Graphics on Elevator Doors
Here’s an interesting way to communicate with people when they are a captive audience: graphics on elevator doors. In this case, adhesive vinyl is applied to the elevator door panels.
To my way of thinking, it’s a great way to show a message to people who are waiting for the elevator to arrive. Of course, it has to be a message that takes a short time to digest, since the elevator may come pretty quickly. In this case, it was a hospital putting a message of caring on the elevator doors.
Putting graphics on elevator doors is pretty straightforward. Measure the doors, and design your graphics to be about an inch larger than the actual door. The excess will be trimmed off during installation, so don’t put any important things right at the edge, which is good graphic design discipline anyway.
Lead time on elevator door graphics is 2 or 3 days in our shop, and back to you as fast as you need them!
BWI Wall Mural
I spotted this wall mural in BWI airport on my way back from Florida. Although we have printed wall murals for BWI, this one was not our work, although it certainly could have been.
What I like about this particular wall mural is how BWI is using them as advertising on what would otherwise be a big, blank, white wall.
All around this airport you see custom wall murals being used to advertise the local area, local colleges, and local points of interest. I’m sure it’s extra revenue for the airport, as well as good information for people coming to the area.
We have recently generated the ability to print large numbers of images onto flat surfaces such as foamcore and gatorboard. We’ve also done this for yoga mats and wall size maps. Our unique data handling system and high speed flatbed printing make this possible.
We find that many app developers are looking for a print production company to turn the large numbers of images they handle into printed goods. Rather than develop that capability themselves, they partner with us.
That leaves them with the job of polishing their app and advertising programs to generate the large numbers of images that we print for them. It’s a good partnership.
Call us if you need a fulfillment printing partner!
Machine Bolt Template
Here’s a pattern for drilling the bolt holes and service connections for a machine. We made the template by printing on mylar with one of our UV cured printers.
This bolt pattern template is accurate to 1mm in 5 meters, so the bolt holes will be in the right place! The mylar material will not stretch or tear, and it’s frosty clear so you can see what’s below it.
When the bolt pattern template needs to be over 54″ in the small dimension, we print on two strips of mylar with an inch of overlap. Customers usually tape the two (or more) pieces together, and then locate the entire thing where it needs to go on the floor. Depending on the size of the final bolt pattern required, we can use either 36″ or 54″ mylar. We stock both sizes.
Send us an Autocad drawing at 1:1 size, and we’ll make a machine bolt pattern for you!
Book Tour Poster
We printed this book cover poster for a book signing at our good customer Innisfree Book Shop in Meredith NH. It’s direct printed on foamcore board, and we put an easel stand on the back so it sets nicely on a table.
If you are an author setting out on a book signing tour, let us make a book cover poster of your book cover to display. It will help you sell more books, and create a memory for the people who buy them.
We can generally turn your book cover poster order around in a day or two, and Fedex them anywhere in the country! Best of all, we don’t break the bank. This 24×36″ poster on foamcore is $68.
Ski Trail Map
Here’s a ski trail map we printed several years ago for the Holderness School. The trails are right across the road from our shop, and a few of us use them at lunch time to get a workout, and I took this picture to show how well it has weathered.
We printed this trail map directly onto OmegaBond with our UV printer. OmegaBond is a sign making material that is 1/8″ of high density polyethylene with a white painted aluminum face on both sides.
The work is attractive and durable, and since we print directly onto the material, it’s pretty affordable.
We also printed a number of “You Are Here” trail maps for the area, which they have at major trail intersections. It’s awfully nice to know where you actually are when you come to a junction! A trail map is nice, but knowing where you are on it becomes important when you are a few kilometers from a warm fire!
Research Poster Printing
We print thousands of research posters a year! Our promise is to ship them the same day if we have your file by noon. Fedex will get them to you the next business day.
We have a web site devoted to research posters, postersession.com. Maybe it’s a bit confusing, but anything from postersession.com is coming to you from MegaPrint Inc. We have the postersession web site to make it easy for you, since we print a lot of other large format products at MegaPrint Inc.
What you’ll find at postersession.com is a complete setup for online ordering of your research poster, templates for creating it, and FAQ’s that will answer most of your questions. Of course, you can always call us at 603-536-2900 if you get stuck!