• Time to Cut Stuff!

    gatorboard mammoth
    engraved brass
    routed acrylic

    Examples of different routed materials

    - This 1/2" Gator Foam mammoth skeleton really demonstrates what a little ingenuity and a router can accomplish.

    - Astek logo engraved in brass. The blade oiling system on the router dissipates heat and makes cutting soft metals effortless.

    - A piece of 1' acrylic routed in two depths leaving 3 levels of dimension.

  • Our Cutter Has Arrived!

    cnc machine

    Gator foam, vinyl, metal this cutter does it all

    The newest member of the Astek family brings exciting new capabilities to your favorite digital print shop! This amazing piece of technology features many cutting tools to handle countless media applications as well as a high-speed router. We can now cut metal, acrylic, MDF with ease. Combined with our UV digital printing technology and experienced design department Astek is your source for POP displays, stand-ups, signs, almost anything imaginable.

  • Mural at Shangri-la Hotel - Santa Monica, CA

    Shangri-la Hotel

    A really cool ceiling mural we recently printed for the Shangri-la Hotel on Ocean boulevard in Santa Monica.

  • Movie Bricks

    Vacuum formed bricks
    Vacuum formed bricks detail
    Vacuum formed bricks detail

    We can't get over these bricks!

    Nothing pleases us more than when designers bring us new challenges. When production designer Scott Heineman brought us his vacuum formed brick idea, we jumped at the opportunity to do something new and learn a little more about our capabilities. The raw material is white vacuum formed plastic. Scott created a digital file to match the exact brick and grout dimensions. The brick skins were carefully mitred and required little or no pointing. A dirty water age was all that was need to complete the look. This process saved time and created a photograhic finish to the dimensional bricks. The result is better than we could have hoped.

  • There's a World Outside of Wallpaper?

    mdf retail display
    mdf retail display

    Printing on MDF board?
    We can do it, no matter the size or the shape. Astek's print shop houses two giant flat bed printers that are capable of printing your favorite design on your favorite material! Almost any material up to 1 5/8" thick is fair game.

    In the case of these store displays The rich colors and high contrast of fashion photography mask the utility and cost effective MDF. The result, a clean display that adds detail and sophistication to your space and keeps your CPA happy.

  • Digital Printing goes Street with New Street Graphic Film

    Street Graphic Film

    Painted or printed?
    Imagine being able to print directly onto your sidewalk! Street Graphics is a non-PVC film that "micro-fractures" and gets into the tiny crevasses of most rough outdoor surfaces. The final result looks like it was painted directly on the ground! It's durable for up to three months under heavy foot traffic, so your image will impact your audience again and again. It's perfect for production too, just pressure wash it off when you're done. Have a big event coming soon? Take your branding to street level and let us create eye-popping custom graphics for you!