Can't see the wood for the trees
As a popular attraction for visitors from near and far, Mount Stuart offers guided tours around the gardens allowing visitors to closely see some of the rarer species. As a living collection, the grounds constantly feature new exhibits resulting in the team looking for a cost effective way to create identification labels for each plant.
The team’s challenge was to ensure large quantities of labels could be produced to match their exhibits. Previously, labels were produced using a mini drill engraver and monochrome scribe labels.
The problem with such a manual production method was the quality of the finished label being heavily reliant on the accuracy of the user, whilst use of the engraver was physically taxing on team members causing hand cramps and fatigue after prolonged periods of use.
Additionally the Mount Stuart team had limited experience in creating labels; solely for internal use and with minimal detail. From this background Mount Stuart Trust’s needs required options for a faster, ergonomic and more accurate solution.