With the addition of one of the largest flatbed printers OCE 550XT PrintB3 is ideally positioned to be the Trade Show print provider in Southern California. The OCE 550XT is ideal for producing those close up high resolution photo quality graphics where eye level viewing is the norm.
Translite_UV™ is an improved process that directly prints the photo quality image on a polyester film supplied by Kodak. The OCE 550 XT UV prints the high resolution image directly using an UV ink system. There is no need for darkroom film processing; the resulting image can be seen as it’s printed. UV ink systems produce matte finishes eliminating the need for a coating. This print format offers additional freedom in image manipulation with a “white layer” offering alternative day night presentations. Print Speed offers a throughput many times faster than the wet process methods. Red spectrum heat signatures from high intensity lamps used to back light the scene were not transmitted when compared to Duratrans examples.
This year PrintB3 had a very special ancillary project to help promote Susan Bernard’s “Marilyn: Intimate Exposures” featuring her father’s photography of Marilyn Monroe and Norma Jean. The large format prints were produced on our OCE 550-XT flatbed printer on foamcore. The striking prints were exhibited throughout Palm Spring’s uptown design district.
Wide format Vutek printers employing only the highest quality inks from 3M and Fuji are used to print our vinyl and polyester materials with widths up to 16 feet. Fabrics printed with either Dye Sublimation of solvent inks assure that your imagination is the only limitation on the design of trade show exhibits.
Don’t get the boot from your convention center fire marshal make sure you comply with the NFPA 701 standard.
Reported in the trade journal Fabric Graphics the following could impact your display.
On arrival of the local fire marshal to a trade show convention hall in the middle of booth setup flammability tests were performed. A sample of the materials used in the display were set alight and failed to meet the minimum standards required at this venue. Time and expense of this event were put in jeopardy by the use of inferior materials for the sake of a few dollars saved.
Many venues have different flame resistance performance requirements so check that the materials you use meet these requirements. Check to see if the certifications from your print provider will satisfy the local venue avoiding onsite testing.
The lesson here is to be sure that your print provider is providing materials that meet the NFPA 701 standard. Ask your print provider to provide the certifications before you find yourself making friends with your local fire marshal.
Having invested considerable time and resources in your new trade show booth don’t lose it all by compromising on the materials your large format printer provides. Not all materials are made to the same standard, and some materials will not meet the National Fire Protection Codes for fire safety found in the NFPA 701 standard.
It’s just as important to know that the fire retardant compounds in the material have not been banned for use in your state. There are many compounds used to make materials fire retardant with decabromodiphenylether (deca-BDE) common until recently banned in 28 US states. Most US manufacturers have voluntarily replaced this compound with effective substitutes.
At PrintB3 we certify all our roll stock materials are FR and 1000DNx1000DN. Safest and strongest product in the market. This goes hand in hand with our commitment to 3M Certification 5 year MCS Warranty, B3 is committed to providing the best materials and inks for the finest output products for all our customers.
Grand Las Vegas Trade Show 222 Dibond Panels printed on OSE 550 XT 8′ x 10′ flatbed routed to exact specifications for mounting in pre-assembled trade show stands.
Tradeshow Graphics were produced on time for a critical Tradeshow event. More than 200 Dibond panels were printed on the PrintB3 OCE 550 XT flatbed printer. These panels were then fabricated to exacting specifications provided by TPI. Tradeshow graphics on a grand scale is a demanding process, where schedules must be met without a hiccup. PrintB3 is a proven partner for you Tradeshow project however large or small. Elizabeth and TPI are a great fit together.
The first step in the large scale project is the detailed proposal. Clients are assured of what will be delivered with a complete and detailed proposal. This provides the confidence a client needs when selecting a new partner and assures a complete understanding of the project at PrintB3.
“Looking at potential vendors in my proposal process, I had to trust a relationship I had built sight unseen, over the telephone and internet alone. Adrian nad Kenny had done such a thorough job of putting my numbers, I took a leap of faith that your crew at B3 were the right people for the job.” (Elizabeth O’Keefe TPI)
Color match is critical using Pantone Charts providing the designer in production what they envisioned in design
DiBond panels were fabricated to precise dimensions allowing for a perfect fit in the trade show frames once printed.
Panel printing of 220 fabricated Dibond panels on the PrintB3 OCE 550 XT grand format UV flatbed printing system
Critical to the sucess of the project was last but not least the staging packaging and shipping of grand format printed panels. Each with specific labeling for the set-up crew at the convention center.
“Your proposal process, your pre-press crew, your printing crew, your multi-shift Coordination, your packaging and office staff are top notch and I stand firmly in this chair ready to recommend your services to anyone on the fence about any printing needs they might have in their future.” (Elizabeth O’Keefe TPI)
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.