Sign & Digital Graphics

July '16

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32 • July 2016 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Sign Projects Has your shop recently finished an outstanding sign or wrap job? We know you're proud of your best work and we want to help you show it off. You can share your work with Sign & Digital Graphics readers and be seen in the pages of our magazine. Simply fill out the forms for Signage Submissions or Wraps Submissions on our website, upload your photos and we'll take care of the rest. Visit to make a sign project submission. WallFab Remedies Bubbling Wallpaper Installation Julia Blaukopf, a photographer, artist and designer, needed to find a repair solution when one of her past photographic wallcovering projects started to bubble and peel. The original project, located in a bedroom in Philadelphia, was recently redesigned by Metcalfe Architecture & Design. The project was digitally printed on a 100 percent recyclable DuPont Tyvek and installed using wall- paper paste. After one year, the wallpaper showed significant bubbling. She needed to find a solution quickly to remedy the situation. Blaukopf had worked with Presto Tape material on a project called The Shirt Corner. She tested Presto's newest material WallFab, a 15 mil smooth canvas with a repositionable adhesive. She and her client loved the texture and durability. After removing the previous failed wallcovering, the installer prepared the wall with a wall primer, leaving it primed and smooth for the reinstall. The 11' x 18' WallFab wallcovering was printed on an HP 360 latex printer. The image is a photo-based collage, depicting a view of trees from below. Julia Blaukopf created the piece using layers of photographs to achieve a brilliant color palette of turquoise and gold. The clients wanted to feel as though they were sleeping below a magical treescape. One image extends from the hallway to the bedroom, divided by a frosted glass sliding door. SDG Courtesy of Presto Tape

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