Certified by the Education Board and supported by presenter, Johnny Ball, Izak9 is a large cube made up of 27 cubes with
six faces which helps primary and post-primary pupils learn maths in a fun way. With the black plastic-moulded cubes made
in Belfast, the rest of the production work all happens at Nuprint, including everything from product development to label
printing and delivery of the products.
A challenging project, work on the Izak9 began with identifying how exactly to print out the labels, which took a lot of time
and development. Indeed, 162 side variations had to be created, and it was essential the right labels were attached to the
right faces to ensure the mathematical problems would work.
Our team ultimately sourced the correct material for these, along with a permanent adhesive, ensuring the labels would
adhere securely to the cubes without peeling. After extensive trials, we also designed a digital solution which ensured the
correct application sequence and combination for the cubes.
Continued trialling and development resulted in even more superior quality labels made from a more durable polycarbonate
material later on, which didn’t collect fingerprints. We also sourced and developed an anti-microbial film for the surface of the
cubes, which prevents the spread of germs – particularly important as the cubes are used in schools.
Creating resources and services for the education sector in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Europe and the Middle East, Qubizm
is an innovative company with which Nuprint is proud to be a trusted partner. With a production line set up and ready to go
at a moment’s notice, we’re delighted to be involved with a premium product that is positively shaping our children’s futures.
Visit their website at: www.qubizm.co.uk
“Gavin, Laura and the team at Nuprint have been highly instrumental in turning my IZAK9 concept into a reality, without the need
for a full manufacturing set up. They have worked closely with me to a point whereby they fully understand the functionality of
my product, as well as believing 100% in the ethos of what we are trying to achieve with it. Their complete understanding of my
business ensures that the production process is agile, iterative and readily adaptable to changes in design or demand. The quality of
production of labels and the accuracy of application is of the highest standard, as is the stock control and dispatching service they
also provide. It is having partners of this calibre and the reassurance it gives, that allows me to focus on the areas of the business
that need my full attention, knowing that what will actually be delivered to the customer, will be out of the top drawer.”