Category Archives: action props

Celebrate World Book Day by looking at Acme Graphics prop books

Acme Graphics can make a range of books covers contemporary or vintage looking. We can even gold foil emboss the covers in vintage or modern style. We have a library of prop bookcover designs  that be printed as hardback or paperback covers.

bookcovers, propbooks, propmake, bookdesign, publications
Acme Graphics designed bookcovers in our library of cleared book designs

Screen Shot 2017-12-01 at 14.30.24 Screen Shot 2017-12-01 at 14.30.46 Todd-margaret-book period_books IMG_5512 IMG_5515

Acme Graphics Newspapers used as dressing and props in Channel 4 drama Kiri

Acme Graphics create artwork and printing of old and new Newspapers. We print full newspapers using our library stock pages as fillers or we can work with clients who get permission from real Newspaper companies to made authentic newspapers for TV & Film. Channel 4 drama used real newspapers that we printed on “Kiri” a drama with Sarah Lancashire about an abducted child. The headlines blame the Father and are seen featuring in the drama throughout as the drama unfolds.

prop newspapers, action props, newspapers, printed newspapers, hero newspapers, prop makes, graphic props
Prop newspapers by Acme Graphics designed and printed for Kiri – drama about a Father being blamed for abducting his child
prop newspapers, the sun, acme graphics, graphic props, printed newspapers, prop newspapers
Acme artwork to create a Sun Newspaper with cleared images and a Hero article dropped into the layout to feature in the programme
prop newspapers, action props, printed newspapers, graphic props
Prop newspapers designed by Acme using library stock photos. Hero articles can be dropped in and extra Acme pages added to fill newspaper

Mcdonald’s Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Big Mac

The latest Mcdonald’s commercial celebrates the 50th Birthday of the Big Mac. We were asked to make some graphics to illustrate the shoot through the decades of 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. We made some carrier bags, van graphics, tax discs, and a backlit menu.


carrier bags, prop bags, mcdonalds
Retro 1980s Clothes shop design & prop make Bag design  for Mcdonalds Commercial through the ages of Big Mac customers
prop make plastic bags, retro record bags, Mcdonalds, prop make bags
Retro 1970s Record Bag design and prop make for Mcdonalds Commercial – designed and printed by Acme Graphics 
prop bags, plastic bags, action bags, prop makes, record bags
1970s design plastic bag with vinyl detail for prop bags for Mcdonalds commercial for Big Mac

Acme Graphics made Tesco Carrier Bags

You may not realise that Acme Graphics make 3D prop making packaging too. Here are a few examples of the 3D graphic props that we have made over the years. We have an extensive library of package design or we can make anything bespoke. We recently made Tesco’s Christmas Bags for the Christmas advert.

prop make, graphic props, 3d props, carrier bag make,
Acme Graphics made Tesco bags for the 2017 Christmas Tesco Advert
graphic props, prop making, 3d prop make, tescos, carrier bags
Acme made some carrier bags for Tesco christmas commercial as action props and dressing
tesco, carrier bag, prop make, graphic props
Before we send anything out we always send a photo to show the finished action prop works and the client is happy

Acme Graphics 3D package design

Acme Graphics create 3D graphic props for action props or set dressing. Package design of food & drinks, cigarettes, condom packets, toy boxes, toiletries to dog food. We have a library of packaging that can be used with name clearance and we can print and make it! Cigarettes have changed – we we have to keep up with the changes.

prop make, graphic props, graphic action prop, cigarette packet
2017 style action prop Cigarette Packet with generic artwork
packaging, graphic props, graphic package design
Acme make any bagged food packaging including treats, crisps and sweets
action props, package design, 3D prop make,
We make all types of box packaging like cereal boxes and washing powder boxes – we can have contents wet or dry in the boxes for action props.

Prop UK Passport with Gold Foil Stamped Cover

We often get asked to make Graphic Prop Passports – we have the official UK stamp and permission to print the Front Cover of UK passports. It is often a lengthy process to get permission to get clearance to see a UK Passport on screen so we have created some generic inside pages. We have UK passport covers in stock. The Acme inside pages have been created to look like UK passport pages but details have been amended inline with National Archives website regulations on

Prop British Passport with authentic looking inside pages but meet National Archive regulations on use in Filming
Graphic prop generic British passport used in Benidorm but can be transferred to any actor as artwork is generic with no need for clearance.

Acme Prop Make Fictional Generic Passports

New for Acme Graphics! We make graphic prop generic Passports with printed or gold leaf embossed detail on front covers. Acme now have a range of generic Passport designs for front & inside pages. This is ideal for action props as gaining clearance on real passports can be difficult for productions to obtain quickly. Acme passports look and feel authentic and are clearance friendly.

prop make, proppassports,
Fictional generic graphic prop made passports for use when permission is hard to obtain on productions of any scale
prop make, graphic props, prop passports, prop make passport, british passport, european passport, swiss passport, german passport, french passport,
Acme Graphics full range of generic European graphic prop passports insides and front covers. Gold leaf front covers or printed depending on your budget.

Teen Magazine made for BBC3 Murder in Successville Television Comedy

Acme Graphics have a stock of Generic magazines for action props or dressing sets. Interior Design, Architecture, Mens Magazines, Womens Fashion, teenage and gossip magazines. This is the latest one for ‘Murder in Successville’ made into an action prop. Generic design with library stock images and clearable name of Production’s choice.

teenage magazine, girls magazine, womens magazine
Teenage magazine designed using clearable library images – see full range of new magazines

Packaging and Logo Design for Action Props or Set Dressing

Acme design logos for everything from cups to pubs. Logos for shops, companies cut from vinyl and printed on merchandise or signage on any production.

Logo Design
Logo Design
Loaded television programme featuring Acme logo design
Loaded featuring Acme Designed artwork
Idyl Loaded Logo on set
Acme designed Logo used throughout set of Loaded
Selection of space inspired logos to choose from
Space Inspired Logo designs – we offer a selection of options for the client to choose from