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Jan 26, 2014

Creating Ambience

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Our client, St. Joseph Hospital, wanted to convert the basement area of the hospital from a mechanical/engineering operations center into an employee health and wellness center. To do that, they wanted to upgrade the look of the walls using custom digital wallcovering.

Working with their Photomation Account Executive, Ed McIntosh, measurements were taken for each of the 24 walls creating a detailed floor plan. Those measurements were sent to their design team where creative was prepared and designs approved.

Production ready files were submitted and the job was produced on 3M 180C with 8520 laminate. The wall pictured above was 24′×7′ and included a doorway to be wrapped with a water fountain and a TV mount as obstacles to install around. Installation was completed in about 2.5 hours.

The end result was well received and the client thought the wall looked spectacular! The goal of creating a new employee health and wellness center ambiance was achieved.


Jan 19, 2014

Upgraded Exterior Signage

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Our client, CalTech, wanted to upgrade the exterior entrance signage at their Palomar Observatory and Museum. Annie Mejía from CalTech reached out to Photomation’s Francisco Flores, Graphic and Display Specialist, to help her bring this project to life.

An outdoor graphic was printed, measuring 183″×64″, on Premium banner material on our new Mimaki solvent printer at 1440 dpi to fit into the large frame. The frame was a custom fabricated aluminum “snap frame” to display the graphic.

Snap frames are a perfect solution for buildings and large vehicles. They can be created to any size, are made of extruded aluminum, and changing out graphics is easy. Excellent for outdoor and indoor advertising applications, snap frames make displaying large banners on buildings professional looking with their sleek aluminum frame profile.

Annie Mejía also wanted to retrofit the entrance sign and make an impression on the Museum. Photomation recommended the materials and colors. A 2″ aluminum base 30″×83″ was created to support the dimensional frame and lettering. Aluminum sheets were CNC contour cut and fabricated to an specific layer to build dimension on the sign. Dimensional letters were cut from ½″ acrylic and painted with Mathews paint for durability. The color was chosen to match the existing building and décor.

All of the materials were loaded into our installer’s vehicle and hauled up the mountaintop to get to the observatory. Installation took a day and the client was very satisfied with the whole project.

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