The New Vinyl Sign
Here’s a common problem. Our customer has a sign on a piece of metal, and it’s pretty old and looks pretty bad. He doesn’t have the artwork that created the sign, and 20 years ago it probably wasn’t digital anyway.
But, he’s got a good structure and the metal is in good shape. So he calls to see what we can do to help.
We recreated his logo, and he now has a nice sharp piece of art to use on things like letterhead and the web. We printed on an adhesive backed vinyl with latex inks. The customer applied the new vinyl to the old metal sign, and he’s back in business!
Cutout of Logo
We do a lot of cutouts of people, but we can also do cutouts of just about anything. Here you see a picture of the logo of Lakes Region Tent, a company down the road from us. They just built a new building, and alongside a wall mural of their product we made a cutout of their logo.
The logo cutout we made was direct printed on 1/2″ ultraboard, and then cut out to the tent shape with our CNC router. We put a french cleat on the back for wall mounting.
The Old Man on Canvas
We printed this photo on artist’s canvas to be auctioned off by NH Public Television at their annual auction. It’s a photo from the archives at the NH Historical Society, taken in 1919, of people looking up at the Old Man of the Mountain.
I love the historical photo prints we do, it’s a window into times past. The Old Man prints are especially nostalgic, since he fell in 2003. It was like losing an old friend.
Printing on canvas gives your historic photo the rich texture of canvas, and I’m always pleased how good they look. We stretched this photo onto stretcher bars so it was ready to hang, but usually our canvas prints are too large to ship that way. We roll them up for shipment, and you can either stretch them yourself or have it done by a local framing shop.
Table Top Display
We made this tabletop display for the PSU Center for the Environment. I saw them using it at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival showing in town the other night. It’s a great little display that anyone can fold up, pop in the trunk, and carry into a small trade show.
We see companies produce one of these table top displays for each of their sales people, or perhaps they have several that they share around. They like them because they are durable and affordable. We usually make them with crystal laminated panels that fit into the frame.
Photos at the Ball Park
So I spent last weekend at Red Sox Spring Training in Ft Myers FL! I was impressed by these historic photos displayed all around the park.
We print a lot of black and white historic photos, because first of all, they are black and white when they are that old! Many of the ones we see are really fun.
Because they are outside, these photos are printed on DiBond, which is a sandwich of aluminum on the outside and solid plastic in the middle. It’s a common sign making material, and it lasts. We direct print onto it with our UV printers, which give beautiful results. We do this kind of work for nature trails, schools, and museums as well as athletic facilities. Give us a call to print some historic photos for you!