underground network.
Vinyl cut is a favourite with galleries and retailers as it is simple, cost effective and easy to install. It is available in an almost endless range of colours and finishes and, with the latest computer cutting technology, we are able to swiftly turnaround lengthy texts, intricate patterns and entire installations on the largest of scales.
Applications: Signage / Retail Windows / Gallery Walls / Offices / Manifestations / Vehicles
Our wallpapers are printed in strips or drops which can create a repeat pattern or a single super-size image once installed. We have printed and installed a wide variety of wallpapers, vinyl and textured wall coverings in art galleries, stores, hospitals and corporate offices all around the UK and Europe.
The majority of our work is printed on PVC-Free Wallpaper, which has excellent colour quality and fine matt surface. The wallpaper can be installed quickly as it is pre-pasted and water-activated. It can be removed just as easily at the end of exhibitions without causing any damage to the walls.
From corporate identity and wayfinding to retail, galleries and fascias, we can produce and install permanent and temporary signage in any situation. Through working with many design companies and creative agencies, we have developed innovative ways of catching the eye and making an impact.
For giant graphic displays such as building wraps, we can print and weld five metre wide banners endlessly and employee specialist crew to rig them. We can print and install hoardings to disguise building works in progress, and produce giant fabric flags using dye-sublimation.
Materials: Acrylic / Foamex / Di-bond / Stainless Steel / Aluminium / Banner / Wood / Fabric
From the standard opaque matt and gloss through to the more exciting, specialist options such as mirrored, glow-in-the-dark, 3M Optically Clear and florescent. We have the materials and the latest equipment capable of producing full coverage window graphics all the way down to tiny stickers or decals.
Coloured translucent films can enliven office spaces, whilst frosted and one-way vision offer immediate privacy without blocking out natural light. We regularly produce and install full-colour, full-size window graphics for retailers and pop-up events, transforming glazed surfaces in to versatile graphic backdrops for brand engagement and visual merchandising.
CNC CUTTING & FABRICATION
Our versatile ESKO Kongsberg machine can cut, crease and shape almost any sheet or roll material. The precision computer-aided system and extensive range of tools ensures perfect results whether trimming wallpaper drops, milling sheets of MDF or perforating the creases on 3D cardboard sculptures. We love working on unusual and challenging projects – get in touch to see how we can help you.
Materials: Foamex / Di-bond / Wood / Card / Acrylic / Vinyl
MOUNTING & FINISHING
Even with all the technology we have available, there is still a great deal of hand finishing and mounting necessary to ensure the perfect end result.
We have extensive mounting, laminating and encapsulation services as well as a team of experienced finishers on hand to complete even the most bespoke projects.
We provide site surveys and installation across the UK and internationally. Our experienced and well-equipped team can be there just when you need them, and have been known to save the day right at the last minute. We work closely with some of the biggest galleries in London, high-end fashion stores, and even on London Underground with TfL.
Omni and our installers hold industry-recognised certification to ensure we uphold the highest standards of Health & Safety. So, just let us know where and when and we’ll book someone in for you.
Our experienced team are here to help with your project no matter how big or small. We provide a full creative artworking service and can take you from the initial design right through to proofing, printing and installation. Either send us an email or pop in to see us.
We can talk about your requirements and advise on the best approach, from a simple retouch to a tricky cut path. Unusual projects are no problem, we love a challenge.
Display Systems are the perfect reusable marketing material. Our range of display stands and systems have been selected for their quality, portability and impact. Whether a popular indoor roll-up banner, a flag or a large-scale outdoor backdrop, we can personalise them all with your branding to compliment any event or exhibition.
We also provide screen-printing through our sister company K2 Screen.
K2 Screen is one of London’s leading Silkscreen print studio’s. For twenty years they have worked with artists, publishers and designers, gaining a reputation for producing consistently high quality work through a process of collaboration and consultation.
To find out more please visit: K2.
Omni is celebrating our 25th anniversary.
3D Sculpture / Fabrication / Small-Format Print / Exhibition Stands / CNC Cutting / Vinyl Cut
Limited Edition Prints
Omni and sister company K2 Screen have worked with the contemporary art world for over 20 years producing a large number of very successful limited edition prints for major artists including Peter Doig, Rosemary Trockel, Chris Ofili, Mark Wallinger and Cornelia Parker. We use archival inks and a variety of papers, materials and techniques such as Digital Pigment (Giclée), Silkscreen and Direct to Media printing to produce some professional and occasionally unusual results.
Digital Pigment / Giclée / Large-Format Print / Silkscreen / Fine Art / Direct to Media
London Design Festival
With the London Design Festival celebrating its 10th anniversary, we were delighted to be involved once again, especially as it coincided with a big milestone of our own – Omni’s 25th anniversary. The Dazzle camouflage was developed during the First World War, painted on ships to bewilder the enemy and skew their perception of direction and speed. Pentagram re-interpreted the experimental pattern, with the aim to flood the V&A’s Creative Studio, transforming it into a completely immersive and disorienting experience. With only two weeks left to the opening, Omni began with a mind-boggling floor-to-ceiling survey and quickly set to work printing vinyl for the walls, lino for the floor and vinyl cut for the glass balcony until the space was almost unrecognisable.
