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Feb 23, 2010

Turning Two Today

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With this edition, Knowledge Bytes turn two years old. It is hard to believe that another year has passed so quickly. We appreciate you allowing us to share each week some of the more unusual projects we do for clients like you. Over the past year we have written about a wide range of creative solutions we have provided to our clients.

We’ve built homes and launched Space Shuttles. We’ve installed wall covering in corporations, hospitals, restaurants and even an animal rescue shelter. We’ve introduced new products like Textures and Canvas Wrapped Prints. We debuted our new division — All Wall Graphics — dedicated to providing wall covering, framing and dimensional lettering to the hospitality industry. Our installations have taken us from New York to San Diego and we’ve done work at Petco Park, Angels Stadium, Dodgers Stadium, Nokia Theater LA Live and Honda Center. It has been a truly eventful year!

We do this not to boast, but to show you the depth and breadth of our services and our commitment to our clients. We do it because we believe it is the best way to show you all of the unusual graphics we create here at Photomation. We hope you have enjoyed our second year of Knowledge Bytes.  You can always access past editions on our home page at We appreciate the opportunity to serve all your graphics needs!

Feb 15, 2010

No Holds Barred Framing

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Our client, Tapout, needed frames to display their clothing from different fighters they sponsor. Combining our skills of design and photographic output, coupled with our ability to create custom framed shadowboxes, we’ve produced many frames for this MMA powerhouse company.

Our artist, Brian Mundy, VP of Digital Imaging and Graphic Services, created a variety of backgrounds that typify the edgy, no-holds-barred attitude of Tapout. Each article of clothing is then carefully stretched and hand-sewn using preservation, or reversible, techniques. Special mats are then cut to highlight a picture of the individual fighter who has signed that piece of clothing.

The finished framed pieces are installed throughout the company’s facilities for Tapout’s clients and staff to see. If you have something unusual you need on your walls, give us a call. If it goes on the wall, we do it all!

Feb 8, 2010

Home, Sweet Home

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Our client, Financial Partners Credit Union, had such a great success with the Affinity™ Credit Card Series Space Shuttle display we did for them, they approached Photomation’s Specialty Graphics Consultant Francisco Flores to create a new display for a home loan promotion.

We first created a small-scale sample, roughly 30″×30″×11″, of the house display.  Utilizing ½″ Gator board, graphics of a house, tile images from our Textures line of images, high density LED lights, and window cutouts with frosted plexiglass, we created a whole home environment that included a fenced-in yard complete with grass. A graphic was added behind the house to announce the home loan promotion.

Mike Terzia and Royce Ngiam from the FPCU marketing department approved the concept and ordered five full-scale displays.  The final home loan display measures 102″×60″×24″ and includes backlit windows and doors, a window that opens, a lighted porch and a white picket fence made of ½″ white Sintra cut on our Zund digital die cutter.

Building homes is part of our building relationships.  All our projects are built to suit your unique needs.  Give us a call and we’ll show you how we can bring your next project home.

Feb 1, 2010

Satisfying, Appetizing Graphics

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Our client, Real Mex Restaurants, asked their All Wall Graphics Account Manager and Art Consultant Mike Mertz for help on a recent restaurant project. The goal was to convert the existing restaurant from an Acapulco Restaurant to an El Torito Restaurant. Beginning with the planning stages, several meetings and walk-throughs were held with the client to discuss the project details. Artwork pieces were chosen carefully to enhance the dining experience. All of this was done quickly due to the schedule for the grand opening.

Ten art reproduction pieces were imaged on to our stucco-textured canvas and then laminated with a protective coating. These pieces of art, ranging in size from 50″×70″ to 30′×40′ were stretched on a light-weight wood structure to provide extra strength and durability in their environment. Each art piece was custom framed in a specified molding and delivered to the facility for installation in time for the grand opening.

Since the restaurant’s opening, thanks in part to the appetizing graphics we created, sales at this Los Angeles eatery have exceeded the client’s expectations. That leaves us feeling full and satisfied.

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