Digitally Printed Wall Mural of Intel 386™ Microprocessor 1985 The Museum of Modern Art New York © A gift of the Intel Corporation.
Wall murals are often employed as presentation tools in museums and art galleries. Libraries use them to theme a space as well as present interpretative information to visitors. Advertisers use them to make striking impressions in almost any venue, from sports stadiums, to high rise buildings.
Installation was completed in a couple of hours, to the satisfaction of Sydney Torrey, “I just sent you the pictures I took of the installation. It turned out fantastic and Rolando did a great job.”
Harvey Mudd College in Claremont Ca. has introduced a super scale Intel microprocessor into the classroom. Prof. David Money Harris Associate Professor of Engineering has a striking example of the Intel 386™ Microprocessor in his class room on a ten foot square wall.
Prof. Harris provided their purchasing coordinator Sydney Torrey with a poster size image of the microprocessor with a request for it to be printed at high resolution and installed as a wall covering in his classroom.
Sydney contacted B3 in Rancho Cucamonga for a consult on producing suitable artwork for large format printing. The classroom was surveyed by an expert installer to choose the best materials for print and installation. Print ready artwork was produced by scanning the poster at high resolution, producing an 80 megabyte file.
3M adhesive vinyl, with an over laminate were selected, providing the sharp image with the durability required in a classroom environment. Preparing the file for the 48” wide material requires some planning. The panels are overlapped at installation, and must match seamlessly.
PrintB3 offers many different materials for printed wall coverings, and now includes a dry erase laminate for classroom wall graphics.