- September 21, 2011
- Fence Screens
Cities and towns impose ever tighter restrictions on outdoor signage, but take Pride in promoting their development projects.
Digitally printed fence screens are effective in promotion on a grand scale. While considered temporary they often are visible for the duration of the construction project promoting the project under construction. Graphics added to a construction site fence screen makes the site attractive while providing dust control and security.
Mesh Fence Screen Material Mesh banner material has three important features. Mesh is light weight compared to filled materials of the same tinsel strength. Mesh banners present significantly lower wind resistance in outdoor applications. The irregular surface reduces glare form sun light or high intensity lighting in outdoor applications. These features make it an ideal print material for a number of applications including construction fence screens, and barriers.
PrintB3 has nearly 30 years of experience, expertise and extraordinary customer satisfaction to support your requirements for a project large or small. Our prepress department can help you with mockup images for your project site.
Common rigid construction walls are enhanced with the overlay of printed banners , with logos, step and repeat images or a graphic depicting the finished project. Development agencies are delighted to promote their involvement in the project by displays of the funding sources, with accompanying stories of projects impact. MDO or plywood construction barriers may be directly printed on sheets as large as 5 feet x 10 feet, where the painted surfaces are prepared properly.
Fence Screens are more that construction barriers, Sports Fields, Tennis court wind screens, Track and field, Outfield wall sponsor graphics all found here at PrintB3. Construction Fence Screen Photo Gallery
- September 20, 2011
- Print Technology
- September 5, 2011
- Flatbed Printing
Technology has improved the image quality of prints dramatically as illustrated here click on the image:
This image printed on the OCE flatbed was photographed with a high resolution camera to illustrate how vivid your graphics can be, click here for the full size image.
Having been an early adopter of new print technologies has helped to keep PrintB3 a leader in the large format printing business, offering its customers the latest in product offerings in a very competitive field.
Flatbed Printing on a wider variety of materials, more options for you our customers:
Keeping up with the latest technology takes resources and a little bit of courage in times like these. Near photo quality images are produced using the OCE “variable-dot” technology. The newest addition to our B3 print systems is an OCE Arizona 550 XT. This printer is capable of printing a 8’ x 10’ rigid substrate 1.8” thick. Near photo quality encourages your designer to be bolder with their graphic presentations. Museum and display graphics were never so stunning, how about a wall graphic that mimics the real world. POP displays were never so effective in showing off a product.
An integrated white ink system for seamless transition to transparent and colored substrates:
The OCE also offers a nifty feature called “Night and Day” where white ink can be layered between two color layers. Backlit signs that were just too dark in the daylight now look great even when the light box is turned off. This saves energy during the daylight hours with the illuminator turned off. Turn on the illuminator and the image is just as bright and clear.
Read more from the SGIA Journal in an article authored by Jeff Edwards, International Product Marketing Manager, Océ Display Graphics Systems.
“Is White Ink Capability Really Such a Big Deal?”
TradeShow Graphics Exhibit Employs Direct Printed Fabrics for Stunning Impressions
PrintB3 works closely with a pioneer in the trade show exhibit design and construction field. The use of structural components that allow maximum freedom of design could not have been accomplished with conventional rigid construction methods.
In this example one of the frames was for an exhibit was built to print.
The most complex section was delivered to the print floor for precise fitting. High resolution graphics were printed on fabric sections and sewn together using integrated zippers to join the elements and completely enclose the structure.
The finished structure is easily disassembled and shipped to the exhibition without the risk of damage to rigid panels that often occurs.
The printed fabrics are removed for shipment protecting the visual elements until show time.
This exhibit is the handiwork of Soest & Associates of Riverside CA.
Wall murals have been used to tell stories from the time of cave dwellers. Wall Murals endure as a story telling vehicle because they are so effective.
Employing an artist to produce them has become cost prohibitive. These artworks were very time consuming, interfering with use of the space. The Sistine Chapel was out of commission for years.
Digitally printed adhesives have made the Wall Mural a practical form of story telling once again. An example on the UCR campus in Riverside California, illustrated here, shows how effective large format printing techniques can be in mural production.
The UCR Wall Mural was designed to create a visual timeline of the “History of UC Riverside.”
One of the key design requirements was the ability to change and update the murals content as the UCR story evolves. Over a series of brainstorming meetings, it was decided to create a mural on an 80-foot stretch of wall on the 3rd floor of the Highlander Union Building. The location was chosen because it is a main corridor for students, staff, faculty, and visitors to campus. The bulk of the content was printed on a vinyl adhesive wallpaper background, with acrylic and Sintra panels elevated several inches off the background. These panels can be easily updated in the years ahead.
Graphic designer Victor Perry was assigned to the project along with Steve Whitestone as the writer. Kent Endsley and Marian Harkness provided additional research, fact finding, and writing services. The project went through several changes during the approval process with input from Todd Wingate, the Chancellor’s Office, and the Campus Arts Committee. In May 2010, final files were prepared for print (with help from Hector Rosado and Jesse Gonzalez at B3). The mural was installed by Rolando Rodriguez during the third week of July, 2010.
PrintB3 offers many different materials for printed wall coverings, and now includes a dry erase laminate for classroom wall graphics.