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33 Years 33 Inventions

Contra Vision is a company that prides itself on innovation and development. Building on our intellectual property we continue to refine and expand the market in see- through graphics technology.

The company is committed to producing innovative solutions; with over 121 patents now registered in 21 countries and patents pending, we can claim to be leaders in both research and development and material manufacture. Contra Vision Patent Schedule

Key milestones in the development of Contra Vision® see-through graphics are;
1982 The design of a one way vision glass walled squash court for the World Squash Championship.

1984 First of 30 Contra Vision® patents granted.
1985 Contra Vision Ltd founded.
1987 Contra Vision licensed to Avery Dennison in the USA. (North America and Western Europe)
1990 Contra Vision North America, Inc. incorporated.
1991 World’s first bus wrap* 
1993 The World's first digitally printed bus wrap**
1995 Contra Vision extends licensing to 3M Worldwide.
2012 Landmark building wrap at London 2012
2013 Featured in The Travelling Museum of British Invention, 100 of Britain's most important inventions, discoveries and social innovations
2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade
2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation

*The Worlds first Bus Wrap
The Pan Pacific Hotel in New Zealand was the first brand to utilise this new advertising medium. The process involved shipping Contra Vision part processed material for Europe to be screen printed in New Zealand

**The World's first digitally printed Bus Wrap

Crystal Pepsi's bus wrap was printed by Super Graphics in California. The value and interest from advertisers and planners for this application continues today, with eye-catching and innovative designs worldwide.