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Dec 29, 2013

Happy New Year 2014

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As another year comes to a close, I wanted to take a few moments to say, “Thank You!” for being our client. We appreciate the confidence you place in us and we look forward to expanding our relationship in 2014.

The new year brings to us lots of anticipation of new ways we can serve you. We know we must continue to improve our products and services to keep you at the forefront of visual communications and that is exactly what we are doing.

Here is our New Year’s Week Schedule:

Open Monday Dec. 30 and until noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Closed Wednesday, Jan. 1
Open Thursday and Friday, Jan 2 and Jan 3.

We wish you a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

 

Dec 22, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

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As the holiday approaches, from all of us at Photomation, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for the gift of being able to serve you.

Here is our Christmas Week Schedule:

Open Monday Dec. 23 and until noon on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Closed Wednesday, Dec. 25. Open Thursday and Friday, Dec. 26 and Dec 27.

Enjoy your holiday and we will see you after Christmas!

Dec 14, 2013

Encouraging Ridership

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Our client, Metrolink, called their Photomation Account Manager, Mike Mertz, to produce, print and install a new rail car wrap. Metrolink’s partner, Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), selected will start construction to widen the congested 91 freeway. This train wrap is designed to help encourage Metrolink ridership in Riverside County.

Photomation’s digital production staff produced scaled tests prints for the client’s review. Mike met with Metrolink executives for approval and sign-off. The graphics were printed and laminated on 3M’s 180Cv3 with 8519 lam to wrap the 48′ wide × 18′ tall rail car. To cover the windows we printed and laminated 675 square feet of laminated window perforation film.

To prepare the rail car to receive the wrap, our staff washed the vehicle with Simple Green cleaner. The following 5 days our installation team installed all the materials and finished on schedule.

Another massive, moving billboard is rolling down the tracks. Hop on and avoid all the construction related traffic delays!

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Dec 8, 2013

Our 300th Edition

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With this issue, Photomation Knowledge Byte hits the 300th edition of our weekly newsletter designed to showcase the depth and breadth of work we do for our clients. You bring us unusual needs and we create unique solutions for them.

From the many comments we get from recipients, you tell us that this is an informative and fun way to get new ideas of how to use graphics in your business life. We look forward to continuing this weekly visit into 2014.

From all of the team members at Photomation, thank you for the opportunity to serve you!

Dec 1, 2013

Searching the Sky for Dangerous Neighbors

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Our client, CalTech, needed a company that could fulfill their needs of building a museum display at the Palomar Observatory. Annie Mejia from CalTech reached out to Photomation’s Francisco Flores, Graphic and Display Specialist, to help her accomplish her vision entitled, “Eleanor Helin and the 18-inch Telescope Display Museum.”

Photomation installed museum pieces including a glass enclosure measuring 13′×9′ that was built with 6 pieces of 54″×84″×1/2″ tempered glass and 2 pieces of tempered glass 66″×84″×1/2″. The glass was connected and secured with brass hardware.

Then we fabricated a 2″ brass railing for both sides of the enclosure that holds five light boxes and one touchscreen computer with a sound dome. Backlit graphics were printed and installed in each light box. The touchscreen computer was enclosed in a aluminum fabricated box to protect all controls and power buttons. Our staff assisted with the programming and interface of the videos shown on the touchscreen computer. Brass acrylic brackets were also fabricated with 2″×12″×1/2″ acrylic supports to increase railing support.

Next, a custom made wood stand was made with an acrylic cover to hold custom made acrylic stands for the artifacts. LED lights were used to project illumination onto the museum display.

To hide the cables running to the display, we matched colors to the original floor tile and printed it on 3M 180 C adhesive vinyl with luster lamination. The finished piece blended in beautifully.

Palomar Observatory is a privately owned astronomical observatory located in San Diego County, California. It is open to the public.

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