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Mistaken Identity Prompts Re-branding Discovery Science Center

Mistaken Identity Prompts Re-branding To Discovery Cube


Confusion between the California Science Center and Discovery Science Center prompts a re-branding. Discovery Cube is inspired by its identification with the iconic structure visible to anyone who has traveled the 5 freeway in Orange County. The problem became strikingly apparent when a gift intended to mark the arrival of the Columbia space shuttle was delivered to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, intended for the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Discovery Science Cube Center

The key element in the re branding effort is the distinctive cube adjacent to the heavily trafficked interstate 5 in the heart of Orange County. Long branded as the Science Center it became known to those who frequented the area simply the “Cube” hence the new name.

Discovery Science Cube Center

PrintB3’s long standing successful relationship with existing clients in both Orange County and the Inland Empire led to our introduction to Discovery as a Grand Format Print Provider. Over the past few years Discovery has employed almost every category of print materials, formats, and scale of projects we have to offer.

There are a variety of graphic forms and display methods to meet the requirements of any venue. Movable roll up banners are free standing, easy to assemble, and may be used together to create backdrops and entryway isles. Portable graphic stands may be reused for a variety of events and static displays on campus. Where floral displays are temporal, your graphic investment may well serve you for many occasions.

The Cube banners as seen here were printed on mesh vinyl requiring several panels fabricated together as the widest mesh material available is 16 feet. Extensive fabrication design to support the safe attachment to the cube was imperative, allowing the safe install and removal. The banners are print on our 16 foot Vutek using the Fuji Sericol ink system ensuring a durable bright image for the term of the campaign. We have printed several Cube banners where the construction and install method has become routine.

PrintB3 won its place initially as a print provider at Discovery however the relationship has grown substantially on its customer service. Working closely with Discovery designers, keeping them abreast of the best fit for their imaginative designs has proved to be our most valuable asset.

If we haven’t worked together in some time drop us a line or call Toll Free 855.774.6823 and we can discusses some of the exciting ways we can add value to your projects.

Architectural Commercial Wall Coverings and Wall Papers

Successful application of vinyl wall graphics start with surface preparation.

Wall Covering digitally printed and applied as a wall mural.

Just like your last paint job the result and longevity of the work is dependent on the how well the surface was prepared.  The install surface must be clean, smooth, dry, undamaged, free of mold, mildew, grease or stains, and structurally intact. Testing the surface with a sample of the adhesive material to be applied is always preferred.

This interior wall in a renovated company cafeteria was prepared for the application of custom printed vinyl adhesive wall graphics.  The dry wall surface was filled and painted with high gloss paint.  Once painted the surface must be left to cure as prescribed by the paint manufacturer. This preparation provided the best surface for the vinyl adhesive to adhere properly. Here is an example of an extensive set of wall graphics installed in a building corridor at the University of California Riverside. 3D elements were added through the time line to enhance the presentation. More Commercial Wall Covering are seen here:

Preparation of a wall surface for the application of vinyl adhesive graphics

Each of the following items can cause either poor adhesion when you apply your graphic.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Highly textured paint

Poor initial paint bond or poorly painted edges (make sure your paint isn’t chipping or peeling)

Patched areas that have not been primed

Dust, dirt or other contaminants on the wall

Freshly painted walls that have not had time to cure (We recommend at least 2 weeks, 3 weeks is best.  If you have questions on how long it takes your paint to cure, contact your paint supplier).  Vinyl graphics tend to bubble and release from the wall if the paint is still in the curing process.


Mural at Harvey Mudd College Microprocessor Wall Graphic

Digitally Printed Wall Mural of Intel 386™ Microprocessor 1985 The Museum of Modern Art New York © A gift of the Intel Corporation.

Digitally Printed Wall Mural Intel 386 wall graphic, installed wall mural Harvey Mudd College

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.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

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.


Air Museum in Chino adds High Res Fabric Banners

Yanks Air Museum curator Christen Wright has a hit with digitally printed fabric banners.

One of the best collections of US Made aircraft spanning the earliest days of aviation to the jet age resides at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino California. The aircraft are restored on-site to flying condition with special attention paid to the cockpit detail.

Yanks Air Museum P40 F6F Banner Digitally Printed Fabric

Christen Wright the museums curator commented on the work; The banners are fantastic, lots of great comments on them. Your entire team really pulled it together for us on short notice.

Visit Yanks Air Museums website for more detailed information and some great photos of their collection.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

There are several great examples of storied aircraft including a F86 just like the type flown by my godfather in Germany. As a youngster I visited his air National Guard group at Logan airport in late 50′s and sat in the cockpit of his aircraft.

The aircraft cockpits so meticulously restored were not easily viewed by museum visitors. The aircraft cockpits so meticulously restored were not easily viewed by museum visitors. Fortunately high resolution photography of the cockpit panels was available. The photos when printed on DecoTex fabric as banners nicely depict the interior details. The banners are displayed alongside the respective aircraft offering a richer experience for the aircraft enthusiast. The banners are displayed alongside the respective aircraft offering a richer experience for the aircraft enthusiast.

Prints directly on fabric produce vivid detail and color for an impressive display. Printed fabrics offer a rich soft presentation ideal for a museum quality presentation.