Sign & Digital Graphics

December '17

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62 • December 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S WRAPS DIGITAL GRAPHICS change out two smaller banners instead of one large banner in the future. The smaller size is a little more manageable as well and we can send out just two people instead of three on installs. System Specs The Ackland's Media Frame system consists of a two-piece aluminum attach- ment system for displaying non-adhesive vinyl on any semi-flat surface—usually walls or trucks. The frames are a standard 3" wide and can be purchased in bulk 8' or 12' lengths that you cut or miter yourself. This is especially helpful when you're working within tight measurements or are wanting to cut the pieces on-site so they fall around rivets or other obstacles. The bulk option is also great for keeping the product in stock for rush jobs or for quicker turn around time. Ackland also offers flex-face vinyl and vinyl banners at wholesale pricing so that you can purchase the entire frame and advertisement from one company. Besides vehicles, the frames also work great for walls, buildings, schools and lighted sign cabinets. There is a wealth of information on Ackland's website (www.acklandmedi- aframes.com), with installation instruc- tions, videos, downloadable product brochures and marketing tools. We also found the company to be very helpful over the phone as they assisted us in plac- ing our initial order and with our follow up questions. The frames come in a stan- dard silver anodized finish. Powder coat- ing is also available at an extra cost and there are hundreds of colors available. Sizing On our first trailer we ordered a custom frame and lucked out that it fell between rivets on the trailer. We did bring out a portable saw in case we needed to cut the frame to size on-site. On the next five trailers we're working on they were all a little different so we took specific measurements to ensure the frame will fall in flat areas on the trailer for a faster, smoother install. The frames have an adhesive tape already attached to them. The adhesive is exposed one side at a time and the banner is attached to this installation aid. Wrinkles are pulled out of the banner as it's applied to the tape. The top cover plate is attached over the banner and base plate. Self-tapping screws are attached through both plates and pull additional tension as they're squeezed together.

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