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Print in the Limelight

(September 2017) posted on Wed Sep 20, 2017

Wide-format roller blinds pull together a dynamic theater backdrop.

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Theatrical drapery provider Prompt Side brought function and art together for the set of “On The Town,” a dance musical performed at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London. Designed by Peter McKintosh, the set called for working roller blinds that matched the scenery, so Prompt Side crafted panels from PVC and imaged them via an EFI Vutek GS3250LX Pro LED printer.

Photo Credit: On The Town, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Photo Johan Persson.

Karen Baker, marketing manager, says managing colors and staying true to the designer’s vision is the biggest challenge on these projects; they’re often given a swatch or model piece, rather than a Pantone number, to work from.

Read more from Big Picture's September 2017 issue or check other "Wide Angle" featured projects.