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Coffee Wrap!

Discussion in 'Portfolio Board' started by MikePro, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    Been a while since I've posted to the portfolio board so I'll showoff a recent project that I figured was worth sharing.
    Quick flip. Designed, fabricated, and installed in just under a week to help a client market their coffee brand. He owns a gyro shop that also makes coffee for the attached BP Gas station. Actual install was just under a day (did it solo) and most of the time spent was negociating design and "Colonel Sanders-ing" his father, the original owner, into the logo.
    Not pictured are a few dozen bumper sticker labels I also printed to hand to the client since he didn't want the extra hour of my labor to apply decals to the gas pumps, lol. I made it easy for him and made everything out of cast Air Egress material.

    Combine 3M IJ180Cv3, Oracal 3551RA, UltraMatte Overlaminate, Gatorfoam Board, Routed Lucabond, Routed/Welded .090 aluminum, some velcro, aircraft cable, and brushed aluminum paint and you get:
     

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  2. Farmboy

    Farmboy Active Member

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    Very nice work!
     
  3. ForgeInc

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    Solid batch of stuff, especially considering the timeframe. Musta been some long hours!
     
  4. weaselboogie

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    Looks great. Nicely themed!
     
  5. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    :thumb:
     
  6. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    excellent work

    excellent work
     
  7. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    heck yeah worth sharing!!!
    looks great on the table... but all set up it's stellar!
     
  8. GAC05

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    Good job - I really love the subject matter.

    I just noticed the mugs with the 1/4 BP logo on them, I wonder how popular those are now.

    wayne k
    guam usa
     
  9. Border

    Border Very Active Member

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    Bravo!
     
  10. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Turned out swell.
    Now I want some coffee dammit.
    Love.....Jill
     
  11. surf city

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    Everything really pulls together really, really well !! Very nice !!
     
  12. signswi

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    Great job, really like the gaterfoam board pieces, haven't though of doing it that way before. We should talk some time, you're practically a neighbor.

    One odd question, why are you using your media take up backwards? The print should always be rolled facing outwards. Easier to tape off too. :thumb:
     
  13. vid

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    Great design, execution and installation... It looks like Gus could go pro and pick-up a few other locations with that design package.






    ...and, I love the verb :ROFLMAO:
     
  14. MikePro

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    Thanks guys! Client just sent me a happy email about all the attention the new graphics are getting :)

    easier for me to laminate short rolls when reverse-wound. Less dust and keeps me from getting my fingerprints all over the media.
     
  15. Gino

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    Nice, indeed from start to finish.
     
  16. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    GREAT job
     
  17. laserman70

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    Great job, very professional and clean
     
  18. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    And no problems outgassing? I'll have to ask my finisher if that technique would be useful at all to him.
     
  19. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    i may post in the tips and tricks, someday, about how there can be more to lamination than loading your media onto the bottom roller, laminate on top roller, web and go.

    i use my laminator as a giant squeegee and treat my laminate like clear vinyl. Beyond that, the sky's the limit in terms of how you use it. Outgassing has nothing to do with which way the vinyl is rolled up... I run 16pass, slow speed, one-directional for most anything I laminate anyways. Plenty of time for the vinyl to dry on the printer, but i'll still usually wait a day to laminate just to be safe and feel better about my prints being protected from contamination when they're rolled printside-in.
     
  20. Craig Sjoquist

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    Nice look just seems a little more into detail would be better but still looks good.
     
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