Can't see the wood for the trees
Being a popular attraction, Mount Stuart offers guided tours around the gardens where visitors can observe some of the rarer species. As a living collection, the grounds constantly feature new exhibits. This lead to the initial search for a cost-effective way to create plant identification labels.
The main interest was to produce large batches of labels to coordinate with their exhibits. Previously, labels were processed using a mini drill engraver and monochrome scribe labels.
This manual production method was inconsistent as the quality of the finished product relied too heavily on user accuracy. Also, the labor was physically taxing on team members, causing hand cramps and fatigue after extended periods of use.
Additionally, the Mount Stuart team had limited experience in label-creation outside of those solely for internal use with little detail. Now, their needs required a faster, ergonomic, and more precise solution.