Posts Tagged sintra
We just finished another job for our friends at A3. This one is kind of unique so I am breaking with my tradition of taking forever to get a post up and rushing this one to the presses.
The job was a quick turn, about two days, and consisted of several direct prints on bioboard and some custom sintra brackets to mount them on top of retail merchandising displays. Bioboard is a really cool, new, green substrate that we like, and want to get the word out about. It’s basically a replacement for foamcore, but much much stronger. You can drive a car over three 1″ sheets of the stuff stacked on top of each other! It is made of something like 63% post consumer paper and is 100% recyclable. You can print on both sides.
The only knock on the product, I personally kind of like it, is the edge. It looks pretty raw, but at the same time screams green. Most of the people we have showed it to really like it becuase it is a conversation starter and allows them to wax fantastic on how environmentally conscious they are.
The brackets were router cut out of sintra, assembled and velcroed to the back of the sign. The velcro allows the brackets to be repositioned so that they can sit higher or lower on the display.
It was a tight turn, but we got it done and the client was pleased. If you think you may be interested in doing something with the bioboard, give us a call. As always, we will hook you up.
Today we installed another set of signs for our favorite care care, travel and insurance providor.
This is a new location in Sharon Corners, near the intersection of Sharon Rd. and Fairview Rd. The store is located right underneath Jesse Browns. This location is the new location for the office that used to be located on East Blvd. near the intersection of East Blvd. and Scott. If you are in the area and looking for some AAA love, we highly recommend you stop by and check it out. Remember, no one can get you to Disney cheaper than AAA!
The signs are direct print on sintra and should last as long as the store does, if not longer. Direct printing on Sintra is a visually appealing and cost effective way to get large format prints on the wall and not have to worry about them getting dented or dinged. When hung with our super secret mounting system, they are straight, level and can easily be removed or replaced with newer images. Cheaper alternatives exist (the dreaded foamcore) but we refuse to use them because they are fragile and the edges usually come out looking like crap.
Sintra is also a great choice for interior signage because it can be contour cut on a router. This adds some design flexibility and can really spice things up for relatively little in additional cost. We often use Sintra for low cost dimensional lettering, whether plain, painted to match a pms color or laminated with one of the approximately one billion plastic laminates available from companies like Wilsonart or Nevamar.
Stay tuned for future posts on Sintra where we will try to imbue this most boring of all sign substrates with the street cred it deserves for being a great component of any large format signage production.
(Yes, I used the term street cred and no, we were not sucking up to our client in paragraph two. I have it on good authority that the word combination “street cred Sintra” is one of the most heavily searched terms in search engine history and we happen to really like our client. Really.)
We recently delivered a set of information displays to the Department of Social Services division of the City of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Government.
The displays, used to provide free information to the public in several DSS locations, feature pockets that can be configured to hold eighteen different 8.5″ X 11″ pieces, thirty-six different 4″ X 9″ pieces, or a combination of both. They are made from sintra and acrylic and feature a dimensional header that can be customized. They are rugged, easy to clean, germ resistant and guaranteed to make it easier for your target audience to find the information they are looking for. (Besides that vintage 1983 lit stand with the dark oak trim you are currently using needs to go!)
If you, or someone you know, needs a set, or sets, contact me today and I will hook you up.