Category Archives: Bespoke Projects

A selection of our bespoke projects designed and produced by GJ Plastics

Roller banners help Japanese Garden win gold

Japanese Garden Design.

The Japanese Garden society was asked to design a garden for the new Bury hospice,

Roller Banners

Roller Banners

Utilising our large format direct printing methods, the garden plans and photo images were printed to large foam PVC sheets and placed in the tent along with the printed roller banners and leaflet holders produced by GJ Plastics.


The intended design is of a landscape with water represented by gravel, rivers by slate and mountains by large boulders. Planting will complete the garden to create a beautiful landscape scene.



Direct printed foam PVC sheet

Direct printed foam PVC sheet

In using their imaginations, you can become absorbed in the scene and perhaps for a short time enjoy the peace and tranquillity. In this sense gardens representing landscape such as Japanese gardens can be experienced as ‘healing’ gardens.
Consisting of two parts, one part being a Japanese style garden with rocks, gravel, pruned trees and lanterns, whilst the other is more a traditional English style with a lawn, decorative shrubs and ornaments.

The designed garden was then produced to the plan by the society for the RHS flower show at Tatton Park.

We are very pleased to say the judges awarded the gold medal in the large garden category of the show.

After the show volunteers from the society will transplant and extend the garden to a much larger version to its location at the new hospice in Rochdale Old Road, Bury.

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden Gold Medal winner Tatton Park.

Direct Printed Wall Art for Bury Hospice

Direct Printed Wall Art

Local Ainsworth artist Robert Cox had produced sketches of a donor board wall art for the new Bury Hospice.

Not knowing how to turn the sketches into digital format or how to produce the wall art he set up a meeting with Graham Croston of GJ Plastics Ltd.

The artwork was digitised with the kind assistance of Mr Mike Wilkinson and scaled up to 7 metres wide by 2.2 metres tall.

The design featured the brand new hospice bird logo and six ribbons, each ribbon representing one of the six towns of Bury, each of the six towns of Bury are individual in their own way but all the people have the same hopes, aspirations, and human spirit that drives them forwards. Robert stated “The vision is ‘dynamic’, the bird is a free spirit and the continuity of the flowing ribbons made of hearts reflects the continuity of the spirit of those who have gone before”.
The Acrylic hearts reflect the love that our loved ones leave behind and take with them.

The bird and ribbons Direct Printed Wall Art was produced in large sections to make up the length on our large format printers. The printed ribbon design is populated with around 4000 acrylic hearts, each with the name of the donor printed on, each heart is then individually placed onto the printed panels to depict the dynamic flow of the ribbons.

After discussions with Jacqui Comber we chose to make the donation name hearts in 6 shades of coloured acrylic, the unique shades of the acrylic required it to be brought in from the manufacturers in Italy.

The printed panels were then installed in location at the new hospice.

To manufacture the acrylic hearts, we opted for a new  method of direct printing then laser cutting the hearts, a special mounting adhesive was then applied so they could be mounted onto the printed boards this gave the art work a stunning jeweled 3D effect.

Graham Croston stated “It was a privilege to be involved in this project and to work with Jacqui and Robert. We have produced a stunning piece of artwork that is a one of a kind showing the importance of the six towns of Bury, working together, but also paying tribute to the many that have contributed to bringing this new hospice to life and helping with the up keep of the hospice”.

GJ Plastics are proud to support this worthy cause and ask all companies in the Manchester Chamber of Commerce if they too could find it in their hearts to make a donation to the hospice, they need to raise three million pounds a year to keep this vital caring hospice open.