One Vision Imaging (OVI), one of the UK’s leading professional photographic solutions companies, were recently commissioned to print and manufacture over 2,000 high quality frames to be fitted on Cunard’s flagship cruise liner Queen Mary 2.
RMS Queen Mary 2 is a transatlantic ocean liner. She is the only major ocean liner built for the Cunard Line since Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969, the vessel she succeeded as flagship of the Cunard Line. On Thursday 23rd June Queen Mary 2 returned to Southampton Remastered. Over the course of her refit, the interior and exterior had been completely transformed.
On Cunard’s official website about Queen Mary 2, it states: ''Luxury is in the details; Elegant suites and staterooms, sumptuous new restaurants and a re-imagined Grills experience reaffirm Cunard as the best of the best.'' So who better to approach for a printing and framing service offering the ultimate in detailed quality than One Vision Imaging.
Naturally, they accepted the challenge bestowed upon them with great pride according to MD, Derek Poulston, who continued, ''We’re no strangers to large projects and we relish these opportunities. It was perhaps the London 2012 Olympics that boosted our confidence and knowledge in scaling high quality products, but this was certainly the ultimate in prestigious requirements.''
They then took delivery of the subject matter which was intricate and historic B&W images depicting Cunard’s iconic history. After much deliberation, they felt confident enough of the paper types, window mounts and frames they had selected and delivered some working samples with great anticipation. To their delight, Cunard agreed wholeheartedly with their choices and the order was given for full steam ahead (pardon the pun).
The end result was a selection of true photographic prints in both lustre and metallic papers sitting alongside some fine art ‘Giclee’ prints, luxurious, textured window mounts and two types of thick and thin bronze frames. Elegant, opulent and magnificent just like the great liner herself.
Despite some very challenging delivery times, fourteen pallets of precious cargo were delivered to the shipyard in Hamburg, Germany where the interior design and installation teams set about hanging the frames throughout the luxurious cabins.
If you’re lucky enough to be sailing the seven seas on this iconic cruise liner in the future, take a moment to savour the detailed craftsmanship on board.
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