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Mar 26, 2017

Eye Popping Dye Sublimation Metal Prints

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Our client, Integrated Builder’s Group, has a client who wanted to renovate the facilities of the Parsons Federal Credit Union.  Working with their Photomation Account Executive, Francisco Flores, the goals and visions of the design was discussed and suggestions were offered and approved.

One of the scopes of work for the project was the printing and installation of 19 Dye-Sublimation metal prints. Images ranged in size from 20″× 20″ to a triptych measuring 40″× 66″. Each file was individually printed on special dye-sublimation transfer paper and the images were sublimated to .045″ aluminum with a high gloss finish.

Aluminum box cleats were added to the back of each print to give support and hold the images ¾″ off the wall. Special cleats were used to hang each individual dye-sub print. Our team of installers was able to install all the prints within a few hours.

Stepping back and looking at the whole project, the results are impressive. Our client was very happy with the results and with how easy it was to work with us.

Do you have walls that would be improved by eye-popping dye-sublimation metal prints? If so, give us a call. We’ll be happy to bring your vision to reality. We are Photomation — Imagination Thrives Here™

Mar 19, 2017

Brand Nu

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Our client, Fraser Communication, contacted us to help them create a display for their client, Nuvision Credit Union. Their goal was to create a new brand standard that would be rolled out to the other 11 branches.

Working with their Photomation Account Executive, Francisco Flores, several ideas and solutions were proposed. Material samples and examples of display options were presented for our client to review, and after a few weeks, a design direction was chosen.

The final design included a fabricated 18″×18″ LED illuminated light box with the letter “U” from Nuvision logo. Other pieces of the layout were cut from DiBond material where we direct-to-board printed the pieces. To ensure perfect registration, each board was cut using our Zund digital die cutting machine. Holes were added in the corners to allow for stand-offs to be used to hold the graphics away from the wall.

Our installers installed the multiple panel design at the credit union’s Huntington Beach Corporate branch and our client was very happy with the results.

Do you need to create new branding for your business? If so, give us a call. We’d be happy to turn your vision into reality.
We are Photomation — Imagination Thrives Here™

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Mar 12, 2017

Ojai Retail Experience

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Our client, AkinsParker, asked us to help with a custom fabrication and installation project for a world-class resort in Ojai, California. The agency’s creative director, Justin Clark, designed a visual retail experience that required a combination of wall covering and dimensional acrylic art pieces with custom-made collateral holders. The catch was that they wanted each collateral holder be a certain color that was slightly transparent so the background image would show through.

Using our Zund cutter we were able to cut the shape needed to create each holder to the size specified and then print direct to both the front and back of the acrylic. With delicate acrylic bending and placement of holes for the stand-offs we were able to achieve the look our client wanted.

The large acrylic background pieces were fabricated using ½″ thick acrylic with polished and beveled edges. The prints were then mounted to the acrylic with an optically clear adhesive making each background a work of art.

The finished acrylic background pieces were displayed by a hardware suspension system of wire hangers and the collateral holders were mounted on each piece with stand-offs. Both AkinsParker and their client were delighted with the final result.

Do you have a need to showcase a product or service at your location? If so, give us a call. We’d be happy to turn your vision into reality.
We are Photomation — Imagination Thrives Here™

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Mar 5, 2017

Sixty-Two Years of Service

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This past Friday, March 3rd, Photomation celebrated it’s 62nd year of service to Southern California businesses. As a graduate of Art Center College of Design, when it was located in downtown Los Angeles, my father opened his doors as a portrait photographer in Anaheim in 1955.

As the county grew and the need for commercial photography grew, Dean Hesketh emerged as one of the county’s most sought after photographers. Soon he found a need for local photographic printing and processing of film and that is when he changed the company name to Photomation.

A leader in B/W Volume Printing for the Public Relations industry, the company expanded into the “new” area of color printing and color film processing. The company continued to grow through the rest of the 20th century until Dean handed the reigns of the company to the next generation of imaging professionals.

As digital imaging was emerging in the late 1990’s, Photomation was leading the digital revolution that kicked-off in earnest in 2001. As conventional processing was waning, digital imaging was increasing and so was the company. In the mid 2000’s, film processing was eliminated and new digital imaging technologies and products were introduced. That tradition continues today where we have an all digital workflow using a variety of environmentally friendly inks.

In the past year alone we have added Dye-Sublimation metal prints up to 40″×60″ and a new CNC router to allow us to create even more products in the coming months and years!

Photomation may have turned 62, but we are a very young company at heart with lots of experience and imagination. We are proud to count Southern California’s largest corporations and businesses as our clients. We value the trust they put in us and we know we need to work hard every day to earn it.

Thank you for being our client. Thank you for allowing us to serve you for 62 years!
We are Photomation — Imagination Thrives Here™


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