Looking to remind the community you serve that you’re an open book when it comes to funds and spending? You might consider how Capital Metro – the Austin, Texas transit authority – took on the challenge. To help ensure its constituency and knowing that every dollar Capital Metro spends can be easily tracked on its website, the transit authority chose to go “seriously transparent” with bus graphics that exposed more than ever before.
There are many ways to define success as a print service provider, but perhaps nothing says you’ve made it until a celebrity knocks on your door for graphics. When Meteor Print (www.meteorprint.com) received word that musician Kid Rock was looking for wide-format graphics work, they knew this would be no ordinary project.
In Dallas, locals often refer to it as “the Hangar” – the American Airlines Center entertainment arena is home to not only professional basketball and hockey teams, but also serves as a major site for the city’s concerts and other entertainment.
When Adobe Systems announced its new digital marketing headquarters in Lehi, Utah, it triggered more than just the anticipation for 200 high-paying jobs moving into the local economy. It meant an urgent need for a ton of printed graphics – more than 40,000 square feet of graphics to be exact.
So you’re coming to Vegas for the ISA Expo April 4-6, 2013. The show is at Mandalay Bay, which is a great venue. First, it’s one of the newer hotels, is nicely decorated, has a great conventions space, and – unlike the Las Vegas Convention Center – there’s plenty of free parking. Most importantly for me it is five minutes from our shop, Pictographics. Mandalay is the last hotel/casino at the far South end of “The Strip.” From here, it is simply too far to walk to a lot of the other points of interest on the strip.
If you’ve been pondering an expansion of print capabilities or upgrade to your equipment, it may be time to make your move.
Across the board, makers and marketers of large-format digital print systems are offering a variety of incentives to help you add one of their printers. Instant rebates, lucrative trade-ins, and bundles on everything from software to training – it’s the expected mix of enticements to make digital print technology more attractive to discerning buyers.
Not one student at Springfield Central High School in Massachusetts can say they didn’t see the signs pointing them to graduation because, thanks to Go Graphix, the signs were all around them.
The director of the high school’s Magnet Program contacted Go Graphix (www.gographix.com) to design, print, and install wall murals that would blanket the school with important motivational messages, such as ways to graduate or images of school spirit.
The International Sign Association (ISA) has formed a strategic alliance with the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) to create a “BIG Wide Format Pavilion” at the upcoming Print 13 show this year. The Print 13 event takes place September 8-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
LexJet has introduced the latest product in its Sunset Canvas Line: Sunset Production Matte Canvas. A bright-white, water-resistant 100% polyester matte with the look and feel of a traditional 2-over-1 weave, the new canvas can be used for various art and décor applications. It’s designed to work with Sunset Gloss Coating and Sunset Satin Coating, either sprayed or rolled on. Compatible with aqueous inksets. Available in 24-, 36-, 44- and 60-in. widths; in 60-ft rolls.
For this year’s Super Bowl XLVII, held in New Orleans, local print provider Crystal Clear Imaging (CCI, www.ccimaging.net) teamed up with Sport Graphics of Indianapolis (www.sportg.com) for the extravaganza’s wide-format needs.