Imaginators are a large-scale print specialist which supplied graphics and stage branding to Leeds and Reading festivals last summer.

The company serves market sectors including music, events, experiential, sport, retail, exhibition and outdoor advertising. They make use of printing software specialists ONYX to manage their workflow and ensure colour accuracy.

Matt Tydeman, managing director at Imaginators, said: “ONYX Thrive is a uniquely scalable solution and has grown with our business. It has become the end-to-end workflow solution we rely upon to ensure maximum productivity and accuracy whilst avoiding costly downtime.

“With ONYX supporting our workflow we can ensure image and colour accuracy, with superfast image processing and production speeds, and consistent colour across multiple industrial output devices.

“We particularly enjoy the functionality of a true end-to-end Adobe PDF workflow from file submission through to colour management, printing and automated cutting, which brings peace of mind to reducing proofing cycles, reprints and providing a ‘right first time’ output.”

Imaginators have been the preferred supplier to Reading and Leeds Festivals for the last 20 years. They work closely with brands and their agencies to provide end-to-end solutions, often using giant graphics.

The giant stages comprised a series of digitally printed complex sections, which when rigged provide a perfectly seamless appearance and incorporate video screens, stage backdrops, stage sets, wings and headers.

For 2018, the new stage structure demanded innovative methods of production and technical finishing using some of the latest developments to evolve from Imaginators in-house research and development team.