Package includes window graphics, wall and pole wraps
By Steve Aust
The University of Arizona, long a baseball contender within the highly competitive Pac 12 and nationwide, wanted to promote its 2012 national championship with a series of digital graphics installed within Hi Corbett Stadium, the team’s home field. A university purchasing manager invited Metromedia Technologies (MMT), a NYC-based, digital-print provider with nationwide production facilities, to bid on the project.
After having won the job, MMT gained access to a digital library of team photos, action shots and various U of A logos to be incorporated within the sign. The job involved more than 50 individual pieces – wall graphics, window graphics, pole wraps and other applications – and encompassed approximately 3,500 sq. ft. of vinyl, according to MMT’s Abhi Vyas.
MMT produced the job with an array of vinyl materials – rigid-mounted, flexible-face vinyl; self-adhesive material; perforated window film and other substrates – that it printed on an Epson Stylus Pro GS 6000 solvent-ink printer and a Gandinnovations Jeti 3300 grand-format printer. The national-champion and player-photo window graphics were printed with Clear Focus Imaging’s ImageVue® perforated media, which is coated with 3M’s Scotchcal™ 8914 optically clear overlaminate. MMT produced door graphics using 3M’s Controltac with Comply media, which is protected with a Scotchcal 8520 matte-finish topcoat.
“With so many pieces to be installed with so many different visual elements, it’s inevitable that there will be challenges,” Vyas said. “You just have to knowledgeable about materials and inks, be open with the customer, and be flexible.”
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