Theater Wall Mural
I ran across this wall mural in the Music Hall in Portsmouth NH. Not our work, but I thought it was such a cool way to set the mood in a space that it was worth a mention.
The wall mural is a compendium of old theater posters, done in an old time orange and brown sepia tone that I found to be very appealing. It made you feel like you were going back in time.
That is very often what you hope to accomplish with a wall mural- giving a place a feeling. It can be a restaurant, a lobby or conference room, hotel, or a sports venue that needs just a little jazz to be different. Give us a call when you are trying to give a space a feeling!
These big letters were flatbed printed on 1.5″ thick gatorboard, and then digitally cut on our CNC cutting table. I’m told they were then going to be floated in a swimming pool for a corporate event!
However they were going to be used, they are a good example of what can be done with our equipment. The UV cured printing gives great color that is waterproof and light stable. It’s dry as it comes off the printer, so cutting can be done right away.
We do a lot of printing on gatorboard, since it’s dimensionally stable and accepts in nicely. It also cuts cleanly on the CNC cutter. Everything from photos to museum displays to trade show graphics are nicely done on gatorboard.
Big Photo on the Wall
Here’s a really large photo enlargement installed in a customer’s home using our wallboard vinyl. This is a nice matte finish vinyl with “sticky note” adhesive on the back. You can lift it up and put it back down if you get it on crooked, and it leaves no residue on the wall when the time comes to remove it.
While we use it a lot for museum displays that go up for six months or a year, wallboard vinyl does a nice job of photo enlargement too. I’ve had one in my bathroom for about 5 years now, and the cycles of heat and humidity don’t bother it at all.
You have a lot of choices when it comes to enlarging a photo for your home. We can do canvas, gatorboard, or even a vinyl banner. But wallboard vinyl does a really nice job, and affordably.
One trick we often see is that people put molding around it to give it the look of a frame. But, even a plain pieces of wallboard vinyl straight on the wall looks great and will last for years. Another thing to consider is that shipping really big pieces to you gets hard when they are above 3×4′ in size. Wallboard vinyl is shipped to you rolled up, and that keeps the shipping costs down.
The photos from a newer phone will generally go up to large size with no trouble. Most new camera take a 12 megapixel image, which is plenty for photo enlargements of this size.
We made this sandwich sign and quite a bit of other outdoor signs for the Ice Castles location in Lincoln NH. I stopped by a few weeks ago, but they were completely sold out! All I could do was take this picture of our work.
Sandwich signs are great. You can get the sign holder and two coroplast (plastic cardboard) signs for $199, and a pair of replacement signs are $60. If you need help with the graphic design, we can do that too.
This design of sandwich sign holds a 24×36″ coroplast sign on each side. In the background you also see a sign holder the customer made with some of our work, as well as a sign on the building.
Call us whenever you need a couple of signs for your business!
CNC Cut Sign
I saw the man holding this hand held sign at the ISA Show in Orlando yesterday. What a great way to advertise that he can answer a question! The convention center is such an imposing place, and you really do go in the door trying to figure out where to go.
The hand held sign he carried is lightweight, flatbed printed and digitally cut out of 1/2″ gatorboard. If it were made of anything heavier, he would be exhausted in a short time.
Next time you need a snappy hand held sign, give us a call! We can design it for you, or print your file. Lead time on something like this is a few days.