Nuprint is incredibly proud to be involved with the production of Qubizm’s innovative maths resource, Izak9, which is now used in more than 500 schools across Ireland, throughout the UK and abroad. 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.
The black plastic-moulded cubes are made in Belfast, and 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, 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.
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 the next generation.
“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.” Franz, Qubizm