Site Survey / Floor Lino / Vinyl Cut / Large-Format Print / Installation
Get Up, Stand Up Now
Get Up, Stand Up Now at Somerset House
Photos: Tim Bowditch
Vinyl Print & Cut / Floor Graphics / Direct to Media / Vinyl Cut
The exhibition tells the story of Stanley Kubrick the meticulous genius, exploring his unique command of the creative design process of film making, from storyteller to director to editor. Kubrick created genre-defining worlds for his films and relive iconic scenes from The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey and more.
Vinyl Print / Direct to Media / Fabric Banners / Fabrication / Laser Cutting / Installation
Art on the Underground
Art on the Underground provide much needed visual and intellectual stimulation to journeys around London. We have been pleased to work with them in recent years on several projects; one of which being my name is lettie eggsyrub at Gloucester Road Station. The 80-metre-long disused platform is filled with 2D and 3D eggs, twelve 65″ monitors and a 4m-tall girating whisk, all set against a garish green brick backdrop. This marked Heather Phillipson’s first public commission in the UK and forms part of AOTU’s year-long programme championing contemporary women artists, 100 years since securing the right to vote.
Installation / Vinyl Print / Contra Vision / Hoarding / Sentinel / Section 12
Arthur Jafa, 2017
Arthur Jafa’s new exhibition, titled A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions, takes the form of a site-specific installation at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. The space is transformed with a series of new assemblages encompassing film, photography and found footage. Omni printed and installed a series of wallpapers on Blueback Poster Paper and fabricated a number of freestanding cut out characters on dibond.
Installation / Blueback Poster Paper / Direct to Media / Cut to Shape
Having worked on several projects for conceptual art legend Lawrence Weiner at South London and Lisson Galleries, we were proud to produce and install a major body of his work at Blenheim Palace: Within A Realm Of Distance. After extensive testing, several techniques and materials were used in order to preserve the 300-year old limestone walls that made up the heritage site: low tack ultra-peel vinyl was applied to the ceiling of the Long Library and walls of the Chapel, lightweight built up letters installed above the main entrance, and built up Foamex phrases were fixed to the walls of the Great Hall.
Built-Up Lettering / External Signage / Ultra-Peel Vinyl / Installation
Gibson / Martelli
We’ve worked closely with Gibson / Martelli developing and producing projects that have been exhibited at Somerset House, Arthouse1, Collyer Bristow Gallery and the Barbican Centre. The duo create installations and performance spaces using virtual reality, print and video technology. Big Bob, exhibited at the Jaffe-Friede Gallery USA, is their largest work to date: a giant harlequin structure printed on fluted board, computer cut and creased in sections to stand at 13m long fully assembled. Photos courtesy of Gibson / Martelli, Christina Seely and Jaffe-Friede Gallery.
CNC Cutting / 3D Sculpture / Vinyl Print / Artworking / Fabrication
We have had the pleasure of working with Creative Styling for over ten years; artworking, producing and installing at a huge number of product launches, photoshoots and high profile seasonal pop-up shows. Their clients range from L’Oreal and Garnier to international multi-media giant, The Walt Disney Company. We have recently branded luxury chocolate gift boxes for an Urban Decay mail out and installed graphics over four floors of the historical Gallery House Soho for the NYX Blogger & Media Breakfast.
Artworking / Project Management / Installation / Branding / Marketing
- How to Supply Artwork
- What to Supply
We prefer artwork supplied from Adobe Creative Suite (.eps .ai .indd .tiff .psd)
Other software is supported, please contact us for details
When supplying a print ready PDF:
Ensure images are embedded and the document has suitable bleed
Provide original artwork files with all the relevant links and fonts
All fonts should be supplied or outlined within the artwork
When emailing fonts please ZIP, otherwise they may arrive corrupt
- Artworking Tips
Send artwork to scale where possible, or provide at 50%, 25% or 10%
When supplying bleed to artwork, we recommend:
5mm for standard prints | 25mm for wrapped panels | 50mm for wallpaper drops
Printing in white can be set up as a spot colour if vector, or alpha channel if raster
If your artwork requires alteration, please contact us
We charge £50 per hour
- Colour Matching
We can match to Pantone colours and existing print samples
If you require matching to a specific colour or printed proof
please provide relevant samples or specific colour references to ensure the colours are consistent
- Digital Cutting
Supplying artwork to be digitally cut:
Outline all text and strokes, and transform paths into compound shapes
Supply vector files in .eps or .ai formats
When setting up text to vinyl cut, our minimum text size for lower case letters is:
6mm for sans serif | 7mm for serif
Anything smaller can be produced as rubdowns / dry transfers
Artwork to be kiss-cut, milled or creased on the ESKO:
Set up the cut path as a spot colour
Save the path on a separate layer and name it CutContour
- Resolution Chart
- Substrate Chart
- How to Install Vinyl