It's a local success story that has overcome some tough times…
Design is not just about visual expression. It is just as much about communication and problem-solving. The goal is to draw attention to something special in a very short time. It can be an event, a campaign or a product. Nelson-based Cutting Edge makes it easy for you!
Established by Dave Guthardt (Gus), Cutting Edge has been a member of the Nelson business community since 1999. The talented team of skilled craftsmen, all of whom have a passion for delivering innovative ideas from design through installation. They manufacture most things themselves and have control of the entire production chain and are fast and flexible. With two fully qualified in-house graphic designers, Arko and Eden, they take your ideas and concepts and turn them into creative designs that capture and represent your brand’s personality. According to Harvard Business School, 95% of purchasing decisions are based on feelings of logic. People tend to choose the brands that appeal to their subconscious, or “gut”, so brands that present themselves in a human and personal way do better than brands that rely on statistic or rationality. In other words, having a great product is not enough, you need a great brand personality to match. The customer should have a positive experience every time they are met by your particular company, product or service.
Cutting Edge creates eye-catching displays to get your products noticed. Whatever it is business cards, outdoor or indoor signs, 3D graphics or folders, flags, labels, logos or vehicle and boat wraps, the team of skilled signwriters and qualified designers got you covered. No matter whether you need help with a micro job or an existing concept. For more than two decades Cutting Edge have strengthened both existing brands and been involved in developing new ones and they stand behind some of the most prestigious brands in Nelson Tasman. They have accumulated a pool of knowledge and skill that is among the best in the country.
Cutting Edge, the name says it all. They were the first signwriters to introduce digital technology in the region. Since then, they lead the industry by continually evolving and understanding the requirements of their clients. They provide a complete digital signage solution with a dedicated digital display specialist. With full tech support, training, cloud-based screen management platform, you can buy or hire digital display units from Cutting Edge.
“We are consultant, designer, specifier, project manager, manufacturer and installer. We can brand anything in just about any way. Through R&D department has accumulated a wealth of techniques, tools, materials, processes and technologies over the years and they continue to develop them every day. The backbone of our business model is long-term partnerships. Many, if not most of our clients are long term partners who consistently come back to us because of the service we offer. This has been mutually beneficial since Major Media’s inception because we have found it creates added value and efficiencies for both parties that are unattainable in short term relationships”, says Arko Biswas, director and graphic designer at Cutting Edge.
Health and safety of the staff, clients and the public are of high priority for Cutting Edge. They follow strict regulations both in house and when installing sign outdoors. In fact, they are the only manufacturer in the region with SiteWise Green Certification and all installers have training and license to work at height and they also have a dedicated Health and Safety Manager. Cutting Edge is a company built on family and community. For that reason, it is extremely important for them to give back at every available opportunity.
“We believe that doing good in the world is the right thing to do to the community and environment. We also recycle and reuse materials by organizing craft projects for children in collaboration with various community-based organizations and schools, says Arko.
Giving back to the community and the environment is important to us, which is why we proudly support charities and organisations such as Victory Community Centre, Brook Sanctuary, Community Compost, Autism and Nelson Theatre Youth Company.
And Cutting Edge is also the only signage manufacturer in Nelson Tasman that is part of the Zero Waste initiative and aim to only use “green materials” by 2024 and reduce our carbon footprint further.
Cutting Edge is a Climate Positive certified business operation. Also after the Covid-19 lockdown, they have distributed Covid posters and floor decals to about 190 local business at no cost.
To sum this up: Cutting Edge is a signwriting company with a true passion for creating and at the same time take responsibility for the community and environment.