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Oct 26, 2014

Another One in the Rafters

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Our client, Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, needed to hang an additional championship banner from their rafters so they reached out to Photomation for help. For the second consecutive year, the Anaheim Ducks finished first in the Pacific Division and these graphics recognize that accomplishment.

Each double-sided cloth banners is over 150 sq. ft. in size and hang high above the arena floor for all to see. Photomation has been providing graphics to the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center for nearly 20 years. We have provided the team with every championship banner since they became the Anaheim Ducks in 2005.

Knowing these banners will hang in the arena forever gives us a great sense of pride and privilege to work with such a great organization. Photomation is the Official Graphics Provider and Custom Framer for the Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center.

Do you have something in your company that you want to recognize? Give us a call. We have lots of options for you to choose from.


Oct 19, 2014

Make Mine a Large

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Our clients, Metrolink and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, called their Photomation Account Manager, Mike Mertz, to discuss the production and timeline for a complete wrap of a Metrolink rail car.

Mike met with marketing representatives from both agencies and reviewed artwork prior to full production. Our digital production staff created workable files and produced proofs. After several rounds of file changes and corrections, Coffee Bean gave us their approval to start brewing their graphics.

Photomation’s production staff printed 46 18′ tall panels of 3M IJ180cV3 and over 300′ of window perforation. We laminated and hand trimmed each vinyl panel and perforation film. The entire graphic was ready in 5 working days.

Our professional installation crew washed and degreased the 85′ Metrolink rail car and completed the installation in six days – in time to meet the scheduled deadline and promote National Coffee Day, on September 29, 2014.

Do you have something unusual you want to wrap with graphics? Give us a call. We’ll be glad to help!

Oct 12, 2014

Double-Sided Privacy

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Our client, Petra ICS, wanted to create privacy screens for a glass enclosed corporate conference room. Their solution was to create a graffiti wall graphic and have it printed on both sides of a special 95% block-out window shade material. Both sides of the room needed to have the window treatment.

Our solution was to use our direct to board UV printer to print each side of the 16 panel system. The project was complicated by the material being pre-trimmed to the final size. This last-minute twist in the project was overcome by the precision printing of our direct to board machine.

Each panel, labeled 1-8, was printed with the “A” side image, then flipped over to print the “B” side image. Each panel had to be carefully managed to ensure the whole graphic came out in the proper order. The end result is a stunning graphic that is as beautiful as it is functional.

Do you have an unusual need utilizing images? Give us a call. We’ll be glad to help you find the right solution to your challenge.

Oct 5, 2014

Large Circular Graphic

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Our client, Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, needed to replace a banner we had created for them 8 years ago. This is a very special banner, one that is on permanent display at Honda Center. Whether it is a Ducks game, a concert, or any other sporting event, this banner is there for everyone to see. The graphic we are talking about is the banner that hangs on the underside of the large scoreboard.

This 22′ diameter banner is actually a double-sided banner. To minimize the weight of the graphic, and to allow it to hang with less deflection, we print one side with the Honda Center logo and we apply the Ducks logo with adhesive vinyl on the opposite side. Reinforced webbing is added to the perimeter to handle the downward stress of hanging a banner upside down. Grommets are used to secure the banner in place.

The crew at Honda Center will “flip” the graphic to have the appropriate logo facing the audience. For hockey games, the Ducks “D” logo faces center ice. For concerts or other sporting events, the Honda Center logo faces down. To make the change-out the scoreboard is lowered and the crew removes the zip ties, flips the graphic and installs new zip ties. Installation takes about 30 minutes.

Do you have an unusual graphic challenge? Call us. We’ll be glad to help you find the perfect solution to your need.

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