Printed Sintra Cut to Shape
I saw these Sintra prints at the National Arboretum in Pittsburgh during a recent trip there. In this case they were showing the size and markings of different penguins in their museum displays.
Sintra is a PVC foamed sheet that accepts ink beautifully, can be cut into shape cleanly, and is completely waterproof. A good idea where penguins are involved! When printed with our UV cured flatbed printers, it is also durable and has a reasonable life in sunlight, usually about 3-5 years. We like it for museum displays.
We also print a lot of museum displays on gatorboard, which is lighter and stiffer than Sintra. It’s our material of choice for all manner of indoor displays.
Very Large Map
We have an interesting partnership with Point Two Design, a company that has the technology to generate a map of just about anywhere in the world. They can transmit the file to use for the production of wallpaper. The maps are exceptionally high resolution, and a crisp and clear even when printed at very large sizes. The photo is of a 10×4′ map of Fort Pierce Florida on our shop floor.
People have many uses for large wallpaper maps. For instance, employees of a city will benefit from a wall size map that allows them to talk about road closures or construction projects. Fire departments also need to figure out ahead of time how they will get to an emergency when roads are closed.
Not too long ago, we printed a 8×8′ map of the White Mountain National Forest, which they use to plan projects and discuss logistics. They tell us that it works a lot better than crowding around a map on someone’s desk.
Sometimes, having a map of your town is just a great way to show your pride in it!
The Look of Frosted Glass
In the old days they created the look of etched or frosted glass by etching glass with acid. No longer! Today there’s an adhesive vinyl product from 3M that gives you an easy to apply frosting for glass. It looks like the real thing, and is a whole lot easier!
They call it Dusted Crystal, and that’s about what it looks like. It’s easily cut with our Summa Cutter, giving the frosted glass look you see in the photo. We can cut letters and shapes, all we need is an .ai file of the cutting path.
We can print on it too, giving you the look of frosted glass with a four color design in it. That gives you the ability to be really creative! Give us a call when you want the look of frosted glass with a minimum of fuss.
Chrome Sign Stand
We print a lot of 22×28 signs to go in sign holders like this. Get us artwork and you can have them back in a few days.
Often, people call and ask for foamcore signs for a sign holder like this. The problem is that the slot at the top is about 1/8″ wide, and foamcore is 3/16″.
The solution is to print on 1mm Sintra (.040″) or 3mm Sintra (.120 or roughly 1/8″). Printing directly on these materials gives nice bright prints at a reasonable cost. The Sintra signs are waterproof, rugged, and wipeable, which can be important where small hands are able to touch them.
For the environmentally conscious, we can also print on a 50 point board that is a 100% recycled material and can be recycled with your cardboard.
All of these 22×28 signs can be printed single or double sided. Give us a call for your stanchion sign needs!
Adhesive Vinyl Signs
We call them adhesive backed vinyl, but there are lots of other terms that people use. I hear stickers, crack-n-peel, and stick on signs, just to name a few. These vinyl stickers are on our solar array, and they do a great job of warning people about the high voltage involved.
There are plenty of places where you can buy pre-printed vinyl stickers, but what we do is print custom stickers. If you can’t find the one that says what you need it to say, or if you want your logo on it, for instance, give us a call.
We can also help you with the design of your vinyl sticker, and our graphic designers have a lot of experience helping people like you to get just what they need.