Museum Wall Covering

museum wall photo

Wall Covering at the Mt Washington Observatory Museum

We took the Cog Railway to the summit of Mt. Washington last weekend, and paid a visit to the Observatory Museum. Three years ago we printed the wall covering murals when they were renovating the museum. They still look fantastic!

The wall covering murals are printed on our suede texture vinyl wallpaper. We like having a light texture on the wall covering, since it breaks any glare, as well as masking any imperfections in the wall below. The suede wall mural material does the job! It has a surface texture much like that of a suede jacket.

We also offer a smooth texture wall covering for murals, and we prefer it for wall murals that have rich blacks. It’s just that the smooth surface shows every imperfection in the wall, and depending on your lighting can give reflections.

Whichever way you want to go, give us a call when you are doing a wall covering mural!


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Large Format Kiosk Signage

Full color trail head sign

Full Color Kiosk Signs

We printed these full color trail map signs for the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, which opened a new hiking trail recently.

The trail head signs include a large color trail map of the area, showing the topo map and the trails, as well as a description of the history of the property and the LRCT logo. All in all, it’s a very handsome group of large format printing.

My word to the wise is to take a photo of the trail map sign before you head out! A mile in, you’ll wonder which fork in the trail to take, and you can reference your photo. I’ve made it a habit of doing this every time I see a trail map at the trail head, and it serves me well.

I also encourage the conservation groups to install “you are here” trail map signs at important junctions. It can get confusing as to which junction you are at, and these help a lot.


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Restaurant Wall Mural

restaurant wall mural

Wall Mural in Amsterdam

This restaurant wall mural doesn’t just try to set a mood, it makes a pledge of taste, quality, and local products.  It also show you a few plates to whet your appetite!

I saw this wall mural in a restaurant in Amsterdam where we met several friends for dinner before we started out on our barge trip.

Modern digital technology makes wall murals like this easy to do. Measure your wall, and get us the artwork. We will get it done for you!

We can also have one of our graphic designers do the layout for you. Either way, you’ll get a wall mural that does a little selling for you.


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Cafeteria Signage

signs for college cafeteria

Food Service Signage

When I went to college, you went through a line and little old ladies spooned out whatever they were serving that day. You took it or you starved. No More!

Nowadays we print a lot of very colorful vinyl signage that goes into college cafeterias, like this photo from Plymouth State’s dining service. They give a lot of choice of yummy food, and use a lot of colorful signage to show you what’s cooking. Cafeterias are much more consumer focused than they used to be.

Much of what we did here was on adhesive backed vinyl, to be adhered to sign fixtures and applied directly to the wall, as well as sneeze guards, milk dispensers, etc. We also printed on flat sheets of PVC and did a wall mural.

All of our printing is full four color process, so you get colorful signage that sells your product. Give us a call when you need to dress up your location!

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We Will Miss John McCain

John McCain

John McCain

Lots of people in New Hampshire have stories about John McCain from his days of doing town meetings while running in the NH Primary. Here’s my story:

John was doing a town meeting at Plymouth State University, and I went. He called on me to ask a question.

I told him ” I have a small business that employs 5 people. Last year we made $100,000 in profit. Since I’m self employed, I pay both sides of Social Security taxes, about 15%, and 35% income tax on the 100K.

“But, I needed to leave 35K in the business to support our growth. That leaves me with 15K to live on. If my wife didn’t have a good job, I’d be on food stamps!”

He asked my what I want from the government.

I said “I don’t want anything from the government. But it would be better if I were taxed on the money I take from the business, instead of the money the business makes.”

Over the years we have seen the tax law change to allow higher deductions of capital expenses, and that certainly helps. I hope what I said to him that day has encouraged change in the tax law, at least in a small way.

Oh, and one more story. When we took the kids to Capitol in Washington DC, he walked by us, deep in conversation with another person. I said in a fairly loud voice “Give ’em hell, John”. He stopped, smiled, and gave me a little wave.

What a cool guy. He will be missed.


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Trade Show Graphics

Exhibits at a trade show

Trade Show Exhibits

Here’s a photo of some of our trade show graphics in action! We did a cutout for our good customer Intertek that gave some interest and excitement to their booth.

People will always be a little curious when they see a cutout of a famous person, and that brings their attention just long enough to have them discover the sales message that your trade show graphics give.

While Thomas Edison was unable to come in person, our life size cutout did the trick!

The next time you are looking for a way to create some dramatic trade show graphics, give us a call.


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Photo Tiles for Scrabble

Scrabble Giant Tiles

Scrabble Tiles

We’ve been having a lot of fun the last week playing scrabble with Photo Tiles that we made. Each tile is about 8″ square.

We started with the word MegaPrint, and have worked out from there!

It’s a great time waster, and if we can make you a set of photo tiles for Scrabble, let us know!


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